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Public Integrity

Comments on documnet of European Committee on Democracy and Governance

In response to the invitation of the Secretariat of the European Committee on Democracy and Governance and the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations to participate in the consultations on the document called “Public consultation-Draft Guidelines on Civil Participation in Political Decision-Making” - members of the Civic  Legislative Forum prepared the comments. [PDF 148 KB]

Public Integrity

Statement on the draft Constitutional Tribunal Law

The Legal Expert Group at the Stefan Batory Foundation presents its opinion on the draft Constitutional Tribunal Law adopted on July 7th by the Sejm majority. According to the experts the bill further aggravates the constitutional crisis by pushing for evidently unconstitutional arrangements. It repeats the same provisions that the Constitutional Court and the Venice Commission found to be blatantly in violation of the principle of independence of constitutional court from other branches of government. More [PDF 234 KB]

Open Europe

EU Visa Code reform: Necessary but not easy

We've published a policy brief on a proposal made by the European Commission to liberalise European visa procedures in order to boost economic growth of the Schengen area. [PDF 216 KB]

Citizens for Democracy

Refugees and Migrants Forum – Conference materials

Presentations that were presented during the NGO Forum. Refugees and Migrants are available on web site. Thank you, for your presence and two wonderful days.

Open letter by the Polish NGOs to Pope Francis on counteracting hate speech

40 Polish NGOs ask Pope Francis to consider addressing the problem of hate speech during the World Youth Day. Hate speech is currently one of the most challenging issues regarding the protection of human rights, in both offline and online environments, and in particular concerns young people, who are both authors of hateful comments and their primary recipients.

Open Europe

Polish Foreign Policy Monitoring

We present the first of a series of reports devoted to monitoring the Polish foreign policy. It explores the underlying ideology of the Law and Justice's foreign policy, mainly in the European context. more [PDF 163 KB]

Citizens for Democracy

Scoop: Refugees. - the contest

Together with an Institute of Reportage Foundation (Fundacja Instytut Reportażu), we have pleasure to invite journalists to the contest Scoop: Refugees. Awarded would be the best articles, TV and radio broadcasts, that were published in 2016, also on the internet.We want to award materials that answer on important questions like: Who the refugees are? Where do they come from and why? What did they experience in their homeland? What do they experience during their escape? How do we welcome them? Details of the contest are available at www.tematUchodzcy.pl (materials in Polish).

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