About Us

Psychosocial Innovation Network is a non-governmental organization founded with the aim of achieving various goals in the field of psychological practice.

Our main goals are creation, development, improvement and application of diverse psychological interventions. Specific focus is put on conducting quantitative and qualitative psychosocial research which enables the creation of evidence-based recommendations for practice improvement and development of psychosocial and educational interventions which meet the needs of individuals, groups and the entire society.

In this way we achieve our specific goals, related to providing psychosocial support, empowerment, and improvement of the quality of life of individuals, particularly from vulnerable and marginalized groups. Our interventions include raising public awareness and advocating for various social and psychological challenges our beneficiaries face.

I spent eight weeks with PIN as a psychology intern. Working at PIN gave me more insight on the refugee crisis and how it impacts individuals, the country, and the region. It also allowed me to see how psychology is perceived and learned in different contexts and spaces.

Jessi

"Volunteering as a PIN intern and was such a valuable experience because it exposed me to what mental health work looks like in another country and how to navigate different systems abroad. Getting the opportunity to assist the PIN psychologists with the refugee clients in Belgrade, and in the camps, provided me with a new perspective on trauma informed care."

Stephanie

Mission and Vision

PIN seeks to support and enhance psychosocial well-being and quality of life of individuals from vulnerable and marginalized groups through evidence-based practices. PIN strives to establish and operate within an efficient and comprehensive model of psychosocial support which engages service providers, beneficiaries and other support actors to work together to create a safe environment for coping with difficulties and overcoming obstacles in increasing well-being on individual level.

Goals and activities

• Implementation, dissemination and strengthening of empirically based psychological practices

• Creation, development, improvement and application of diverse psychological interventions

• Psychosocial support, empowerment, capacity strengthening, and improvement of quality of life of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups

• Raising awareness of various social and psychological challenges and issues and possible overcoming strategies

• Conducting research focused on identification and exploration of psychological, social, educational and health-related challenges and difficulties of beneficiaries and the wider community in which they live, with the aim of establishing their causes, ways of its prevention and resolution

• Publishing scientific papers, reports, policy briefs and other forms of publications

• Organizing training, seminars, workshops and other forms of informal education for beneficiaries, staff, fellow organizations

• Cooperation with domestic and international institutions and stakeholders, which deal with psychological, social, educational, and health matters