The co-workers at PiNA work on three intertwined and complementary priority areas:
STRENGHTENING OF THE NGO SECTOR
DEVELOPMENT OF A CRITICAL AND RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY
and INTERNATIONAL (CO)OPERATION.
Under these areas, we:
(i.e. PiNA TERMINAL, with which we send more than 60 individuals yearly for training abroad),
connect with other key players
(i.e. coordination of educational institutions, municipality representatives and non-governmental organisations in preparing the first youth analysis in the region),
promote active participation of the civil society
(i.e. the exchange of seeds or preparation of a community urban garden)
respond to existing needs providing any missing content
(i.e. the preparation of a didactic tool for teachers in primary and secondary schools for learning active citizenship).
We are locally recognised as one of the reference NGO’s in the region. Because of the established quality of our work, our success in obtaining funds and our staff’s organisational skills, other NGO’s started asking us for help in preparing tender documentation and obtaining advice on leading organisation work.
The quality of our work is also confirmed by various financiers: in the last three years, we have successfully run as carriers of the tender programmes Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, Lifelong Learning Gruntwig and Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, European Social Fund, Norway’s Financial Mechanism, American Embassy and the Anne Lindh Foundation. We have also successfully run for the Public Tender of the Republic of Slovenia. An important part of the organisation’s income is created on the market, by performing educational services for other organisations and institutions.
During our years of operation, we have developed a wide network of quality partnerships, which consists of over 100 organisations in four continents. We are present in various networks and initiatives on a national and international level (the Network of Multimedia Centres Europe Direct Network, Plan B for Slovenia, Slovenian NGO platform for development cooperation and humanitarian aid – SLOGA, etc.). PiNA uses its staff and branched network of cooperatives to bring to partnerships an interdisciplinary approach and varied expert knowledge from the field of youths, participation, minorities, lifelong learning, creativity and European cooperation.
In 2011, our work has earned us the “Innovative project of the year” award by Ministry of Education and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, and in 2012 the national Karl Veliki prize (project Glas mladih – Voice of Youth). We also gained the status of operating in the public interest in the field of youth.