The outbreak of the war in Ukraine and mass migration to Poland resulted in the mobilization of extensive help from both individual citizens and non-governmental organizations. Associations and foundations, which so far departments for their statutory goals, started their activity so far not performed by them before.

Overnight, without additional funds, they launched material assistance, night shelters, medical, psychological and legal support. The first days and weeks, all employees devoted every moment to these activities, at the cost of their lives, family and rest. Realizing that they would not cope with such a big challenge, they (as so far) launched voluntary activities on an unprecedented scale. Balancing between the management of aid in a humanitarian crisis and the reorganization of their institutions, they looked for support and solutions among other organizations, local government and provincial authorities.

Over the last 3 months, they have learned not only to manage several times larger teams, but also developed new working methods. They saw their possibilities, but also realized their limitations. Where are they today? What are their conclusions? What did they do, what did they not? What was the price they had to pay for it? What are their plans for the coming months?

Together with the Multicultural Center in Krakow, we invited:
– Urząd Miasta Krakowa
– Małopolski Urząd Wojewódzki
– Centrum Pomocy Prawnej im. Haliny Nieć
– Fundacja Zustricz
– Stowarzyszenie Salam Lab
– Centrum Społeczności Żydowskiej w Krakowie (JCC)
– UA in Kraków

Moderators: Konrad Pędziwiatr, Karolina Czerska-Shaw, Dobrosława Wiktor-Mach

The seminar will take place in a hybrid form (live and stationary)
• stationary (Foundation of the Małopolska Chamber of Self-Government, Al. Daszyńskiego 16)
• To join the seminar remotely, please click on the link below:…

Meeting ID: 852 1206 9296
Passcode: TP6pC7