Громадська організація «ПРОФЕСІЙНА ЛІГА СОЦІАЛЬНИХ ПРАЦІВНИКІВ СУМЩИНИ»

PUBLIC ORGANIZATION“PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE OF SOCIAL WORKERS OF SUMY REGION”

 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” was registered 04.05.2016 (USREOU 40462489) and is the assignee of the Regional Public Organization of the League of Social Workers of Ukraine “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region”, which was registered 04.02.2009 (USREOU 36334092) and acted as a strategic partner of the Sumy Regional Center of  Social Services for Family, Children and Youth in realization of social programs at the state, regional and local levels.

 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” is an executive partner of the International Organization for Migration on the territory of  Sumy region. Since January 2013, an agreement between the Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been bargained on partnership and cooperation in the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking. 

  Since 2013 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” is a member of the All-Ukrainian coalition of civic organization against trafficking in human beings. 

 Since 2014 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” is a member of Regional Coordinating Council on family matters, gender equality, demographic development, prevention of family violence and trafficking in human beings.

  In October 2014 the head of organization signed an agreement with the coordinator of the project of the organization for security and cooperation in Europe in Ukraine on the implementation of the project "Spreading of the National mechanism for the cooperation of subjects which take actions in the area of resistance of human trafficking". The project is designed for 5 years. From January 15, 2014 to June 15, 2019. 

  With the financial support of IOM, Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” realized the project "Protect Your Future" two years in a row (2015, 2016). The aim of the project: raise the awareness of vulnerable children and youth about safe migration and employment through the information and educational training on the methodology "Equal-Equal" among students of vocational schools in Sumy region.

  From March 2015 to January 2016, with the grant support of the project of United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  "Fair Justice" Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” realized the project "Analysis of the quality of courts ‘work in Sumy region using cards of civil reporting". 

 May-June 2015 – the project "Look to the future confidently" was realized with the support of management of information activities and public relations of the Sumy regional state administration. The aim of the project – citizens` attraction to reform in the sphere of social protection and the formation of responsibility for their own financial security related to life and health, education of the financial culture and discipline in the younger generation. 

 During September-November 2015, the project "Strengthening of public control over the formation, coordination and implementation of anti-trafficking policies in Ukraine" was implemented with the financial support of IOM. According the project, monitoring of the effectiveness of the completed work and the level of readiness of the subjects of combating in human trafficking to social work with different categories of the population,  monitoring of the provision of social services from social integration and reintegration of trafficked persons and monitoring of youth `awareness on trafficking in human beings were made. On the basis of monitoring research within the framework of the project a teaching aid was developed "Partnership interaction of volunteers of higher educational institutions and non-governmental organizations in the field of combating human trafficking: experience of  Sumy region". 

 August-December 2015 - The project "Immediate assistance to internally displaced persons (VPO) in Ukraine" was realized with funding of IOM and supported by the Government of Canada. Within the framework of the project, three two-days training of self-employment and one one-day training aimed at developing professional skills were conducted. Due to the powerful information campaign, the IDP from different districts of Sumy region was involved in the project. A professional team of trainers accompanied and consulted participants at the stage of writing business plans, its protection and after the equipments` transfer. Thus, internally displaced persons received financial support from IOM for the purchase of equipment, invaluable items and materials and the payment of professional development courses. Independent monitoring of the implementation of the project was carried out by the expert of the Ukrainian Evaluation Association, Professor, Doctor of Political Sciences Savva Mykhaylo Valentynovych. The organization supports and consults the participants of the project for now. 

  From September 2016 to March 2017 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” realized the project as part of a joint All-Ukrainian project of the All-Ukrainian coalition of civic organization against trafficking in human beings "Strengthening public control over the formation and implementation of state policy in the sphere of combating in human trafficking in Sumy region" with the financial support of IOM. The purpose of this project is to promote of decent and unhindered access of residents of all communities in Sumy Region who have suffered from trafficking in human beings to support and protection, as well as services for human trafficking guaranteed by the laws and international obligations of Ukraine in combating human trafficking. The aims of the project are: to promote interaction of officials of territorial communities with the subjects of current National mechanism of interaction of subjects that carry out activities in the sphere of combating in human trafficking; to facilitate the establishment of a system of identification and assistance to victims of trafficking at the level of the territorial communities; development and approval of the regional anti-trafficking program; to stimulate the  involvement of territorial communities in participation in information campaigns at the expense of local budgets in order to prevent trafficking in human beings and to identify victims. 

  From January 2017 to August 2017 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” realizes the project "Integration and stabilization support by providing the means of existence for internally displaced persons and population affected by the conflict in Ukraine" for financing IOM and supporting of the Government of Great Britain. Within the framework of the project, 7 two-days training sessions were conducted, namely: 4 trainings of self-employment, 2 trainings of micro-enterprise and one training aimed at developing professional skills. Due to a powerful information campaign, the IDP (65% of participants of the project) and local citizens (35% of participants of the project) from different districts of Sumy Region were involved in the project. A professional team of coaches accompanied and advised participants at the stage of writing business plans and its protection.  At present the process of final approval of lists of supported participants of the project (about 100 people is already supported) and, accordingly, purchase and transfer of equipment to the beneficiaries and payment of courses for improving the professional level lasts. 

   From May 2017 to May 2018 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” realizes the project "Facilitating the rehabilitation and sustainable resolution of the problems of the VPO and the victims of population `s conflict in Ukraine", financed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and supported by the European Union. Within the framework of the project, 7 two-days and 2 one-day trainings will be held, namely: 3 two-days and one one-day training of self-employment, 3 two-days and one one-day training of micro-enterprise and 1 two-days training aimed at developing professional skills. Due to a powerful information campaign, the IDP (75% of participants of the project) and local citizens (25% of participants of the project) from different districts of Sumy Region were involved in the project. 

  From June to September 2017 Public organization “Professional League of Social Workers of Sumy Region” realizes the project "Facilitating the development of small and medium-sized businesses among the IDP and host communities in Sumy region" with the financial support by Fund of support of democracy of the USA Embassy's in Ukraine and jointly with the Department of social protection of the Sumy region state administration, Sumy state center of employment  and Sumy state university, the Department of psychology, political science and socio-cultural technologies. 

 The purpose of the project is to promote the development of self-employment, microbusiness among IDP and local entrepreneurs. Within the framework of the Project it is planned to carry out the following measures aimed at forming practical business skills, expanding the range of links for promotion, exchanging experience in the development of their own business, promoting a positive microclimate in communities for the development of self-employment: 

  Forum for the IDP and community of Sumy, in which: Round table on "Problems of entrepreneurship in Sumy region" with the participation of representatives of local authorities, business, public organizations, mass media, academics, entrepreneurs from IDP, employers- businessmen; consultations of specialists of different areas (in accordance with the needs determined by the results of monitoring); communication with authorities, successful businessmen of Sumy region; Master classes; exchange of experience by IDP, who received assistance from donors and have their own business; the fair of goods and services by entrepreneurs from IDP, who have their own business in Sumy region. 

  Two-days training for IDP "Fundamentals of entrepreneurship`s development", after which it is planned to conduct a contest of business ideas among the participants of the training to identify 5 winners who will receive grant funds within the framework of the Project.

   Round table on the results of the Project on the topic: "Success and issues in the implementation of the project" Promoting the development of small and medium-sized businesses among IDP and host communities of  Sumy Region", the exchange of experience and a joint press conference of the organization of the Project according to the results of the project.