INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL USS
Potential USS was in 1998 and registered NGO by the Ministry of Justice on
May 27, 2000.
The main goal of the union is to gather specialists educated abroad and in
the Azerbaijan Republic in this union, by using their scientific, technical,
economical, legal and cultural potential to take active part in solution of
social- economical problems of our Republic; to co-operate with other social,
non-political and international organizations; by influencing on the state to
help specialists of great intellectual potential to be represented in state
management; to try for formation of civil society in the country and perception
of democratic principles in society by everybody.
Union began its activity with the formation of information bank, constructed
its office, organized the computer club and English courses for children of
disabled persons of Karabakh War and veterans of Afganistan .
The Union implemented the following projects funded by International Organizations:
- November 1999 -May 2000, the Union implemented the project of "To
organize free legal advice Center for vulnerable people" supported by
OXFAM GB. During 6 months 633 beneficiaries applied to the Center and 9 newsletters
and 3 bulletins reflecting the privileges and allowances of vulnerable people.
There were held 7 workshops dedicated to rights and privileges of vulnerable
people for representatives of local NGOs.
- August, 2000- August, 2001, the organization began to implement the project
of "To organize Legal Advice and Training Center for providing the education
and health rights of vulnerable people" under the funding of OXFAM GB.
More than 1568 people applied to the Center and received necessary legal advises,
and 6 legal bulletins and 12 newsletters were printed and distributed. A kit
called "Rights, Privileges, Allowances 100 questions -100 answers"
was printed and distributed. The telecasts and broadcasts called "Legal
clinic" were realized on local TV and radio. The articles were printed
on local newspapers in a regular basis. The Legal Library has been organized
at the office. Workshops on health rights of vulnerable people were conducted
at health enterprises. "Young Law Lovers" groups were established
at 27 schools and more than 476 pupils were involved in these groups. The
composition competition was held in order to determine outcomes of enlightenment
works conducted among them and their knowledge and legal thought level.
- July, 2001-July 2002 the Union implemented the project "To organize
training on legal regulation of business for small and middle entrepreneurs"
under the support of Eurasia Foundation. Free legal advices were provided
to entrepreneurs living in Sumgayit and in suburbun. 607 physical and juridical
persons engaged in entrepreneruship in Sumgayit and suburbs have got necessary
legal advice, 6 legal bulletins and 12 newsletters on legislation regulating
entreprise activity were published and distributed within the framework of
the project. 12 telecast were developed on Local TV. The 2 monthly courses
for 20 persons who are willing to be entrepreneur and monthly courses for
entrepreneurs were organized within the framework of the project. 82 phisical
and juridical persons could raise the level of their legal knowledge.
- August, 2001-February, 2002 , the Union implemented the project "Training
and advocacy on main Constitutional Rights and Liberties for Citizens to help
the Building of Civil Society in Regions" under the funding of Democratic
Commision, Embassy of USA. Workshops with participation of representatives
of local NGOs were held in Lenkoran, Astara, Sheki, Gakh and Balaken regions
within the framework of the project.
- From December' 2001 the Union implements the project "The Organization
of Poverty Monitoring Center" on Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper under
the funding of OXFAM GB. The trainings on poverty rate and identification
of measures on poverty reduction were provided representatives of local NGOs
in 20 regions of the country. There were held meetings with members of Young
Law Lovers groups and conversation on economic and juridical issues. According
to the project the Union provides information advice service to poor people
and work with young law lovers groups. Besides Free Legal Advice is shown
for vulnerable people of Sumgayit and surburbs within the framework of the
The book " Rights, Privileges, Allowances 100 questions -100 answers"
includes 5 chapters:
- The privileges and allowances of disabled peoples;
- The social protection of refugees and IDPs;
- The privileges and allowances of martyrs' families;
- The social protection of children deprived of protection of parents;
- Various questions and answers