Our history

Our History

Nisma për Ndryshim Shoqëror – ARSIS is a non-governmental organization that was established in Tirana on February 2016 as an inherit of ARSIS – Social Organization for the Support of Youth, branch of ARSIS in Greece (established in Tirana in January 2006). Ever since Nisma has transformed itself into an influential non-governmental actor in the civil society sector in Albania and beyond.

The organization Nisma is implementing programs that are structured based on a multidisciplinary and human rights-based approaches aiming to guarantee a holistic intervention with effective results. Is identified as a non-profit entity supporting the most vulnerable, deprived and marginalized children, youth and their families and communities to have access and adequate social services and support.

Nisma has been implementing programs and delivering services in more than 20 Municipalities in Albania (Tirana, Devoll, Elbasan, Kavaja, Shijak, Kruja, Kukes, Durrës, Lushnjë, Cërrik, Korça, Vlora, Lezha, Kurbin, Saranda, Gramsh and Shkodra). Also, mobile emergency services for children in high or immediate risk are provided all over Albania.

Nisma për Ndryshim Shoqëror ARSIS is a Non-Governmental Organization,specializing in the social support of children, youth and families that are in difficulty or danger or vulnerable situation and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of children and youth marginalization, the elaboration of policies which defend children and youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged children and young people.

Our Vision

Each child, young person, woman and family in Albania and beyond attains the right to protection, development and participation.

Our Mission

To encourage a solidarity-based inclusive society where vulnerable groups such as children, youth, families and marginalised Roma/Egyptian communities are provided with equal opportunities to develop their lives