Join the Mediterranean Migration Network webinar session with Dr. Stefanos Spaneas, Assistant Professor of Social Work at University of Nicosia, Department of Social Sciences/Social Work Programme (Nicosia, Cyprus), on migration and integration management for relevant stakeholders. Join the Mediterranean Migration Network webinar session with Dr. Stefanos Spaneas, Assistant Professor of Social Work at University of Nicosia, Department of Social Sciences/Social Work Programme (Nicosia, Cyprus), on migration and integration management for relevant stakeholders.
Subject: Building the management capacity of practitioners in the fields of migration and integration
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (CET)
No cost to participate. You will need a computer with internet access, microphone and speakers. The webinar will be hosted in WebEx. A link to the WebEx session will be provided to participants prior to the event.
About the speaker
Dr. Stefanos Spaneas is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law and is the Programme Coordinator for the Social Work Programme at both the Bachelor and Masters levels. A strong advocate of the belief that all people have unique abilities, Stefanos is actively engaged in the study of social work and social justice and the promotion of equal opportunity for all.
Asylum and migration, the restructuring of social services, juvenile delinquency, as well as vulnerable groups are some of the areas of research interest that Stefanos’ work focuses on. In particular, he is interested in exploring how to increase the chances of success among young people. When questioned about what prompted him to pursue an academic path instead of that of a front-line practitioner, Stefanos explains that the day-to-day duties involved with being an active social worker left very little time for exploration and reflection. While working as a social worker, he identified various areas that could be improved on but found himself with little time to examine how things could be bettered. Consequently, he decided to pursue his postgraduate education in the UK, receiving his PhD in Social Work from the University of Bath.
The Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN), is an initiative active in the areas of migration and integration. Through its actions and activities, MMN is actively promoting the collaboration between stakeholders in the EU and building the professional capacity of the Network’s members through educational material.
Join this session for a professional learning exchange opportunity with Dr. Stefanos Spaneas, to discuss successful models of integration of asylum-seekers in the Mediterranean Basin and the needs and practices of stakeholders active in the integration process of Third Country Nationals in the EU.