Series Editor
  • Judit Csoba
  • Florin Lazăr

About the Editor

Series Editors

Judit Csoba, PhD is a Professor Habilitated, at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and Course Director of Social Work Education at the Faculty of Arts, University of Debrecen, Hungary. She is elected member of the Executive Committee of European Association of Schools of Social Work, member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, nominated expert of Social Work Training in the Hungarian Accreditation Committee. 

She carried out more than 15 international and 25 national research projects financed by the European Union Framework Programmes (FP5, FP6), the EQUAL, HURO, ADAPT, HORIZON 2020, HORIZON EUROPE programmes, and the Hungarian Ministry of Labour, and Ministry of Social Affairs. 

With 25 years of experience, she takes part in editing professional journals, currently is a member of the editorial boards of three high-quality national journals (Esély, Metszetek, Socio.hu) in Hungary and is an editor of a series of books focusing on social science research (SocioTéka) published by L'Harmattan Publishing House. 

Her research focuses on the following topics: Sociology of Work, Social Policy, Employment System of Welfare States, Employment Policy, Integration of Marginalised Social Groups, Social Economy, Community Development, and Community Social Work. She published in several high-ranking classified national and international journals (Journal of Women and Ageing; Social Work Education; Public Money and Management, Socio.hu, Review of Sociology) and with international publishers (Springer: Berlin, Policy Press: Bristol).

Florin Lazăr, PhD is a Professor Habilitated, at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, Romania and, since 2022, vice-president of the National College of Social Workers from Romania. He teaches social policy, social work with at-risk groups, social work research methods and advanced social research both at the BA and MA level. He worked as a social worker with people living with HIV and vulnerable children and youth for 12 years, advised the Romanian Government on the social assistance reform (2011) and on the strategy for the promotion of children’s rights (2013). He carried out more than 30 research projects using mixed research methods financed by UNICEF, the Government of Ireland, EU, UNFPA, Save the Children, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Research. He is member of the editorial board of European Journal of Social Work, executive-editor of Revista de Asistență Socială (Social Work Review), member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW), Board member of the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA), past president of the Social Work Research Commission within the National College of Social Workers from Romania (2016-2022) and member of the National Council for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU), Sociology and Social Sciences Commission. Recently he carried out research on HIV stigma, rights of the children in residential care, social workers’ workforce and social work profession contributing to the academization of Social Work in Romania. He published widely on the professionalization of social work, HIV stigma, social work education and vulnerable children and youth in peer-reviewed national and international journals. 

Series Advisory Board

Dr. Teresa Bertotti, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Trento, Italy; Former President, EASSW

Prof. Dr. Mariusz Granosik, Department of Social Pedagogy and Social Rehabilitation, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; Representative, Polish Association of Schools of Social Work and Polish Social Pedagogy/Social Work Education

Prof. Dr. Mona B. Livholts, Department of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Dr. Walter Lorenz, Contract Professor (retired), Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Komalsingh Rambaree, Associate Professor, Social Work, Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Karmen Toros, Professor, Social Work, School of Governance, Law and Society, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Prof. Dr. Stephen A. Webb, Professor, Social Work, Department of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland

Prof. Dr. Darja Zaviršek, Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Eastern European Association of Schools of Social Work

Prof. Dr. Nino Žganec, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; Former President, EASSW

Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot, Professor, School of Social Work, Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions, Center for Child Well-Being, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

About the Society
The European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) is a European association of institutions of social work education, organizations supporting social work education, and social work educators. Its mission is to promote social development and develop high-quality education, training, and knowledge for social work practice, social services, and social welfare policies in Europe. In fulfilling its mission, the EASSW adheres to all United Nations’ Declarations and Conventions on human rights, recognizing that respect for the inalienable rights of the individual is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace. Members of EASSW are united in their obligation to the continued pursuit of social justice and social development. In carrying out its mission, EASSW fosters cooperation, collegiality, and interdependence among its members and with others. EASSW brings together over 200 different schools, universities, and tertiary education institutions supporting social work education. EASSW carries out its purposes through: a biennial Europe-wide conference of social work educators and organizations of other types of professional and scientific events; representation at the European Union and Council of Europe; links with the European and global journals of social work; funding of small cross-national projects in social work education; publishing of different kinds of publications; providing a website platform with a digital community for members; and, networking with other related professional associations at the European and global levels.

EASSW: https://www.eassw.org/

Founding Series Editors

Nino Žganec, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Marion Laging, Faculty of Social Work, Health Care, and Nursing Sciences, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany