Poland

117 grants

Grant NumberPL/2012/40
OrganizationThe Unit for Social Innovation and Research - Shipyard
Project NameInstitutional development of Shipyard
Amount AwardedUSD 20,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/39
OrganizationePanstwo Foundation
Project NamePersonal Democracy Forum PL-CEE ‘Technology changes politics’
Amount AwardedUSD 15,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - March 31, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/38
OrganizationOgolnopolska Federacja Organizacji Pozarzadowych - OFOP
Project NameNational Forum of Non-Governmental Initiatives 2014 (OFIP 2014)
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - December 31, 2014
Grant NumberPL/2012/37
OrganizationAllerhand Institute
Project NameInstitutional upgrade and organizational enhancement with view of improving fundraising capabilities and international research and quality competitiveness
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/36
OrganizationInstitute for Law and Society
Project NameTransparency in Court and Tribunal Appointments
Amount AwardedUSD 39,850.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/33
OrganizationModern Poland Foundation (Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska)
Project NameFuture of Copyright (Continuation)
Amount AwardedUSD 236,245.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - December 31, 2014
Grant NumberPL/2012/32
OrganizationePanstwo Foundation
Project NameePanstwo Foundation's Center for Analysis
Amount AwardedUSD 99,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/35
OrganizationThe Congress of Women Association
Project NameWomen for Poland, Poland for Women. Developing the activities of the Congress of Women: an institution of the civil society
Amount AwardedUSD 125,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/34
OrganizationMama Foundation
Project NameSupport for MaMa
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2012 - November 30, 2013
Grant NumberPL/2012/31
OrganizationFundacja Panoptykon
Project NameBuilding capacity and sustainability for digital rights advocacy in Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 99,700.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2012 - January 31, 2014
Grant NumberPL/2012/29
OrganizationProjekt: Polska Foundation
Project Namestate//city
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2012 - July 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to create public space for free circulation of content and ideas in a venue that will serve as home for various organizations and formal and informal civic projects.

Objectives:

  • Creating Space: the venue is large enough to host various types of activities and easily accessible by public transportation. Architects and top interior designers have been taken aboard to volunteer in creation and execution of a tailored vision.
  • Engaging people: partnering individuals and organizations will create its own proposals that will be put together in a program by the joint Program Committee. Programmatic focus will be on animating public discourse, developing joint ideas and strengthening civil society.

Websitehttp://projektpolska.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/28
OrganizationInstitute of Public Affairs
Project NameGender Equality Observatory
Amount AwardedUSD 93,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2012 - January 31, 2014
Project Description

The goal of the project is to create a stable monitoring body – the Gender Equality Observatory – for analysis, promotion and mainstreaming of gender equality issues in Polish public sphere.

Objectives:

  • Monitoring the implementation of gender equality principle
  • Development of a gender equality team in the Institute of Public Affairs


Websitehttp://isp.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL/2012/27
OrganizationFundacja Dzieci Niczyje (Nobody’s Children Foundation)
Project NameJoin in! – Organization development through individuals’ participation
Amount AwardedUSD 99,941.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 10, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to enhance organizational capacity of the grantee in the following dimensions: social involvement, dissemination of outcomes obtained to date, financial stability.

Objectives:

  • Establishing a professional department for relations with donors and NCF supporters.
  • Developing strategic concepts and documentation regarding the functioning of the entire organization: strategies for internal and external communication promoting the feeling of identity and involvement, both among NCF staff and on a social level.
  • Extending the scope of activity of the organization, as well as its efficacy in reaching individuals in need of help, support or information, through involving ambassadors.  
  • Balancing sources of financing of the organization and obtaining greater stability by increasing the share of the budget coming from contributions from private individuals.  
  • Promoting the open engagement model in a catalogue of good practice for use by other organizations in Poland and abroad.


Websitehttp://fdn.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/30
OrganizationOgólnopolska Federacja Organizacji Pozarządowych (OFOP National Federation of Polish NGOs)
Project NameStrengthening civic participation through federalization and networking
Amount AwardedUSD 96,945.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2012 - September 30, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to strengthen OFOP's position and help increase its capacity in tackling common issues for the civil society sector in Poland and subsequently in other V4 countries.

Objectives:

  • Evaluation and conclusions - to summarize and evaluate a decade of the Polish Federation of Non-governmental Organizations, in terms of cooperation with its members, participation in dialogue with the public sector and international cooperation.
  • Capacity building - to enhance OFOP institutional capacity and effectiveness in collaborating with its members and international partners.
  • Strategic plans - communication inside and outside the sector - to determine and announce directions of activities, issues and topics Federation want to deal with in the future and promote a positive image of the NGO sector build upon the examples of the achievements of the Federation.


Websitewww.ofop.eu
Grant NumberPL/2012/26
OrganizationInstitute of Public Affairs
Project NameChurches, State and Public Sphere in Poland. Time to Change Status Quo
Amount AwardedUSD 91,880.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2012 - August 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to improve the quality of the public debate on state-church relations in selected key areas of public life in Poland, such as: the public education system, the domain of key political decisions, women’s rights and public finance.

Objectives:

  • Identify key areas which are constitutive to the state-church relations in Poland;
  • Make a critical review and assessment of the existing mechanisms/solutions in state-church relations in selected areas of the public life in Poland;
  • Identify and describe the views and positions of different actors on the public scene on selected aspects of state-church relations;
  • Compare the Polish experience and solutions concerning state-church relations in selected areas with solutions existing in other countries;
  • Attempt to develop an alternative language in discussing state-church relations in the public discourse, devoid of religious connotations;
  • Elaborate propositions of system and institutional solutions, shaping state-church relations in a new way, allowing for pluralism of religions and worldviews as well as democratic values.


Websitehttp://isp.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL/2012/25
OrganizationFundacja Kultura Liberalna (Kultura Liberalna Foundation)
Project NameDeveloping Polish Liberal Culture
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 15, 2012 - July 15, 2014
Project Description

Making “Kultura Liberalna” an important center of thought engaged in efforts to improve and strengthen civic freedom.

Objectives:

  • Improving the infrastructure of “Kultura Liberalna”.
  • Developing the program.
  • Improving outreach.
  • Developing the team.
  • Improving and broaden cooperation with other non-governmental organizations.
  • Developing a sustainable source of income.


Websitehttp://kulturaliberalna.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/24
OrganizationModern Poland Foundation (Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska)
Project NameFuture of Copyright
Amount AwardedUSD 75,355.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

Changing the paradigm of copyright into a social contract which may be renegotiated; through influencing copyright discourse by introducing new language and arguments related to human rights.

Objectives:

  • Think-tank. There is a need need to build a wider circle of experts to create both more capacity for project activities and more allies in the Applicant’s case to reinforce a wide, reliable network of support and a community of knowledge.
  • Presence. Through participation in consultations, conferences and publications the Applicant will build awareness of its activities and ideas. They want no copyright event to happen without them.
  • Education. The Applicant’s educational materials will be a benchmark on the topic when it comes to accuracy, high quality and usefulness. They will be widely used in schools and universities.
  • Influence. Through a series of events and writing both popular articles and scientific studies the copyright debate will be influenced and put it in a new context.
Websitehttp://nowoczesnapolska.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL/2012/23
OrganizationThe Congress of Women Association
Project NameStartup Mission: Women for Poland, Poland for Women. Developing the activity of the Congress of Women: an institution of the civic society
Amount AwardedUSD 83,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - October 30, 2012
Project Description

Increasing the potential of the Association to enable successful implementation of the objectives, adequate response to the expectations of women in the regions, as well as efficient fundraising and allocation of funding.

Objectives:

  • Construction of the 3-year development strategy of the Congress of Women Association
  • Building an action plan for activities implementing the strategy of the Congress of Women Association
  • Ensuring basic organizational back-office
  • Continuation of the annual Congress of Women meetings

Websitewww.kongreskobiet.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/22
OrganizationProjekt: Polska Foundation
Project NameFree Poland’s Birthday
Amount AwardedUSD 10,680.00
Grant PeriodMay 18, 2012 - June 18, 2012
Project Description

Reinstalling a positive sense and meaning of civic patriotism through reminder about the brightest carts of Poland’s newest history that the citizens should be proud of.

