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The 65th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention

Posted: | 28 July 2016 | Thursday | 23:01 CEST
Updated: | 2 August 2016 | Tuesday | 20:15 CEST
The 18th of July marks the 65th anniversary of the Refugee Convention. On this occasion Amnesty International invites to signing the petition "It's Time to Take the Refugee Crisis Personally!”
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Changes in Masovian Voivodeship Office

Posted: | 25 July 2016 | Monday | 12:45 CEST
From the 14th of July Citizenship and Repatriation Department will be  operating at ul. Marszałkowska 3/5. The information point is located at entresol in room A2, office no. 20.
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Open Day in the Centre for Foreigners in Biała Podlaska

Posted: | 3 July 2016 | Sunday | 14:12 CEST
Updated: | 14 July 2016 | Thursday | 18:52 CEST
On the 5th of July was an open day in the Centre for Foreigners in Biala Podlaska. It was a great opportunity to meet foreigners applying for international protection in Poland.
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IOM’s App to Help Fighting Human Trafficking

Posted: | 24 June 2016 | Friday | 23:20 CEST
Updated: | 27 June 2016 | Monday | 13:36 CEST
International Organization on Migration initiated the first Polish interactive, training application for the police and border guards, helping to identify human trafficking.
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Card of the Pole – Changes

Posted: | 24 June 2016 | Friday | 22:42 CEST
Updated: | 27 June 2016 | Monday | 14:05 CEST
The government introduced an amendment in the law concerning the card of the Pole, some of the changes will come into force on the 2nd of September, 2016.
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Edu-Map for small Migrants and Refugees

Posted: | 6 June 2016 | Monday | 11:01 CEST
Caritas Poland publish an educational map for the youngest refugees and migrants in Poland. A comic book describes Polish customs and culture in a friendly way in various languages. The book will be distributes in Refugee Centers in Poland.
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Centre for Foreigners in Łuków – Open Day

Posted: | 23 May 2016 | Monday | 11:47 CEST
Open Day at the Centre for foreigners in Łuków is an initiative facilitating the integration process of foreigners in Poland. Citizens, journalists and representatives of public institutions are welcomed to visit the centre and talk to its residents.
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Safe Childhood – Grant Competition

Posted: | 19 May 2016 | Thursday | 14:14 CEST
“Dajmy Dzieciom Siłę” Foundation (former Nobody’s Children Foundation) has announced a grant competition for NGOs that support local community in defense of children and youth rights. The funding may support projects implemented in centers for foreigners.
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CHANGE: New Rules for Granting Work Permits

Posted: | 25 April 2016 | Monday | 10:58 CEST
From the 1st of April new rules for granting work permits come into force.
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Coalition Against Hate Speech

Posted: | 13 April 2016 | Wednesday | 11:41 CEST
Poland and Europe more and more often witness acts of hostility towards migrants. The answer to that problem is Coalition Against Hate Speech (Koalicja Przeciw Mowie Nienawiści).
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Poland Cannot Breach Obligations to Receive Refugees

Posted: | 1 April 2016 | Friday | 11:42 CEST
Updated: | 7 April 2016 | Thursday | 00:35 CEST
“Prime Minister Beata Szydło said that at the moment she could not see the possibility of accepting refugees into Poland. It is a consequence of the position of the Polish government, which openly expressed reluctance to the re-settlement mechanism. At the same time Polish authorities did nothing to find a constructive solution to the refugee crisis."
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Etnoliga 11- Sign Up Now!

Posted: | 16 March 2016 | Wednesday | 11:50 CET
When: 11 Sundays, from 10th April to 26th June 2016 (excluding 1st May) What time: 11-18 Who can play: amateur football teams of 10-16 people, minimum 3 nationalities and 3 women in the team Age category: 16+ Applications: for individual and team applications go here Deadline for applications: March 31, 2016 Fees: Etnoliga is free of charge, but if you like what we do, please donate! Field: ‘Orlik’ pitch: the playing field is 26 x 56 m, goals 2 x 5 m, artificial grass,two dressing rooms, one for men and one for women. Address: ul. Przy Bażantarni 3, Warsaw (Ursynów) Number of teams: 16-20 Source and more information 
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CONFERENCE: “Minorities and Migrants. Political and Social Aspects of Multiculturalism”

