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About Us

The Europe-Institute for Social Work (EISA) is a non-profit-organization. In 1994, it was founded by professors of the Alice Salomon University for Applied Sciences for Social Work and Social Pedagogics Berlin (ASH) based on an initiative of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Nowak.

'Intercultural Networking' is our slogan

The EISA has established a large network with partners in nearly all European countries. All our activities are intended to bring students, lecturers and practitioners together to foster mutual exchange on ideas and to develop concepts and strategies that contribute to improve living conditions of the underprivileged. 

After a two years initial period the first "European Summer School" took place in 1996. Since then, every year numerous students from all over Europe came to Berlin to participate at this exciting event. In 2000, the EISA implemented the "Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management" (MA-ICM) at Alice Salomon Universities' curriculum. Today, the MA-ICM is an accredited, internet-based masters programme attractive to students from every corner of the world.
In 2008, EISA has initiated the transnational campaign "FIGHT Against Human Trafficking" in liasion with the "Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking" by UN.Gift. Starting from 2010, EISA is going to offer professional consultancy for Higher Education Institutions in Europe and, together with its partners, EISA will create an "Intercultural Evaluation Agency".


What do we want?

  • to promote research, development and education in the field of social work and social pedagogy
  • to offer all students, teachers and social workers the opportunity to connect with other professionals
  • to integrate local networks into a larger European community