Advocacy and organization of community actions


The Partnership Academy is aimed at local leaders and activists working for the benefit of communities related to the non-governmental sector. We invited 18 leaders of the civil society organizations to the first edition of the Partnership Academy. The concept of the Academy is based on the multidimensional meaning of the word PARTNERSHIP in the space of civic activities. PARTNERSHIP is cooperation, building bonds between people and generations. Empathy towards another person, their views and priorities. PARTNERSHIP is also awareness of the surroundings and the local community in all its diversity. It is sensitivity and respect for man and nature. By introducing changes for the better around us, we change the whole world in small steps. Today we need a new approach and vision of a world where human well-being is achieved with respect for the environment and human rights. Important elements of the Partnership Academy are: interactivity, exchange of experiences and good practices, organization of conventions in various places and contexts in Poland, access to knowledge developed by an international team from Central Europe and Norway.

Cinematography and film editing: Kamil Sorocki

Translation: Piotr Szmigielski

Participants of the 5th Partnership Academy Convention: Monika Banach, Ewelina Bartosik, Anna Ciecieręga, Małgorzata Chyczyńka, Małgorzata Duda vel Dudzińska, Agnieszka Gaberle, Alicja Gniazdowska, Anna Jankowska, Dorota Jurczyńska, Magdalena Marczakiewicz, Magdalena Młodzianowska-Chilmon, Dorota Pędziwiatr, Tomasz Szwałek, Alicja Włudarska.

The film was made during 5th Partnership Academy Convention in Gdynia on „Advocacy and organization of social campaigns – ways of engaging the community, organization mechanisms and stimulation with the course of social action, methods of advocacy activities”.