Social Work and Social Ecology: Community Responses to Climate Change

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April 12 - April 15, September 19 - September 25
Organizing unit
University of Pécs, International Centre
Application deadline
March 05
Course fee
Scholarship for students of EDUC partner universities
Target group
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
Language of instruction
Course Location
Online (April 12-15, 2021) ; Community Practice in Pécs, Hungary (September 19-25, 2021)

Please note that only students of the University of Pécs and students from EDUC partner universities are eligible to apply.

Social ecology has become a rapidly developing field. This course provides an introduction into social ecological thinking and practice.

Every person has interrelated fundamental responsibility for our fellow human beings – a solidarity manifested first and foremost in our communities but also globally (through ethical principles and the protection of human rights), for the environment and for the welfare and wellbeing of next generations. In the 21th century new challenges present themselves in all of the above areas – such as environmental and humanitarian catastrophes and growing inequalities, just to name  a few – that demand an urgent response on part of the academic community. These can be addressed only by a systemic approach; and by the collaboration between the different study areas, professions and sectors.

The course is composed of online seminars and an additional community practice.

ONLINE PROGRAM (12-15 April, 2021)

The online instruction comprises 10 synchronous contact hours on 4 sub-themes+10 hours asynchronous student work (compulsory readings, short reflections and quizzes). This introductory part focuses on relevant themes and theories related to Social Work and Social Ecology.


Syllabi for the online program:

COMMUNITY PRACTICE (19-25 September, 2021)

In the second part of the course students may work on two different projects in the city of Pécs:

  1. Building a community garden for an NGO working for the social integration of schoolchildren living in a less privileged city area. 20 hours of joint work for the community, including community planning, implementation, celebrating community achievements and reflections.
  2. Developing a community garden in the city; learning community planning and eco-friendly gardening  (20 hours)

NGOs for the community practice:

  • ÉlményTár Tanoda (afternoon programme for schoolchildren)
  • Zöld Folt Közösségi Kert (Green Spot Community Garden) 
Social program 

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Fees and Payment 

Scholarship opportunity for University of Pécs and EDUC partner university students.

The EDUC scholarship covers: travel cost, full tuition, accommodation, meals, participation in exciting social programs


During the Community Practice (September 19-25, 2021) in Pécs, Hungary: 

With the help of the scholarship you can either stay in the University dormitory or look for a hotel/hostel in Pécs.

Information about our dormitory:

Our dormitories are located in a quiet, residential area of the city. The venue of education as well as the city centre are easily accessible from our dormitories which have recently been renovated and meet the students’ requirements on the highest level. The rooms are non-smoking, nicely furnished and contain bathrooms. The shared bathrooms are new and modern. Bed linen is supplied and rooms serviced regularly. Free Internet access is available.

How to Apply 

The application deadline for the program has passed.


Please note that only students of the University of Pécs and students from EDUC partner universities are eligible to apply.

Brochures and videos 

Watch this film to see how HAPPY people are in Pécs:

Film about the very diverse and fabulous international student community of the University of Pécs showcasting themselves at the International Evening in 2017:

And in 2019:

More films about the city and the univesity:

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Please note that only students of the University of Pécs and students from EDUC partner universities are eligible to apply.