Objectives:

  • familiarizing young people with the key role of the first free elections for the transition from communism into democracy
  • preparing the Free Poland’s Birthday Party, preceded by a social network media info-campaign focused on reminding the importance of June 4th, the day of the first democratic elections in 1989, also via web site with a feature of sending birthday wishes to Poland and thanking all those who contributed to the struggle for independence
  • preparation of birthday parties open to public on the streets of  Warsaw and at least 4 other cities
Websitehttp://www.razem89.pl/
Grant NumberPL/2012/20
OrganizationKlon/Jawor Association
Project NameNGO Sector Research
Amount AwardedUSD 65,313.00
Grant PeriodMay 15, 2012 - August 15, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase and disseminate knowledge on the current condition of the non-governmental sector and the mode of its functioning (i.e. management-related issues, work organization, communication etc.), as well as a better understanding of the sector's diversity, the most important barriers to its development and undergoing changes. The completion of the project is to ensure permanence to the Sector Condition survey cycle developed by Klon/Jawor Association.

Websitewww.klon.org.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/19
OrganizationStowarzyszenie "Pracownia Etnograficzna"
Project NameThe City Path
Amount AwardedUSD 6,100.00
Grant PeriodMay 15, 2012 - July 31, 2012
Project Description

Presentation of feminine perspective in Polish modern history via the "The dissident women of Warsaw"

Objectives:

  • to show the capital through the prism of recollections of opposition activists of the first half of the 80's: their lives looked like: where they lived, how they lived and how they fulfilled themselves as women, often wives and mothers, but at the same time activists, for whom fighting against the system was equally important.
  • to bring closer the everyday life of communist dissidents through a walk around the places important to them.
  • "Warszawa opozycjonistek" will be a part of the cultural programme of the event "Wyłącz system" ("Turn off the system"), which will take place on June 3rd, 2012.

Websitewww.etnograficzna.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/18
OrganizationAssociation of Leaders of Local Civic Groups
Project NameInside the EU - governance and accountability
Amount AwardedUSD 71,825.00
Grant PeriodApril 15, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

The project contributes to the achievement of values expressed in the vision of the future Europe:

  • Accountable and transparent public institutions in Europe on all levels and strong and credible civil society organizations who dialogue with those institutions and influence the decision making processes or keep under check obedience of administrations with the law
  • Implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the everyday practice of public institutions at the local, regional, country and European levels
  • Appreciation of the values of accountability, transparency and respect for fundamental rights, as well as the organizations which protect them, expressed through the active support by citizens, businesses and the public sector


Grant NumberPL/2012/16
OrganizationAssociation 61
Project Name"The Right to Know/Mamprawowiedziec.pl civil web portal, continuation
Amount AwardedUSD 84,600.00
Grant PeriodApril 15, 2012 - April 15, 2013
Project Description

MamPrawoWiedziec.pl achieves the greatest popularity and usefulness during the period of election campaign. Its users have then the chance to benefit not only from information declared by politicians running for offices, but also from comparison of these declarations with the data systematically registered in the service during the term of parliament. It is therefore crucial to maintain the stability of the service, to provide the updated data and to present statements and correlations resulting from collected data to the media. The key for the systematic operation of the service is to preserve the stability of the team.

Grant NumberPL/2012/14
OrganizationJewish Culture Festival Society in Krakow
Project NameStrenghtening Jewish Culture Festival Society by expanding its support base
Amount AwardedUSD 65,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 15, 2012 - June 15, 2013
Project Description

Goals:

  1. Improve the organization of the Society to better perform its mission  and new objectives
  2. Change the perception of the Society and its two main programs : Jewish Culture Festival Society and Convivencia
  3. Increase the scope of the social support and strengthen relationships with existing stakeholders
  4. Create an endowment capital
Grant NumberPL/2012/21
OrganizationFeminoteka Foundation
Project NameEdition of 2 issues of “Furia” - the 5th & a special English issue
Amount AwardedUSD 20,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 02, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

Presenting the most important current issues connected with LGBTQ culture.

Objectives:

  • to present two topics connected in an interesting and surprising way - the queer culture and Dadaism.
  • the aim of the edition of the special issue (in English) is to show foreign LGBTQ communities how the minority culture in Poland is built. It will also serve as a means of an effective promotion campaign.
     
Websitehttp://furia.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL/2012/15
OrganizationOpen Republic Association against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia
Project NameExtreme organizations with democratic state and society
Amount AwardedUSD 70,100.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Project Description

The project's goal is to effectively counteract the expansion of extreme movements in Poland through raising the awareness as to the dangers and risks for the democratic state and society which arise along with extreme activities and ideologies.

Grant NumberPL/2012/13
OrganizationThe Unit for Social Innovation and Research - Shipyard
Project NameInstitutional support 2012-2013
Amount AwardedUSD 125,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2012 - March 31, 2014
Project Description

Goals:

  1. Reinforcing the formative and educational character: refinement and implementation of a system for formation of persons constituting the Shipyard’s team
  2. Strengthening the group of "boatswains" / managers
  3. Strengthening managerial competence within the Shipyard
  4. Developing and testing a standard model for completing of the Shipyard projects
  5. Developing a long-term strategy of the Shipyard functioning and a model for funding its activities
Grant NumberPL_2012_12
OrganizationFoundation against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery “La Strada”
Project NameMaking Foundation La Strada more stable and independent
Amount AwardedUSD 49,020.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is:

  • To achieve greater financial stability;
  • To diversify income;
  • To improve work environment.

Its objectives are:

  • Modernization and improvement of the management practices;
  • Adjustment and improvement of the work environment;
  • Creation and Implementation of the PR Policy;
  • Invigoration and innovation of the fundraising methods.
Websitehttp://www.strada.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2012_11
OrganizationHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Project NameInstitutional final support
Amount AwardedUSD 65,800.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Project Description

 The goal of the project is to:

  •  to increase the capability of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights to serve as the watchdog organization in Poland;
  • to promote human rights education and awareness in Poland;
  • to encourage Polish students to undertake the study of human rights as a domain of science;
  • to sharp awareness on human rights, from a multidisciplinary approach;
  • to answer the demand for pursuing the contest after its two first editions.   
Websitehttp://www.hfhr.pl
Grant NumberPL_2012_10
OrganizationPonton Group of Sex Educators
Project NameSexuality Education = Healthy Youth
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Project Description

 The goal of the project is:

  • To advocate in order to raise awareness of education and health policy-makers on the importance of sexuality education in schools and encourage them to introduce legal changes;
  • To empower and educate young people and make counseling more available, regardless of location so that teenagers are able to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, practice safer sex and are aware of  HIV transmission modes and prevention methods;
  • To train teachers and pedagogues to give them skills to provide basic sexuality education in order to maximize access to information, especially in rural areas.
Grant NumberPL_2012_06
OrganizationAssociation Akcja Konin
Project NameCommunity-Initiated Local Development Strategy
Amount AwardedUSD 46,515.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to initiate the creation of a new Strategy for the Konin town covering the period 2012-2025. The Strategy will not be written so as to comply with very limited formal standards (e.g. administrative), but it will be just the opposite. Every single sector will be involved in preparing and implementing the Strategy. In such a way, the process of preparing the LDS will activate local residents.

Objectives:

·         Ensuring support, participation and awareness;

·         Preparation of the LDS document;

·         Give the LDS a legally binding status;

·         Sharing the model.

 

Websitehttp://www.akcjakonin.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_26
OrganizationCivis Polonus Foundation
Project NameStudent Council as Civic Activity Experience at School
Amount AwardedUSD 49,500.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is:

  • strengthening school as the environment where civil and social competences of students are developed, allowing full participation of young people in the public life through essential support for 404 student council supervisors between February and October 2012;  
  • ensuring appropriate support for student council supervisors and their professional development, as an important element of education policy aimed at improvement of students’ social and civic activity at school.

The objectives are:

  • Providing student council supervisors with practical knowledge about methods of stimulating activity of students to develop their civic competences;
  • Creation of public, free of charge resources concerning the role of student councils as a tool developing civic skills;
  • Increasing awareness of school head teachers, teachers, authorities, employees of the Ministry of National Education, in relation to the role of student council as a tool of civic activity development;
  • Encouragement of ODN [Teacher Training Centre] employees responsible for professional education of teachers to offer regular courses and factual support for student council supervisors. 
Websitewww.civispolonus.org.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/17
OrganizationePanstwo Foundation
Project NameePanstwo.net
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Project Description

The project's goal is to give citizens effective tools for using Polish Law System, as well as tracking authorities' decisions and their consequences. Polish citizens perceive Law as something complicated, unfriendly and almost impossible to use without professional assistance. ePanstwo team believes that the main reason for this is lack of easy, effective and free system for browsing public data, especially: actual law rules and their changes.

