The program "Free Word Technique 10" is addressed to these Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Moldavian communities, which are ready to overcome obstacle, barriers and animosity among various nations. It is addressed to these who are open to democracy, ready to fight with any attempts of the state to control free thoughts and speech. This program should serve organizations, which believe that freedom of speech means not only political freedom but it also creates opportunity to communicate with the others, who are on the other side of the state borders. Our program aims at promoting reconciliation and cooperation among various nations in Central and Eastern Europe.
In order to achieve these objectives we would like to provide program participants with technical knowledge facilitating clear and meaningful communication. The program is implemented by the Polish – Czech – Slovak Solidarity Foundation and it is financed by the National Endowment for Democracyand the British Embassies in Warsaw (Poland) and Yerevan (Armenia) through the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office under the Global Opportunities Fund, Re-Uniting Europe Programme. Within its framework we plan to train 42 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. During their biweekly stay in Poland they will have an opportunity to become familiar with computer techniques of word processing. The level of each training will be adjusted to the knowledge and experience of program participants. Program will provide its participants with skill allowing for undertaking independent publishing activities. In addition 19 of selected organizations will receive computer equipment facilitating publishing tasks.
Beneficiary organizations will be selected by the Program Council made of:
- Bronisław Komorowski - Chairman (Vicemarshal, Polish Parliament),
- Bogumiła Berdychowska (Expert, The National Centre of Culture),
- Zbigniew Janas (The Polish – Czech – Slovak Solidarity Foundation),
- Joanna Konieczna (Expert, Warsaw University),
- Paweł Kowal (MP, Polish Parliament),
- Maria Przełomiec (Journalist, Axel Springer Poland)
- Agnieszka Romaszewska - Guzy (Journalist, Polish Television).
The Program Council has also supervisory role over the program implementation.
All the details regarding the program and application forms.