Monika Vyslouzil Award for Use Participation in Social Work Services to Be Awarded for the First Time
The Monika Vyslouzil Award recognises persons, projects and organisations who are particularly committed to promoting the participation and self-representation of social work services users. The prize, which amounts to EUR 2,000, is awarded every other year by the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit (ogsa), the online journal soziales_kapital, and the St. Pölten UAS’ Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research. The call for submissions is open until 31 October.
Create Awareness for Participation
The award recognises projects dedicated to promoting the participation of users in the planning of support services in all practice areas of social work as well as projects in the field of social work research on active user participation. The goal is to create awareness for the necessity and the potential of participation and self-representation of services users in all areas of social work and promote increased efforts in this field.
Award Ceremony within the Framework of the ogsaFORUM
The St. Pölten UAS’ Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research and the scientific online journal soziales_kapital provide the funding for the award by contributing an amount of EUR 1,000 each. Both ongoing and completed projects may be submitted. The award ceremony will take place within the framework of the ogsaFORUM on 21 March 2022 at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland on the Campus Eisenstadt.
Submissions by 31 October
Submissions can be made by persons, projects and organisation who are particularly committed to promoting participation and self-representation of social work services users. Both ongoing and completed projects may be submitted.
Submissions may be sent by e-mail to email@example.com until 31 October 2021.
About the Monika Vyslouzil Award
Monika Vyslouzil headed the Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research from 2010 to 2015 and was chairperson of the St. Pölten UAS Board from 2014 to 2020. On the occasion of her retirement in 2020, the Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research, the scientific journal soziales_kapital, and the Austrian Fachbereichskonferenz (social work trade conference) endowed the Monika Vyslouzil Award for User Participation in Social Work. Within the framework of the forum of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit (ogsa), the prize in the amount of EUR 2,000 is given away every other year to persons, projects and organisations that commit themselves to the participation and self-representation of the recipients of social work.