Informacja o organizacjiMalopolska Institute is a regional branch of the Foundation for Support of Local Democracy - an organisation based in Poland, supporting transformation, positive change and innovation in social, administrative and political local structures since 1989. Institute's team of 30 persons consist mainly of highly experienced proffesionals and experts in local governance, civil society empowerment and regional development issues. On a constat basis we also collaborate with a set of around 100 external experts, lecturers and trainers, delivering trainings, coaching and consulting support to 180 local governments in Malopolska region as well as to regional administration. The Foundation in Support of Local Democracy (FSLD,www.frdl.org.pl), as a whole is the biggest non-governmental training and consulting organization in Poland that supports the development of local government. The FSLD was founded in 1989 and registered in 1990. The founding group consisted of eminent experts representing the anti-communist opposition, including Jerzy Stępien - further judge of the Constitutional Court and its president in years 2006-2008 (current Chairman of FSLD) and late Professor Jerzy Regulski - co-founder of the administrative reform in Poland. The Foundation's mission is to support civic local government understood as a basic form of democracy. Nowadays, the Foundation is one of the biggest non-governmental organization network with nationwide coverage in Poland. It currently consists of 13 Regional Centres and 3 local branches (Poland consists of 16 regions/voivodships) and employs over 150 people, of which some ¼ are high quality experts. To pursue its mission, FSLD is working to build local ties and develop social capital of local communities. It supports the development of local and national public institutions through training and consulting services. FSLD also examines the quality of public services and carries out projects to raise their quality and effectiveness. In the last 5 years more than 170 advisory projects were executed - including strategic, programmatic and analytical work, as well as funding applications. Since 1992, one of the main goals of FSLD is to support the development of democracy in other countries that are in the process of systemic transformation. The Foundation’s activities include both the transfer of Polish experiences regarding the functioning of the local government and socio-economic development on regional and local level, as well as - since the Polish accession to the EU -the values and issues related to the functioning in the EU structures. Apart from the Balkan countries, the biggest Foundation’s foreign partner and projects recipient is Ukraine, where the first activities were implemented in the mid-nineties.
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Opis projektuWe are looking for cooperation opportunities within open minded, flexible, proffesional and friendly partnerships. Just to learn from each other, understand better, develope ideas or solutions, support and create good change. Potencial scope is very wide as long as it serves locality, democracy and civil engagement. Get in contact to discuss :). We will be happy to get involved in the process of project idea development, as well as application preparation. We are looking for cooperation opportunities within open minded, flexible, proffesional and friendly partnerships. ust to learn from each other, understand better, develope ideas or solutions, support and create good change. Potencial scope is very wide as long as it serves locality, democracy and civil engagement. Get in contact to discuss :). We will be happy to get involved in the process of project idea development, as well as application preparation.