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

National Network

Żelechowskiego 6/9

Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
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