|Grant Number||PL_X 2007_96|
|Organization||Warsaw University, Department of Psychology|
|Project Name||Strengthening local communities by improving democratic skills|
|Amount Awarded||USD 40,000.00|
|Grant Period||April 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009|
This project aims to strengthen citizens’ communication and conflict resolution skills to stimulate civic engagement in local communities. The program will improve social skills among citizens (both youth and adults), increase their awareness of county problems, help them debate on ongoing local issues, and will develop citizens’ problem solving skills, which could be applied to cope with local concerns. The grantee hopes to foster more positive attitude towards debates and democratic institutions, increase participants’ awareness of constructive conflict resolution strategies and prepare them to enter the community as active citizens.