Grant NumberPL_2012_09
OrganizationFaculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
Project NameDevelopment of the program www.prawaczlowieka.edu.pl as a method to integrate young human rights' lawyers
Amount AwardedUSD 6,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is:

  • Popularization of different aspects of human rights via interactive internet tools,
  • integrating young lawyers around the issue of human rights.

The objectives are:

  • Promotion of active involvement of law students, legal practitioners and academics interested in human rights;
  • Dissemination of court decisions which are not publicly known or available;
  • Sharing of unique knowledge on specific aspects of human rights via involvement of human rights lawyers and activists.

 

 

 

Websitehttp://en.wpia.uw.edu.pl/
Grant NumberPL_2012_07
OrganizationFoundation for Poland
Project NameBeyond Charity – Promoting Philanthropic Attitudes among People of Means. The Way Forward (2011 – 2012)
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is:

  • to become the place of choice and a “one-step shop” for establishing private philanthropy vehicles;
  •  to contribute to support building the environment for and market of private philanthropy.

The objectives are:

  • Launching philanthropy services by creating a limited no. of donor-advised funds as well as a donor education program;
  • Promoting a better environment for philanthropy by advocating for the tax reform that will boost private giving in Poland.

 

Websitehttp://www.fdp.org.pl
Grant NumberPL/2012/05
OrganizationThe Boarderland Foundation
Project NameBorderland Foundation - New Opening
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Grant NumberPL_2012_04
OrganizationThe Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
Project NameLet the effects do the talking – institutional strengthening of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland as the regional grantmaker and support organization
Amount AwardedUSD 140,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

The Project goal is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Academy as a regional grantmaker and supporting organization, in the aspects of the human, social and material capital.

The project’s objectives are:

In this Project, the institutional development of the Academy will focus on three objectives:

  • Human capital to improve the Academy in the fields of social marketing, communication, project management, fundraising, and using of new technologies;
  • Social capital to tighten the relations with partners and promote tools and solutions created by us among the local partners in the region;
  • Material capital to find new funding sources and improve institutional stability.
Websitehttp://www.filantropia.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL_2012_03
OrganizationSchool for Leaders Association
Project NameIndividual Development Grants Program – Round 2
Amount AwardedUSD 57,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project  (same as in the first round project) is:

  • to develop leadership capacity in Central and Eastern Europe, which means develop individual development of outstanding leaders in public/social life in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary;
  • to create an environment, in which outstanding leaders of respective countries could improve their leadership skills, and build up co-operation, in order to increase their impact on social changes.

The objectives (same as in the first round project) are:

  • Give the participating leaders an opportunity to determine their own directions of development and the needs that follow;
  • Support them in completing the program of personal development they have designed on their own;
  • Encourage them to network and to cooperate.

 

Websitehttp://www.szkola-liderow.pl
Grant NumberPL_2012_02
OrganizationFundacja Przestrzen Kobiet / Women’s Space Foundation
Project NameKrakow Women’s Trail: Women’s history board game
Amount AwardedUSD 28,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to bring back women’s history to public memory through making the knowledge of women’s emancipation in Krakow more popular.

Its objectives are:

  • to prepare a coherent concept of the board game: the concept has to refer to the idea of cooperation, common aims and women’s diversity. It cannot build up differences between women and men but needs to mirror the situation of women in education, work and politics at those times. The game needs to be tested and adapted to experts’ opinions, in order to make sure the game is interesting, the mechanic of the game is optimal and the game itself can develop as innovative educational means. The game will be also consulted with expert-historian who would advise on how to be the most compliant with historical and in the same time emancipatory potential;
  • to produce the game: the game will be produced (graphics, the board, cards etc.) and assembled in cooperation with graphics and testing experts;
  • to promote the game among teachers, students, pupils, cultural organizations in Krakow and in  other regions of Poland: after the game preparation, the applicant will run exemplary lessons during workshops regularly run for teachers and educators and distribute the game among all interested. 

Websitehttp://przestrzenkobiet.pl
Grant NumberPL_2012_01
OrganizationAssociation Pro Memoriam Professor Zbigniew Hołda (Stowarzyszenie im. Profesora Zbigniewa Hołdy)
Project NameMoot court on constitutional rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Polish Constitution
Amount AwardedUSD 19,700.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is:

  • creating new educational technique and thus enriching legal education in Poland;
  • raising awareness on human rights, litigation techniques and constitutional adjudication among students of law, academic teachers, and legal community.

Its objectives are:

  • organization of first Polish moot court on constitutional rights and freedoms,
  • creating a possibility for both public and private law schools to participate in moot court, and thus providing students with an opportunity to expand their educational activities, as well as to increase their sensitivity on human rights,
  • activating young teachers on constitutional law at Polish law schools by engaging them into project and supervision over participating teams,
  • activating judges, attorneys, legal advisors, prosecutors and scholars by engaging them into judicial panels organized within moot court as well as into evaluation of court briefs prepared by teams,
  • increasing the public visibility of the Polish Constitutional Court and awareness how the constitutional adjudication is made, especially with respect to students of law,
  • by organization of moot court, creating a database of “know how” that can be  used at organization of similar competitions in other countries of region (e.g. Czech Republic, Slovakia or Bulgaria).

 

Grant NumberPL_2011_22
OrganizationFederation for Women and Family Planning
Project NameContributing to realization of women’s reproductive rights and health in Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 65,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to strengthen Polish women’s reproductive rights within the existing legislation and regulations and to provide comprehensive information to Polish women to exercise their reproductive rights;

The objectives are:

  • Increasing awareness among opinion formers (media) in order to attract the attention of the general public;
  • Raising awareness of politicians and health policy-makers on the importance of reproductive health and rights in the context of human rights and women’s health;
  • Empowering Polish women to exercise their reproductive rights;
  •  Presenting the negative effects of existing anti-abortion law in Poland.
Websitewww.federa.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_23
OrganizationThe Borderland Foundation
Project NameSympozjon NEW AGORA
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

 The project’s goal is the symbolically opening of the IDC in Krasnogruda.

The objectives are:

  • Wrap up in Brussels the flying “Intercultural Dialogue Academy” with the last “New Agora” program, and end up its six years of wandering.
  • Set the basis for the Foundation’s new start in 2012, in the new premises of Krasnogruda. 
Websitehttp://pogranicze.org
Grant NumberPL_2011_21
OrganizationThe Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center (Centrum Pomocy Prawnej im. Haliny Nieć)
Project NameIncreasing organizational and financial capacity of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center by introducing professional management strategy
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal and objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the HNLAC’s organizational capacity in the management, human resources and the financial dimension, which will allow HNLAC to carry out its mission more effectively;
  • To diversify sources of funding and secure financial stability;
  • To build a stronger, committed team including volunteers;
  • To promote HNLAC’s ideals in the general public and gain civil society’s support to its mission;
  • To create better working conditions for HNLAC staff.   
Websitehttp://www.pomocprawna.org
Grant NumberPL_2011_20
OrganizationFoundation Projekt: Polska / Digital Center
Project NameSpreading Open Government and Society in Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 500,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to foster social change and greater civic engagement by employing the potential of digital technologies and models of cooperation based on sharing knowledge and resources. This goal will be reached by supporting – in the capacity of a „center of excellence” - other nongovernmental organizations, public institutions and informal groups.

 

Websitehttp://projektpolska.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_19
OrganizationStowarzyszenie im. Stanisława Brzozowskiego Stanisław Brzozowski Association
Project NameCitizen Journalism
Amount AwardedUSD 64,244.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

The project is intended to achieve the following goals:

  • Strengthening civic participation through encouraging critical thinking and real public debate;
  • Developing practical skills enabling active participation in public life through strengthening social and citizen awareness among young people;
  • Reminding and reviving engaged intelligentsia ethos, creating formative institutions and paths for the development of an engaged stance throughout Poland, starting with biggest cities and ending in smaller towns.
Websitehttp://www.krytykapolityczna.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_14
OrganizationFundacja Panoptykon
Project NameBuilding capacity and sustainability for digital rights advocacy in Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 57,750.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2011 - July 31, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is to build a strong and sustainable organisation, which will have:

  • a well-defined profile and clear vision of own development and mission;
  • well-defined relationships with other organisations working in the area of human rights, in particular so called “digital rights” (both in Poland and abroad);
  • high level of competence to perform;
  • integrated and well-trained team;
  • stable group of supporters and cooperating experts;
  • efficient and well-targeted media outreach;
  • stable and predictable sources of funding.

