"Extended date for submission of abstracts: 1st March 2021"

Due to the health emergency caused by COVID-19, CIFETS 2020 has been postponed to 14- 16 July 2021

On account of the COVID-19 situation and after consideration of various scenarios that may unfold between now and the Conference date, we have decided to postpone it to 14-16 July 2021 with the hope that, during this time, the uncertainty about the situation will be reduced and we hope that all the participants can attend in the new year. Consequently, we have extended the deadlines for registration and submission of papers.

Despite this difficult situation, the CIFETS 2021 organising committee, are working hard to ensure that this edition remains a success!

If you have further question you can contact us at cifets2020@uv.es. We will continue informing all those concerned about any developments in the organization of the event and appreciate your support.

You can find institutional information from the University of Valencia about the coronavirus at the following link

Local Organising Committee


We are pleased to invite you to attend to the IV International Conference of Social Work (CIFETS 2021) - XIII Congress of Faculties and Schools of Social Work, titled “Social Work in the digital era: ethics and care”, which will be held at the University of Valencia, in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Valencia, on July 14-16, 2021.

This Conference aims to generate an academic and professional forum for reflection and proposals regarding the challenges posed by digital society, both in its socio-economic dimension (fourth industrial revolution) and in its psychosocial dimension (virtual reality as a new socialization scenario).

We must apply the Social Work perspective to meet the social impacts that this new scenario entails. Both in terms of facing social problems as well as challenges, from the framework of ethics and care. The latter have to be understood in a complex way, incorporating long term care strategies that are compatible with Human Rights, respect diversity, equality and incorporate an ecological dimension.

CIFETS 2021 Conference is an opportunity to address from different theoretical, epistemological and methodological perspectives, the ethical dimension of the above mentioned changes. Also the viability of a digital humanism with effects on social reality and, therefore, in our professional practice and in academic research.

We hope that CIFETS 2021 Conference will be useful to enhance the progress and improvement of the practice of Social Work in today's world, as well as the generation of scientific knowledge while promoting diversity, sustainability, equality, human rights and innovation.

We wish you a happy stay in Valencia.

Chairman of the Conference: 

Dr. Ródenas Rigla, Francisco José. Universitat de València
President of the Spanish University Association of Social Work (AUETS)


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The registration period begins 20-12-2019 until 18-06-2021
To register, you can choose between the different prices according to your case register
Call for Abstracts

Abstracts will be sent between December 20, 2019, and March 1, 2021 enter