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The University of Bialystok Foundation UNIVERSITAS BIALOSTOCENSIS

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Konstantego Ciołkowskiego 1K
15-245 Białystok
85 745 70 00
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Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
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General Information: 

The University of Bialystok Foundation was chartered in 2004 as a non-governmental and non-profit organisation with the aim of complementing and supporting the development of the University of Bialystok and its actions to promote exchanges with the local community as well as openness in international relations. In 2004 – 2017, Foundation carried out many projects on its own or in cooperation. Foundation is involved in publishing activity. Foundation operates on the involvement of volunteers: staff and students of the University of Bialystok. Foundation receives external funding from the Stefan Batory Foundation, the Leopold Kronenberg Foundation, the City of Bialystok, the Ministry of the Interior, “Youth” and “Youth in Action” programmes, the Podlasie Province Local Government among others.

Mission and Objectives: 

Foundation’s main objective is to provide organisational, material and financial support for the development of the University. To realize its statutory duty, Foundation extensively organizes lectures, seminars, conferences, courses, trainings, workshops, open discussions and the like. It also initiates local and international forms of cooperation, as well as social, educational and cultural projects.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Foundation carried out a lot of projects for example: Jewish Heritage Trail in Bialystok; Commonality and Difference. Bialystok and its Dwellers in the Eyes of Foreigners; Prettier? The PRL in the City; Kot(d) dla tolerancji; Audiobus of Bialystok; 35 Years Later; Immortalize Atlantis; Adventures of the Other; Develop the PRL; Culture of Many Voices; Południce/Elektronice; Found Stories of Music; ‘We Were Here’ Educational Workshop; The Modernist Architecture of Bialystok.
Foundation is involved in publishing activity. It has published History, Memory, Tolerance; Kot(d) dla tolerancji; Adventures of the Other and other publications addressed to teachers and educators. Foundation also organizes exhibitions, original workshops about intercultural education and local history, or alternative walks around the city (e.g. the ones following the trail of the PRL architecture). What is more, it initiates open meetings with artists or community workers as part of series The City Is for People. Talks about Architecture, Art and Social Space and Culture of Many Voices.

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

We can contribute to the Network in Poland by sharing our experiences in many ways e.g. by participation in common conferences, trainings, projects and crating common initiatives.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We would like to join the ALF Network because it could be good opportunity to get to know organizations which work in similar field and share our good practices, learn in international space, crating common projects etc.