Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

11.01.2023

Executive summary Download report On 31 October 2022, a newly created, supposed NGO, the Institute for European Integrity (IEI), published an entry for the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) as part of its “NGO Watchlist.” IEI labelled the Foundation as an organisation with alleged “strong links to individual(s) sanctioned or criminally prosecuted by a European Union, […]

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

16.12.2022

It has been almost a year – a year of struggle, fear, suffering, loss and hope. Hope for an end to the war in Ukraine. But in order for this scenario to have any chance of coming true, support is needed. Ukrainian soldiers certainly do not lack courage and determination, but the problem is the […]

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

06.12.2022

The decision to ban Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the Ukrainian head of an NGO, from entering Poland does not have a justifiable basis, the country’s top administrative court has ruled. Kozlovska has been unable to enter Poland for the last five years on unspecified security grounds. She has always denied that there is any proper basis for […]

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

05.12.2022

“The collected material, both secret and public, does not allow to state that Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses a threat to the security of the state,” the Supreme Administrative Court stated. The politically persecuted president of the Open Dialogue Foundation can again apply for the right of residence in Poland. The final decision of the Supreme Administrative […]

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

05.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) overturned the verdict of the Provincial Administrative Court (WSA) against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The NSA found that the material gathered did not lead to the conclusion that Kozlovska posed a threat to state security. This means that the expulsion of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation from Poland and the […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

01.12.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 67 transports with which we have delivered 71,211 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included: ● 1117 helmets; ● 4 ventilators; ● […]

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

28.11.2022

Have you got any ideas how many offence cases a volunteer helping refugees from Ukraine may have for protesting against the government? Why does Why does the escape route from Ukraine go through Belarus? And why the Ukrainian borscht from Warsaw’s East Station has become famous in Vienna? WE ARE SITTING at one of the […]

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

26.10.2022

Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek from the Open Dialogue Foundation went to Ukraine with humanitarian aid. In 9 days they travelled nearly 4,200 km. They were, among others, in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia and Kupiansk. They talked to the civilians and Ukrainian soldiers they brought the drones to. They could have talked to the […]

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

25.10.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to develop the “DomMam” project for Ukrainian refugee women. In addition to the house near Warsaw, the organisation has created three new locations – this time apartments in the capital itself. “Seeing what is happening in Ukraine, watching further attacks on Ukrainian cities, I am once again convinced that help […]

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

20.10.2022

Thanks to the latest resolution of the Council of Europe, the Open Dialogue Foundation’s Lyudmyla Kozlovska hopes that she will be able to effectively appeal the ban on entering Poland and learn the reasons for her expulsion by the Polish authorities. “The Council of Europe stands up for foreigners prosecuted for political reasons,” said Kozlovska […]

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

14.10.2022

During the October 2022 plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ODF had the honour to organise a public hearing under the title “Erosion of the rule of law in Poland: Political abuses of the prosecution office”. The event, held on 13 October in the Council’s Strasbourg headquarters, was hosted by […]

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

09.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

19.09.2022

The Home for Independent Mums at Al. Jerozolimskie in Warsaw In August, two months before her due date, Yana was born. Her mother is already at home with her two other children and goes to the hospital twice a day with milk for her premature baby girl. Yana will be discharged from the hospital in […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

18.09.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 59 transports with which we have delivered 71,109 pieces of protective and life- saving equipment!

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

12.09.2022

Volunteers and staff from the Open Dialogue Foundation meet dozens of people every day who are fleeing the hell of war and their stories. The war in Ukraine continues, and in search of shelter, safety and a chance of survival for themselves and their loved ones, our guests decide to embark on a gruelling and dangerous journey of several days, under a hail of bullets, with numerous roadblocks by the occupying forces along the way, where any such situation could become tragic in its consequences. There are almost always tears at the end of this journey, and they are triggered by all kinds of emotions