Ocalenie Foundation

Where
Poland
When
2016
Key objectives of the measure:

The Ocalenie Foundation plays a very important role in helping foreigners and facilitating intercultural dialogue. In 2015 the Foundation completed the following projects:

  • The Help Centre for Foreigners – a project that involves the provision of specialised assistance and aid to foreigners by Poles and other foreigners. The first consultation point has been opened in Warsaw as part of the HCF, where assistance has been provided by numerous specialists (e.g. psychologists, lawyers, and advisers) in a range of languages (including English, Arabic, Georgian, and Russian).
  • Q-Integration – an aid project addressed to people under international protection and people who applied for refugee status. Its aim has been to develop and improve the integration and advisory services addressed to the said group of people.

The social and economic integration of Muslim immigrants in Poland – this project aims to study whether there is a relationship between religion and ethnicity and the socio-economic integration of Muslim immigrants in Poland. Also, the project’s task was to come up with conclusions to be considered by Polish institutions responsible for foreigner-integration policies. This was the first such study of Muslim immigrants

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain