On the 8th of July 2020, Forsal reported that the Open Dialogue Foundation received a grant from the U.S. Department of State for the promotion of rule of law in Poland.
To recall, the project entitled “Democracy fitness: transforming citizens into active stakeholders via exercising democracy” will be targeted at high school students. It will start in September 2020 and aims to promote the rule of law in Poland. The U.S. Department of State decided to support these efforts through the U.S. Embassy in Poland.
“A document signed by employees of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw states that the Open Dialogue Foundation received a grant for nearly $18,000 to promote the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, press and other institutions. The document also mentions the promotion of minority rights. The money from the grant will be used to conduct online classes, among other initiatives, which will be taught by experts from Poland and the US. Among them will be the judges condemned by PiS – Waldemar Żurek and Dariusz Mazur from the Themis association” the website states.