International conference «Human well-being, social cohesion and sustainable development: the quest for the responses to contemporary challenges»
MAY 18-19, 2017
Moscow
Introduction
Official logo of the conference
Post-industrial societies face many new challenges in common – in demographic dynamics, in the economic and social fields, in labour market conditions and in environmental protection. These developments have major impacts on the lives of people, as well as on the needs and opportunities for social welfare provision. The international community, through the United Nations, has agreed on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Agenda to chart a new pathway to human well-being, putting people at the centre of sustainable development, so as to ensure that no one is left behind.

Social challenges in Europe have common features but the solutions inevitably differ, depending on the national circumstances and social welfare models. The ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation No. 202 of 2012 lays down the guiding principles that should be observed in creating national social protection floors. Social protection is widely recognized as an essential instrument to foster social justice, empower people and promote inclusive development. In its preamble, Recommendation 202 reaffirms that the right to social security is a human right. Social protection floors are important policy tools aimed not only at preventing and reducing poverty, inequality, social exclusion and social insecurity but also at promoting equal opportunities and gender and racial equality.

In order to respond to changing social conditions in a better way, social protection systems must be continuously reviewed, evaluated and strengthened. Achieving basic social security guarantees can facilitate the implementation of human rights norms and standards, and the upholding of human dignity. The success of national social protection floors in achieving gender equality, economic, social and cultural rights and the protection of marginalized groups, such as children, older persons, persons with disabilities, informal workers and non-nationals, will depend on how well the floors are established and implemented in accordance with national circumstances and internationally recognized human rights principles.

Updating national social welfare models in the context of sustainable development is one of the priority directions of international cooperation under the auspices of ICSW Europe. It is envisioned that the International Conference «Human well-being, social cohesion and sustainable development: the quest for the responses to contemporary challenges» will engender theoretical insights and provide policy recommendations as well as facilitate comparison of best practices aimed at tackling existing concerns at the regional and national levels.

15
countries
and 11 regions of the Russian Federation participate in conference
3
sessions
and 3 on-site workshops on social service provision in Moscow
34
speakers
and 15 moderators. We met distinguished specialists to discuss actual topics
Moderators
Tatiana Potyaeva
Human Rights Commissioner in City of Moscow
Ronald Wiman
Chief Global Social Policy Specialist, National Institute for Health and Welfare Finland (THL), ICSW Europe Board Member
Irene Kohler
General Manager of the Austrian Council on Social Welfare, OEKSA, ICSW Austria, social worker and certifiied addictions counselor
Pavel Keller
Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Andrey Panov
President of InterRegional Association of Social Service Employees of the Russian Federeation, General Director of Publishing House «Social Service»
Solveig Askjem
Former General Secretary of Council of Social Work Education, Senior Adviser in Ministry of Education (Norway), Former ICSW and ICSW Europe President
Andrey Beshtanko
Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Oksana Prokhorova
Head of Department of Social Management and Economy of Moscow Institute for Additional Professional Education of Workers for Social Services
Olga Gracheva
First Deputy Head of the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Moscow
Oxana Romanova
Head of Unit of Social Service of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Vladimir Shabalin
Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Russian NGO «Russian Association of Gerontologists and Geriatrics»
Ludmila Kononova
Head of the Department of theory and technology of social work of Institute for Additional Department of Labor and Social Protection of Workers for Social Service
Taniana Barsukova
Deputy Head of the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the
Population of Moscow
Galina Klimantova
Doctor of Political Sciences, professor, Honored employee of higher professional education of the Russian Federation, Correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Full State Counselor of the Russian Federation
Tony Widmer
OBE, expert of Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues, Ex-Director of Russian-European Trust for Welfare Reform
Speakers
Paul Ladd
Director, UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Odile Frank
President NGO Forum for Heath, Special Representative of ICSW at the UN Office in Geneva and the Specialized Agencies in Geneva
Sergei Zelenev
Executive Director ICSW
Lilia Ovcharova
Director of Institute of Social Policy of National Research University «Higher School of Economics», The Russian Federation
Philippe Steck
President of CFADS, French ICSW Committee
Elena Khohlova
Minister of Social Protection of Population of Tver Region, The Russian Federation
Elli Aaltonen
Director General, National Insurance Institute (Kela), ICSW Finland
Natalya Pochinok
Rector of Russian State Social University, member of Civic Chamber of The Russian Federation
Joaquin Eguren
Senior Researcher, University Institute of Studies on Migrations, Comillas Pontifical University Spanish Committee on Social Welfare (CEBS), Board member of ICSW EUROPE
Marianne Skytte
Board Member of ICSW Denmark, Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University
Annelise Murakami
Senior Lecturer, Board member of ICSW EUROPE, President ICSW Denmark
Lenara Ivanova
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of Republic of Bashkortostan ,The Russian Federation
Angele Cepenaite
Affiliated lecturer at the Institute of Educology and Social Work of Mykolas Romeris University, Chair of the Lithuanian ICSW Committee, Board member of ICSW EUROPE
Valentina Yarskaya
Distinguished Researcher of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Saratov State Technological University named after Ju.A.Gagarin
Elena Yarskaya-Smirnova
Distinguished Researcher of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Sociology, Ordinary Professor, National Research University «Higher School of Economics, The Russian Federation
Kaarina Tamminiemi
Senior Advisor of the Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health, ICSW Finland
Christian Rollet
Former President ICSW and ICSW Europe, administrator of «Parmentier Institute of Social Work (Paris)
Roman Shkut
Director of State Centre of Employment of the Youth of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Jozef Behyl
President, Standing Conference of the Organizations of the Third Sector in the Slovak Republic, Slovakia SKTS SR
Valeria Sizikova
Dean of the Department of Social Work, Education and Juvenology of Russian State Social University
Evdokiya Kholostova
Doctor of History, Professor, Director of Institute for Additional
Professional Education of Workers for Social Services

