Action Projects - Poland
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In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
Mapping of Queer-Krakow
In the first such initiative in Poland, Krzysztof Skwara, queer activist and the 2019 Warsaw Fellow, has collected all the useful LGBTQ+ addresses in his hometown Krakow, Poland’s second largest city.
Know your Rights
Landecker Democracy Fellow Katarzyna Słubik is the President of the Board at the Association for Legal Intervention in Warsaw. Katarzyna’s project, called ‘Know your rights!’, aims to improve access to justice for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, and to ensure equality before the law for minority groups.
Teen Flying University / Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży
Landecker Democracy Fellow Tomasz Cebulski founded a research and historical interpretation center, POLIN TRAVEL. He is an experienced genealogist and licensed tour leader in Poland and Central Europe. His project is a “Teen Flying University” ( or "Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży" in Polish) and it will teach local history to help build a global future.
Make friends not war – social media literacy campaign against disinformation & radicalization
Landecker Democracy Fellow Ignacy Niemczycki is an expert in communication and European affairs. He is a former civil servant who worked on the European Union budget and is a journalist dealing with European Union affairs. He would like to work on an education and communication campaign to build media literacy competencies among the most vulnerable groups, which include younger and older citizens from smaller communities.
Activist Support Center Wroclaw
Landecker Democracy Fellow Lena Bielska is a certified WenDo trainer who works as a human rights educator with a focus on consent, anti-discrimination, and empowerment. Over the next year, Lena will develop the Activist Support Center through three activities that she has already been working on in the past two years.
When Anna Wiatrowska made her first post on Instagram on January 17, 2020, she couldn’t have foreseen that in just a few months @queerowyfeminizm would be one of the most influential educational accounts, amassing over thirty six thousand followers hungry for social change.
Room for action - girls' activist workshops
In September and October this year Dagmara Magryta and Beata Janus, HIA Poland senior fellows, are to implement their action project within the framework of the Wrocław-based Microgrants.
Local Narratives of Diversity in Action - Against Urban Antisemitism and Social Exclusion
Senior Fellows Jan Kirschenbaum, Dominika Burakiewicz, Ioannis Stylianidis, Bethanie Martin, Maciej Kirschenbaum, and project partner Aleksandra Wilczura planned to restore the presence of the Jews in Poland in the collective memory by implementing lectures, workshops, murals of Polish-German-Jewish sports clubs, and a football tournament for children.