The project "Friendly school - integration and education" was implemented by the Emic Foundation in partnership with the NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council. The activities planned by EMIC as part of the project were a comprehensive response to the situation faced by schools in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in connection with the arrival of students from Ukraine after the outbreak of the war, but they also address the challenges faced by multicultural schools, regardless of their country of origin and status of children with migration experience.
The "SHELTER FOR REFUGEES" project is financed by the Foundation de France (France) and implemented from 01/01/2023 to 31/07/2023. The main objective of the project is to support the most vulnerable group of people who fled the war to Poland from the territory of Ukraine, in order to improve their material situation, increase access to health care and psychological assistance.
The project "We will be happy to help! 2” is financed by the Polish Humanitarian Action and implemented in the period from November 1, 2022. until July 31, 2023 It is addressed to people legally residing in Poland who fled the war to Poland from the territory of Ukraine.
We will be happy to help! these are our activities in cooperation with the Polish Humanitarian Organization (PAH) What we do? we support people in a difficult financial situation, we organize Polish language courses in Toruń, Bydgoszcz and online, we provide access to information, advice, assistants and translators, we run information and advisory points in Toruń and Bydgoszcz
As part of a public task financed from the state budget, we had the opportunity to employ a consultant at the reception desk in Toruń at the Copernicus Hotel, native speakers in places of collective accommodation, e.g. in Toruń, Bydgoszcz and Smerzyn (Łabiszyn commune), we conducted Polish language courses of approx. 520 hours in Toruń, Bydgoszcz and remotely. The courses are attended by adults and teenagers, we hired consultants at information and advisory points run by the foundation in Toruń and Bydgoszcz, 2 Ukrainian psychologists and organizes group and individual counseling in Toruń and Bydgoszcz, and we conducted animation activities for children in Toruń and Bydgoszcz.
The project is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Funds under the Active Citizens – Regional Fund Programme. As part of the campaign, we were looking for housing and jobs for people evacuated from Afghanistan.
A project carried out together with the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivode, under which we provided legal, psychological, language and integration support to foreigners from outside the EU. Our activities were co-financed from the National Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund Program.
Action financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, in which the Emic Foundation was a partner of the Provincial Office in Bydgoszcz. The main objective of the project was to support migrants living in the voivodeship in achieving independence. The scope of support included: Polish language courses, adaptation courses, legal, psychological and professional counseling, implementation of the "Friendly School" program and the "Friendly Company" program, organization of integration meetings, volunteering and, above all, 2 information and advisory points in Bydgoszcz and Toruń, where our clients could take advantage of consultations regarding the stay. As part of the project, we co-led the Intersectoral Voivodship Team for Migration Management and Migration Policy.
As part of the Regional Operational Programme, we implemented a project whose main objective was the professional and social activation of migrants at risk of social exclusion, living mainly in Toruń and Bydgoszcz. Polish language courses, vocational courses, legal, vocational and psychological counseling were conducted. We organized integration and adaptation activities. Supported housing was provided for people with refugee experience. In total, 117 people participated in the project. The project received funding from the Marshal's Office and the City of Bydgoszcz.
The project is financed by the "Aid Fund for NGOs and Civic Initiatives 2020", created by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, implemented by the Education for Democracy Foundation." The action was implemented in Toruń, Bydgoszcz and Grupa near Grudziądz from June to November 2021. Support within the activities covered young people with migration experience and all children attending primary school in the Group. The main activities that were carried out: 3 outdoor classes at the Center for Foreigners in Grupa, compensatory classes at the school in Grupa, Toruń and Bydgoszcz in the total number of 240 hours, psychological assistance for children with migration experience in Bydgoszcz and Toruń, and support of an intercultural and teaching assistant in a primary school in the Group. In total, about 180 children and youth benefited from the project. As part of the project, institutional development was also possible, thanks to which 11 people associated with the foundation were trained in the topics of psychological care for children and active methods of spending time.
The “Wielokulturowa Grupa Plus” project was co-financed by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science in 2021. All activities planned as part of the project contributed to the main objective: Supporting schools in the province of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship attended by foreign students and students who are Polish citizens who studied in schools operating in the education systems of other countries.
Project "We will be happy to help!" financed by the National Institute of Freedom - Center for the Development of Civil Society from the funds of the Emergency Support Program for Non-Governmental Organizations in the field of Counteracting Covid-19. Thanks to the project, we purchased 2 sewing machines, we hired 6 women with migration experience who sewed over 2,000 antibacterial masks. As part of the project, it was also possible to take advantage of career counseling and vocational courses that helped to find oneself on the crisis-stricken labor market.
Grant awarded by the Foundation for Stefan Batory, whose goal was to support non-governmental organizations during the pandemic. The Emic Foundation donated these funds for the costs of renting offices in Toruń and Bydgoszcz, the purchase of packages for migrants who found themselves in a financial crisis (12 packages), the purchase of disinfectants and visors and a psychologist providing support to the organization's team (4 supervisions) as well as migrants and migrants (approx. 52 people).
The project was co-financed by a grant from the Ministry of National Education in 2020. The main objective of the project was to support schools attended by foreign students with migration experience, especially in Grupa near Grudziądz. As part of the project, a task was carried out aimed at: supporting school staff in working with students with migration experience, supporting students with migration experience starting education in public schools, supporting the process of integration of foreign students with their Polish peers, preparing educational materials for teachers and educators, increase of knowledge about Poland, culture and traditions among foreign children and youth.
Cooking financed by the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations. There were 4 workshops of Indonesian, Ukrainian, American and Georgian cuisine. Thanks to the subsidy, we were able to buy cooking pots (of course!), we had to pay for pots and reward native chefs from 4 countries. The meetings were held in the Neighborhood Club in Toruń, and were attended by a total of 83 people.
It can be said that it is a cyclical festival organized by the You Plan Culture Foundation. Unique meetings of enthusiasts of traveling and learning about other cultures, during which the organizers draw attention to the idea of conscious traveling based on intercultural tolerance, comprehensively familiarizing the participants of the event with three selected countries (2019 - Ukraine, Mexico, India, 2020 - Vietnam, Cuba, Romania, 2021 - Colombia, Morocco, Georgia). Our participation in this project is co-conducting workshops for young people, organizing culinary meetings and creating educational scenarios.
Project financed by the Ministry of National Education. The action assumed support for schools attended by students with migration experience, especially in Grupa near Grudziądz.
The project is financed as part of the regranting conducted by the Education for Democracy Foundation, from the funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As part of the project, 14 volunteers cooperating with the Emic Foundation were trained. During the training, the participants were introduced to the game "Road for Refugee Status", which was then conducted in the second half of November for a total group of 101 students in 7 schools.
The main goal of the project was to establish cooperation with specialists dealing with: obtaining EU funds, creating an organization's development strategy, establishing institutional and business partnerships, and implementing crowdfunding campaigns. Information materials and the website you are reading have been prepared, and the accounting department of the organization has been strengthened.
The project is subsidized by the Association for Social Cooperatives. The aim of the project was to create a handbook for employers, facilitating the employment, recruitment and integration of foreign workers with Polish workers. The creation of the manual assumed cooperation with local companies and testing solutions.
Project co-financed by the Ministry of National Education. The aim of the project was to educate teachers working with foreign children. A conference was held consisting of lectures and workshops indicating ways to support the integration of foreign children in a group of students.
Co-financed from AMIF, it assumed comprehensive assistance to foreigners staying in the center for foreigners in Grupa near Grudziądz. As part of the project, a common room for children was run in the above-mentioned center (70 children participating in after-school activities), a legal support program for persons applying for refugee status and a social and cultural integration program (conducted for a total of 150 people).
The project co-financed from AMIF was aimed at supporting foreigners residing permanently or temporarily in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in the process of social integration. The project put emphasis on increasing the ability to use Polish, implementing the model of teaching in small groups. The project also financed the costs of exams and language certificates as well as legal support in the field of residence permit. The total group of project participants: 117 people.
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