We are a Polish not-for-profit organization committed to supporting schools. Our mission is to inspire school communities to adopt innovative teaching methods and introduce significant social issues to their work with students. Every year, we engage with 40,000 teachers and school principals from 10,000 schools across the country.
We successfully help school communities teach better. Students become more engaged in their education, develop a deeper understanding of global issues, and learn how to take action.
Our initiatives include:
– educational programs for teachers and school principals, aimed at addressing timely challenges,
– workshops for school boards, principals, and student councils,
– an accredited center for teaching excellence,
– an educational publishing house.
Established in 1994, we are the largest educational non-for-profit organization in Poland, operating independently as a public benefit organization under Polish law.
We support all students in gaining valuable school experiences. In this endavor we team up with teachers, school princiapls and young people because we believe that education needs an authentic change.
We aspire for mutual respect and partnership to serve as schools’ foundational principles, and for adults to design teaching process in recognition and appreciation of young people’s natural desire to learn.
Through our programs, we help schools become a place of shared learning, illustrating the power of civic participation and solidarity. We support schools in adopting practices that help young people find their life purpose, develop their passions, openness, and a sense of responsibility for the world we live in.
Foundation Center for Citizenship Education
Noakowskiego 10 st.
phone: 22 622 00 89
work with us! It is already
one in three schools in Poland
experts with teaching experience
create our programs
teachers and school principals
we train every year
confirm that their relationship
with students has improved
as a result of our programs
It equally builds the subjectivity of every student, expands their knowledge and develops their skills.
It approaches school experience holistically and cares about the wellbeing its school community: school principals, the teachers, and the students.
It supports students’ natural curiosity, their interests, and deep learning, rather than mechanical memorization and reproduction.
It teaches through critical questioning and action, particularly through participation in educational projects.
It listens to and amplifies the voices of all students. It builds their social engagement and civic responsibility.
It treats exams as an opportunity to celebrate students’ achievements, rather than as a founding purpose of school’s institutional existence.
It deploys assessment to support students’ learning progress rather than to discipline and punish them.
It works effectively as an institution, thanks to the expertise, commitment, and professionalism of its school principals and teachers. It gives school’s staff confidence and flexibility they need.
Our partners include: the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, Poland’s Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, the European Commission, as well as companies Google, ING Bank Śląski, mBank, Cartoon Network, and Credit Suisse.