Armenian association of Social Workers

Implemented projects
Professional and Educational Needs of Social Service Professionals in Armenia
2017 January 27

By cooperating with Swiss Association of Social Workers Armenian Association of Social Workers conducted a research on professional and educational needs of social service professionals in Armenian. The overall goal of the project was to contribute to the improvements in social services on governmental level by using research results.

The project had two main objectives. The first one was to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on the professional and educational needs of the social service providers and the other was to develop recommendations and policy papers for improvements in social services.

During the project has been conducted an accurate study of the educational, professional, legal and administrative needs of social workers which allowed us to monitor the main demographical, professional and educational features of an average social worker of both on the governmental and nongovernmental level.

This study results will be used to effectively lobby the government for better working conditions and for increased professional support for social service providers and for new workforce entering the system. 

Funded by: Swiss Association of Social Workers

Period: 2016 Nov -2017 April


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

Formulation and Protection of the Social Work Profession in Armenia
2015 December 16

This overall goal of the project is to protect and strengthen the profession of social work in Armenia through reinforcement of the social work professional community and the introduction of legal standards within the field.

The project seeks to foster the professionalization and networking of Social Workers' Associations in the Eastern Neighborhood countries with the aim of increasing their competency and leverage as advocacy, watchdog and monitoring players for social issues of public concern.


Project Funded by: UNICEF-Armenia

Period: August- December, 2015

Youth Empowering Camps on “Participation and Inclusion”
2013 December 16

Under this particular program, AASW prepared individuals to develop the civil institutions of free societies through encouraging a liberty-minded generation of Armenians, which will have a sustainable impact on the development of democratic values in the society as a whole. Establishment of partnership and networking among youth with various backgrounds, and raising awareness of our youth on human rights, gender and public health.  


Project Funded by: FICE-Switzerland

Period: 2013

Development of Joint Package of Social Services and Structural-Functional Model for Provision of Complex (Integrated) Social Services, in the Field of Social Protection of Republic of Armenia’s Population consultant services
2010 June 16

In cooperation with the state agencies, AASW promoted transparency, accountability and responsive good governance and assisted the social reforms in public sector through provision of expertise services (consultative service) on establishing integrated social services (ISS) in Armenia.

Project Funded by: World Bank, Ministry of Labor and Social Issues

Period: 2010-2013

Rapid Assessment of Child Care Institutions
2010 February 16

Situation analysis has been conducted for overall 47 childcare institutions including orphanages, night care centers, special schools, assessment centers and temporary shelters.

Project Funded by: UNICEF-Armenia

Period: 2010

Study on Child Trafficking Phenomenon in Armenia
2009 January 16

An “ecological model” had been applied to show the interaction of the factors pertaining to different levels in the child trafficking context: macro-level (legislation, procedure), middle level (institutional) and micro-level (interpersonal relations, individual level).

Project Funded by:  People In Need

Period: 2009-2010

“Establishment of Rehabilitation center for people with disabilities”
2008 January 16

The Association took a leadership to provide technical legal and methodical assistance to the MoLSI to design daycare rehabilitation Centers for people with disabilities in Gyumri marz as a social technological model with all relevant components including structural-functional, vocational training model, case management, public awareness and advocacy, capacity development and networking.

Project Funded by: World Bank, Ministry of Labor and Social

Period: 2008-2010

Support to Foster Care Program in Armenia
2007 May 01

Within the current project, AASW developed training modules for specialists dealing with foster families and foster parent including selection criteria for potential foster parents. AASW provided technical support and training to local partners in the on-going development of foster care as an alternative to institutional care for children. Additionally, AASW advised on strategic service development, delivery of hands-on management, and practitioner training for establishing and implementing community-based social services for children and families.

Project Funded by: Every Child-UK

Period: 2007-2009

Study on Child Labor in Armenia
2007 April 19

The project performed an analysis of child labor in Armenia in order to better protect children who work as laborers.  During the project, AASW researched the scale of child labor and the circumstances under which children work. The data from this research was gathered and published in a report and recommendations were made about how to improve child labor policy

Project Funded by: UNICEF-Armenia

Period: 2007

Leave No Child Out
2006 December 16

The project contributed to the implementation of child rights in Armenia through strengthening advocacy networks and child rights trainers’ cadre. The main objective was to strengthen the ability of civil society to advocate for children’s rights and to promote rights-based development, child focused policy, laws, and programs.


Project Funded by: UNICEF-Armenia

Period: 2006