Armenian association of Social Workers

Current projects
Acting Together for an Accountable Social State in Armenia
2017 February 01

The overall project goal is to work towards establishing a better social welfare system to protect the most vulnerable population groups in Armenia. The project addresses current social reforms in Armenia on Integrated Social Services, Child Protection, People with Disabilities, and Gender Equality.

The project aims to create a more participatory, effective, and accountable governance process in response to the need for civil society organizations and citizens to participate in the recent social reforms in Armenia. The project particularly addresses the fundamental gap between state‐level reform legislation and implementation and the actual needs of beneficiaries. The project will raise awareness among and strengthen professionals working in CSOs (social workers, lawyers, psychologists, pedagogues) to participate in the reform process and become mediators between decision makers and citizens. It will also strengthen citizen participation in reform activities, thus ensuring greater accountability and transparency for social reform implementation. 

In the long run, the project aims to be able to contribute to the social and economic well-being of the most vulnerable population groups in Armenia.

 

Project Funded by:  The United Nations Democracy Fund

Period: 2017 Febr 1 -2019 January 31 

Social Workers in Collaboration for Social Change
2016 January 28

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the social wellbeing of vulnerable population groups in the Eastern Neighborhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia & Moldova) by developing and strengthening the concept of and access to social work in the region through active Social Workers' Associations.

The project contributes to the strengthening the organizational and networking capacities of CSO support organizations, namely Social Workers’ Associations, who will in turn empower local CSOs in rural and remote areas through training/consulting and joint practical “learning by doing” project activities via re-granting. Complemented with multi-stakeholder dialogues on a national and regional level, a comprehensive contribution will be made to the development and expansion of social work in order to promote social change, problem solving in human relationships and to enhance the wellbeing of the population in Eastern Neighborhood countries.

 

Project Funded by: EU; Hilfswerk Austria International; Austrian Development Cooperation

Period: 2015-2018