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The Other Space Foundation (Fundacja Inna Przestrzeń)

National Network: 
Poland
Address: 
ul. Nowy Świat 23/25 lok. 32
00-029 Warszawa
Poland
Telephone: 
(+48) 22 299 04 29
Fax: 
+ 48 (0) 22 435 5347
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2006
General Information: 

Foundation is administered by the Board consisted of the President (Witek Hebanowski) and two Members of the Board (Piotr Cykowski and Anna Tomaszewska). Council of Foundation exercises supervisory duties. We employ no statutory staff, but we collaborate with a team of experienced workers. We cooperate with different institutions and organizations in the fields of migrants' affairs and multiculture in Warsaw, Poland, Tunisia and the countries of the Caucasus. Foundation has initiated a coalition of several NGOs and municipal offices in order to work on creation of Warsaw Multicultural Center. Budget of the last two years averages 1 700 000 PLN available per annum. Main sources of funding include grants given by municipal offices, government, EU and private sources. Foundation carries out various types of actions: international and local festivals, social campaigns, monitoring, advocacy and training activities. We cooperate with leading NGOs working on migration, intercultural dialog and human rights. Our Foundation is a member of Zagranica Group - association of Polish NGOs working abroad.

Mission and Objectives: 

We are Polish non-profit NGO founded in 2006 as a continuation of activities realised by a group of social activists. Our mission is to support democracy, human rights, multiculture and tolerance. We aim at opening unconventional spheres of social life to cultural and artistic initiatives and social projects generating real changes in different regions of the world. Since 2007 we are public benefit organization what allow us to receive 1% of tax donations. Since 2010 we have been a member of Zagranica Group - most important coalition of Polish NGOs working abroad.

Main Projects / Activities: 

There are four main areas of our actions: 1. International artistic festivals, events and actions initiating collaboration between artists from different parts of the globe. 2. Development cooperation, especially with partners from Ukraine and the Caucasus. 3. Human rights and democracy promotion - we focus on cooperation with democratic activists from northern Africa and Middle East. 4. Multiculture in Warsaw - we carry out projects activating immigrants who participate in creation of contemporary Warsaw and its culture.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Our Foundation intends to support the development of interregional collaboration between Poland and the countries of northern Africa and the Caucasus. We are well-experienced in running intersectoral and intercultural projects. Our main goals are closely connected with the exchange of experiences between democratic activists from the Euro-Mediterranean region. We also hope to develop our website in order to promote the idea of civil society in the countries of northern Africa and to encourage making contacts between organizations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Foundation runs a program called "Springtime of the Peoples" which is devoted to the cooperation between democratic activists from the countries of northern Africa, Middle East, Poland and others. Its aim is to provide non-formal space of exchange of ideas, information and tools for the activists. We have initiated collaboration with Tunisian NGOs by carrying out pilot activities of the program. In September 2011 we contributed to the participation of one of the leaders of Tunisian NGO sector in main Polish NGO forum (OFIP). We also participated in workshops of Informal Polish-Tunisian NGO Forum in Sousse and Tunis in March 2012. Moreover, Foundation runs www.WiosnaLudow.pl website with interviews and information about Tunisian NGOs willing to work with Polish organizations. We aim at developing partnership with organizations and democratic activists from other countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Witek Hebanowski
Head of the organisation: 
Witold Hebanowski
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Anna Tomaszewska

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