Azerbaijanian Sociological Association (ASA) is a public non-governmental organization, which is occupied with conduction of sociological and opinion researches.ASA was founded and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan in 1996. Azerbaijanian Sociological Association is a member of the International Sociological Association (ISA). ASA is officially registered on the PADOR,on the World Bank DACON Center and World Bank Online Vendor Service.
ASA conducts the "full cycle" research - from instrument design and data collection to analysis and presentation of results of researches in Azerbaijan and abroad in the following fields:
- politics (electoral and approvement ratings, protest activity, etc.);
- social (education, employment, health care, family, corruption, etc.);
- business (finance and insurance, real estate and construction, trademarks, branding and reputation management, IT, media research, sports industry, automobile market, etc.).
Experience and results of projects conducted by the Azerbaijanian Sociological Association were published in "International Sociology" , “Current Sociology” magazines of ISA and were reported on World Congress on Violence (Dublin, Ireland, 1997), on XIV World Congress of Sociology in Montreal (Canada, 1998), XV World Congress of Sociology in Brisbane (Australia, 2002) , XVI World Congress of Sociology in Durban (South Africa, 2006), XVII World Congress of Sociology in Goteborg(Sweden,2010), XVIII World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama(Japan,2014). At the World Congresses of Sociology in Montreal, Brisbane and Yokohama ASA held the Special Scientific Sessions devoted to the results of the researches.
Mission of Azerbaijanian Sociological Association is conduction of sociological and opinion researches , the implementation of social work aimed at the development of democracy and support of civil society evolution in Azerbaijan.
The sphere of activity of the Azerbaijanian Sociological Association is supporting of the development of human rights and democracy , gender equality , health and education of children , overcoming of poverty , resolution of social problems of vulnerable groups ,conflict resolution and promote the role of Civil Society Organizations in the development of democracy.
ASA conducts different social work related to organization and development of communities of refugees and IDPs, social rehabilitation of adolescents conflicting with law, holding of training sessions among different levels of population.
ASA also studies the ways of realization and effectiveness of different projects, conduction of social evaluation and expertise of activity of organizations in researched spheres related to improvement of people's lives.
Structure of the Organization
Azerbaijanian Sociological Association has collective as well as individual members. Collective members of ASA are specialized in the sphere of the development of human rights and democracy , gender equality , health and education of children , overcoming of poverty , resolution of social problems of vulnerable groups ,conflict resolution and promote the role of Civil Society Organizations in the development of democracy.
Individual members are high-qualified specialists in spheres of sociology, political science,anthropology, economics, law, health, pedagogy, psychology, informational-communicational technologies and other spheres. ASA personnel possess high technology in the sphere of collection, processing and analysis of sociological information and preparation of perfect recommendations and activity programs that are based on the results of conducted surveys.
Research sections cover different areas of sociological knowledge in consist of ASA. ASA also has research committees and thematic groups.
Higher regulation organ of ASA is Congress, which is conducted once in 4 years. Between Congresses the Association is controlled by executive council headed by the President of ASA. At the present time the President of the Azerbaijanian Sociological Association is Rufat Guliyev.