Posted: | 14 March 2016 | Monday | 10:00 CET
Updated: | 16 March 2016 | Wednesday | 10:52 CET
A conference organized by UAM Poznan concerning ethnical and national minorities and migrants.
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Scholars from UAW Oppose Aggression Against Foreigners

Posted: | 9 March 2016 | Wednesday | 11:30 CET
Senate of the University of Adam Mickiwicz in Poznan adopted a resolution to oppose xenophobia. The decision of the Senate was motivated with reoccurring assaults on foreigners in Poznań. UAM’s scholars are against such violent acts.  
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How to Solve the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Posted: | 6 March 2016 | Sunday | 12:27 CET
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published recommendations concerning solutions to refugee crisis in Europe due to the EU-Turkey Summit planned on March 7.
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Posted: | 27 February 2016 | Saturday | 15:47 CET
Updated: | 29 February 2016 | Monday | 21:57 CET
“Since you are here, you have probably witnessed or fallen victim to an incident of racism. This website has been created to help you. In its tabs, you will find all information you need, and you will learn how to receive support.”
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Posted: | 20 February 2016 | Saturday | 17:15 CET
Updated: | 22 February 2016 | Monday | 19:55 CET
From the middle of February new rules concerning work permits are in force in Mazovian Voivodeship.
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A Guide for Students – How to Legalize Your Stay in Poland

Posted: | 10 February 2016 | Wednesday | 19:40 CET
The Rule of Law Institute Foundation prepared a guide for people willing to legalize their temporary residence in Poland due to their university activity as students.
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Posted: | 31 January 2016 | Sunday | 21:03 CET
“Check out our new publication named ABC OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP  where you can learn how to establish you own business in Poland.”
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POLISH LANGUAGE: Office for Foreigners Invites to Language Courses

Posted: | 31 January 2016 | Sunday | 20:40 CET
Office for Foreigners offers free Polish language courses for people applying for protection in Poland. Courses include additional resources for learning, film nights, cultural night outs and babysitting during the classes.
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Poland Takes Only 400 Refugees This Year

Posted: | 24 January 2016 | Sunday | 18:45 CET
Updated: | 27 January 2016 | Wednesday | 14:35 CET
According to the project of a resolution concerning relocation of refugees Poland will take only 400 migrants from Greece and Italy.
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My Career in Poland! Free Career Counseling

Posted: | 28 December 2015 | Monday | 13:58 CET
Polish Migration Forum (PMF) provides free career counseling that helps foreigners living in Poland with finding employment and establishing own business activity.
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Złote Wachlarze 2015 – Contest’s Results

Posted: | 28 December 2015 | Monday | 11:31 CET
The award ceremony of Złote Wachlarze took place on 18th December 2015. We present the list of this year’s laureates: Person: Mirosława Keryk – for her contribution to dialogue between Polish people and Ukrainian community in Poland and her support for social integration. Institution: Immigrant Support Center - for actions for the integration of foreigners in Gdańsk supporting devlopment of social capital, social dialogue and intersection cooperation. Audience’s Prize: Angela Darbinian – for the broad scope of actions supporting integration of migrant and Polish children in school.
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Posted: | 18 December 2015 | Friday | 16:27 CET
Updated: | 21 December 2015 | Monday | 12:57 CET
Office for Foreigners informs that from the 1st of January, 2016 submitting application for temporary stay permits will be possible only with new forms. Applications submitted on the old forms will be invalid.
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Polish Language Course for English Speakers!

Posted: | 17 December 2015 | Thursday | 15:16 CET
We invite everyone to look for Polish language courses available on the websites like www.duolingo.comPolish Language Course Online
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‘’Jestem Migrantem” – Polish Edition of I am a Migrant Campaign

Posted: | 10 December 2015 | Thursday | 11:44 CET
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Poland prepared #JestemMigrantem campaign – Polish edition of i am a migrant campaign.
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I am a Migrant – Migrants’ Stories

