Armenian association of Social Workers

Open Doors Day at FAR Children's Support Center Foundation
2018 May 17

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Training Announcement
2017 December 07

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UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab – From SDG Commitments to Inclusive Policies in Practice
2017 August 14

UNESCO is announcing the launch of its Inclusive Policy Lab for all social work researchers and practitioners working on inclusive social development. The Inclusive Policy Lab recently enjoyed a successful partnership with the European Association of School of Social Work through attending and presenting at its biennial conference in Paris this June. UNESCO wishes to extend the learnings from this conference also to the members of Armenian Association of Social Workers and invites all of you to register for the Inclusive Policy Lab and to check out the E-Teams linked with the conference workshops.  


How does the Inclusive Policy Lab work and how to use this online platform to become part of the movement working on inclusive policies?


The UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab works on the emerging issues of knowledge crowdsourcing and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies. The online service of the Lab is specifically designed to web-enable such processes. The aim is to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals’ pillar on inclusive development through informed and joined-up policy frameworks.


The Lab serves all those working on inclusive policies – i.e., policy-makers and practitioners, data and knowledge producers, and development and international actors. All can employ the online service in their own work to jointly further inclusive development and the associated policy frameworks across countries and sectors. 


Policy practitioners can directly leverage the Lab. It will serve you as a platform to connect effectively with an international and wide community of inclusive policy practitioners, to access policy-relevant data directly from those who produce and hold it, and to share yours or tap swiftly into the expertise and the policy know-how of others. The following functionalities were designed to specifically support such policy work by you and your team:


  • E-teams  are online collaborative environments that enable group work and the co-production of joint products by those working on inclusive policies. They can be used as standalone online e-teams or combined with in-person work. Users can create as many e-teams as needed and/or join existing ones. By drawing on the e-teams, you can

          - sustain group work throughout and beyond the lifespan of a project/task

          - expand the coverage of your work to parties and participants who are not physically participating  in it

          - boost effectiveness and delivery

          - make processes and results known and visible  


  • Support System  offers effective shortcuts that allow the know-how, the evidence and the advice on inclusive policies to circulate faster. The Support System serves users by

          - connecting the demand for answers some teams have with

          - the supply of solutions and advice others hold and seek to share


  • Inclusive Policy Markers   are quality- and process-related safeguards to help operationalize, design and deliver more inclusive and equity-weighted policies. On the basis of the online tool, you can

         - learn and build capacity in the area of inclusive policies

         - design a full-scale shared policy audit or review

         - conduct an informal (DIY) policy assessment and weight policy options

         - crowdsource and diffuse policy solutions you hold


Please register with the Lab via the following link:



Job Opportunity in the Armenian Missionary Association of America
2017 July 08
The Armenian Missionary Association of America announces a job opening for the Assistant of Social Programs' Manager position․

Job Description:

  • Provide timely information on beneficiaries from regional offices․
  • Provide necessary information to the head office and partner organizations․
  • Translate the beneficiaries cases․
  • Enter information in the database․
  • Provide correspondence between sponsored children and sponsors․
  • Ensure timely correspondence and information updates for the head office and partner organizations․
  • Provide annual statistics and qualitative evaluation of socialprograms․
  • Perform creative and analytical work (write articles, seek for ways to implement new ideas in the various social-educational programs and measure their)․
  • Monitor regional offices․
  • Carry out other assignments given by the supervisor․

Closing date for applications is 25.07.2017.

You can see more information regarding job opening here.

Call For Participation in Public lectures
2017 April 10

In the Framework “Social Work and Human Security issues”


Date and time: 25-27 April 2017,  at  14:15-17:30

Public  Lecture “Social Work and Human Security issues”, YSU

Venue:  Yerevan State University

Address: Yerevan, Alex Manoogian 1

We are pleased to announce that Professor Christian Stark and MA students from Upper Austrian University of Applied Science will be presenting 3 days public lectures started on  April 25th  at 14:15 in YSU.

Proffesor Christian Stark is Head of Master's Degree Studies of Social Work Program in University of Applied Sciences (Upper Austria). He will feature lecture on The ideology of Neoliberalism and the consequences for social work”.

In addition we invite all interested students, practitioners and teachers to send abstracts for the upcoming lectures. It is important that the abstracts of the lectures have a strong focus on the theme of the lectures, i.e. “Social Work and Human Security issues” and subthemes:

  • Migration and Refugee Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Children's Issues
  • Disabilities Issues

Please submit your abstracts  to   

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15th 2017


  • Duration: 45 min. (Including questions and answers)
  • Language: English
  • Power point presentation

Please find the preliminary agenda here .

The European System of Human Rights Protection Summer Course
2016 March 03

Deadline: 08 May 2016
Open to: advanced undergraduate students or recent graduates
Venue: 11-22 July 2016, Germany


Two Week Summer Course will deal specifically with the European system for the protection of human rights: the Council of Europe, the EU and OSCE. The treatment of the substantive regimes and their specific rights catalogues will be set against the background of a consideration of the philosophical, historical, political, economic and sociological aspects of human rights, and include practical institutional matters such as complaint procedures.

Held in English, the Summer Course will combine lecture and discussion approaches with a maximum number of 50 participants. Furthermore, at the end of the course, a moot court will take place. This allows you to practice your skills in relation to real case studies.

A certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the summer course. The students acquire 10 ECTS credits.


This course is especially designed for advanced undergraduate students or recent graduates in order to provide students from all countries of both Western and Eastern Europe.

Read more here. 

International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine
2016 March 03

Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to: PhD students and young researchers
Venue: 3-9 July 2016, Kharkiv, Ukraine


The Eighth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine welcomes proposals from many disciplines in the social sciences and adjacent fields, such as history, sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations or cultural studies. Their regional focus is the former Soviet Union, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. While the primary concentration will be on the 20th and 21st centuries, 19th century proposals are welcome.

Topics of investigation could include:

  • Dynamics of war and conflict;
  • Practices of war and conflict;
  • Combatants and belligerents;
  • Societies transformed;
  • Gender at War;
  • The Vulnerable;
  • The Powerful;
  • History and Memories of war.


PhD students (or students enrolled in a kandidat nauk program) and young researchers (up to six years removed from their PhD or kandidat nauk degree).


Read more: here.