Its objectives are:

  • revising and developing the strategy;
  • building the capacity to act;
  • defining and strengthening relationships with other constituencies.
Websitehttp://panoptykon.org/
Grant NumberPL_2011_17
OrganizationOpen Republic. Association against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia
Project NameSociety against hate. Continuation. Stage II
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to change the social awareness through shaping the conviction that there should be no room in the public domain for race hate and intolerance.

Its objectives are:

  • to improve the quality of counteracting different forms of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia;
  • to implant in the society the attitude of condemn for different forms of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.
Websitehttp://www.otwarta.org/
Grant NumberPL_2011_16
OrganizationAssociation 61 (Stowarzyszenie 61)
Project NameCandidates 2011 – researching the experiences and views of candidates in parliamentary elections.
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - October 31, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is to popularize the idea of smart-voting by creating e-tools that help to bring this idea into life. 

The objectives are:

  • designing of the questionnaire of candidates' experiences and views;
  • publishing of the most important information about the candidates;
  • promotion of the idea of smart voting among voters. 
Websitewww.mamprawowiedziec.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_15
OrganizationMaMa Foundation
Project NameUrban Housewives' Group. Project for equal division of household chores.
Amount AwardedUSD 35,635.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is:

In project part: supporting and improving the functioning of families through offering direct assistance to mothers (especially mothers of children under 3 years old and on maternity leave), and activities targeted at politicians at local and parliamentary levels.

In general support part: enhance the foundation’s capacity to grow beyond the simple realization of projects.

 

 

Websitewww.fundacjamama.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_12
OrganizationSchool for Leaders Association
Project NameIndividual Development Grants in CEE
Amount AwardedUSD 68,792.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - July 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to develop leadership capacity in Central and Eastern Europe, which means develop individual development of outstanding leaders in public/social life in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary; to create an environment, in which outstanding leaders of respective countries could improve their leadership skills, and build up co-operation, in order to increase their impact on social changes.

The objectives are:

  • to give the participating leaders an opportunity to determine their own directions of development and the needs that follow;
  • to support them in completing the program of personal development they have designed on their own;
  • to encourage them to network and to cooperate.

 

 

Websitewww.szkola-liderow.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_07
OrganizationInterkuturalni.pl
Project NameAgainst racism and xenophobia: city response and prevention strategy
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - May 31, 2012
Project Description

The first goal of the project is to obtain a decline in the number of racially motivated and xenophobic incidents by developing and implementing a coherent and effective prevention and response strategy in Krakow. This would create a supportive environment for civil society where local authorities would ensure that no citizen or a tourist is a subject of unfair and humiliating treatment or simply encounters offensive inscription and the citizens are aware of their own responsibility for demanding actions when unacceptable incidents occur.  

The second goal of the project is to transfer good practice into other cities which face similar problem (Lublin, Warsaw, Bialystok, andWroclaw). In that way the project will create a tool that would be sustainable and could be re-used in the future.

The third goal, which will come as an added value to the first two, is to support the strategic development of the INTERKULTURALNI PLassociation, which mission is to develop open and multicultural society in Poland and make Krakow more foreigner’s friendly.

 

Websiteinterkulturalnipl.blogspot.com
Grant NumberPL_2011_11
OrganizationInstitute of Public Affairs
Project NameWomen and men: partnership in the family - partnership in the public life
Amount AwardedUSD 91,980.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2011 - September 30, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase the level of women’s participation in the professional and public life, and thus improve their situation on the labor market and other areas of social reality.

The objectives are:

  • to provide grass-root organizations devoted to empowering women against gender discrimination with intellectual and practical tools for social change;
  • to focus public attention on how the division of household duties between men and women affects professional life and participation in the public sphere of both sexes;
  • to offer recommendations on how to reinforce partnership in the family and the public life, which will provide feminist organizations with good arguments in the discussions over possible ways of women empowerment;
  • to support smaller organizations in their fight for equal rights and opportunities for men and women by offering them concrete solutions and recommendations, inspired by international experiences.

Websitewww.isp.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_09
OrganizationStefan Batory Foundation
Project NameCitizens and Elections
Amount AwardedUSD 210,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

The project aims to increase civic participation in the elections and to prepare model examples of dialogue and cooperation of residents with their authorities.

Objectives:

  • to increase turnout in the parliamentary elections of 2011
  • to develop solutions facilitating civic participation in all types of general elections
  • to motivate to action and to provide the non–governmental organizations and informal groups with the skills needed to animate the dialogue between citizens and the local authorities.


Websitewww.batory.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_08
OrganizationCenter For Citizenship Education Foundation
Project NameDevelopment of financial sustainability for Irena Sendler award program
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2011 - November 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to insure long-term sustainability of the award by creating a strong "brand" of the award and establishing strategic cooperation with institutional partners.

The objectives are:

  • To create the "brand" of the award;
  • To prepare long term strategy of the program’s development;
  • To establish long-term cooperation and partnership with other institutions (teacher training centers, foundations, associations).

 

Websitehttp://www.ceo.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_06
OrganizationINPRIS (Institute for Law and Society)
Project NameTHE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN POLAND: STRENGTHENING SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
Amount AwardedUSD 49,960.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase civic awareness and enable social participation in the legislative process through comprehensible, user-friendly information provided by hosts of the process – “producers” of the information as well as through better understanding of the process by “consumers” of the information – citizens.

The objectives are:

  • To promote quality information about law and lawmaking in Poland through preparation of examples of such information and its promotion among target groups (of “producers” of information).
  • To increase awareness, sensitize selected target group (students) through the training using the modern method of the interactive game on legislative process. 

Websitewww.inpris.yumistudio.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_10
OrganizationSchool of Leaders Association
Project Name19th School for Leaders of Civil Society
Amount AwardedUSD 4,388.00
Grant PeriodJune 15, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

The main goal of the School is to increase the citizen's participation in the process of making changes within their local communities and to build the social capital through the more effective, strategic and engaging activities of male and female public leaders, social organizations and organizations related to the sector.

The objectives are:

  • Mobilize and include citizens into the activities for their communities through the increased impact of 30 male and female leaders of civil society. 
  • Change attitudes and style of activities performed by the participants of the School so that the important actors of social life are included and the citizens are engaged to be more active.
  • Professionalize and increase the effectiveness of activities performed by the 30 male and female leaders of civil society in Poland through the development of knowledge and skills necessary to reinforce their representative roles, to get in touch with the local actors of social life (organizations, institutions, firms), to create partnerships.
  • Increase the level of knowledge among the leaders with regard to the three sectors - public, private and NGO and their importance for the state, their roles and possibilities of cooperation. Intersectoral cooperation between the participants.
  • Increase women's participation in the process of governing and taking decisions which are important from the point of view of a local community.

 

Websitewww.szkola-liderow.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_13
OrganizationFundacja Projekt: Polska
Project NameOpen government roadmap: building foundations for introducing Open Governance in Poland II
Amount AwardedUSD 37,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2011 - August 31, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is to prepare a sound basis for future 3-year development.

The objectives are:

  •  finishing work on the white paper „Roadmap for Open Government in Poland”;
  •  finishing current laboratory projects;
  • strategic planning of next activities.

 

 

Websitewww.projektpolska.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_05
OrganizationFoundation Projekt:Polska
Project NameSet up your own committees
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - November 30, 2011
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to inspire especially young people to get actively involved in the civic activities by encouraging them to ‘meet’ a fascinating group of other young people, who some years ago had the courage to make a difference to the realm of the communist Poland.  

Websitewww.projektpolska.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_01
OrganizationFundacja Rozwoju Dzieci im. J.A.Komeńskiego (Comenius Foundation for Child Development)
Project NameEarly Childhood Education and Care Quality Standards
Amount AwardedUSD 76,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Project Description

TThe long-term goal of the project is to build and improve the level of intellectual capital, by way of better quality early childhood care and education; the specific method selected is to develop tools to monitor the quality of education services for children.

Objectives:

  •             To learn about the quality standards for early childhood services applied in selected EU countries.
  •             To define – in a participatory process – the quality standards for the new early years provisions.
  •             To create tools allowing implementation of new services.
  •             To help ten rural municipalities to implement new forms of early years provision.

