Democracy & Human Rights

Democracy is a liberal political system as well as a utopian ideal that we all aspire to. It takes its driving power from active citizens at both the local and global level. In our debates and publications we discuss the current issues that are important for the future of democracy and the question of further European integration, participation, civic engagement, and green politics, both in Poland and abroad. The point of departure for us is the post-war history of Europe, especially the political transformation and cost of demolishing former European divisions from the point of view of individual states and their citizens.

Society & Participation

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Transatlantic Media Fellowships 2019

Gender Democracy

Publications

The Impact of Covid-19 on Ukrainian Women Migrants in Poland

The Impact of Covid-19 on Ukrainian Women Migrants in Poland

A report by the 'Nasz Wybór Foundation' published in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw documents how COVID-19 and measures introduced by the state administration to curb its spread have affected migrant women from Ukraine. It also includes a list of actions that the authors of the report believe should be taken by the state, selected institutions and social organisations.

Upping the Ante on Bulk Surveillance

The precarious balance between the need for security and the right to privacy will continue to characterize “risk societies” of the 21st century. This compendium by Thorsten Wetzling and Kilian Vieth provides robust oversight practices and good laws that can serve as bulwarks against the erosion of fundamental rights in Europe and America.

LGBTQ

Understanding political protest in Central Europe

Politics of protest

History & Challenges

Dossier