Dr. Valentina Hlebec was guest-associated editor of two journals : Social work and Anthropological notebooks. In these thematic issues several results of the project have been presented and articles from members of the project group have been published. This way the results of the project have been made accessible to academic and professional public. The journal Social work is the most important journal on themes related to social work in Slovenia, journal Sodobna pedagogika covers adult education in Slovenia, while the journal Anthropological Notebooks is also internationally recognised and included in various databases, with Impact factor 0.394 (in year 2013). In addition, the members of the project group were also members of editorial committees of national and international journals..
C.03 Guest-associated editor
Members of project group have attended several seminars, round tables and other public events, and through public media (radio and TV) enabled knowledge transfer to wider public. The emphasis was on long-term care, community care and role of welfare state in the ageing society. They have actively engaged in debates linked to the ageing society and also the change of legal framework in this field. Furthermore, they have participated in the largest national event intended for the elderly and transfer of knowledge on issues of ageing - The Festival for third age.
F.18 Transfer of new know-how to direct users (seminars, fora, conferences)
Members of project group have regularly attended scientific national and international conferences at which they presented the results of the research project. As individual members of the programme group have been widely recognised as experts in the field of ageing studies, they have also been invited as guest lecturers at international conferences to present their latest research findings (ESREA's network on the education and learning of older adults, International Scientific Conference on Research in Nursing and Health Care).
B.04 Guest lecture
The Congress of Social Work was again based on the current issues faced by social workers, their users and users who live in communities or institutions and which life stories are affected with many changes in modern society. Social work ranges from individual help, family and community help through organising, coordinating and creating new forms of assistance to active policy-making, systems and values. In all its activities, social workers, along with users, strive to ensure respect for and observance of the rights of citizens. Congress of social work has enabled the display of such efforts and at the same time provided an opportunity to consolidate the profession at a time of social change, among which are proven to be particularly acute demographic changes. At the congress, we carried out the section Care for older people in the community in Slovenia, in which we present the latest data on organisation of long – term care in Slovenia. Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Department of Educational Sciences has organized the international conference with a title 'Intergenerational solidarity and education of older adults in community' (in cooperation with ESREA and Cmepius), which was attended by 80 foreign (16 countries from all over the worlds) and domestic professionals. The Conference topics were: education of older adults in community; voluntary work of older adults in community; social networks, social support and social care in the community; community organizations and the strengthening of intergenerational solidarity; education for strengthening intergenerational solidarity. The results of the conference work were published by Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana in conference proceedings (peer reviewed with a title ‘Intergenerational solidarity and older adults education in community'.
B.02 Presiding over the programming board of a conference
At the beginning of 2012 the realisation of two laws, the law on social welfare incomes and the law on asserting public funds, began. Both laws have strong impact on good quality of old age. The paper presents results of short research in which we conducted interviews with older people, users of social services and social workers, and investigate the first effects of this new social welfare legislation. Our findings are terrifying. Older people resign a right to pension benefit; new social legislation caused mass loss of the right to state pension and increasing dependence of older people on family members (especially their children) income. Older people resign numerous goods, important for assuring minimum of quality life in old age. On the other side the effects of new social legislation intervene in professional social work. The endeavour of essential social work with older people mission (i.e. help for resolving problems) is obstructed. Older people are losing the confidence in social workers because their help is not effective enough.
B.05 Guest lecturer at an institute/universityCOBISS.SI-ID: 4094821