Yuriy Gertsiy
PhD in Sociology, Head of Directorate of Inter-Regional and International Projects of State Autonomy Educational Organization of Additional Professional Education «Professional»
Vyacheslav Bobkov
Dr. of Economy, Distinguished Researcher of the Russian Federation, Professor, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, General Director of Ltd «All-Russian Center of Standard of Living»
Jean-Michel Hôte
ICSW Europe President at interim, French co-representative at AGE Platform Europe
Kiryl Prashchayeu
Professor, MD, PhD, Dsc,The Vise-Chairman of Belarusian Republican Gerontological Public Association
Magomed Ramazanov
Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, professor of Dagestan State University, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Dagestan
Olga Safonicheva
Doctor of Medicine, Professor of Department of Social and Medical Rehabilitation of Institute for Additional Department of Labor and Social Protection of Workers for Social Services, expert of European Association of Personal Medicine
Irina Dmitrieva
Director, Social Worker, State Budgetary Establishment Municipal Social Service Centre «Taganskiy»
Natalia Bobrova
Social Worker, State Budgetary Establishment Municipal Social Service Centre «Taganskiy»
Natalia Platonova
Expert NGO Project «Casa Mare», Republic of Moldova
Elena Sajina
Expert NGO Project «Casa Mare», Republic of Moldova
Natalia Zav'yalova
Director of State Establishment «Rehabilitative Crisis Centre for Women» of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Marina Volynkina
Principal of the Autonomous Non-Profit Educational Organization for Higher Professional Education «Institute for Humanities and
Information Technologies» («IGUMO»), Head of internet project «Gifted children»
Natalia Karpovich
Chair of Regional NGO «Association of Large Families of
the city of Moscow»
Conference timetable
May,18 / Thursday

Conference venue:
Hotel «Golden Ring», Conference Room «Yaroslavl», Smolenskaya street, 5

