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ul. Zagaje 23
Mazowiecka 8/9
30437 Kraków
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Non-Governmental Organization
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General Information: 

Nahda is a non-profit organization registered in 2013 in Poland and established to increase awareness and understanding of the Middle East region. It serves as a cultural awareness platform, where Polish citizens are invited to join various cultural and educational activities and learn more about the region of the Middle East in a friendly environment. Nahda were established by Daniel Gołębiowski and Zofia Jeziorna. As key activities we organise meetings, lectures, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and film reviews. Also, as experts we were invited as panelist to many public debates. 

Mission and Objectives: 

Our mission is to educate and spread the knowledge about the Middle East and its culture, as we believe it is important to educate Polish citizens about history, cultural heritage, Arabic language, as well as the history of Polish Muslims. With an overall objective to improve cross-cultural understanding, integration and communication between “them and us”, we invite Poles to engage in our on-going activities.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our flagship event is organized on the yearly basis "Emirati Film Review in Poland". So far we have organized two editions in 2016 and 2017. The review has a honorary patronage of the Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Warsaw. 

On the top of that in order to achieve our goals we have organized and participated in following events:

- IV Arab-European Young Leaders Forum in Doha, Qatar where we were invited by Austrian Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, League of Arab States and State of Qatar

- II Health Challenges Congress - Panel on multiculturalism

- "Oriental Silesia. Musical trip to the Middle East"  Concert of Arab Music from variouse parts of Arab world played by Wassim Ibrahim.

- “Orientation Day” for Arab students at the Silesian Medical University in Katowice

- Meeting on multiculturalism in medical service with Aleksandra Chrobak, Polish bloger and traveler, coorganized with Silesia Medical on University.

- Arab Days in Krakow:a weeklong event include student conference, meetings, lectures, exhibitions and workshops

- International conferences: Invest with Emirates, POLandARABIYA - the events were an opportunity to establish and strengthen cooperation between Polish and Middle Eastern companies,

-“North Africa in the process of change. Political, legal, social and economic transformations”

- XXV French and Francophone Culture Days dedicated to Lebanon - we were responsible for the whole program and introductory lecture;

- Raising funds for Syrian students in Poland (8000EUR) Wasssim Ibrahim and Christina Eshak

- Concert of Syrian music “Trip to the East” coorganized with Goethe Institute in Krakow

- Meetings with Polish diplomats serving in MENA i.e. Stanislaw Gulisnski from the Polish Embassy in Cairo

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We will be glad to share our experiance in the field of Arab culture and its promotion in Poland. Hopefully we will be able to reach other organizations in order to get them involved in our activities and new projects. We are also opened to join others in their projects and initiatives.  Nahda is a reliable partner not only in Poland but also in international consortia. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We want to increase a range of our activities, find new partners anf get involved in new projects. We want to meet intereting people and reach our and their goals together. We also want to learn from others experiance.