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Timeline :: Eastern Europe closes social work programmes

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Social work in Eastern Europe came under considerable pressure in the period after the Second World War, demonstrating the belief that socialism would be able to eradicate the need for social work interventions and would ensure the wellbeing of every human being. In 1948, some university level social work courses were closed down by the Hungarian government. In 1952 the departments of social work at universities in Czechoslovakia and Poland were also terminated. The Principesa Ileana Superior School for Social Assistance in Romania was also shut down in 1952.