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Academic Publishing House DIALOG

National Network
Pologne
Address

legal seat: ul. Pęcicka 9/18, 01-688 Warszawa
correspondence adress: ul. Bagno 3/219, 00-112 Warszawa

Warszawa
Pologne

Telephone
48 22 654 01 49
E-Mail
editions@dialog.edu.com.pl
E-Mail (2)
e.brzozowska@dialog.edu.com.pl
Organisation Type
Private Company
Year of Establishment
1992
Fields of Activity
  1. Heritage
General Information
Academic Publishing House is a private owner’s company focused on publishing books on various aspects of culture, history, languages, religion and contemporary issues of oriental countries. It employs 7 stuff members and cooperate closely with about 30 people (translators, editors, consultants, illustrators and others). The majority of its publications are academic textbooks co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education which remains the primary source of subventions.
Mission and Objectives

Since 1992 we publish books on various aspects of Asian and African cultures, their languages, religions, history and contemporary issues.
Our authors are distinguished Polish and foreign philologists as well as specialists in Asian and African problems.
Special attention is devoted to the rich literary heritage to those regions - we publish translations of Asian and African masterpieces.
Our mission is to establish dialogue with African and Asian cultures, countries and its people.
Among our publications one can find books translated from and into Arabic language, translation from Hebrew, books for learning languages and many others.

Main Projects / Activities

Publishing books - translating foreign works and publishing works of recpected Polish specialists.

Contact (1) Full Name
Elżbieta Brzozowska
Head of the organisation
Prof. Anna Parzymies

Academical Association of Promoters of European Law and Education “Common Europe” (Akademickie Stowarzyszenie Propagatorow Prawa i Edukacji Europejskiej “Wspolna Europa”)

National Network
Pologne
Address

st. Witosa 7/24
Olsztyn
Pologne

Telephone
+48 089 523 59 59
Telephone (other)
+48 124242815
Fax
+48 089 523 59 59
E-Mail
piotr.wojciechowski@gazeta.pl
E-Mail (2)
rajchelin@wp.pl
E-Mail (3)
sanetra@mck.krakow.pl
E-Mail (4)
kusek@mck.krakow.pl
Mobile Phone
+48 693 296 397
Mobile Phone (other)
+48 609 220 672
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2003
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Human rights
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Youth and education
General Information
1.We are the group of 80 students from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. We have 7 people in board. We do not have employed staff. 2.In year 2005 we have spent more than 15 000 euro for actions. In year 2006 it will be more than 30 000 euro 3.Our main sources of funding are: grants from European institutions and budget of our university. 4.This year we realized international youth exchanges: Baltic sea – our common pearl, Music breaks the limits,Two years ago. Also we made a lot of actions for students. 5.University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, training company Perspektywy, Foundation Camp Rodowo, Polish Historical Brotherhood (department in Olsztyn), Polish Criminalistic Association
Mission and Objectives

We want to create European society free from barriers, limits and discrimination. Also we work to increase level of knowledge about human rights, European and Polish law.

Main Projects / Activities

This year we realized international youth exchanges: Baltic sea – our common pearl, Music breaks the limits, Two years ago.
First was connected with ecology, history and politic of Baltic sea countries. It was realized with young Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians.
Second was focused on the many types of music and ways of using them in international youth exchanges. Participants were from Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Italy.
A project Two Years Ago was connected with celebrating of joying of 10 new states to EU.

Contact (1) Full Name
Piotr Wojciechowski
Head of the organisation
Piotr Wojciechowski – chairman
Contact (2) Full Name
Przemyslaw Rajchel

Academy of Music in Krakow (Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie)

National Network
Pologne
Address

ul. sw. Tomasza 43
31-027 Krakow
Pologne

Telephone
+48-12-4220455, ext.147
Telephone (other)
+48 12 426 2970
Fax
+48 12 426 2970
E-Mail
international@amuz.krakow.pl
E-Mail (2)
karolina.jarosz@amuz.krakow.pl
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
1946
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Research
  4. Youth and education
General Information
The Academy of Music in Krakow is composed of 3 faculties: Faculty of Musical Composition, Performance, Analysis and Education, The Instrumental Faculty, and Faculty of Vocal and Drama studies. The Academy employs a total of ca. 280 academic teachers. It is a publicly funded institution of higher education (academic level) funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The Academy of Music concentrates on three major fields: art, research, and teaching. Teaching is conducted by all faculties in full-time studies, in BA and MA programmes. Most faculties also offer postgraduate studies and work experience programmes. The Academy collaborates with universities and other institutions of higher education. It is a member of networks of schools of music: AEC - Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, CEEPUS - Central European Exchange Program for University Studies, ABAM - Association of Baltic Academies of Music, and in the ERASMUS programme, which brings our Academy into bilateral partnerships with over 50 eminent European schools.
Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Academy of Music in Cracow is to offer educational and research opportunities on highest possible level in the field of artistic creation and interpretation, as well as in the field of musicological research. This mission is carried out by offering studies on undergraduate and graduate level as well as professional development courses and work experience programme. The Academy ensembles present concerts available to general public in several concert venues in Krakow, as well as In Poland and abroad. An important objective of the Academy is to develop musicological research and to publish scholarly publications in the field of history, theory and analysis of music.

