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Zavod Tri

National Network: 
Tavčarjeva 18a
4220 Škofja Loka
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Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

Our main goal is ENCOURAGING AND IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY PRACTICES. In Institute Three we have currently three employees. Our office is occasionally used as co-working space and also as social space which means that we are organizing local and regional events.

We are aiming to be a part of vibrant international community with variation of projects according to our goal, capacities, potencial and wishes. With participating in international projects we would like to ensure the transfer and sharing of knowledge and skills.

Currently we have cca. 80 000 € of yearly budget, main income is from European Social Fund.

Biggest project is a Regional support network for NGOs in north-west Slovenia.

We are also implementing smaller and more activist-oriented actions for gender equality and intercultural understanding..

Our main partners are NGOs from the region and from Slovenia and we are establishing a network of partners from international environment.

Mission and Objectives: 

Institute Three is: -implementing REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK FOR NGOs IN GORENJSKA (REGION OF NW SLOVENIA). We are providing supportive environment for regional and local NGOs. We are implementing counseling, training, mentoring for NGOs in the way that they can develop their full potential; we are cooperating with local communities to encourage them towards more transparent and supportive measures towards NGOs; we are cooperating with regional development agencies to plan future development of the region; on the national level we are cooperating with other networks; we developing cross-sectoral connections and cooperation; we are researching possibilities of innovative financing for NGOs and connections between NGOs and social entrepreneurship.

Our focus themes for the next four years is: refugees, gender equality, youth, cultural NGOs, tourism and other business with impact and/or social responsibility etc.

- implementing PILOT PROJECT OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP by founding a Knitting Cooperative. Inside the Cooperative we are connecting and networking experts in management, design and artisans to create, produce and market innovative Slovenian wool products; we are trying out new economies and innovative financing; we are connecting local community with events which are focusing on transfering of skills and knowledge

Main Projects / Activities: 

- Regional support network for NGOs in north-west Slovenia - project Grozd

- Pilot project of social entrepreneurship: Knitting Cooperative Breja preja 

- Within Breja preja we are also implementing weekly knitting meeting with women refugees and locals and building international network of partner NGOs to develop a project together.

- Avenue of prominent women in Škofja Loka - activist action for reaching recognition of women and gender equality.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We can contribute to network with our different approach, fresh ideas and regional involvement.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We would like to contribute with some meaningful projects and/or project ideas.