Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

News from Fair Start

Here are some news from our friends at Fair Start:




In the free online education program for social pedagogues , we continue to create more language versions. I have also designed resource sessions for educating children in exercising their rights, in how to inform children and youth about sexuality and prevention, etc.


You can use these staff education “sessions”. The session concerning educating children in their rights can be found if you click “resources” at


This is our second version of the social pedagogue training program. When tested, it will also be in Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Latvian and Danish language versions. For more info, go to


PS: For colleagues in Brazil, we have translated the texts of into Brazilian Portuguese, and the book about helping children with attachment problems is here in Portuguese:


Best from Fair Start educations and Niels Peter Rygaard, Denmark

2nd International Forum in Ulyanovsk

Dear Colleagues,

The Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues of Russia and the Government of the Ulyanovsk region with great satisfaction inform social workers about the fact that the 19-20 June 2013 in Ulyanovsk will be held the 2nd international forum of social workers: “Social Cohesion.  Open Society. Equal opportunities”.

The main objective of the forum is to improve social services and the quality of life for people in the vulnerable positions.

Read the invitation to participate here.

News from the Fair Start Project


The free online education in quality care for children without parents in orphanages and foster families – – has now led to a second EU project, where the education is tested and applied also in Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Latvia and Denmark.

The success of the first project, 2008-10 started 2012-14,  where the partner countries mentioned are testing and educating their staffs in the program’s quality care practices. The non-profit education program for staff groups and leaders in new langiugages will be available online in these languages also during 2013.

The partner organizations of the second project in those countries can be found at .

The program includes two new versions, where one is for institutional workplaces (orphanages,  residential care, kindergartens, etc.) and the other is for foster family managers and their foster families.

Furthermore, the program is spreading in 3rd world countries (please see In India, the Fair Start program will now be applied in establishing a foster family care system in a Hindi version in Rajastan, a very poor region, by the government. In Indonesia the program in Bahasa is now standard education for all orphanages.

One outcome of this work is that the global network of child care researchers are contributing to a special issue of Infant Mental Health Journal. This issue is dedicated to the challenge of how child care research can influence political decisions about child care systems and education of educators/ intervention programs. High quality contributions from 20 countries promise an exciting issue.

For further info about program use, research, participation etc. please contact Fair Start expert and child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard at , or via


Professional competences in Russian

Dear friends,

I am happy to announce that our colleagues from the Russian Union of Social Pedagogues have translated our document about professional competences into Russian. It may be a small but nevertheless important step towards defining a framework of our profession and getting it recognised more widely internationally.

As more and more local organisations and unions in different countries around the world have a local version of the document and use it in their everyday work to discuss and define social education we will collectively, step by step, obtain a heightened professional awareness.

So every time our document is translated to a new language is a time to celebrate. Congratulations to our Russian colleagues for their efforts and great work!

Find the Russian translation and the rest of our publications here.

News from our Russian colleagues

3rd National Congress

The Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues held their 3rd National Congress of Social Education and Pedagogy in Anapa in Russia in the days 25th to 27th of  September 2012. The title of the Congress was “Potential of the Social Pedagogue in modernization of the Russian Society: Conditions and Prospects”.

At the final plenary session a declaration was approved. Read the declaration in English or in Russian:
Declaration in English

Declaration in Russian


6th Siberian Education Seminar
The VI Siberian Education Seminar in Novosibirsk, Russia, took place the 6th to 8th of November 2012. AIEJI’s General Secretary Lars Steinov participated together with other international guests. See the news from the local television:

Russian News TV


Celebrating Makarenko’s 125th birthday
Russian State Social University (RSSU) invites you to take part in the International social – pedagogical conference, on the occasion Anton Semenovitch Makarenko’s 125th anniversary. Read the invitation from the State University of Moscow in English or in Russian:

Invitation in English

Invitation in Russian

AIEJI’s 19th World Congress

Aieji 19th World Congress

XIX Congresso

In the President's Report 2017 you can read about AIEJI's work and projects from 2013-2017. You can also read about the coming work programme for the next four years.

Download the report here.

AIEJI’s 18th World Congress

In the President's Report 2013 you can read about the activities of AIEJI in the last congress period as well as the ideas for the coming work programme in 2013 - 2017.

Download the report here.