Call for Abstracts
SOCIAL PROTECTION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN AZERBAIJAN,
December, 2011 (exact date TBA)
Historical analysis brings us to the issue that social protection (rights),
a man's social status, is determined by his level of participation in society.
The introduction of the market economy in post-Soviet countries led to obvious
institutional changes - ownership of property, protected by civil rights, was
introduced; establishment of a modern election system for the President, members
of Parliament and municipality representatives (a new body for Azerbaijan, introduced
in 1999). In terms of social rights, the most significant change has resulted
from the economic need to shift from universal systems of welfare towards a
more targeted system of support.
Social Protection Conference will be held on a national level at targeting
civil society, NGOs and State bodies, to come together for the purposes to learn
more about Social Protection and Policy-making, with regards to the 5 (five)
typical areas of social policy such as housing, education, health, social security/employment
and personal social services. Another objective of the conference is to invite
presentations from NGOs, researchers and academicians working in these fields,
who can present needs-based evidence and policy recommendations and to discuss
the key issues in these five areas. There will five panels per each social policy
area mentioned above.
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation and/or
the production of your research on the following areas describing situations/cases/policies/policy
recommendations from/about Azerbaijan:
4. Social security/employment;
5. Personal social services.
What are Abstracts?
Abstracts are brief summaries of the presentations. The abstract should include
background and aim of the project, brief description of methods, results and
a conclusion. Abstracts essentially answer four questions:
1. What was the problem and the aim of the project?
2. Which methods did the author(s) use to find a solution of the problem?
3. What was discovered as a result of the research or practice?
4. What can be generalized or learned from these results?
Criteria for Review:
The following criteria will be used to ascertain that the abstracts are acceptable.
1. Relevance: topic is relevant to the themes of the conference.
2. Knowledge contribution: abstract builds on and expands previous work/literature/theories.
3. Innovativeness: material shared is up-to-date, innovative and will
lead to future advancement in social work and social development.
4. Clarity: abstract is clearly presented and includes all essential
ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
" Deadline for abstracts is 15th of October, 2011.
" Abstract should be submitted to these e-mails: Aytakin Huseynli at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Gwendolen Burchell at email@example.com
" Acknowledgement of receipt of your submission will be sent within 24
hours to the e-mail address stated under section "Contact details".
" Notification on acceptance of the abstracts will be e-mailed to the
contact person at the end of October 2011.
" The contact person will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract.
The contact person is responsible for informing the authors of the status of
the abstract. The e-mail address of the contact person will be printed in the
" Abstracts should preferably be written in English, but we also welcome
abstracts and presentations in Azeri and Russian.
" It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any
errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by
" Abstracts should be no more than maximum 300 words.
Organizers of the conference are The European Union, UAFA, CIE, HWA, OSI