 

 

Website www.frd.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_03
OrganizationKlon/Jawor Association
Project Namengo.pl 2.0
Amount AwardedUSD 225,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - March 31, 2012
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to respond to the challenges associated with changes in communication technologies in order to get ngo.pl closer to the philosophy of "social media", while at the same time maintaining its position as a stable and reliable broadcaster, responsible for the publication of data in selected areas.

 

Websitehttp://www.ngo.pl
Grant NumberPL_2011_02
OrganizationAssociation 61
Project NameThe Right to Know – civil web portal about parliamentarians
Amount AwardedUSD 20,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2011 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The goal of this short term project is to give a sound basis to the association’s activities and strategic fund-raising in the next two years.

 

Websitewww.mamprawowiedziec.pl
Grant NumberPL/2010/06
OrganizationStefan Batory Foundation
Project NameCivic watch: citizens on guard of public interest
Amount AwardedUSD 400,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2010 - October 30, 2012
Grant NumberPL_2010_09
OrganizationPolish Donors Forum
Project NameInstitutional support
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

The PDF applies for a core support grant, which shall significantly help them to increase their institutional capacity and outreach by contributing to the development of programs, initiatives and services aimed to achieve three main goals for 2010-12: 1. Further development of Poland’s philanthropic sector to increase the level of ongoing activities, 2. Intensive promotion of philanthropy supported by dissemination of the Polish third sector’s achievements to expand the scale of philanthropic activities, 3. Monitor the legislative process related to philanthropic activity to support predictable, stable and more favorable legislation.

Websitehttp://www.forumdarczyncow.pl
Grant NumberPL_2010_08
OrganizationProjekt: Polska Foundation
Project NameOpen Government Roadmap: building foundations for introducing Open Governance in Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2010 - May 30, 2011
Project Description

Basing on the expert’s experience and research conducted up to date, Fundacja Projekt: Polska believes that introducing the open government model in Poland will help to solve the problems of low social capital and poor quality of the public debate. Employing digital technologies and related models of communication and cooperation, open government should not only increase citizen involvement in public affairs, but also strengthen polish democracy and increase the effectiveness of government and third sector institutions. The Applicant’s goal – creating a foundation for introducing the open government model in Poland – consists of three objectives: developing a roadmap for building open government, creating a laboratory space – a launchpad for open government tools and finally testing open communication model. The project will be carried out for the next three years.

Websitewww.projektpolska.pl
Grant NumberPL_2010_07
OrganizationLegal Clinics Foundation
Project NameDevelopment of the Centrum Pro Bono
Amount AwardedUSD 32,770.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2010 - November 30, 2011
Project Description

Centrum Pro Bono primary activity is to provide non-profit organizations access to free of charge legal aid offered by law firms. Cooperating on a permanent basis with 36 law firms, Centrum Pro Bono has helped more than 120 NGOs during its two-year existence. Their feedback says that they plan to contact Centrum Pro Bono in the future with other legal matters. It is important to note that they gradually submit more complex legal questions which should be seen as a sign of a raising legal awareness within the NGOs management. This process can be a direct result of the cooperation with lawyers. Centrum’s objectives for the next two years include: • Further development of pro bono commitment of the Polish law firms and individual lawyers. • Providing Polish non-profit sector with professional legal assistance. • Providing legal aid to non-profit organizations in at least 60 new cases, • Maintaining relationships with local branches of Centrum Pro Bono in Krakow and Wrocław and opening new local centre in Gdańsk, • Raising awareness of pro bono work and its importance among all the participants of the legal services market i.e. lawyers, management of law firms, commercial clients of law firms and media people

Websitewww.centrumprobono.pl
Grant NumberPL_2010_05
OrganizationZNAK Christian Culture Foundation
Project NameInstitutional support
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

Institutional support would make it possible to develop ZNAK Foundation’s statutory activities – building the volunteer network and broadening the educational programs designed for a range of social groups – in the following spheres: • creating respect for diversity; • stimulating social dialogue and solidarity. Additionally, thanks to CEE Trust grant ZNAK Foundation will be able to participate in international projects more actively and to plan its long-term activities in a reliable way. The institutional support will be also used for training and courses of the Foundation’s staff and promoting the organization on various meetings held in Poland and abroad.

Websitewww.fundacja.znak.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2010_04
OrganizationProjekt: Polska Foundation on behalf of TOGETHER 89 Initiative
Project Name21 years of Polish freedom. The anniversary of elections of 4th June 1989
Amount AwardedUSD 5,600.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2010 - June 30, 2010
Project Description

TOGETHER 89 Initiative (180 NGOs from Poland) called in partners, institutions, local government and all the people to celebrate 20th anniversary of free elections and dismissal of communism in Poland. The Initiative intents to build upon the “tradition” of June 4th elections as a day of freedom. The Applicant’s goal is to promote, use a common logo and forward the message related to the anniversary, mainly by producing around 130 000 stickers with the logo and sending them out to the partners organising various festivities. The common logo and a slogan (“No freedom, no joy” or alternatively “There is no freedom without joy”) emphasizes the joyful aspect of these events, with a local look and feel – meetings in the city centers, parks, schools’ playfields etc.

Websitewww.razem89.pl
Grant NumberPL_2010_03
OrganizationThe Unit for Social Innovation and Research Shipyard
Project NameCO-SOLVING LAB
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2010 - December 31, 2010
Project Description

The essence of the project will be development of a new (in Polish environment) way of looking for solutions to real problems in the area of public policy. Development of such model will happen through a series of experimental actions focused on creation or optimizing of a way of providing of a given type of service or solving of a given problem in the area of public policy implementation. Such actions would have a form of a structured several month-long process, the central part of which being a two day-long workshop session engaging representatives of various circles which would culminate in providing of a potentially most specific product selected by the participants. This laboratory of its kind would base on specific principles of the school of collective problem solving.

Websitestocznia.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2010_02
OrganizationOpen Republic Association against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia
Project NameSociety against hate
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2010 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The main goal of this grant is to change the social awareness through shaping the conviction that there should be no room in the public domain for race hate and intolerance.

Websitewww.otwarta.org
Grant NumberPL_2010_01
OrganizationKlon/Jawor Association
Project Namewww.ngo.pl
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

Goal and objectives of this project: - Enhancing the capacity of non-governmental organizations, - Supporting the cooperation between NGOs and public administration, - Building the image of the third sector in society, - Increasing the civic involvement in social matters as well as in activities for the common good.

Websitewww.ngo.pl
Grant NumberPL/2009/08
OrganizationThe Boarderland Foundation
Project NamePedagogic province of bridge builders
Amount AwardedUSD 250,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2009 - December 31, 2011
Grant NumberPL/2009/06
OrganizationThe Foundation "Promotion of Human Rights - Research and Teaching"
Project Name"Hate speach vs. free speach" conference
Amount AwardedUSD 4,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Grant NumberPL/2009/07
OrganizationHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Project NameExercising the right to education for children with special educational needs
Amount AwardedUSD 56,400.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2009 - November 30, 2010
Grant NumberPL/2009/05
OrganizationFoundation for Poland
Project NameBeyond charity - promoting philanthropic attitudes among people of means
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2009 - March 31, 2011
Grant NumberPL/2009/04
OrganizationThe Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
Project NameThe V4 Community Foundation Maturity Program
Amount AwardedUSD 300,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2009 - December 31, 2011
Grant NumberPL_2009_03
OrganizationInstitute for Law and Society
Project NameDEVELOPMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS PLATFORM FOR MODERN LAW, REGULATION AND REFORM
Amount AwardedUSD 28,590.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - April 30, 2010
Project Description

The main objectives of the project are: - research and popularization of the principles of good governance, including fostering public and regulator's access to high quality information concerning law and regulatory framework, - fostering high quality and modernized legal and regulatory framework, - development of modern legal education and modernization of the legal profession, as well as the system of justice, - applying comparative and interdisciplinary approach in legal and regulatory analysis, - advocating legal environment that enables civil society actors to fulfill their role, - knowledge transfer in the field of modern law and regulations and institutional development to Poland and to other countries, in particular the new EU member states and the former Soviet Union.

Grant NumberPL_2009_02
OrganizationThe coalition of NGOs – Social Initiative 89
Project NameTogether 89 Initiative (WWW.together89.pl)
Amount AwardedUSD 12,350.00
Grant PeriodMay 20, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

The initiative RAZEM 89 is an open platform which encourages active participation in celebrating the anniversary of 1989. The aim of the initiative is to organize, put together, register, and describe events and projects that take place throughout 2009 in the entire country. The website www.razem89.pl is the main communication tool for the organizations and initiative's partners. The goal of the grant is to provide English speaking recipients of the site with a compilation and translation of an entire dossier - both historic and anniversary events. Via the website the grantee would like to present the events of the European's "Autumn of Nations" to the international audience. The intention is to organise events that go beyond national borders, especially in the countries, which regained their freedom 20 years ago.

