Citizens for Democracy

22 July – European Day for Victims of Hate Crime

June 22 we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. It’s also 3rd anniversary of the attacks on the government offices and Utøya island in Norway, where 77 people were killed. European Campaign No Hate Speech Movement prepared the petition to invite European institutions and the member states of the Council of Europe to establish a European Day for Victims of Hate Crime on 22 of July.

Public Integrity

Waiting for Open Government

The Polish Open Government Coalition has presented Opening Report, which describes the existing legal and institutional arrangements, and analysed the situation in the light of the requirements stated in the Open Government Declaration prepared by the Open Government Partnership.

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Ewa Kulik-Bielińska elected European Foundations Centre's new Chair

The European Foundation Centre has announced its new Governing Council and Management Committee. Ewa Kulik-Bielinska has been elected Chair of the EFC  - as a  first woman chair in its twenty four year history and the first chair from of East Europe.

Open Europe

Moldovan citizens can travel visa-free to the EU

Since 28 April 2014, citizens of Moldova, as first among the Eastern Partnership and Community of Independent States, do not need visas to enter to the European Union. This should be considered as a great succes of not only Moldovan and European authorities, but also civil society. The EU-Moldova visa liberalisation process was monitored and supported by our advocacy efforts within the Visa-free Europe Coalition and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

Open Europe

The European Commission Proposal on Amendments to EU Visa Policy – A Commentary

"Amendments proposed by the Commission should be considered as an important step towards making the EU visa policy more friendly and – in future – abolishment of visa regime with further third countries." - Krzysztof Mrozek on EC proposal.

Citizens for Democracy

Hate speech in Poland 2014: report from the research

We have published the report from the latest research on hate speech in Poland, conducted by the Centre for Research on Prejudice, University of Warsaw.

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Citizens for Democracy

Online resource center about hate speech is online resource center about the hate speech phenomenon in Poland. You will find here basic information about hate speech, definitions, legislation and initiatives for legislative changes, available publications and educational materials for different target groups and contacts to the organizations dealing with that issue

European Foundations express their solidarity with Ukraine

"The memories from the Balkan wars make us conscious of the terrible toll that can result if the politics of peace do not prevail." - European Foundation Centre published statement on the political situation in Ukraine.

ECFR Warsaw

Podcast from the debate on EU-Russia relations

New podcast from the debate entitled EU – Russia relations: where do we go from here? is available now, with the following speakers: Marie Mendras (Sciences Po, Paris), James Sherr (Chatham House, London), Sergey Utkin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) and Adam Eberhardt (OSW, Warsaw).