Main Projects / Activities

Concert performance is a significant element of the teaching process at the Academy of Music. The students have the opportunity to perform as members of great symphony and chamber orchestras, the Academy’s choir, its chamber and opera ensembles, as well as soloists and conductors soloists – in any of the several dozen concerts organized at the Academy each year. The repertoire, based on the great European canon, ranges from the Middle Ages to the 21-st century, from the classical to the experimental, from period instruments to traditional ones and electronics and computers. Many projects include collaboration on international level which allows the students to get acquainted with works and performance techniques originating in other countries and cultures. Through projects such as the International Percussion Festival, International Summer Academy, numerous masterclasses and lectures of foreign artists and researchers, the international dimension of artistic cooperation is developed and enhanced. Although the Academy status is that of an artistic school its students participate in numerous and active student research groups.

Contact (1) Full Name
Dr Karolina Jarosz
Head of the organisation
Prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Łapiński

Active Culture Association (Towarzystwo Kultury Aktywnej)

National Network
Pologne
Address

Dembowskiego 92/1
51-669 Wrocław
Pologne

Telephone
00 48 663 781 530
E-Mail
tkcbiuro@interia.pl
E-Mail (2)
tkcjola@interia.pl
Mobile Phone
00 48 508 121 069
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1998
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Youth and education
General Information
The Active Culture Association exists since 1998. The team (about 20 people) consists of artists, animators, therapists and volunteers cooperating permanently or only for specific projects. The formula of the Association is open, which means that members can implement their own ideas and use artistic and educational programs, but in accordance with the statute of the Organisation. The projects have often interdisciplinary, intergenerational and international form. Workshops, camps, events and festivals are organised mainly in Wroclaw. During the summer (since 1999) our workshops are held in Strużyny (village near Wrocław), where we invite children and young people to the art-camps. Our major partners are cultural institutions, foster families, boarding schools, community homes and schools from Lower Silesia. Sources of funding: Municipality of Wrocław, Youth in Action Programme, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Revenue in 2008: income: 117044.41 PLN, costs: 119860.73 PLN
Mission and Objectives

Target group of Association are excluded and threatened by social marginalisation people. The main area of activity is art and creativity, including cultural education through theatre and literature, addressed to the inhabitants of Lower Silesia, with particular emphasis on children, youth and the elderly. One of the main objectives is to improve access to culture for groups at risk of social exclusion. Our activities focus on promoting creative, open and deprived of stereotypes attitudes (festivals, open meetings, readings, contests, performances, international projects). The beneficiaries of our actions are often senior citizens, persons who are members of minorities or from other cultures. The basic assumption of our method of social – cultural animation is meeting different cultures and generations, to help participants explore the unknown areas of their own sensibility.

Main Projects / Activities

“The Youth and Children's House of Art PajdArt” (2007-2010). The goal of project is to establish a permanent place for creative activities for children and young people who have less opportunity using the social services in the field of culture. The beneficiaries are also animators and volunteers working with children and young people from disadvantaged groups. “Games of Chance” theater project (2007 – 2009). As the result of it three performances were produced as well as a number of post-workshop shows and public readings. There has been formed a new theater group and contest for the best Modern Drama carried out. Distributor- a series of urban interventions (2008) Organising monthly readings of modern dramas with discussion. The audience of each event numbered approximately 150 people. Meetings Active Perception Imaging Arts (2007/2008) Project included workshops in various fields of art aimed at excluded and threatened by social marginalisation people.