Websitewww.razem89.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2008_80
OrganizationRule of Law Institute Foundation
Project NameLeadership Lublin - Developing Agenda 2010
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - April 30, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is two-fold: first to develop the leadership skills and knowledge of a group of mid-level Lublin leaders drawn from the business, local government, non-governmental and academic communities (Leadership Lublin) and secondly, to have these leaders prepare a report addressing the most serious challenges facing the region and offering cross-disciplinary solutions to those problems. (Developing Agenda 2010).

Websitewww.fipp.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2008_78
OrganizationAssociation of Leaders of Local Civic Groups
Project NameCivic Money – Participation in Budgeting on the Local Level
Amount AwardedUSD 99,500.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The project aims to promote and develop citizens’ participation in the process of creating a communal budget and to increase the level of training for institutions of authorities and citizens by implementing the Solecki Fund. Through the project the grantee will: - work out the model solutions for the process of creating a communal budget that includes citizens; - help authorities to prepare such conditions that foster civic participation in budgeting; - increase citizens’ competence to participate and have an influence on decision making processes; - enforce the Solecki Fund as a tool that supports achieving gains from participation – i.e. social integrity, citizen and economical education, and inhabitant’s sense of having the influence on the common situation.

Websitewww.lgo.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2008_70
OrganizationMicrofinance Centre
Project NameFostering community-wide partnership to raise financial literacy among low-income people
Amount AwardedUSD 47,190.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Project Description

The purpose of the project is to raise awareness among local stakeholders across sectors about the value and importance of financial education and to expand the network of Financial Advisory Points (FAP’s) through Partnership Delivery Model. The grantee aims to provide high quality financial education to a large number of vulnerable households in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

Websitewww.mfc.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2008_58
OrganizationFoundation for European Studies
Project NameEnhancing networking between the region, the capital and Brussels
Amount AwardedUSD 30,600.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - April 30, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to improve the exchange of information and the level of coordination between the different local, regional and national representatives of Poland - members of the EU’s Committee of the Regions, of the Sejm’s Committee for European Affairs, the regional MEPs, NGOs and the local and regional administration. The grantee hopes the project will help to counteract the lack of good networking between these different actors.

Websitewww.feps.pl
Grant NumberPL_2009_01
OrganizationUnit for Social Innovation and Research - Shipyard
Project NamePreparation of the session "Who speaks for citizens?", Civil Society Forum
Amount AwardedUSD 11,140.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 09, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Grant NumberPL_2008_07
OrganizationKlon/Jawor Association
Project Namewww.ngo.pl
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

Ngo.pl is a non-governmental information system composed of: - the NGO pl portal (www.ngo.pl), which is the largest free source of knowledge about the third sector in Poland and a working tool for the organizations of this sector - a database of NGOs and institutions - the Internet website free.ngo.pl (WWW and e-mail accounts, and a simple webpage wizard for free) - the NGO monthly gazeta.ngo.pl - publications from the ‘3w*’ series, aimed at counselling - the Russian language website rus.ngo.pl, with basic information on the third sector and a database of organizations that cooperate with the East. The grant will support the plan for 2008-2010 and will contribute to the evolutionary change in the concept of the ngo.pl.

Websitehttp://klon.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL_2008_06
OrganizationHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Project NameStrategic Litigation in Poland on Human Rights - Establishing a permanent, Stable and self-financing program
Amount AwardedUSD 160,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2009 - December 31, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to strengthen the rule of law and human rights protection in Poland through involvement of business entities, civil society groups and individuals in strategic litigation. The grantee also intends to obtain a complete financial independence of the Strategic Litigation Program in a way to establish a permanent, stable and safe-finance institution. The program supports all major human rights cases in Poland. It coordinates cases concerning such matters as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, personal liberty, right to court, access to legal aid, rights of prisoners, or workers rights. The program not only attains important and standard setting judgments, but also show-cases problems and stimulates public discussion.

Websitewww.hfhrpol.waw.pl
Grant NumberPL_2008_05
OrganizationAssociation 61
Project NameThe right to know - civil web portal about parliamentarians
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2008 - October 30, 2009
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to build the information website mamprawowiedziec.pl. – as a transparent system of publicly available information about people performing elective public functions in Poland (their activities and parliamentary decisions). The grantee would like to mobilize civic activity by means of the internet and thus persuade Poles to take an active part in their country’s democratic processes and mechanisms. By means of an independent information website, Association 61 wants to increase Polish voters’ knowledge about their representatives and the rights they posses in citizen-state relations. The grantee also hopes to encourage citizens to take an active part in public life by means of verifying politicians’ views, actions and electoral promises as well as initiating civic debate.

Websitewww.mamprawowiedziec.pl
Grant NumberPL_2008_04
OrganizationLegal Clinics Foundation
Project NameDevelopment of the Centrum Pro Bono
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 20, 2008 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

The grantee aspires to create a comprehensive legal umbrella over non-profit organizations. Centrum Pro Bono is intended to serve NGOs in matters concerning their operational issues, which fall within the scope of the law firms specialization i.e. taxes, civil and commercial issues, public procurement, administrative and labor law. The Institution links NGOs with law firms willing to provide pro bono legal aid and offers law firms participating in the program clear-cut cases, which best suite their field of specialization and interest. Centrum Pro Bono also undertakes various educational projects addressed to non-profit organizations and lobbies for favorable fiscal incentives for pro bono work and philanthropy. The grantee plans to maintain its role in two realms – to become a gateway for NGOs to the professional legal resources and to be the main pro bono cases provider to the law firms.

Websitewww.fupp.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2008_03
OrganizationAssociation 61
Project NameParticipation of the CEE Trust’s beneficiaries in the “Res Publica Civilis” Conference
Amount AwardedUSD 35,800.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 15, 2008 - October 30, 2008
Project Description

The grant enabled participation of the CEE Trust’s beneficiaries in the “Res Publica Civilis” Conference, which was a part of The Polish Forum for Non-Governmental Initiatives – one of the most important events in the Polish third sector. The project aimed to create an opportunity for NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe to get acquainted with Polish non-governmental sector and the problems and challenges associated with building of civil society in Poland. The grantee also hoped to enable the exchange of experiences, inspirations and contacts between organizations focused on similar thematic fields.

Websitehttp://art61.pl
Grant NumberPL_2008_02
OrganizationPolish Donors Forum
Project NameInstitutional support
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2008 - January 31, 2010
Project Description

The purpose of the grant is to help increase institutional capacity and outreach of the Polish Donors Forum. The CEE Trust grant will contribute to the development of the PDF programs, initiatives and services aimed to: - expand Forum's membership base - provide support and leadership in Polish donors' community - promote high standards of giving - and cultivate enabling environment for the development of institutionalized philanthropy in Poland and in Europe.

Websitewww.forumdarczyncow.pl
Grant NumberPL_2008_01
OrganizationKomenski Foundation
Project NameCitizen Child Project
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 02, 2008 - May 30, 2010
Project Description

The project was developed as a response to the need for civic education addressed to the youngest generation. The objective of the project is to encourage local communities to treat children as full right citizens whose voice matters for the provision of enhanced-quality early development and education services. The grantee hopes to ensure opportunities for children to voice their views in matters related to them, especially in education, and to teach adults to accommodate genuine needs of children in local education policy. The project will be implemented in five communities in cooperation with local authorities, NGOs, teachers, parents and children.

Websitehttp://www.frd.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_89
OrganizationInstitute of Sociology, Warsaw University
Project NameSocial Action Euro 2012
Amount AwardedUSD 900,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - December 01, 2012
Project Description

The idea of the project is to use the forthcoming European Football Cup 2012 as a vehicle for civil society building and catalysing societal change. The goal of the project is to use the four year run-up to the Cup as an opportunity to stimulate debate and mobilise participation in public life with the practical aim to challenge the self-stereotypes of Poles and change the national self-image. To achieve that goal, the grantee will: - create the network of local/regional watchdogs, building on the existing grass root initiatives, to monitor the public issues concerning preparations for Euro 2012, - empower people to voice by providing them with the space and support to articulate their views and monitor local government through citizens’ cross-sector debates, and developing their skills and knowledge on how to access and demand information, - network various partners locally (academia, business, NGO, local government, circles of engaged citizens – e.g. fans of football) around the idea of “winning through Euro 2012” as the exceptional chance for each of these groups to make Euro 2012 its own success. The grantee hopes the project will become a magnet for other initiatives focused on Euro 2012, will contribute to building solid, non-institutional civil society networks, empower community groups and teach self-confidence, and will show ways to achieve grass-root change.

