New edition of of the Visa-free Europe Coalition Newsletter

New number of Newsletter contains most recent information on visa facilitation and liberalisation processes between the EU and its eastern neighbours. To subscribe to the Newsletter, send e-mail to: [PDF 164 KB]

Polish NGOs working abroad state their opposition to the Polish government’s rejection of European Commission migrations quotas

The Batory Foundation together with its peers from a coalition of Polish NGOs working abroad [Grupa Zagranica] issued a statement [PDF 376 KB] expressing strong opposition to the stance that the Polish government has taken on the issue of rejecting the European Commission’s plan to introduce mandatory quotas for migrants to be taken in by EU member states under the relocation and resettlement programme.Grupa Zagranica have stated that all member states, including Poland have a moral and legal obligation to take action and assume responsibility to take in refugees from Syria, Eritrea, North African countries, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

Open Europe

Moldova’s success story. The visa-free regime with the EU one year on

On the eve of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, we present to you a policy paper: prepared by experts of the Stefan Batory Foundation (Warsaw) and the Institute of World Policy (Kyiv).

Public Integrity

Corruption in Poland

We have published report Implementation of Selected Provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Poland.

Open Europe

Recommendations for changes in the European Neighbourhood Policy

The Batory Foundation and the Warsaw office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation have prepared recommendations [PDF 245 KB] on the modification of the Eastern Partnership. They were written in the framework of public consultation announced by the European Commission on the revision of the European Neighbourhood Policy which lasted until June 30. The recommendations elaborated by Grzegorz Gromadzki (Batory Foundation) and Bastian Sendhardt (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) were discussed during the expert meeting on June 25 in Warsaw with participation of diplomats from embassies of Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine, the European Commission Representation in Poland and experts from New Eastern Europe and Polish Institute of International Affairs.

Open Europe

Public hearing on „Visa Package” in the European Parliament

We presented our assessment of the European Commission’s proposal to amend visa policy, which would influence issuance of visas to citizens of, among others, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

Citizens for Democracy

Bookmarks – manual on combating hate speech available in Polish!

The Polish edition of the manual has been developed and published and oficially launched on April 23, during the seminar „21 ways of combating hate speech” in Warsaw. The seminar was held by the Center for Education Development and the  Anti-discrimination Education Association.