09:00 – 10:00
09:00 – 10:00
Registration
10:00 – 10:30
10:00 – 10:30
Opening Plenary
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chair of Federal Assembly of the RF
Welcome message
Vladimir Petrosyan, Minister of Moscow Government, Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Welcome message
Eva Holmberg-Herrström, ICSW President
Welcome message
Jean-Michel Hôte, ICSW Europe President at interim
Welcome message
Marina Gordeyeva, Сhairman of the Board of The Foundation for Children in Difficult Life Situations
Welcome message
Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director of The UN Information Centre in Moscow
Welcome message
10:30 – 12:15
10:30 – 12:15
Track Theme Session «Social Protection in the XXI Century: in Search of Effective Solutions in Realization of Equal Rights and Opportunities»
Ronald Wiman, Chief Global Social Policy Specialist, National Institute for Health and Welfare Finland (THL), ICSW Europe Board Member
Track Chair
Tatiana Potyaeva, Human Rights Commissioner in City of Moscow, The Russian Federation
Track Chair
Paul Ladd, Director, UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Achieving transformative change: ways and means
Elena Khohlova, Minister of Social Protection of Population of Tver Region, The Russian Federation
Innovative methods of social work with vulnerable groups in Tver Region
Odile Frank, President NGO Forum for Heath, Special Representative of ICSW at the UN Office in Geneva and the Specialized Agencies in Geneva
Demographic situation and social & economic consequences: comparative analyses of European countries
Sergei Zelenev, Executive Director ICSW
Translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into local circumstances: principles and trade-offs
Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute of Social Policy of National Research University «Higher School of Economics», The Russian Federation
Demographic challenges and family policy as priority of socio-economic policy of the state
12:15 – 13:00
12:15 – 13:00
Lunch
13:00 – 14:45
13:00 – 14:45
Track Theme Session «Social Protection: Universality, Accessibility and Effectiveness»
Irene Kohler, General Manager of the Austrian Council on Social Welfare, OEKSA, ICSW Austria, social worker and certifiied addictions counselor
Track Chair
Pavel Keller, Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Track Chair
Philippe Steck, President of CFADS, French ICSW Committee
Family policies in Europe
Lenara Ivanova, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of Republic of Bashkortostan, The Russian Federation
Social partnership and social guarantees in the context of sustainable development: regional aspect
Elli Aaltonen, Director General, National Insurance Institute (Kela), ICSW Finland
Experimental Basic Income in Finland 2017-2018
Natalya Pochinok, Rector of Russian State Social University, member of Civic Chamber of The Russian Federation
Staff Resource of the system of social protection as a factor of raising it's effectiveness
Dr Joaquin Eguren, Senior Researcher,University Institute of Studies on Migrations, Comillas Pontifi cal University, Spanish Committee on Social Welfare (CEBS), Board member of ICSW EUROPE
An European Perspective on Migrations: new context, old challenges
14:45 – 15:00
14:45 – 15:00
Break
15:00 – 16:45
15:00 – 16:45
Track Theme Session «Contemporary Challenges, Innovations and Civil Society Involvement»
Solveig Askjem, Former General Secretary of Council of Social Work Education, Senior Adviser in Ministry of Education (Norway), former ICSW and ICSW Europe President
Track Chair
Andrey Panov, President of InterRegional Association of Social Service Employees of the Russian Federation, General Director of Publishing House Social Service»
Track Chair
Marianne Skytte, Board Member of ICSW Denmark, associate professor Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University
Dignity, Respect and Citizenship
Annelise Murakami, Senior Lecturer, Board member ICSW Europe, President ICSW Denmark
Dignity, Respect and Citizenship
Angele Cepenaite, Affi liated lecturer at the Institute of Educology and Social Work of Mykolas Romeris University, Chair of the Lithuanian ICSW Committee, Board member of ICSW EUROPE
Lithuanian experience in community assistance for mentally disabled persons: Challenges and Expectations
Valentina Yarskaya, Distinguished Researcher of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Saratov State Technological University named after Ju.A.Gagarin
Inclusive Culture as professionalism of social services
Elena Yarskaya-Smirnova, Distinguished Researcher of the Rusiian Federation, Doctor of Sociology, Ordinary Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics», The Rusiian Federation
