100 years ago the Poles have restored their state – independent Republic of Poland. The society’s determination, desire to regain liberty, sense of national bonds and common culture gave rise to the 2nd Republic of Poland. She was built by Poles living in three parts, which Poland had been partitioned into – people of various political views, professing various religions, coming from different social classes. Independent Poland was a great achievement of the whole Nation that in pursuance of the dream of independence kept organizing and building foundation for future institutions of the Polish State.
“Today’s Poland is our common good. To the best of our abilities, we will carry out initiatives aimed at decent and joyous celebration of the Centennial of Poland’s Independence. We believe that other civil organizations, social groups, and local governments will join our initiative and get involved in celebration of that great Anniversary,” Paweł Mardoń, the President of “ROTA” Association said.
Our Independent initiative is a result of cooperation of various NGOs that have established the project organizing group consisting of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland, the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation, the KARTA Center Foundation, the Foundation in Support for Local Democracy, the Information Society Development Foundation, the School of Leaders Foundation, the School with Class Foundation, the School with Class Foundation, the Club of Catholic Intelligentsia in Warsaw, the International Institute of Civil Society, the “NIDA” Development Foundation, the National Federation of Polish NGOs, the Polish Children and Youth Foundation, the Unit for Social Innovation and Research “Shipyard” Foundation, the “ROTA” Association, and Scouting Association of the Republic of Poland.
The “Our Independent” Initiative Working Office is run by Warsaw Branch of the “ROTA” Association. The main objective of the Office is to collect information on the planned and already carried out activities linked to Centennial of Independence celebrations and forward it to all interested. It refers especially to activities initiated by local communities. They are presented on www.naszaniepodlegla.pl. Information on initiatives in line with Our Independent idea can be submitted through the online registration form available in “Submit your project” bookmark or sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We will support both those who have already prepared projects, and who are looking for inspiration. We want to be a space of ideas and experiences sharing by interested environments, organizations, and local governments,” Piotr Majcherek, the Secretary of “Our Independent” Initiative said.
The “Our Independent” Initiative Office
ul. Bracka 25, 3rd floor, 00-028 Warszawa
Contact to the Office – Tel. 601-591-195
Media contact – Tel. 505-029-690
“Our Independent” portal: www.naszaniepodlegla.pl