PiNA is an organisation for social development based on the following principles:
Respect for basic human rights and democratic principles;
Active participation of individuals in the community and cultural engagement;
Respect for the environment and focus on sustainable development;
Critical thought and ethical operation;
Life-long learning and holistic approach to education.
Our contribution to social development is put into practice in the following ways:
Education and training under the principles of informal education, to develop fundamental skills, values and approaches for the holistic development of responsible individuals;
Organisation of various awareness and educational events, such as cultural events, conferences, seminars, fairs...;
Publishing educational and informational material, such as manuals, promotional brochures, bulletins...;
Offering multimedia and web solutions for information and education, such as videos, documentaries, web pages, webinars, intermedia installations...;
Planning and performance of different cooperation processes regarding decision-making in public issues;
Raising awareness and advocacy for specific groups;
Performing analyses, offering opinions and recommendations or other forms of expertise;
Performing specific fieldwork projects;
Providing other non-governmental institutions, social enterprises, informal groups and artists with support, mentoring and coaching;
Cooperating with domestic and international partners, and participation in international organisation networks.
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).
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.