Association "Growth Research Unit"

National Network

Złocistych Łanów 8
05-540 Zalesie Górne

+48 668 474 282
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Others
General Information
The Association Growth Research Unit consists of The Main Gathering of Members (16 members), the Board with representative and executive functions and the Supervisory Committee with control function. All members cooperate on voluntarily basis. As for fields of interest, we operate in the area combining entrepreneurship, sustainable development and entrepreneurship. We are also an active member of “Porozumienie Karpackie” – a network of organizations in Poland working together to support implementation of sustainable development regulations in the Polish Carpathian Mountains. GRU is located in Kraków, however our aim is to bring projects and develop initiatives in small localities where knowledge transfer, sharing experiences and skills with other organizations worldwide is most needed.
Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to support and develop activities and research in the field of local sustainable entrepreneurship, enhancing entrepreneurial culture and enriching people's experiences by building cross-cultural networks and building inter-cultural dialogue. We aim at reaching out to small communities and minorities.

Main Projects / Activities

“From Fringes to the Centre of Society – Entrepreneurial Women for Sustainable Economic Security. Feasibility Visit”
We have organized a networking meeting between representatives of 4 cultures: Polish – Silesian, Polish-Roma, Israeli-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian (Bedouin). The participants met in Gmina Bojszowy (Poland) with local youth and representatives of local institutions to get to know each other and to discuss the situation of women and youth in their cultures in the context of entrepreneurship. The project was funded by the Youth in Action Programme.
Workshops in intercultural communications and against “hate speech” for school youth.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We bring expertise in the fields of minority entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship development, sustainable development and culture. We would be happy to share and develop our skills through common projects with partners from the Mediterranean area.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like to Join the ALF Network to be able to participate more actively in creating the dialogue and sharing knowledge, ideas and skills with partners from the Middle East countries as well as organizations in the national network.

Contact (1) Full Name
Aleksandra Biernacka
Head of the organisation
Aleksandra Biernacka
Contact (2) Full Name
Dominika Lemler