Silesian Activist Network

Silesian Activist Network

Initial recognition carried out by activists operating in several Silesian cities (Cieszyn, Katowice, Częstochowa, Bielsko-Biala, Gliwice, Pszczyna, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Bielsko-Biała) regarding the needs related to everyday work of socially engaged people – as volunteers, employees or social activists operating to improve the living conditions in the city – indicated common areas that require better preparation of social workers to carry out tasks to the benefit of residents.

Identified areas include, among others:

1. cooperation in the network and creation of common resources to develop own organizations and support other, therefore more effective activities from and for the benefit of local communities

2. Ways of communicating with the environment that activists could use (including local media)

3. Solving local conflicts and mediations.

The Silesian Activist Network is a response to the need to continue the conversation about creating a platform enabling reflection on the tools, practices and goals of work with the local community and raising the work standards of people associated with various non-governmental organizations



Silesian voivodeship


20 activists

engaged in local community development


july – october


Key activities



improving the quality of work of Silesian activists by preparing three workshop meetings in Gliwice, Cieszyn and Katowice

providing volunteers, members of NGOs and grassroots groups with tools that will enable them to work more effectively


development of common tasks for the network


integration of people involved in working for local communities from various cities in the Silesian Voivodeship

raising the level of civic engagement and involving residents to participate in the life of their towns.

Participating organisations

Fundacja Arteria (Częstochowa)


Gliwicka Rada Rowerowa

 Fundacja Napraw Sobie Miasto


Świetlica Krytyki Politycznej „Na Granicy” (Cieszyn)

Ośrodek Studiów o Mieście (Gliwice)


Budżet Obywatelski (Pszczyna)

as well as people connected and sympathetic with social organizations from Bielsko-Biała, Bieruń and Dąbrowa Górnicza.



For more information reach

Wioleta Hutniczak

573 131 912



Project is financed by Civic Initiative Fund Programme – Silesia Locally