At the end of May 2001 in Moscow was held an
Annual Meeting of Russian Association of Social Pedagogues and Social
Workers (RASP&SW), founded in 1990.
During this meeting the Association was reformed into Russian Union
of Social Pedagogues and Social Workers. Antonina Dashkina, PhD, Director
of Russian European Trust for Welfare Reform was elected as the President
of the Union. Valentina Bocharova, member of Russian Academy of Education,
former President and the founder of the RASP&SW became the Honorary
President of newly formed organization.
The logo of the Union was designed in form of three joint hearts to
symbolize Kindness, Care and Support. The hearts are of red, blue
and white colors as the Russian flag to represent devotion of social
workers to serve the needs of people throughout the Russian Federation.
become a member of RUSW&SP
the following branches
at different levels:
- federal - at the level of Federal Okrug;
- regional - in Republic, Oblast, Krai and Autonomous
- local - in district, city, town, village,
and provides the branches with Statutory support and required services.
For informational support and visibility purposes RUSW&SP publishes
various support materials and professional magazine "Social work"
(postal index in Russian catalogue is 80805), in order to assist specialists
of social sphere in Russia and to inform them and their colleagues abroad
about current developments in legislation and achievements in the professional
Consolidation of members
efforts for improving the social system in a whole, based on national
and regional needs;
Promotion of social work
as professional activity
and further development of its standards and values;
Assistance in solving problems
related to social
welfare and social protection services provided to
individuals as well as various groups of needy people;
Inclusion of Russian social
work in European and world professional community by participation
in activities of IFSW and other social NGOs (addressing their
work to social issues).
In order to achieve
these aims in 2002 -2003 the Union solves the following tasks:
Accumulation and dissemination
of best practice, national and international, by coordination
of available resources in cooperation with interested NGOs and
community members for better publicity of the results;
an active member of International Federation of social workers from
1992. The Union has well developed bilateral contacts with partner Associations
from Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Britain.
The Union regularly participates in various international
events. The Union organizes and hosts international conferences, seminars,
study visits and exchanges as its part and contribution to international
In partnership with Ministry of Labour and Social Development with financial
support form EC Tacis and Russian European Trust together with active
participation of state structures and NGOs in the regions, RUSW&SP
successfully implements programmes on dissemination of best social practice,
facilitating involvement of Russian Social workers and Social pedagogues
in international professional environment.
|The Union is always open to new initiatives
and welcomes new ideas and contacts.
are funded by resorces raised through membership programme, donations,
grants and legal agreements. The Union offers vast range of opportunities
for cooperation and joint programmes to all interested individuals and
bodies who share similar aims, tasks, priciples and values.
Pavel Korchagin Str.,
Moscow, 129278, Russia
Tel.: (095) 924 6842, 298 1380, 283 8737
Fax: (095) 928 5421
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