The Armenian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the largest organization uniting social workers in Armenia, with more than 250 members from academic and practical circles (state and non-governmental organizations).
The AASW was founded in 2004 by the initiative of five social workers with professional education in social work. At the beginning, AASW was given the name "Harmonic Society" association of social workers.
Being the largest organization uniting social workers in Armenia, AASW is also a part of the International Family of Social Workers. Since 2005 it is a part of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). Besides, starting from 2017 AASW has joined the International Council for Social Welfare (ICSW), another international organization uniting social workers to address complexities and challenges of social work.
During its history, AASW is closely cooperating with other Social Workers Associations in Europe and Neighborhood countries, such as Russia, Georgia, Iran, Eastern and Central European countries, etc. In addition, it has also very firm relations established with local and foreign universities, providing social work education, also with international and inter-governmental organizations.
Since its foundation, AASW has been the professional platform for discussing developments in the field of social work and social protection. Up to now, through uniting the leading specialists in almost all the sub-sectors of social protection, from education to practice, AASW is acting as a leading think-thank and agenda-maker in the social protection field, in Armenia.
Since 2018, the Association has been renamed and now it operates as "Armenian Association of Social Workers".