Just a week before the start of our conference in Warsaw, “Courage to re-embrace solidarity – Can philanthropy take the lead?”, our chair Ewa Kulik-Bielińska, Executive Director of the Stefan Batory Foundation is interviewed by Alliance Magazine on what philanthropy can do to retrieve the current situation in Poland which is threatening civil society and what solidarity with one’s peers in that country can achieve.  She talks about:

  • The media landscape in Poland
  • The smear campaign against civil society organisations
  • Philanthropy in Poland
  • The Scarcity of funding for alternative voices
  • The importance of support of peers and fellow members in dealing with these issues
  • Hopes for our annual conference in Warsaw
  • Philanthropy’s ability to address some of these challenges in Europe

Read the full interview here.   

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