Contact (1) Full Name
Aleksandra Musiał
Head of the organisation
Jolanta Sakowska
Contact (2) Full Name
Jolanta Sakowska

Angelus Silesius Meeting House (Dom Spotkań im. Angelusa Silesiusa)

National Network
Pologne
Address

ul. W.Stysia 16a, 54-130
Wroclaw
Pologne

Telephone
0048 71 338 07 93
Fax
00 48 71 797 59 54
E-Mail
angelus@silesius.org.pl
E-Mail (2)
europa@silesius.org.pl
E-Mail (3)
anna.kudarewska@silesius.org.pl
E-Mail (4)
anna.polus@silesius.org.pl
Mobile Phone
0048 722 11 06 02
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1993
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Heritage
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Media
  8. Religion
  9. Youth and education
General Information
Angelus Silesius House is an educational centre for youth and adults. it was established by Jesuits in 1993. Our activities are divided into three parts: International Educational Centre for Youth, Voluntary Centre and Training and Councelling Centre. We employ full time 8 professionally trained youth workers and cooperate with many co- workers and volunters. Our yearly budget is about 300 000 Euro. We use many paossibilities of funding available in Poland and Europe. we were honoured with the price "Pro Publico Bono" for the best organisation in Poland.
Mission and Objectives

Our mission in to work with youth and to create them " the space for development".
We work on the basis of non- formal education with the model of "learning by doing" or "learning by experiencing".
The main themes we focus are:
- global eduaction
- human rights education
- european education
- interreliious and intercultural dialogue
- media
- history

Main Projects / Activities

In frames of our International Centre for Youth we organise many youth exachanges with youth from the whole Europe, East Europe and Caucasus and Euromed. We are present in YOUTH programme since 1998, and our cooperation with Euromed counries started in 2003. We also organise projects only for Polish youth.
Second activity is Centre of Voluntary Service. We ar hosting, sending, and coordinatin organisation in frames of the Youth in Action Programme.
The last part of our activities is Training and Councellig Centre- we organise trainig, seminars for youth workers, teachers, volunteers. We are specialised in Youth In Action Programme, non-formal education.

Contact (1) Full Name
Anna Polus
Head of the organisation
Director
Contact (2) Full Name
Anna Kudarewska

Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris

National Network
Pologne
Address

Ulica Ligonia 7
40-036 Katowice
Pologne

Telephone
00 48 32 257 06 01
Fax
00 48 32 251 86 48
E-Mail
arscam@interia.pl
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
1994
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Others
  4. Youth and education
General Information
1. R.I.K. (Regional Cultural Institution) Staff: 5 ? (director + 4 ? staff employed). 3 partners 2. 1.378.657 z? (2006) 3. Voivodship of Silesia 4. Cultural events, seminars, artists mobility, conferences 5. Rhenania-North-Westphalia (Germany), Nord-Pas de Calais Region (France), French Community of Belgium, Flemish Community of Belgium, Rogaland (Norway), Polish Institutes aboard.
Mission and Objectives

The mission of Ars Cameralis is to represent the Voivodship of Silesia in all it's cultural aspects. The main idea is to contribute directly to a closer integration and promotion of culture of various nations. Apart from organizing the Festival, the Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis is as well responsible for the promotion of the most valuable silesian artists abroad, creating some new, alternative visions of Silesia. Ars Cameralis is also determined to fulfill its mission by expanding the audience for cultural events in Silesia while supporting young and established artists, from Poland and from aboard.

Main Projects / Activities

– The Upper Silesian Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary project, always taking place in november, since 1994, in many cities of the Silesian Voivodship. With a solid 15 years of experience, the Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations, readings and screenings of artists from all over the world. During every edition, over 30 artistic events intend to show the wide spectrum of art vision, arousing curiosity of audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and intriguing proposals.
– International Cultural Cooperation: Ars Cameralis is in charge of the cultural aspects of the cooperation with the Voivodship of Silesia partners regions.

Contact (1) Full Name
Monika Mazur
Head of the organisation
Marek Zielinski
Contact (2) Full Name
Gwendolenn Sharp

Association "Growth Research Unit"

National Network
Pologne
Address

Złocistych Łanów 8
05-540 Zalesie Górne
Pologne

Telephone
+48 668 474 282
E-Mail
info@association-gru.org
E-Mail (2)
olabiernacka@o2.pl
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2009
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

Association "U Siebie – At Home” (Stowarzyszenie "U Siebie – At Home”)

National Network
Pologne
Address

Żelechowskiego 6/9
Krakow
Pologne

Telephone
+48601444217
E-Mail
urszula.sochacka@interia.pl
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2005
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Human rights
  3. Media
  4. Youth and education
General Information
The Association is represented by the Board of Directors (2 members jointly: the Chairperson or the Vice Chairperson including). Its funds come from the monthly member fees (12 Polish Zloty per member a month). The Association’s team consists of 25 founding members, mainly journalists specializing in the minority issues, researchers, members of minority associations and other organizations in Poland. A great number of unassociated with the Organization fans as well as journalism students, students working on their research papers, scouts, collaborate with the Association on a regular basis. The Association cooperates with a great number of institutions. It co-partners in a number of projects dealing with the issues of multiculturalism, i.e.: Its extensive documentation basis (hundreds of film documentaries, TV programs, etc.), is frequently used as a research and educational basis for numerous conferences, workshops, festivals, exhibitions and meetings.
Mission and Objectives

