SIEDAS – Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Association of Slovakia www.siedas.org is a non-governmental, voluntary, interest and non-profit association that devotes its attention particularly to young people who want to find out their talent, discover the spirit of entrepreneurship and principles of sustainable society. Within this objective and through its activities, association helps to create a student culture, which bears elements of the study, an active approach to fulfilment of life goals, relaxation and exploring of new things to broaden young people’s horizons and facilitate their entry into the labour market. SIEDAS is full member of TDM2000 International, large network of organizations working with main focus on youth. Our aims are realized through non-formal learning of students who are developing a student platform preŠtudenta focuses on 20.000 students in Nitra these days. Students help to students and try to fill the vision of a tool which navigates new students at university as well as provide necessary and helpful information about study and students life during school for all students, while gives an assistance to graduates for a new beginning. Platform offers huge amount of opportunities how to attract group of young people of age 19 – 28.
In addition, we cooperate with Slovak university of Agriculture in Nitra where we work and have direct contact with students from all faculties. SIEDAS cooperate on its activities with academic senate, management of university, student parliament, teachers and various university departments. We started to spread our activities and support national initiative of Iuventa, KomPrax, which leads to recognition of non-formal learning in Slovakia and took part in national project PRAKTIK which educated our members in the field of youth work. We were successful applicant in Youth in Action programme (3 projects realized) and also in Erasmus+ (we have been coordinator of 4 KA1 projects so far). As a partner in KA1 projects of our partnering NGOs we sent abroad more than 60 participant, in 2015.