The International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) is a network of practitioners, scholars and students in the social work and social development professions. The first ICSD Europe meeting was in 26 September 1989 in Heidelberg under the leadership and initiative of the founder of the European branch Dr Harald Swedner. ICSD has a strong focus on building networks for social peace and development. The tension between local belonging, community projects and global citizenship has been a focus through the history of ICSD. The vision of ICSD is to make a meeting point and a community of researchers, teachers and, practitioners' in the field of community work, social development and welfare of societies.