OUR VISION

OUR VISION IS FOR EVERY YOUNG PERSON LEAVING GATES OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM TO BE COMPLETELY PREPARED FOR THE EVER-CHANGING WORLD OF LABOR.

WE BUILD BRIDGES BETWEEN EDUCATION AND LABOR
MARKET

 

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SAIDE - Slovak Association for Innovation

Development in Education

SAIDE is a non-profit and independent association whose mission is to accelerate society's transition from old forms of education to new ones via building agile and cooperating ecosystem of institutions consisting of schools, universities, employers and supporting organizations. Our effort correlates with the 7th and 8th goal of European goals for young people closely defined in the European Youth Goals 2019-2027. If we want for every young person coming out of the education system to be equipped with all the key competences and professional knowledge needed for their successful existence on a rapidly changing labor market, we must focus our efforts on effective linking of the education field with the labor market.

Work has a significant place in life of almost each of us and it is one of the main factors influencing an actual form of living of an individual and their offspring. We believe that if we create an inclusive cooperating environment between the labor market and education, we can not only prevent unemployment and achieve higher GDP, but we will also raise the quality of life in our society.

Our journey began in January 2019, when our founders decided to raise awareness of secondary school students of Slovakia about ongoing changes and unprecedented trends in the labor market caused by The Fourth Industrial Revolution in the form of an all-day conference. Eventually, there were 3 conferences held in that same year. Students from over 100 secondary schools from all around the country have attended these conferences. Based on a positive feedback from teachers, students and partners, the organizers have decided to found SAIDE and expand their activities on behalf of the mutual vision for SAIDE.

OUR PILLARS

Our activities are built on three key pillars:

COLABORATION

Because we perceive cross-sectoral cooperation as a foundation for successful realization of our vision.

INNOVATION

Because we believe that to bring value means to apply modern methods, new procedures and bold ideas.

DILIGENCE

Because we are aware that we must consistently take an adequate amount of effort in order to fulfill our vision.

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SAIDE FINANCING

SAIDE is a non-government, independent and non-profit oriented organization. Thus, we finance our costs via various sources:

SPONSORSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EMPLOYERS

GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM VARIOUS FOUN-DATIONS

2% OF TAX ASSIGNATION

SAIDE IS STILL A RELATIVELY YOUNG ORGANIZATION BUT DURING
ITS EXISTENCE WE HAVE ALREADY MANAGED TO
COLLABORATE WITH EXPERTS FROM MORE THAN:

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AS PART OF OUR ACTIVITIES, WE HAVE PARTICIPATED, FOR EXAMPLE, IN

  • Connecting the Combined Church School in Snina with GGE in order for the school to expand and improve their technical classroom,

  • Preparation of an expert panel focused on future of education at IXPO technology festival,

  • Expansion of The New Generation of Founders, a Google project focused on teaching Design Thinking methodology,

  • Communication of an event organized by the Institute of Informatics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences to secondary school teachers..

SAIDE IN THE SLOVAK PRESS

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JOIN US 

Are you interested in joining our team or supporting our activities? Leave us a message! We are happy to get in touch with you and discuss the potential opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you!