Sveriges ICSW-ordförande Eva Holmberg Herrström nyvald som Global ICSW-president

Eva Holmberg Herrström, Svensk ICSW-ordförande sedan 2007 valdes i slutet av december 2015 till ny Global President för ICSW.

I “Global Cooperation Newsletter December 2015” är det en artikel om den nya ordföranden. Här kan du läsa en del ur den:

In December 2015, in accordance with its Constitution and the by-laws that determine the electoral cycle the International Council on Social Welfare organized elections of a new President to succeed the incumbent President Michael Cichon, whose term of office expires next year. The President is the highest-ranking official in the organization, responsible for strategic thinking and policy direction. According to the results of the vote, Eva Holmberg Herrström of Sweden was elected President with 73 percent of the vote, while the contender, Miloslav Hettes of Slovakia, got 27 percent of the vote.

The President-elect is well known to the ICSW network: since the year 2000 she has occupied various positions nationally and internationally. In 2007, Ms. Holmberg Herrström was elected President of ICSW-Sweden, and the year after was elected Regional President of ICSW-Europe, staying in that position for the subsequent four years. Since 2012 and up to the present, she has been serving as a member of the ICSW Management Committee. She will also represent ICSW in the Global Steering Committee for the upcoming 2016 Joint World Conference in Seoul, as she did previously in the context of the 2014 Joint World Conference in Melbourne.

Ms. Holmberg Herrström was instrumental in organizing the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development in Stockholm in 2012, serving as a focal point and Coordinator of the Conference. Apart from that, she was closely involved in the organization of two world thematic conferences on children in institutions co-sponsored by the Stockholm University and UNICEF and convened in 1999 and 2003.