It is our great pleasure to present you our new partners from FYR of Macedonia and Albania and their national networks. Now IRIS has not five, but seven national secretariats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia and two in formation in FYROM and Albania.

Based on previous cooperation, we added new partners to IRIS network:
Association of students and youth with disabilities from FYROM (ASYD) and
Social Organization for the Support of Youth (ARISIS) from Albania.

Association of students and youth with disabilities from FYROM (ASYD)

ASYD was founded in 2002 by a group consisting of students with disability, special educators and rehabilitators and also students without disabilities.The mission of ASYD is to promote inclusive secondary and higher education young people and students with disability by provision of all necessary conditions, representing the social model in the approach to disability and fulfilling further planned goals of the organisation.

The association is the only organisation in Macedonia that is strictly working on overcoming the barriers in secondary and higher education for students with disabilities.

National network of FYR of Macedonia
Association of invalid pensioners in Municipality Chair
Association of students and youth with disability
Association on Social Workers of the city of Skopje
Food bank Macedonia
Association Regional Center for persons with intellection disability ” Poraka Nasa”- Kumanovo
Roma Community Center ” DROM”- Kumanovo
Women’s Civic Initiative “ANTICO”
Organization”Mladi Info”
Association of women s and childrens
Center for women and children
Roma center
Association for pensioners
Ekocenter Gostivar
Youth organization from Tetovo

Social Organization for the Support of Youth (ARISIS) from Albania
Cente for Civic Perspective

ARSIS was established in 1992 and is working in Tirana since 2005  due to the active participation of members, volunteers and young people. ARSIS mission in Tirana takes actions for the prevention of children/youth exclusion (0 to 25 years old). In this frame, ARSIS develops new methods and tools for children/youth support, organizes and participates in networks for social solidarity, cooperates with public and private services and promotes improved methods for the social policy of youths.

ARSIS is a Non Governmental Organization, specializing in the social support of children/youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of their marginalization, the elaboration of policies which defend their rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged people. We offer our services to young individuals and communities who live under conditions of poverty, neglect, victimization, conflict, disapproval, exploitation, isolation, racism or they are having problems with law, they are institutionalized, have dropped out school and they face social discrimination.

National network of Albania

Different & Equal
Children of the World Albania- Human Rights
National Association Education for Life – SHKEJ
Psycho-Social Centre “Vatra”
LGBT Alliance Albania
Institute of Romani Culture in Albania – IRCA
MEDPAK Association
Tjeter Vizion
TLAS (Tirana Legal Aid Society)
ADRA Albania
ARSIS – Social Organisation for the Support of the Youth
“Amaro-Drom” Union
National Association Education for Life – SHKEJ

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