The annual meeting of five scientific teams of the SOLID international research project will take place

On the 24th-25th of May 2022, the annual meeting of five scientific teams of the SOLID international research project – "Social work and strengthening NGOs in cooperation for the development of drug addiction treatment" will take place. This time, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, the national SOLID platform in Kazakhstan, will open its doors for scientific exchange. This project aims to develop social work as an academic discipline. It consists of an educational and research exchange among five research institutes from Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and China (from 2020 to 2024). SOLID project is aimed at solving one of the most pressing problems in Central Asia and China, namely the insufficiently developed role of social work in helping people who use drugs and suffer from related health problems.

Lectures, seminars, exchange of opinions, and discussion of scientific developments of doctoral and postdoctoral students are planned within the framework of the annual meeting.

The continuation of the work in an international way will be the holding on May 26-27 at the Forum of Kazakhstan Social Workers, "Social work with convicts as ensuring human rights: Issues of interaction between state institutions and civil society." At this Forum, a unique dialogue space  for crucial speakers in policy and the development of social work in our country will be created. The forum organizers, along with the L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University and the SOLID project, are the National Alliance of Professional Social Workers. This event will be held with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Kostanay Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, named after Sh. Kabylbayev.

        The three sections will discuss the organization of social work in closed institutions, the development of social work in the field of treatment and prevention of addictions, and academic education and training of social workers in our country and abroad.