Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe (Fundacja “Krzyżowa” dla Porozumienia Europejskiego)

National Network

Krzyżowa 7
58-112 Grodziszcze

+48 74 85 00 300
Telephone (other)
+48 74 00 200
+48 74 85 00 305
E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
+48 519 333 534
Mobile Phone (other)
+48 799 018 620
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Heritage
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Youth and education
General Information
1. Number of permanent posts: about 35. Central organs: Board of Directors, Board of Supervisors, Foundation’s international Board. Our work is supported by volunteers. 2. German-Polish Youth Office, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Foundation EVZ, Stefan Batory Foundation, European Commission, Municipality of Wroclaw, Freya von Moltke Foundation for the New Kreisau , own business activies (rent of hotel and conference facilities) 3. International Youth Meeting Centre (main activity organized in the form of school exchanges, artistic workshops, courses), European Academy (conferences, study visits, workshops, exhibitions, concerts), The Memorial Place, Conference Centre, Programme Wroclaw – Lviv
Mission and Objectives

The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe initiates and promotes activities that develop peaceful relationships between nations, social groups, and individuals. The Foundation applies social concepts developed by the World War II German resistance group, the Kreisau Circle, by advancing European mutual understanding. We intend to encourage reflection on historical matters and to contribute to the creation of a common European historical identity. Our aim is to build communities that integrate people of different world views, beliefs and political affiliations.

Main Projects / Activities

International Youth Meeting Centre leads educational events aimed at bringing together youth who speak different languages and hold different world views. The European Academy, directed at adults, offers training sessions and workshops for various professional and social groups. It organizes international conferences on political and cultural issues of modern Europe, serving to deepen Polish-German understanding and dialogue between East and West. Our third project, the Memorial Place, strives to present opposition movements in the 20th century and commemorate the moral heritage of the Kreisau Circle. We also coordinate a partnership programme between twin-cities Wroclaw and Lviv and participate in EVS projects.

Contact (1) Full Name
Rafał Borkowski
Job Title
Head of the organisation
Rafał Borkowski, Monika Kretschmann
Contact (2) Full Name
Monika Kretschmann
Job Title (2)