Open Europe

A farewell to Giedroyc - policy paper

We observe a fundamental turn-around in the eastern policy of Poland. Support for democracy in its eastern neighbourhood is ceasing to be a priority. At the forefront of this change is the issue of the promotion of Polishness - claims Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, the director of the Open Europe Programme.

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 (materials in Polish).

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]