Publications

E-book

Regional products in Moldova


Our publication about a successful process of registration of the first geographic indicators (except wine), in line with AA/ DCFTA, in Moldova - a project supported by Polish Aid 2015. Texts by: Wojtek Szpociński, Agata Koziej, Development Policy Foundation and Ilona Linczowska, Marcin Pilarski LAG Vistula Terra...

E-book

Regional products: V4 lessons learned for Georgia and Moldova


TheVisegrad Group countries experience in promotion and registration of the regional products you will find in the publication EU Protected Food Schemes. We recommend the texts of our authors: Aleksandra Piasecka, Agata Koziej, Wojtek Szpociński and Sylwia Szparkowska, as well as Jacek Kamiński representing +48 Design Group. The...

Tunisia

Kairouan Community Foundation


Our organizations representatives, as well as our partners NGO Pressclub Foundation, were elected members of the board of Kairouan Community Foundation – the first Tunisian law institution, which brings together representatives of local authorities, local NGO and local entrepreneurships. It was established to emphasize true...

Poland/ Belarus

Young photographers cooperation Hidden City Map


Join artistic project Hidden City Map for young people of the non-metropolitan cities in Poland and Belarus: Zhodino and Minsk Mazowiecki. See the film below and the web of the project:

www.hiddencitymap.org For futher inormation contact:...

Publication

Cross-border cooperation for biodiversity and sustainable development of environmentally sensitive & protected areas


The volume investigates agenda setting and evaluates implementation of EU assistance & cooperation tool kits in ENPI EAST/ Eastern Partnership area, focusing on cross-border cooperation (CBC) frameworks. The volume is primarily devoted to the sustainable development & environment oriented activities.

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Georgia

Polish architects about good practices in inclusive architecture


autor: Agata Koziej


 Polish architectural solutions in the context of accessibility for people with fewer opportunities were presented during the conference at Technical University in Tbilisi as examples of good practices in universal design.

The conference at Technical University in Tbilisi with participation of Polish architects was the next phase of our project “Genuine common space: interventions of young Polish architecture studios for inclusive culture”, financed by the grant from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, awarded under the program "Promotion of Polish culture abroad in 2016 Promesa". Local government officials, NGO representatives, Georgian students and architects were invited for a discussion on the quality of public space, with a particular focus on access for people excluded and marginalized.  

Introduction to the theme of the conference was to present the current legal situation, legal and cultural barriers in shaping public space in Georgia. Mr. Giorgi Kipani, a professor of urban planning faculty, presented the problem of incompatibility of creating a public space with the land use plan and the difficulties in the implementation of the construction law and regulations regarding the adaptation to the needs of people with disabilities. - Public awareness of this law is still low in Georgia. Citizens do not know the rules and do not include them in their actions, although Georgian law is getting better. What’s more, the problem sometimes concerns the officials - said Kipani.

Examples of failed implementation and practical inadequacy of infrastructure in Georgia were presented by professor of architecture and urban planning faculty, Mrs. Nino Imnadze. - Bad practices of adapting public space for people with disabilities visible in Georgia indicate lack of awareness and lack of idea. Poor execution - eg. too steep ramps for people in wheelchairs, show that the implementation of the rules on the availability of space for people with reduced mobility is only a sham action.

The main part of the conference was to promote Polish architectural solutions in terms of accessibility for people with limited access to culture, absent in the public space, presented by the young Polish architects, awarded in Poland and abroad: Maciej Siuda, Mateusz Adamczyk from BudCud studio, Marcin Kwietowicz, as well as Karol Szparkowski and Kamil Miklaszewski from + 48 Architecture studio. The speakers presented their design philosophy and, on the basis of their experience, showed examples of creating a public space accessible to people marginalized and excluded, to be adapted in Georgia.

The realisations of Polish architects, as examples of good practices of inclusive architecture, were published on the project website: www.soeasty.eu and Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/So-easy-331201520389266/

The summary of the conference was the presentation of the results of the Gremi architectural workshops with the participation of Georgian students. The report from the workshops can be found here: http://fpr.org.pl/artykul.php@id+69&land=en