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Centre for International Relations

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The Centre for International Relations, founded in 1996, is an independent, non-governmental think-tank based in Warsaw, dedicated to the study of international relations and those foreign policy issues which are of crucial importance to Poland, Europe and transatlantic relations. CIR carries out its own research projects, prepares reports and analyses and participates in international projects in cooperation with similar institutions in several countries. CIR’s activities focus on the following pillars: European programme, world politics, Poland’s foreign policy, migration. For more information, please check the website.


New Eastern Europe


New Eastern Europe is the exclusive bimonthly news magazine that focuses on Central and Eastern European affairs. Our editorial team is based in Krakow, Poland. The project is a joint collaboration between the City of Gdansk, the European Solidarity Center and the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe.

The objective of New Eastern Europe is to enhance understanding, raise awareness and further dialogue surrounding issues facing the states that were once a part of the Soviet Union or under its influence. New Eastern Europe is not a scholarly journal, but rather takes a more journalistic approach with commentary/analysis from journalists, experts, analysts, writers, historians, as well as leaders and political figures from the East and the West. For more information please visit the NEE website.

The Kosciuszko Institute

The Kosciuszko Institute is a Polish non-government organization founded in 2000. Throughout years of its existence the Institute has been actively participating in public debate and decision making process on current matters of both Polish and European policies and therefore became one of the most recognized and trusted think-tanks in Poland.

The mission of the KI is to contribute to the socio-economic development and security of Poland, an active member of the European Union and a partner of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, as well as to be a leader of positive changes in European Union by creating and promoting best solutions for its current and future concerns.For more information please visit the KI website.

The Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center (HNLAC)

The Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center, (HNLAC) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation established in 2002 in Kraków. HNLAC's main objective is to protect human rights by providing free legal aid to persons at risk of social exclusion and discrimination, including the poor, victims of domestic violence, foreigners, asylum seekers and refugees. The HNLAC also monitors the adherence to standards of human rights, undertakes legal interventions and advocacy activities, and pursues research and educational projects. The Center also undertakes activities aimed at preventing and tackling human and child trafficking by organising social campaigns and offering legal aid to the victims. Visit the website.

Villa Decius Association

The Villa Decius Association, established in 1995, is a non-governmental organisation and cultural institution supporting, developing, and propagating art and literary activity, as well as international cultural and intellectual cooperation. At the heart of all the programmes of the Association lies the idea of meetings of representatives of various fields of science and culture, various nationalities and areas of interest; the idea of exchanging thoughts, and the promotion of pluralism and tolerance in public life. In the implementation of its programmes, it cooperates with national and international institutions that aim at developing vital values existing in regional cultures, supporting the processes of European integration, and propagating the humanist heritage of the European civilisation. For more information please refer to the website.

The Galicia Jewish Museum

The Galicia Jewish Museum is a registered charitable foundation in Poland (Fundacja Galicia Jewish Heritage Institute) and a member of the Association of European Jewish Museums, the Association of Holocaust Organizations, and the International Council of Museums. The Museum building is fully accessible for people with disabilities, and we are accredited by the Kraków City Council for our inclusivity and family-friendly policies.

In 2004, British photojournalist Chris Schwarz established the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków. The Museum is a unique institution that was created to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, to celebrate the richness of Jewish history and culture, and to take part in the revival of Jewish life in present-day Poland. Through exhibitions, cultural events, and an educational outreach and community programme, the Museum presents Jewish history from a new perspective. The aim of the Museum is to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions typically associated with the Jewish past in Poland, educating both Poles and Jews about their own histories whilst encouraging them to think about the future. Check more on the website.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

GMF strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

The Warsaw office is GMF's newest European office, established in May 2011. The office's mission is to serve as a forum and source of ideas for strengthening transatlantic cooperation, with particular focus on issues critical to Poland and Central Europe. The office is led by Michał Baranowski and focuses on U.S.-European relations, Central and Eastern Europe, transatlantic security issues, the EU's Eastern Partnership, and energy.

GMF has a long history of engagement with Poland, including grants to Polish organizations since 1990, the participation of many distinguished Poles in GMF's Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program and other programming such as Brussels Forum, and Poland being a key country in the annual Transatlantic Trends survey.

For more information please visit the website.