Websitehttp://www.is.uw.edu.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_96
OrganizationWarsaw University, Department of Psychology
Project NameStrengthening local communities by improving democratic skills
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

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.

Websitehttp://www.uw.edu.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_73
OrganizationFoundation for Specialized Transportation Service for the Disabled – TUS
Project NameStrengthening democratic standards of local governments’ activity
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description
The overall goal of this project is to improve the quality of social policy programs concerning disable people. The grantee will monitor the process of preparation and implementation of Poviat Programs of Action Concerning Disabled Persons, which cover such fields as social integration, employment, and protection of the rights of disable. The project will provide in-depth analysis of the quality of PPACDP, will contribute to improvement of the processes of preparing, implementing and evaluating social policy programs, and will raise local authorities’ and officers’ awareness of the necessity to maintain particular standards in their work. This program will also foster transparency in decision making processes, promote public consultations and strengthen TUS Foundation’s capacity as a watchdog organization. The project will operate in Mazovia and Lublin Voivodship in Eastern Poland.
Websitehttp://www.tus.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_64
OrganizationHuman Rights Studies Centre, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Warsaw University
Project NameKlinika 42
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2010
Project Description
The project addresses the problem of quality and fairness of executive proceeding (performing the punishment) before penitentiary courts. The program aims to provide professional aid and objective opinion of independent organization to penitentiary courts and prison administration, to ensure a real representation of a prisoner before the competent authorities, and to increase awareness of the society in the field of human rights protection related to prisoners. Activities of the project include: establishment of regular cooperation with the representatives of the prison authorities and the penitentiary judges, prisons monitoring and preparing reports, intervention in case of rights violation (preparing Amicus curiae for penitentiary court, providing legal assistance and prisoner’s representation), students’ education. The grantee expects to form a team of students qualified in monitoring, strategic litigation, and effective representation of the individual before the public authorities, to provide effective legal and social assistance to individual prisoners, and to strengthen accountability and transparency in public institutions.
Websitehttp://www.ipsir.uw.edu.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_58
OrganizationCollegium Civitas
Project NameEmpowering social/civic skills of elderly women in the multicultural villages of the North-Eastern Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 80,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - February 01, 2010
Project Description
The goal of the project is to empower its participants by strengthening their social/civic skills, especially among elderly women from multicultural villages. The program will stimulate public expression of local memory, support reconstruction of social bonds among generations and strengthen community cohesion. The project is created in response to the growing need of strengthening the sense of citizenship among the elderly, who face problems resulting from social and economic transformation. Activities within the project include: reconstruction and collection of local cultural memory resources; lessons for youth conducted by elderly village women presenting local crafts and other elements of local culture; story-telling community gatherings; wandering theatre spectacles evoking local artistic activity; promotion of worked-out, pro-civic social activities through organization of a multicultural festival.

The grantee expects to prepare publication of good practices with social policy recommendations, to create innovative education programs, to establish local centers of story-telling, to train local she-leaders, teachers, NGOs’ and local institutions’ representatives, and to foster partnerships between NGOs and communal authorities.

Websitehttp://www.civitas.edu.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_56
OrganizationNobody's Children Foundation
Project NameCoalition for child-friendly interviewing
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - December 01, 2008
Project Description

The goal of this program is to provide effective protection for child victims participating in criminal procedures, through changing the practice of interviewing children in Poland and Bulgaria. The project promotes the idea of child-friendly interview rooms and offers support to children and their caretakers. Additionally, the grantee is planning to improve competence of professionals involved in interviewing children and help child victims of crime. The project will create interdisciplinary coalitions among institutions of justice system, NGOs and local agencies protecting rights of children participating in legal procedures.

Websitehttp://www.fdn.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_53
OrganizationAssociation for the Public Development 
Project NameIncreasing the role of NGOs in the betterment of the life of local communities
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project focuses on increasing the influence of NGOs in the community and public life in the Podkarpacie (Carpathia) region and making the activity of the representation of the NGO sector more professional. There are over 2000 NGOs present in the region, yet their high potential is not fully used to solve essential problems of the society. The project addresses these issues by: - organizing a series of training courses (legal matters, PR, media relations and lobbying) for members of the Carpathian Council of NGOs, - organizing electoral conventions for the Carpathian Council of NGOs, - conducting informative activities regarding NGOs and the society (articles in the local press, radio and TV programs) - analysis of the needs of NGOs and offering advisory and consulting support for their representatives,

- running series of training sessions and workshops concerning obtaining funds.

Through these activities the grantee hopes to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs and contribute to the development of local communities in the Carpathian region.

Websitehttp://www.flrzeszow.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_45
OrganizationZNAK Christian Culture Foundation
Project NameTolerance, acceptance, fascination – multiculturalism in fashion
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description
The project aims to create respect for diversity and to stimulate social dialogue and solidarity by working with prospective young journalists, broadening their knowledge, and fostering their sensitivity and openness to multiculturalism. These aims will be achieve by creating an innovative curriculum in the scope of multicultural journalism, running series of workshops for journalism students, shooting a reportage, preparing an interactive educational package and a project-related website. This kind of in-depth training approach will enable young journalists to introduce a new media vocabulary related to cultural diversity by focusing on its inspiring and not destructive values. Additionally, secondary school pupils, attending journalism classes and participating in the project, will gain skills in understanding "multicultural journalism" through creating and running the project website.
Websitehttp://www.fundacja.znak.com.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_34
OrganizationInstitute of Sociology, Warsaw University
Project NameLet us speak for ourselves
Amount AwardedUSD 99,560.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - June 01, 2009
Project Description

The goal of the Project is to enhance local communities’ development in Poland, especially enable envisioning social policy and solving social problems. This will be done by providing and diffusing a set of practical tools to be used by local communities and citizen groups to self-diagnose their needs and potential in terms of agenda-setting and provoking change in a given locality. The goal will be achieved by completing a thorough process of ‘mapping’ the localities, conducted in 2 communes (Bialowieza, podlaskie voivodship, and Zoliborz, a district of Warsaw). The mapping process in these 2 communes will serve as a source of best practices and will enable to develop and test the local diagnosis ‘tool-kit’ so that it can work for other localities. The method we will use is a participatory one: people themselves will be involved in building the understanding of their local world. Mapping process will be followed by local debates. The mapping process is aiming at building common understanding, identifying sources of conflicts and looking for the common solution.

Websitehttp://www.is.uw.edu.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_27
OrganizationThe Association Centre for Holocaust Research
Project NamePublication of Selected Sources on the Holocaust in Poland together with materials for teachers and organization of workshops for teachers and educators
Amount AwardedUSD 95,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2010
Project Description
The project aims to support Holocaust education in Polish schools. The Holocaust being taught in the context of combating racism and anti-Semitism is closely related to teaching tolerance, overcoming stereotypes and prejudice. Thus, Holocaust education is an opportunity to discuss fundamental democratic values. Selection of sources on the Holocaust, compiled by experts with a view to being used in the teaching process, is of paramount importance, both for the teaching process itself, as well as for combating xenophobia and promotion of acceptance in a multi-cultural worldview. Activities within the project include: publication of a Selection of Sources for Holocaust education, preparation of methodological guidelines and lesson plans together with syllabus with source analysis for teachers, organization of workshops for teachers and educators.
Websitehttp://www.holocaustresearch.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_24
OrganizationEducation Society for Malopolska (MTO)
Project NamePublic Achievement goes to the Visegrad Countries
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - January 01, 2009
Project Description

The goal of the project is to assist in the development of democratic practices at the grassroots level. Public Achievement (PA) is one of the most effective ways of enabling young people to be active citizens and to take responsibility for solving problems that are of importance to them. The project will provide youth with skills in analyzing and tackling problems, along with concrete opportunities to use these skills in a meaningful way. It will thus contribute to raising a new generation of citizens, who are active and engaged. The grantee will recruit new mentors (teachers, university students) from Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, who upon completion of the training will be working with PA groups in their countries.

