St. Gilles (12th century) - K. Wagner:


Starting in January 2019, the Erasmus+ - Project K2: Strategic Partnership Spirituality and Social Ethics in Social Work (2018-CZ01-KA203-048104) brought together scholars and practitioners of Social Work in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Ireland, and Germany, to cooperate and to promote research and teaching on Spirituality and (Social) Ethics in Social Work. Due to the corona pandemic, the project has been prolonged and comes to its conclusion in this summer (rather than December 2020).

We invite you to join us in a concluding online event on July 23, 2021, 10 am to 1 pm (CEST) on behalf of the whole project team. 

We want to present especially our Manual on Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work as a central outcome of our project to you as colleagues, scholars and practitioners of Social Work. The Manual is going to be published first in English and subsequently in other European languages.

In addition there will be keynotes focusing on the spiritual challenges and developments during the corona pandemic presented by a survivor and by a researcher. A research report on the spiritual journey lived through by refugees who came to Germany across the Sahara desert and the mediterranean will complete the program. 

We are looking forward to your participating and stimulating further questions and perspectives. There are no fees. Please register to our conference within 20th of July.

On behalf of all the partners of our Erasmus + Project Spirituality and Social Ethics in Social Work (2018-CZ01-KA203-048104) ​​​​​​​

Klaus Baumann, Chair of Caritas Science and Christian Social Work, Freiburg University


Schedule for the Erasmus+ - Event 23 July 2021 Freiburg



from 9.30 h

online arrival and login 

10.00 - 10.10 h

Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann, University of Freiburg

10.10 -10.30 h 

The Erasmus+-Project Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work
Prof. Dr. Michal Opatrny, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice

10.30 - 11.00 h 

The Manual on Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work 
Prof. Dr. Rainer Gehrig, Catholic University of Murcia

11.00 - 11.15 h

Values Building in Social Work Education in Visegrad Countries
​​​​​​​Márk Birinyi, head of the institute of diakonia KRE
​​​​​​​Introduced by Prof. Dr. Nándor Birher, GFE Szeged (Gál Ferenc Egyetem)

11.15 - 11.30 h

Break for coffee and a few steps 

11.30 - 11.45 h 

Keynote 1: Machineries to save us, practices to save ourselves. Experience    of a scientist affected by Covid-19​​​​​​​
Prof. Dr. Laszlo Z. Karvalics, IASK, Kőszeg

11.45 - 12.15 h

Keynote 2: Perceived changes of coping with Covid-19-Pandemic 
Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing, Witten-Herdecke

12.15 - 12.35 h 

Research report: Eritrean refugees to Germany: their faith and spirituality in the journey 
Addis Gebrekidan MA, Migration service​​​​​, Berlin 

12.35 - 13.00 h 

Panel Discussion/ Questions/ Reactions to Manual  & presentations  


conclusion and farewell