CHAPAR – symposium in digital conference in Bucharest May 2021.

The CHAPAR – project is heavily represented at the digital ESWRA conference in Bucharest 5 – 7 May 2021.


The research project is responsible for Symposium 8 which will take place on Thursday 6 May 10.20 – 11.50.

Symposium Title: 

Methodological challenges and opportunities in social work research and knowledge production together with professional practitioners and user groups with restricted autonomy


Presenters: Tor Slettebo; Monica Kjorstad; Havard Aaslund; Jan Marius Gathen; Anita Strom; Ariana Guilherme Fernandes; Tone Jorgensen; Lillian Bruland Selseng; Anita Gjermestad; Kjell Einar Barsnes; Sissel Seim (moderator).



1. About the CHAPAR project and about the topic for the symposium: Methodological challenges and opportunities (Tor Slettebø)


2. Research circles: Methodological challenges and opportunities when cooperating with professionals and users, examples from research circles with substance users and families in contact with child welfare and social welfare. (Lillian Bruland Selseng and Tone Jørgensen)


3. Dialogue conferences: Methodological challenges and opportunities when cooperating with users and professionals – expectations of actions. (Monica Kjørstad and Ariana Guilherme Fernandes)


4. Methodological challenges & opportunities when cooperating with users with severely restricted autonomy, (profound intellectual disability and dementia). (Anita Gjermestad and Anita Strøm)


5. Action research and collective action in cooperation with persons who are homeless and/or substance users. Methodological challenges and opportunities. (Håvard Aaslund)


6. Methodological challenges and opportunities with collective user participation. Results from a literature review (Jan Marius K Gathen).


7. Sociomaterial conditions for participation in Norwegian labour and welfare services (Kjell-Einar Barsnes).