Amman- 21 February 2021

A collaboration between the German Jordanian University (GJU)- the School of Applied Humanities and Languages (SAHL), and thirty professors from different countries resulted in the publishing of International Social Work and Forced Migration book.

The book was edited by Vice President for International Affairs at GJU, Prof. Dr. Ralf Roßkopf, and Social Worker in the field of political adult education with migrants and refugees, Katharina Heilmann.

The book focuses on Social Work with refugees in African, Middle East, and European countries. Published as a follow-up to the International Social Work Week in Würzburg/Germany with professionals and experts from all over the globe, this book intends to share insights into country-specific developments, challenges, and potentials of Social Work in forced migration contexts.

The objectives are to map Social Work in this field of action across several countries, to bring into sharper focus an International Social Work in forced migration contexts as well as to contribute in connecting Social Work scholars and experts around the globe.

“Hopefully, the book will have its impact on Social Work in the field of forced migration. Humble as the step might seem, for sure it is one – one that might spark or nurture scientific discourse; inspire others to contribute further; lead to a better understanding of challenges in different regions and create awareness for the potentials of the discipline and profession if it stands in global unity.” Said Roßkopf.

The book is available in hard copy and digital via this link International Social Work and Forced Migration (