Posted: | 9 December 2015 | Wednesday | 11:44 CET
i am a migrant is about humanizing migrants’ stories of migration and providing a platform to present their narratives in their own words. This project can help change the lens through which people view migrants and migration. This joint International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) global campaign seeks to challenge prevailing unfavorable media and public discourses which have an important impact on public perceptions of migration by creating one of the greatest audio archives on migration in the world. With one person in seven people migrating across the world, it is important to show that behind every migrant, there is a story worth hearing. Source: i am a migrant 
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Posted: | 8 December 2015 | Tuesday | 09:44 CET
From the 1st of January, 2016 a new postal address of the Department of Foreigners will be available. The Office for Incoming Correspondence Log will be located at 33 Taborowa St.
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“Let’s Sit Together!” Diversity in Polish Schools

Posted: | 7 December 2015 | Monday | 10:04 CET
Masovian Province hosts almost half of all foreigners arriving in Poland. That’s why schools in Warsaw and neighboring areas are more culturally diverse that other facilities in Poland. These schools are attended by children from Ukraine, Vietnam, China, Chechen, Syria and many other countries.
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BOOK: “The Bitter-Sweet Taste of Emigration"

Posted: | 6 December 2015 | Sunday | 10:35 CET
We strongly recommend a book by Tatiana Jewsiejewa "Słodko-gorzki smak emigracji" (The Bitter-Sweet Taste of Emigration). “The Bitter-Sweet Taste of Emigration” is a specific study of an emigrant based on personal experiences and put into a broad cultural context. The book describes emigration as emotional and spiritual path of development, full of unexpected turns and challenging events.
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Refugees Welcome Polska Website

Posted: | 23 October 2015 | Friday | 10:43 CEST
Another initiative aiming to support refugees. This time help concerns accommodation. You can register yourself and your flat on the website and help people in need. More information on: Refugees Welcome Polska 
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Fundriser for Refugees

Posted: | 19 October 2015 | Monday | 20:38 CEST
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ATTENTION: Department of Foreigners – New Address

Posted: | 17 October 2015 | Saturday | 20:21 CEST
Updated: | 10 November 2015 | Tuesday | 11:56 CET
Department of Foreiners in Warsaw changed its address. The new address is 3/5 Mazowiecka Street.
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Projekt ‘MIEJSKI SYSTEM INFORMACYJNY I AKTYWIZACYJNY DLA MIGRANTÓW’ jest współfinansowany z Programu Krajowego Funduszu Azylu, Migracji i Integracji oraz budżetu państwa. Wyłączna odpowiedzialność spoczywa na autorze. Komisja Europejska nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za sposób wykorzystania udostępnionych informacji.

Projekt LOKALNE MIĘDZYSEKTOROWE POLITYKI NA RZECZ INTEGRACJI IMIGRANTÓW realizowany był w ramach programu Obywatele dla Demokracji, finansowanego z Funduszy EOG.

Projekt LOKALNE POLITYKI MIGRACYJNE - MIĘDZYNARODOWA WYMIANA DOŚWIADCZEŃ W ZARZĄDZANIU MIGRACJAMI W MIASTACH był współfinansowany ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach Europejskiego Funduszu na rzecz Integracji Obywateli Państw Trzecich oraz budżetu państwa. Wyłączna odpowiedzialność spoczywa na autorze. Komisja Europejska nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za sposób wykorzystania udostępnionych informacji.

Projekt LOKALNE MIĘDZYSEKTOROWE POLITYKI NA RZECZ INTEGRACJI IMIGRANTÓW był współfinansowany ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach Europejskiego Funduszu na rzecz Integracji Obywateli Państw Trzecich oraz budżetu państwa. Wyłączna odpowiedzialność spoczywa na autorze. Komisja Europejska nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za sposób wykorzystania udostępnionych informacji.

Projekt ‘WARSZAWSKIE CENTRUM WIELOKULTUROWE’ był współfinansowany ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach Europejskiego Funduszu na rzecz Integracji Obywateli Państw Trzecich oraz budżetu państwa. Wyłączna odpowiedzialność spoczywa na autorze. Komisja Europejska nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za sposób wykorzystania udostępnionych informacji.

LOKALNE MIĘDZYSEKTOROWE POLITYKI NA RZECZ INTEGRACJI IMIGRANTÓW Projekt realizowany był przy wsparciu Szwajcarii w ramach szwajcarskiego programu współpracy z nowymi krajami członkowskimi Unii Europejskiej.