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This webpage is funded by the European Union and Austrian Development Cooperation within the project  “Social Workers in Collaboration for Social Change in Eastern Neighbourhood Countries”  implemented jointly with Hilfswerk Austria International. 

Questions related to the applicants and their experience:
1. What is preferable way of sub-grant application: in consortium or single CSO? Is there any advantage in this case?
According to point 2.2. of the Guidelines, “Eligible applicants can either apply alone (without partners) or act together with other partners”. This implies that there is no preference as to applications by single CSOs or CSOs acting as consortium and applications will be evaluated in the same way. Preference, however, will be given to applicants representing “smaller CSOs registered in regions outside the capital“ (point 2.2.1 of the Guidelines). If several CSOs decide to cooperate as a group (consortium), “at least one applicant (lead applicant or co-applicant) of the group must be registered outside the capital” (point 2.2.2 of the Guidelines). The input of each organization should be clearly justified in the Application and the share of responsibilities clearly stated in point 5 of the Grant Application Form. Furthermore, the share of responsibilities should also be reflected in the Budget. 
2. Please specify what you mean by saying that international organisations and their local branches/representative offices are not eligible. What if the local branches are registered as local NGOs?
Eligibility of organisations is clearly defined in point 2.2.1 of the Guideline. Eligible applicants are those registered in Georgia only. Any international organisation or their local branches which are not registered as local CSOs are not eligible for this call.
3. Can the Lead organization be based in the capital?
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    On March 7th, Georgian Association of Social Workers conducted a consultation meeting for the organizations interested in the participation in the call for applications within the frames of the project “Social Workers in Collaboration for Social Change in Eastern Neighborhood Countries”.
    The meeting was attended by the non-governmental organizations working in Georgia. The representatives of the organizations had interesting questions to ask. The meeting was also a good opportunity to share information between the attending organizations. This meeting was the last among the information meetings organized by GASW for the organizations participating in the call. Next week all the questions asked by the colleagues at information meetings and/or telephone conversations, as well as relevant answers provided will be uploaded to our website.
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28 თებერვალს, ბათუმის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის საკონფერენციო დარბაზში საქართველოს სოციალურ მუშაკთა ასოციაციამ გამართა საკონსულტაციო შეხვედრა საგრანტო კონკურსით „სოციალური მუშაკები სოციალური ცვლილებისთვის აღმოსავლეთ სამეზობლოს ქვეყნებში“ დაინტერესებული ორგანიზაციებისთვის.

შეხვედრას ესწრებოდნენ დასავლეთ საქართველოში მოღვაწე არასამთავრობო ორგანიზაციები. ორგანიზაციების წარმომადგენელებს ჰქონდათ საინტერესო შეკითხვები. შეხვედრა აღმოჩნდა, ასევე, კარგი შესაძლებლობა საინფორმაციო გაცვლა-გამოცვლისათვის დამსწრე ორგანიზაციებს შორის.
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  The Neuro-Development Center announces a job opening on the position of a social worker within the Crisis Intervention Program for Children and Adolescents. The requirements are the following: 1) A diploma of a bachelor or a master in Social Work or a certificate equivalent to such diploma; 2) At minimum, 2 years of experience of working in the mental health field.
The work hours are flexible; the workload per month is approximately 15-20 visits. The remuneration will be defined according to the number of visits undertaken. Interested candidates can send their resumes to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Workers in Collaboration for Social Change in Eastern Neighbourhood Countries (SWIC) ANNOUNCEMENT SUB-GRANTS PROGRAMME The Georgian Association of Social Workers (GASW), with funding from the European Union and Austrian Development Cooperation, is announcing a call for applications to strengthen the capacities and role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the local development of the social sector in Georgia. We are pleased to invite Georgian CSOs registered or mainly active in regions outside the capital to apply for a sub-grant within the scope of the targeted Sub-Grant Programme (SGP) that is part of the regional project “Social Workers In Collaboration for Social Change in Eastern Neighbourhood Countries” (SWIC), funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Cooperation. The project is implemented by Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA) in cooperation with four local partners, the Georgian Association of Social Workers (GASW), the Armenian Association of Social Workers (AASW), the Azerbaijan Social Work Public Union (ASWPU) and the Nursing Association of the Republic of Moldova (NARM) and strives to contribute to the social well-being of vulnerable groups, amongst them families and children at risk, in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova by developing and strengthening the concept of and access to social work in the four project countries.
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