Cover Osteuropa 8/2005

In Osteuropa 8/2005

Giving and taking knowledge
The work abroad of foundations associated with political parties – the Polish case

Dorota Dakowska

Deutsche Fassung


German political foundations are both traditional and untypical as bodies concerned with political education. They have been involved in German foreign and development policy since the 1960s. Only after 1989 were they able to work without restrictions in Poland. They offered a pluralist form of political education and established numerous ties with parties, youth organizations, NGOs, and trade unions. One of the most important goals of this work was providing support to Poland as the country moved towards membership of the European Union.

(Osteuropa 8/2005, pp. 126–136)