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20th anniversary of Disaster Preparedness Day

view more To mark the 20th anniversary of its DIPECHO programme, the EU, State Security and Crisis Management Council and DIPECHO partners organised a ceremony on 13th  October, coinciding with International Disaster Risk Reduction Day.

Festival on Social Entrepreneurship in Georgia

view more Last Saturday, on September 17, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Georgia hosted a Festival on Social Entrepreneurship in the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe. With the theme “I Support Social Entrepreneurship”, the festival aimed to increase public awareness about what social entrepreneurship is and also to connect the entrepreneurs around the region to each other.

Story of Temur from Pankisi

view more Temur Machalikashvili has been living with physical disabilities since birth in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge. Pankisi is one of Georgia's poorest areas, and recently Temur stopped receiving much needed welfare, since then having to rely on what he can sell from his small farm.

Media Tour in Shida Kartli Social Enterprises

view more Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Georgia hosted an informational tour in Shida Kartli on May 2-25. Representatives from local and central media, US embassy, local government, and project partners participated in the tour. They were introduced to the social enterprises opened under ASB's project "Social Enterprises for IDPs in Georgia".

Nani Diakonidze

view more Nani Diakonidze was only 24 when she fell out of the window while cleaning it and got paraplegia - paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal injury. Since then she has a walking disability. Nani has no wheelchair; instead she uses two chairs for movement in the apartment which makes Nani’s life even harder. Every day is a new struggle for her.

European Social Services Conference

view more Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Georgia will join the 24th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) in Hague on June 20-22 of 2016. The ESSC will explore how public services can collaborate more effectively with local communities and their citizens in combatting poverty and social exclusion.

ASB Georgia Strategy Workshop 2016

view more From April 19-21 ASB Georgia held their annual strategy workshop in the beautiful Kvareli region. All ASB Georgia staff and the desk officer for Georgia from ASB HQ office in Cologne, Bernd Ilg, participated in reviewing the Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Annual Performance Agreement and Appraisals (APAA) created last year .New objectives for the following year were also established. Through a series of open discussions some interesting ideas emerged . The sustainability of social enterprises in Georgia, founded under ASB’s social entrepreneurship support projects was a hot topic.

30 000 people in Greece are in need of support

view more Tensions continue to rise in Greece as the Refugee Corridor to the north is blocked and new arrivals are sent back to Turkey. Five ambulance cars, donated by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Germany are already in use to provide medical care for refugees. ASB has established a response support team in the regions of Idomeni and Lesbos.

Project Strengthen capacity of CSOs in Georgia and Ukraine is beginning the new phase

view more Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Georgia in partnership with the Georgian Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) and the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) is working to increase the role of civil society organizations (CSO) in contributing meaningfully to the social development of Georgia and Ukraine.

Meeting with Georgian Vice Minister

view more In ASB's headquarters in Cologne Ulrich Bauch, general manager of ASB, held a meeting with Mamuka Tsotniashvili, vice minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.The vice minister visited the headquarters to discuss the situation of refugees and IDPs in Georgia. Representatives from ASB’s Foreign Aid department participated in the meeting.