Our Mission & Vision
ARNO’s mission is: To develop and support social innovation through design of new options and diverse social initiatives, which are developed by active, independent citizens that act jointly and contribute towards community
development and positive changes.
ARNO’s vision is: Shaping the future by sharing our resources and discovering new approaches
social innovation, social entrepreneurship, green economy, VET for youth employability, philanthropy and CSR, development agenda, post-2015, advocacy, youth.
ARNO’s strategy is integrated into decision-making by embedding it into the discussion on the Annual Assembly and Executive Board meetings. New generated ideas and evaluation processes are updated to reflect the broader performance objectives set out in its strategy to align priorities at all levels of the organization. Throughout the year, ARNO’s management team reviews performances and approves future actions guided by its strategy. As ARNO moves forward, it is focused on achieving its goals while building institutional capacity, managing emerging risks and embracing opportunities that increase its contribution to the civil society role.
As a socially innovative organization, ARNO has been able to translate its mission and vision into projects and activities that highlight its commitment, readiness and ability to innovate in order to respond to social issues. The organization believes that civil society actions are a powerful way to create lasting change for the communities. Thus, focused work in the programme areas and strategic goals accompanied with the building of skills, resources and relationships, is the path towards building stronger impact.
A programme area is a topic that has impact on ARNO’s work and communities of interest. It is an area of significant opportunity and requires organization-wide focus and engagement. With emphasis on using social innovation approaches,
ARNO’s work is structured around 4 main programme areas:
Social Innovation Programme, Sustainable Development Programme, Philanthropy Programme and Youth Programme.