The goals of the Association are: - to support the presence of national minorities and ethnic groups in the media, - to present the lives and the cultural heritage of the national minorities and the ethnic groups residing in Poland, - to document and to preserve the socio-cultural facts from their lives, - to promote the tradition and the local customs of the minorities whose lasting is threatened by the ongoing cultural unification and the assimilation processes, - to portrait occurrences, cultural and social facts, economical and ecological initiatives coming from the minority environments and having a trans-border extend, - to build the respect towards other faiths and religions by presenting their rites and customs, - to promote the patterns of peaceable co-existence, tolerance and respect as the basic condition for peace in the contemporary Europe.

Main Projects / Activities

The Association realizes Its goals by: - the production of television programs dedicated to the subject of multiculturalism, - the organization of workshops for journalists who deal with the issues of national and ethnic minorities, - the preparation of interactive educational packages on the subject of multiculturalism, - the organization of seminaries and conferences having to do with multicultural journalism as well as the relations between the national and ethnic minorities and the media, - the preparation to the reactivating of The International Television Festival Of Films And Ethnic Programmes "U Siebie - At Home", organized by the Association founders since 1997 in Krakow - the cooperation with other organizations with statutory goals similar to that of the Association.

Contact (1) Full Name
Urszula Sochacka
Head of the organisation
Urszula Sochacka

Association d'Appui les Initiatives Artistiques et Culturelles NETCETERA

National Network
Pologne
Address

ul. Jagiellońska 12/6
59-220 Legnica
Pologne

Telephone
0-505-057-027
E-Mail
biuro@netcetera.org.pl
E-Mail (2)
dancewicz@wp.pl
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Media
General Information
1. La commandement de l'Association c'est l'Assemblee Generale Ordinaire composee de 15 membres actifs. L'Association est dirigee par le Conseil d'Administration, compose du President et deux Vice-Presidents. La gestions de l'Assotiation est controlee par La Commission 2. Le budget - 10.000 d'euro. 3. L'Association est financee par les subventions de l'Etat, du region et par des cotisations. 4. L'Association realise deux projets fixes. C'est l'organisation du Festival des Formes Audiovisuelles INTERMEDIALE avec Theatre de Modjeska a Legnica et l'administration d'une page d'internet ARTCETERA, une base des donnees des artistes et institution d'art en Pologne (www.artcetera.pl). Elle realise aussi les workshops video et les seminaires pour les jeunes et adultes. 5. L'Association a 2 partenaires fixes. C'est le Theatre de Modjeska a Legnica avec lequel est organise Festival des Formes Audiovisuelles et la Galerie d'Art a Legnica pour laquelle NETCETERA realise la documentation de ses evenements artistiques .
Mission and Objectives

NETCETERA agit dans la domaine de l'art, de l'éducation et de la culture.
Elle a pour mission de:
- promouvoir l'art et la culture polonaise a l'etranger, surtout l'art audiovisuelle,le video art, la musique electronique et electroacoustique, le performance,
- promouvoir la coopération et les echanges des artistes des domaines de l'art audiovisuelle,le video art, la musique electronique et electroacoustique, le performance,
- promouvoir la création et le développement d’initiatives artistiques innovantees,
- fournir à large public des informations sur le developpement de l'art contemporaine,
Objectifs de NETCETERA sont:
- promouvoir les échanges artistiques et culturels
- contribuer à améliorer les conditions de création et de développement d'art audiovisuelle, le video art, la musique electronique et electroacoustique, le performance,
- creer les evenements artistiques et culturelles dans des domaines de l'art audiovisuelle, le video art,la musique electronique et electroacoustique, le performance.

Main Projects / Activities

NETCETERA realise:
- le Festival des Formes Audiovisuelles INTERMEDIALE avec Theatre de Modjeska a Legnica
- une page d'internet ARTCETERA, une base des donnees des artistes et institution d'art en Pologne (www.artcetera.pl)
- les editions des DVD et CD documentes l'art audiovisuelle, le video art, la musique electronique et electroacoustique, le performance,
- les evenements artistiques innovantees dans la domaine des nouveaux medias
- la documentation de la vie atistique et culturelle dans la ville de Legnica et ailleurs

Contact (1) Full Name
Bogumiła Kozakiewicz
Head of the organisation
Małgorzata Dancewicz-Pawlik