Based on its work, ODF publishes analytical reports and distributes them among EU institutions, OSCE, Council of Europe, the UN, other human rights organisations, foreign ministries and parliaments, as well as the media. It is actively engaged in cooperation with members of parliaments involved in foreign affairs, human rights and relations with monitored third countries.
ODF advocates for the reform of Interpol and – more recently – the Schengen Information System (SIS), preventing their mechanisms from being used by authoritarian and hybrid regimes to persecute their opponents.In 2013/14 the Foundation organised a mission to support Ukrainian civil society in their struggle for European integration during the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv’s Maidan square. Following the Russian aggression in 2014, ODF’s humanitarian aid programme, started on Maidan, was expanded to help those affected by the war in the East. From 2014 to 2016 a large support centre was run by ODF in Warsaw under the name “Ukrainian World”, offering everyday life assistance for migrants and fostering Polish-Ukrainian integration. Independently of its initial statutory objectives, since July 2017 the Foundation and its representatives have been vocal regarding the rule of law situation in Poland, where the current governing party repeatedly violated the country’s constitution. ODF is primarily concerned with the diminishing independence of the judiciary and separation of powers, which in turn weaken the protection of civil rights. These are the basic values the Foundation has been protecting in post-Soviet states since its inception, hence they are of natural concern also in the country where it was founded. See also: