SLOVENE PHILANTHROPY, Association for Promotion of Volunteer Work

Description

Slovene Philanthropy

Slovene Philanthropy, Association for promotion of voluntary work, is ahumanitarian organization operating in public interest since 1992. Our programs are aimed at increasing the quality of life in the community and advocacy for the socially weak. The central activity of Slovene Philanthropy is the promotion of volunteering. We firmly believe that through volunteering we can all contribute to a better and more tolerant society, based on the respect of all people regardless of their personal or living circumstances.
The values we advocate are: respect for nature and fellow man, solidarity, tolerance, equality and equal opportunities for all.
We combine various activities in program units that function within Slovene Philanthropy:

• Volunteering;
• Migrations;
• Intergenerational cooperation;
• Promotion of health;
• International development cooperation.

Segregation of society is increasing the number of areas that require the engagement of people in order to assure the values of a just society. Through our programs we are entering areas not yet covered by national institutions or covered only to a certain degree: assistance to refugees, children and young migrants, aid for the homeless and other persons without health insurance in access to health services, advocacy of rights of migrant workers, establishment of intergenerational cooperation.

Our vision is a kind and secure society that offers a safe environment to all, even those who are for any reason unable to provide a comfortable existence for themselves and their families, through true partnership cooperation of national institutions, the economic sector and voluntary activities of citizens.

We firmly believe the quality of life in our community is our common responsibility, so we support initiatives that are in accordance with our values.

Contact data

Country: Slovenia
Address: Poljanska 12
Ljubljana
1000
Telephone: +386 1 430 12 88
Fax: +386 1 430 12 89
E-Mail: info@filantropija.org
Website: http://www.filantropija.org
Contact Person: Vahida Huzejrovic
vahida.huzejrovic@guest.arnes.si
Tel: +386 1 430 12 88
Link to this organisation: https://diaspora-engagement.eu/org/slovene-philanthropy/

Organisation details

Fields of work: campaigning / advocacy / development cooperation / awareness raising / integration / education / cultural activities / diversity / humanitarian aid / charity / volunteer work promotion
Topics: development / migration / health / global issues
Memberships in networks:
  • EUROPEAN VOLUNTEER CENTRE
  • HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL
Legal status: formal
Legal registration number: MNZRS 0016//4-S-024/124-92
EuropAid PADOR-ID: SI-2007-DUW-2711464201

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages: Slovene / English
Other language skills: Croatian / German / Serbian / Russian
Countries working in currently: Bosnia and Herzegovina / Kosovo / Russian Federation / Serbia / Moldova
Countries worked in previously: Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Iraq / Kosovo / Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of / Moldova / Kenya / Tanzania / Uganda / Serbia / Montenegro / Russian Federation / Albania
Countries of interest: Africa / Asia / Europe

Projects

“Young people – active citizens in the North Caucasus” The main purpose of the project was to educate and empower children and young people to be responsible citizens and to act through organized voluntary work in schools and through activities where young people learn through action. The project aimed also help to contribute to stability in the region and…
Sunny Skies Women’s Project The purpose for the project was to set up a formal civil society organization Sunny Skies Women's Project in the "slum" village in Kampala and mobilize women and children for self-help and improvement of their own  living conditions. Besides setting up the new organisation, the project wanted to link products produced…
Help the children of Babylon The project wanted to expand the model of psychosocial support, which Slovenia has developed in Iraq in 2003 and has proven to be successful. The basic concept of this model is to provide psychosocial support to children in schools through education and empowerment of school staff and collaboration with parents.
Linking lives – building solidarity with the elderly in developing countries The ultimate objective of the three-year project is to establish direct ties and solidarity among older people in the European Union countries and the developing countries and influence the authorities of the European Union to draw attention to the need for the direct involvement of older people in the development…
Towards coexistance of youth in Kosovo The purpose of the project was to act on preventing youth violence in schools and develop good inter-ethnic relations among young people in Kosovo by working with all ethnic groups in Kosovo,, in particular in towns of: Prizren, Ferizaj and  Lipljan. The activities in the project included training for teachers…
Raising awareness of human rights among young people in Transnistria and education of young people for active citizenship The project is aimed at raising awareness of human rights among young people in Moldova, Transnistria and the education of young people for active citizenship. The long term goal is to empower young people to use the acquired knowledge and to get involved in decision-making processes, civil initiatives and in…
Human rights education – contribution to youth empowerment and education for responsible and active citizenship The purpose of the project is to contribute to the education of children and young people for responsible and active citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia (in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the municipality of Tuzla and Doboj East, Serbia - Vojvodina) through human rights education and volunteer work. Main…
Project in Balkans The project could be focused on the area of Balkans. The main project's holder could be either Peace Institute or Slovene Philanthropy. We could focus on the question of citizenship, human rights, social injustice, EU entry, etc. The focus would depend on the call/tender of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…
Projects in Africa We could carry out numerous projects in geographically defined countries of Africa, according to experience of specific Slovene NGOs those countries would namely be: - Uganda (Slovene Philanthropy, Edirisa, Matafir, Peace Institute), - Rwanda (Peace Institute), - Mali (International African Forum), - Ethiopia, Niger (Institute for African Studies , International…
Human rights and migrants Project on the topic of human rights and migrants in its widest sense would deal with the question of European citizenship as an open status, which would be accessible to all those living in Europe and not just those, who are already EU citizens. It would deal with questions of…