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ANTI RACISM/ANTI FASCISM ¤ MIGRANTS/DIVERSITY ¤ JEWISH/SHOAH
HUMAN RIGHTS/REFUGEES ¤ WOMEN ¤ GAY&LESBIAN RESOURCES ¤ MISC./REGIONAL

Anti Racism/Anti Fascism

  • Nigdy Więcej/Never Again
    Mission
    The mission of 'NEVER AGAIN' Association is to promote multicultural understanding and to contribute to the development of a democratic civil society in Poland. 'NEVER AGAIN' is particularly concerned with the problem of education against racial and ethnic prejudices among the young. It had existed as an informal group since 1992 and it was officially registered in 1996.
    Objectives
    The major objectives of 'NEVER AGAIN' Association include:
    - breaking the silence and raising awareness of the problem of racism and xenophobia in contemporary Poland
    - building a broad and inclusive movement against racism and discrimination
    - eliminating or marginalizing racist, xenophobic and antisemitic tendencies in various spheres of life
    'NEVER AGAIN' is an independent organization, not linked to any political party.

Migrants/Diversity

  • Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego/The Stefan Batory Foundation
    The primary aim of the Foundation is to provide assistance to non-governmental organizations, associations and foundations, as well as informal groups, which are involved in the social, cultural and economic transformation processes. In the Foundation's opinion, the most valuable are those initiatives which unite people around common aims and values, thus fostering civil responsibility and facilitating the solving of specific problems in local communities.
  • KLON Data Base on Polish NGOs
    Mission: To provide free democratic access to information on citizens activities in Poland.

Jewish/Shoah

  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. The name of the city of Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz, which became the name of the camp as well.
  • The Polish Jews home page
    More than 3 million Jews lived in Poland in 1939.
    The www.polishjews.org website is created to preserve the memory of those millions of Polish Jews who suffered and perished.
  • Poznan' Synagogue Project
    The goal of POZNAN' SYNAGOGUE PROJECT is to apply high standards of intellectual inquiry, honesty, creativity, openness, transparency, accountability, and democratic practice to the management and adaptive re-use of this unique Prussian-Polish-Jewish historic property in western Poland, while involving as many young people as possible from the nations of Poland, Germany, and Israel. By so doing, it believes it will assure the property's future in a changing world.
    Our hope is that this project will succeed in bringing favorable attention to the city of Poznan', and to the participating nations, and that it will serve as an example of how historic properties can be used for the betterment of society.
  • The Jewish community of Poland
  • Remembering The Jews Of Lubaczow
    Lubaczow is a little town in the southeastern corner of Poland. In 1931 there were 6291 citizens in Lubaczow, out of whom 1794 were Jews. I hope that by browsing through the different parts of the site, you will be able to learn a little about a world that no longer exists - the world of the Jews of Lubaczow.
  • Zabludow Holocaust Page
    A memorial to 400 years of Jewish Civilization in Zabludow. Lots of photos, and English translations of rare historical documents

Human Rights/Refugees

Women

  • The Women's Rights Center
    founded in December 1994. The Center was created to ensure that a gender perspective is present during the law-making process and in the application of law, and that women and men are equal before the law. The Women's Rights Center is a diligent advocate for equal status and opportunities for women and men in public life and within the family.

Gay & Lesbian Resources

  • Kampania Przeciw Homofobii/Campaign Against Homophobia
    Campaign Against Homophobia was founded in 2001 and is a non-government organization operating throughout Poland. Only volunteers work for the Campaign and they focus their efforts on a broadly understood fight against homophobia.

Misc/Regional

  • Civic Action in Eurasia Central and Eastern Europe Resources, NGOs, and Research Related to Civic Action. Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech rep., Yugoslavia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Idealist Organizations in Poland. Idealist allows organizations - whether they have a Website or not - to enter and update information about their services, volunteer opportunities, job openings, internships, upcoming events, and any material or publication they have produced.
  • ECMI
    The European Centre for Minority Issues is a non-partisan, bi-national institution founded in 1996 by the Governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. The three founders are represented by the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Cultural Affairs.
  • The Euro-Med Youth Platform
    Young people & youth organisations in the Euro-Mediterrenean region.
    The Platform aims at bringing young people from the region together in an environment of tolerance and mutual understanding, facilitating networking between us, assisting in the capacity building of our organisations, increasing our participation, sharing of relevant information, and exchanging good practice.
    Our objectives are the nurturing of democracy and its established instruments, and fostering mutual understanding as well as improvement in the issues of racism, gender equality and minority rights.
  • European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
    The primary task of the Centre is to provide the EU Community and its Member States with objective, reliable and comparable data at European level on the phenomena of racism, xenophobia an anti-Semitism in order to help them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respectives spheres of competence. The Centre studies the extent and development of the phenomena and manifestations of racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, analyses their causes, consequences and effects and examines examples of good practice in dealing with them.
  • European Network Against Racism to combat racism from all the EU Member States
  • European Federation for Intercultural Learning
  • Education without prejudice.
    A site about Diversity in Early Childhood, Education and Training. This site wants to help create a European network on anti-bias education in the early years. It contains background information, events, training resources and discussion groups. Belgium and other countries.
  • ECRI
    The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance is a body of the Council of Europe set up by the first Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the member States of the Council of Europe held in Vienna in October 1993.
  • Guide on Tolerance Education
    Objectives:
    To help educational policy makers and members of boards of education to incorporate tolerance education and respect for freedom of religion and belief (FORB) into curricula in order to prevent ethnic and religious conflict in school and in other institutions for children and youth;
    To help teachers and future teachers to access pedagogical tools for enhancing openness and respect for others in the classroom and during after-school activities;
    To provide educational instruments that can be implemented in schools for overcoming the often inadequate and frequently cliched images of members of other religious, national or ethnic groups;
    To offer to educators across Europe and Asia a broad range of methods and approaches to overcome the negative stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination that might occur in their countries.
  • The Migration Policy Group
    MPG was established as an independent, not for profit organisation based in Brussels. MPG is committed to improving policy development on migration and related issues through the promotion of facilitated exchange between key stakeholders in Europe, North America and the international community, and through the production of substantive, comparative policy analysis. MPG bases its activities on the belief that high-level discussion and debate within and between countries among representatives of all sectors of society - public, private, and business - can contribute to the identification and implementation of innovative and effective solutions to the challenges posed by migration.
  • Tolerantschools – a European network
    The EU-financed project "Tolerantschools – a European network" by offering an own internet and communication platform enables the presentation of innovative European projects and initiatives, the exchange of experiences of its actors, their networking and co-operation, the quest for suitable project partners and the further development of pedagogical methods. The project is coordinated by the DGB-Bildungswerk Berlin-Brandenburg/Germany.
  • United for Intercultural Action
    European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees.
  • Youth Against Racism in Europe

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