The greeting reads, in part:
“You will engage in a productive exchange of experiences of social work, discuss a wide range of current and long-term objectives to improve social services and the professionalism of those involved. Your forum's theme, Social Work in the 21st Century: Infrastructure, Innovations, Investment, is of great interest to specialists and of great importance for the modernisation and future development of social services.
I hope that during the forum you will be able to discuss current trends in this important public sphere. The recommendations you develop will be put into practice.”
The 3rd International Forum of Social Workers of Siberia and the Far East, Social Work in the 21st Century: Infrastructure, Innovations, Investment, will take place from August 18 to 22, 2009, in Gorno-Altaisk (Republic of Altai).