The annual General Assembly held last month in Belgrade, Serbia, saw ECF members discussing new applications for membership. The European Civic Forum is happy to welcome the Polish Foundation Stefan Batory, who will no doubt bring in their energy and expertise in advocating for open and democratic societies.
Thus, the core 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. By inviting citizens to think critically and to engage in their communities, the Batory Foundation’s vision of Europe goes perfectly in line with the one promoted by the European Civic Forum.
The Batory Foundation is the fourth Polish organisation to join the ECF, together with Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (Civic Education Centre), the Institute of Public Affairs and the Polish Rural Youth Union.