Inclusive Culture as professionalism of social services
Kaarina Tamminiemi, Senior Advisor of the Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health, ICSW Finland
Role of Civil Society Organizations in Social Protection
16:45 – 17:00
16:45 – 17:00
Closing Ceremony. Adoption of the Conference outcome document
17:30
17:30
Social Programme
Workshops
May,19 / Friday
Workshop 1
Andrey Beshtanko, Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Oxana Prokhorova, Head of Department of Social Management and Economy of Moscow Institute for Additional Professional Education of Workers for Social Services
Christian Rollet, former President ICSW and ICSW Europe, administrator of «Parmentier Institute» of Social Work (Paris)
Roman Shkut, Director of State Centre of Employment of the Youth of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Jozef Behyl, President, Standing Conference of the Organizations of the Third Sector in the Slovak Republic, Slovakia SKTS SR
Valeria Sizikova, Dean of the Department of Social Work, Education and Juvenology of Russian State Social University
Evdokiya Kholostova, Doctor of History, Prof, Director of Institute for Additional Professional Education of Workers for Social Services
Yuriy Gertsiy, PhD in Sociology, Head of Directorate of Inter-Regional and International Projects of State Autonomy Educational Organization of Additional Professional Education «Professional»
Vyacheslav Bobkov, Dr. of Economy, Distinguished Researcher of the Russian Federation, Professor, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, General Director of Ltd «All-Russian Center of Standard of Living»
Workshop 2
Olga Gracheva, Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Oxana Romanova, Head of Unit of Social Service of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Vladimir Shabalin, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Russian NGO «Russian Association of Gerontologists and Geriatrics»
Ludmila Kononova, Doctor of Philosophy, associate professor, head of the Department of theory and technology of social work of Institute for Additional Department of Labor and Social Protection of Workers for Social Services
Vladimir Shabalin, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Russian NGO «Russian Association of Gerontologists and Geriatrics»
Jean-Michel Hôte, ICSW Europe President at interim, French co-representative at AGE Platform Europe
Kiryl Prashchayeu, Professor, MD, PhD, Dsc,The Vise-Chairman of Belarusian Republican Gerontological Public Association
Magomed Ramazanov, Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, professor of Dagestan State University, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Dagestan
Olga Safonicheva, Doctor of Medicine, Professor of Department of Social and Medical Rehabilitation of Institute for Additional Department of Labor and Social Protection of Workers for Social Services, expert of European Association of Personal Medicine
Irina Dmitrieva, Director, Social Worker, State Budgetary Establishment Municipal Social Service Centre «Taganskiy»
Natalia Bobrova, Social Worker, State Budgetary Establishment Municipal Social Service Centre «Taganskiy»
Workshop 3

Taniana Barsukova, Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population

Galina Klimantova, Doctor of Political Sciences, professor, Honored employee of higher professional education of the Russian Federation, Correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Full State Counselor of the Russian Federation

Tony Widmer, OBE, expert of Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues, Ex-Director of Russian-European Trust for Welfare Reform

Natalia Platonova, expert NGO Project «Casa Mare», Republic of Moldova
Elena Sajina, expert NGO Project «Casa Mare», Republic of Moldova
Natalia Zav'yalova, Director of State Establishment «Rehabilitative Crisis Centre
for Women» of Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Marina Volynkina, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Professor, Principal of the Autonomous Non-Profi t Educational Organization for Higher Professional Education «Institute for Humanities and Information Technologies» («IGUMO»), Head of internet project «Gifted children»
Natalia Karpovich, Chair of Regional NGO «Association of Large Families of the city of Moscow»
Oganizators
ICSW EUROPE
Moscow City Government
Moscow Department of Labour and Social Protection of Population
Moscow Institute for Additional Professional Education of Workers for Social Services
International School of Social Work of IAPE of WSS
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