This program, first launched in 1996, promotes innovative addiction treatment methodologies in Central and Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Our main purpose is providing both theory and practice to clinical professionals and educators in the field of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment addressed to the population of addicted patients and their families. We also assist developing programs of treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts in penitentiary institutions based on the American model Atlantis, successfully working in several prisons in Poland and, since 1995, in two prisons in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The model combines cognitive-behaviors psychotherapy and the spiritual 12-Step philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The participants of our seminars and workshops include medical doctors and nurses, psychologists, social workers and counsellors working with addicts from Belarus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Ukraine, several districts of Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Romania and Mongolia.
Ewa Woydyłło-Osiatyńska, director
tel. (+48) 22 536 02 47
tel. (+48) 22 536 02 48
In September 2011, the Warsaw Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) was opened at the Batory Foundation.
The goal of the ECFR Warsaw Office is to plug Polish political and expert milieus into the general European debate on EU external policy. In particular, the ECFR Warsaw office deals with Polish foreign policy and with EU policy toward our Eastern neighbors: the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, as well as towards the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey.
The Office disseminates ECFR analyses and reports and organizes debates, discussions and conferences about them. It also undertakes its own research and expert analyses.
Piotr Buras, director
+48 22 536 02 36
+48 22 536 02 35