Stefan Batory Foundation

The Stefan Batory Foundation is an independent private Polish foundation established in 1988. The mission of the Batory Foundation is to build an open, democratic society - a society of people aware of their rights and responsibilities, who are actively involved in the life of their local community, country and international society.

Stefan Batory’s priorities include:

- Supporting initiatives aimed at increasing civic participation and strengthening citizens’ sense of responsibility for the common good. This includes transparency in public life and promoting social oversight over the functioning of public institutions

- Strengthening the role of civic institutions in public life

- Development of non-governmental organizations and coalitions working to improve the quality of Polish democracy and expand international cooperation

- Closer ties between European Union states and the EU’s Eastern neighbors, especially Ukraine and Belarus. Stefan Batory supports activities that encourage exchange of experiences connected with the processes of political transition, building civil society, and solving social problems among the countries of Central and Eastern Europe

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