Websitehttp://www.mto.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_124
OrganizationHouse for Polish-German Co-operation
Project NameBreaking intersectoral ice – Improving cooperation between companies and NGOs
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - May 01, 2009
Project Description

This project addresses the problem of low awareness of the CSR initiative in the Polish business sector, and lack of NGOs’ leaders skills and competences on how to address companies, communicate with them, and find proper partners for intersectoral partnerships. The main goal of the project is to increase the knowledge of the CSR initiative and its advantages among local firms, NGOs, public sector and local society, and to strengthen the third sector by means of intersectoral cooperation. The program will offer trainings for the NGOs’ representatives - future intersectoral cooperation specialists and animators, in the field of CSR and building cross-sector partnerships. It will also offer counseling of selected NGOs and companies interested in establishing cooperation and stimulate creation of partnerships. This project will be implemented in Silesia region of Poland.

Websitehttp://www.haus.pl
Grant NumberPL_X 2007_120
OrganizationAssociation Kultura Miejska
Project NamePartnership for Wrzeszcz
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - June 01, 2009
Project Description
The project addresses the growing problem of “rootless” citizens of Wrzeszcz. The main overall goal of this program is the process of democratization in Wrzeszcz. The project aims to consolidate local community for common integrative actions, stimulate participation of local activists in the decision-making process, strengthen the spirit of belonging to the local community and responsibility for its development. The grantee will map citizens’ needs and expectations, prepare innovative mechanisms to mobilize citizens to initiate bottom-up integrative actions, and will define strategy for the future. The project creates cross-sector partnerships involving representatives of NGOs, educational, scientific and cultural institutions.
Websitehttp://www.kulturamiejska.pl
Grant NumberPL/X 2007/04
OrganizationKARTA CENTER FOUNDATION
Project NameThe Archival Emergency Service as a Rescue Endangered  Archival Holdings and Vanishing Activity of Civil
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The aim of the project is to rescue the archival collections threatened with destruction and oblivion and to increase the social awareness of the historical value of private archival holdings. Activities of the project include: professional cataloguing and digitization of archive materials, creating the Archival Emergency Service website, and providing a free access to the collected archival materials for history researchers and all interested groups.

Websitehttp://www.karta.org.pl
Grant NumberPL/2007/06
OrganizationStefan Batory Foundation
Project NameYou have a vote you have a choice
Amount AwardedUSD 450,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2008 - December 31, 2010
Grant NumberPL_2007_05
OrganizationThe Institute of Public Affairs
Project NameInstitutional Support - tie-off grant
Amount AwardedUSD 600,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2008 - December 01, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the grant is to support institutionally the IPA during the period of the transition.

Websitehttp://www.isp.org.pl
Grant NumberPL_2007_04
OrganizationThe Independent Institute of International and European Law (NIPMiE)
Project NameThe Strenghtening of the Fundamental Rights Protection Based on the Treaty reforming the EU Conclusions for Poland and other countries of the Vysehrad Group
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2007 - October 01, 2008
Project Description

The grant is designed to improve the standards of human rights protection in the Vysehrad Coutries. The idea sprang from the propositions contained in the Treaty reforming the EU, which confronted the European Union and its Member States with a number of fundamental problems of legal and political nature. Specific problems in this context appear in Poland – the proposals of the strengthening of the fundamental rights protection included in the EU Reform Treaty assumed to bring about the strengthening of the fundamental rights protection and the principle of the law-governed state, give rise to a populist campaigns. The objective in NIPMiE’s project is do research on the role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights for the strengthening of the status of the individual in the EU and for the strengthening of the European system of the human rights protection.

Websitehttp://www.nipmie.pl
Grant NumberPL_IX 2006_78
OrganizationPoznan School of Banking
Project NameInteracting with the public authorities - education for active citizenship
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The major goal of this project is to create a platform for a peer-to-peer dialog between the society, the local authorities of the City of Poznan and the regional government of Wielkopolskie voivodship. Through public debates the project will create opportunities for citizens to participate in the most important decision-making processes at the local level. It is a pioneering project in Poland.

Websitehttp://www.wsb.poznan.pl/
Grant NumberPL_2007_02
OrganizationHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), Poland
Project NameStrategic litigation and legal aid in connection with publication of the report from verification of the military intelligence services and entry into force of the new lustration law
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2007 - May 01, 2009
Project Description

The project is aimed at giving a "legal answer" to human rights problems that arise in Poland as a result of the governmental policy of "dealing with" the communist past. This policy includes primarily publishing the report on the liquidation of the secret military intelligence services on 15 February 2007 and entry into force of the new lustration law on 15 March 2007. Those acts involve violations of fundamental rights, such as presumption of innocence, right to court and right to privacy or to good reputation.

Websitehttp://www.hfhrpol.waw.pl/
Grant NumberPL_IX 2006_97
OrganizationZNAK Christian Culture Foundation
Project NameLibrary - my favorite place
Amount AwardedUSD 55,150.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The goal of this project is to develop an innovative education system designed for the librarians covering the following issues: diversity, interpersonal communication, strategy management, creating positive public attitudes towards social dialogue. The curriculum designed for the libraries will be developed on the basis of experiences gained by the project team during its study visit to the US, where for several years a variety of educational programs have been invented. This curriculum will create an innovative way of content-related support meant for the libraries, and it will also contribute greatly to the enhancement of the prestige of both - libraries and librarians within local milieu as well as within other occupational groups.

Websitehttp://www.fundacja.znak.com.pl/
Grant NumberPL_IX 2006_94
OrganizationFundacja Nowoczesna Polska
Project NameFree Textbooks
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The major goal of this project is to create cheap, good quality textbooks which will help in solving problems of overpriced educational materials which are not accessible for everyone.

Websitehttp://nowoczesnapolska.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL_IX 2006_64
OrganizationAssociation 61
Project NameThe right to know
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The goal of this project is to build the information website http://www.mamprawowiedziec.pl/ - a transparent system of publicly available information about people performing elective public functions in Poland (their activities and parliamentary decisions).

Websitehttp://www.art61.pl/
Grant NumberPL_IX 2006_49
OrganizationRule of Law Institute Foundation
Project NameDeveloping the capacity and interest of Polish lawyers to work in public interest law
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - June 01, 2008
Project Description

The major objectives of this project are as follows:
- Develop the capacity of individual young lawyers to work in the public interest in Eastern Poland.
- Educate law students and young lawyers in public interest law and work to develop a culture of public service in the legal profession.
- Establish a resource center for law students and young lawyers interested in working in the public interest.
- Increase the institutional capacity of the Rule of Law Foundation in it's work as the leading provider of legal representation to vulnerable communities in Eastern Poland and as a leading Polish Rule of Law oriented non-governmental organization.
- In real terms increase the access to justice in Eastern Poland and further develop the rule of law in Poland.

Websitehttp://www.fipp.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL_IX 2006_34
OrganizationStefan Batory Foundation
Project NameCivic Watch - citizens on guard of public interest
Amount AwardedUSD 600,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2010
Project Description

This project's goal is to promote mechanisms of civic oversight of public institutions and institutions of public trust as well as activities aimed at raising these institutions' standards and transparency.

Websitehttp://www.batory.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL_2006_02
OrganizationCentre for International Relations (CIR)
Project NameMonitoring of Polish Foreign Policy
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2007 - December 01, 2008
Project Description

The project is created by one of the leading think-tanks in Central and Eastern Europe in response to the onging situation in Poland influenced by the technocratic approach to the foreign policy. The program has two goals:

  • to create a system for monitoring the performance of governmental institutions to ensure open public debate, transparency, and accountability in the area of foreign policy
  • to promote the transparent and effective democratic processes in Poland
Websitehttp://www.csm.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL_2006_01
OrganizationHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Project NameStrenghtening the rule of law and human rights protection in Poland through involvement of business entities, civil society groups and individuals in strategic litigation activities
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2007 - December 01, 2008
Project Description

The project seeks to secure a stable professional, financial and social structure for the Strategic Litigation Program. It is designed to promote knowledge, know-how and notoriety of litigation as a method for human rights standards enforcements. The project has a very important meaning in Poland due to the limited tradition of litigation and growing problems with respect for human rights.

Websitehttp://www.hfhrpol.waw.pl/
Grant NumberPL-01A-03
OrganizationStefan Batory Foundation
Project NameSupport of the SBF Institutional Development
Amount AwardedUSD 300,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.batory.org.pl/
Grant NumberPL-01-02
OrganizationStefan Batory Foundation
Project NameStrengthening and institutionalizing non profit sector in Poland
Amount AwardedUSD 5,000,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.batory.org.pl/
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