“Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Sheki, Azerbaijan founded in 1995.

Uluchay strives to create favorable socio-economic conditions for people living in the regions of Azerbaijan through program implementation and policy research.

The mission of organization is to support socio-economic development of Azerbaijani regions.

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The monitoring visit of Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan
The monitoring visit of Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

On 29-30 October, 2019 "Uluchay" Social-Economic Innovation Center hosted the monitoring visit of Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan. The monitoring group led by the EU Head of Cooperation, Minister-counsellor Ms. Simona Gatti and Project Manager at EU Delegation Maryam Haji-Ismayilova. The group firstly visited a bakery business called "Grandma Asli's tendir shop, opened with seed funding by a single mother of three children. Within the first day of a visit, the group also had a meeting with women beneficiaries of legal counselling and psychological assistance, as well as women-participants of business trainings.

Program Development

Uluchay is working with the support of local and international donors and supporting socio-economic development of Azerbaijani regions through the covering wider range of regional issues and target groups, including youth, women, and farmers, small and medium enterprises, IDPs and refugees.

Policy Research

As a policy research center, Uluchay’s work is unique in that we introduce new approaches for social change, including the awareness of economic, social and cultural rights. We work with grass roots constituencies to help bridge the connection between policy research, activist networks and social movements.

Our Work

Recent success

478 cases of legal aid, 443 cases of psychological aid, 180 prisoners involved to business trainings, 160 prisoners involved to vocational education, 8 prisoners received start-up support to their business ideas, capacity and knowledge of prison staff, CSOs and authorities increased on prisoners rehabilitation and reintegration.

The “Provision of legal aid, rehabilitation and reintegration support to prisoners in Azerbaijan” project supported by European Union and UNDP.

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