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SPDN 2021


We're excited to invite you to join us at our next virtual SPDN event. Registration is now open - and free as usual!

Due to Covid-related limitations and uncertainties about in-person events, we'll have to continue to meet virtually - and take full advantage of the opportunities this offers, such as ease of access and no travel-related carbon footprints! Together with you, we can make this an engaging and relational event via Zoom.

In case you're new to the SPDN: we usually hold two free events each year, typically face-to-face. These aim to increase our collective understandings of social pedagogy in ways that are inspiring, practice-relevant and reflective of social pedagogical principles and values. We aim to stimulate reflection on how you can further develop your practice and thus make an even greater difference to the individuals, groups or communities you engage with.

Thanks to the diversity of participants, the SPDN offers you a real flavour of what social pedagogical practice looks like in children’s homes, fostering services, family support services, communities for adults with disabilities, residential schools and many other settings. For us it’s about enabling a thousand flowers to bloom – so instead of the conformity of monocultures you’ll get a flavour of the rich diversity in which social pedagogy is growing in different practice settings.

The virtual gathering offers an open space for you to talk about what matters most to you with people who share your interest and thus help shape the social pedagogy discourse. If you’re interested in learning a lot more about social pedagogy, then make sure to also check out some of the learning events mentioned below.


I hope you'll continue to be part of the conversation about social pedagogy and look forward to seeing you again soon. Please also read on to find out more about other exciting developments happening over the coming weeks!

Best wishes,
Gabriel Eichsteller
SPDN co-ordinator

Event Details


10:00 - 13:00