Solidarity passport to Democracy
November 21st, 2016


Solidarity passport to Democracy
July 21, 2007
This latest project, drawing lessons in non-violent resistance from Poland's transition from Communist rule to free market democracy during the 1980 -1992 period.

It is also an opportunity for all of us to learn from one another and work out best practices that can still be useful in dealing with the current situation in each country (Poland included!!!)

The 24 participants (12 from Ukraine, 6 from Serbia and 6 from Moldova) spent a one-week seminar in Nowy Sacz, Poland from July 7-15 for 24. Back home, they are expected to put into practice what they have gained by creating so-called “Solidarity Clubs” in their communities.

Such informal club would be a place for discussion, sharing and working out the best way for citizens to show their displeasure or disagreement with what is happening in their communities, regions or countries.

Those who create active clubs will have the opportunity to return to Poland in October for 5 days (3 in Nowy Sacz and 2 in Warsaw) to share what they have accomplished.

The photo shows two players from the 1989 Round Table Conference in Poland: Solidarity negotiator Bronislaw Geremek (left) and government negotiator Czeslaw Kiszczak (right).

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