Centre for International Relations
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.
Krakow Festival Office, Literary Department
Krakow is one of the best festival cities in Central Europe. From theater, art, literature, music, dance and food, it provides its citizens and visitors with unique cultural experiences and spectacular entertainment. The Krakow Festival Office is the municipal institution responsible for the majority of the coordination and implementation of the cultural strategy of the city, including the production of internationally renowned events.
KFO works not only locally and nationally, but also internationally, in an effort to promote the uniqueness and innovativeness of Krakow’s cultural and creative class. Join the team of the International Development and Cooperation Department and contribute to the work that builds the city as recognizable for not only its charm and heritage, but also its vision, boldness, and creativity.
For more information please refer to the 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 Malopolska Institute of Culture
The Malopolska Institute of Culture takes up contemporary cultural challenges faced by the region, as well as the integration of Europe. Through our educational, advisory, analytical, and promotional activities, we help cultural sector organizations effectively use their potential. Through long-term cultural projects we encourage people from the region to actively participate in cultural life, thus we contribute to the creation of a civil society. Our activities refer to the cultural heritage of Malopolska as a capital of contemporary cultural life. Visit 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.
Atominium Specialist Translation Agency
Atominium is one of the largest and oldest translation agencies on the Polish market. For years, we have been facilitating communication between people all over the world by providing translation services in all possible language combinations. Above all, translation really is as an art form to us. We specialize in delivering high quality solutions, always keeping our client's best interest at heart. Our knowledge and experience allow us to support our clients in meeting their objectives as if they were our own. Follow the website.
Business Link Krakow
Business Link Krakow is part of a Polish network of business accelerators. This is a unique place, where in one space you can meet: the founders of start-ups, teams working on innovative projects, elite investors, the biggest brands supporting start-ups. We offer office space for companies in every industry in 10 Polish cities. We organize interesting workshops and training regularly. We facilitate meetings with the biggest Polish businessmen. Check this website for more details.
We are precursors and eager propagators of the concept of edutainment in business. We see the sense in what we do and are proud of our activities.
We have a mission: we want to remove the odium of effort and boredom from adult education, to bring some freshness to all those actions that are usually called training courses, workshops or events. We like learning and want to show our customers that learning can be fun. At the same time, our ambition is to act ex professo – that is, just professionally. Fun does not obscure objectives that are important for our customers and that we treat very seriously as well. Our mission is to show that effects do not have to come slowly, that changes are not always painful. Our trainings and events are associated with learning "en passant", in the atmosphere of entertainment, experience and exciting moments. For more information visit 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.
The Open Dialog Foundation
The mission of the Open Dialog Foundation is sharing Polish experience of transformation and democratic development with our partners from abroad, in particular with those from the East (mainly from Ukraine, Russia and Central Asia). The Open Dialog Foundation was established by people who think that European values – personal freedom, human rights, democracy and self-government – are more than just a declaration, but the daily reality for the 21st century people. The main fields of activities of the Foundation are protection of human rights, a wide international policy, support and development civil society activities and educational programs. The goal is building understanding and trust between EU and other countries.Visit the Foundation website.
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), launched in 2009, is a platform for interaction between EaP civil society organisations and EU through facilitation of reforms in the EU's Eastern partners. The Forum operates as an independent, transparent, and inclusive actor to secure policy changes on key policy areas across the four Eastern Partnership thematic platforms, where the Forum has a permanent participant status.
Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is based in Brussels and supports the activities of the Steering Committee and the Forum in general. It also serves as EaP CSF information, coordination and expertise hub for the stakeholders in the EU and in the EaP countries. To learn more follow the website.
*From 2013 to 2015 the Internship programme waswas supported by a grant (2013 -2015) from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds as a part of Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track specialisation.