Vol. 15 No. 1 (2017): Unaccompanied Minors in Europe - Part I

New SW&S Special Issue

Migration is not in any way a historical novelty. Especially the history of the so called OECD countries are profoundly influenced by migrants and refugees. Nevertheless, not only migration practices under the current circumstances, in a digitally and technically globalised world, are different to other migration in a former historical context, but also the migration of children and youth in a larger number, coming from different places to the developed welfare states is in parts something different. Therefore social policy and social work have at all costs to deal with the related questions on migration in general, but especially on the question of migration of the group of „unaccompanied Minors“.

Social Work & Society is therefore more than grateful to present our readers the two-parted Special Issue on “‘Unaccompanied Minors in Europe – Part I”, edited by Philipp Sandermann (Lüneburg, Germany) and Maren Zeller (Trier, Germany). In the first part of the current SW&S Special Issue cases of the migration of children and youth from seven different European countries are presented: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. Additionally a paper on the current policy trends and their context in the European Union are complementing the first part of the current SW&S Special Issue.

SW&S Forum
Beside the current Special Issue our new issue of SW&S presents a number of highly interesting papers on different topics in the SW&S Forum.

We very much appreciate your interest in SW&S in his 15th year! We wish all our readers a stimulating reading, screening the new issue of Social Work & Society.

The SW&S Co-Ordinating Office

Published: 2017-08-29