Who we are?

The Institute of Public Policies is an independent, non-governmental think tank organization founded in 2015 and based in Krakow, Poland.  

Our main endeavour is to generate innovative ideas, provide practical expertise, and shape the mindset of the younger generation. We focus our efforts on the production of scientific, analytical and expert publications. We also engage in educational and promotional initiatives. With extensive experience in the implementation of grant projects and public contracts, we actively contribute to the democracy field. 

The core mission of the Institute of Public Policies is to improve Polish institutions, foster a community of engaged citizens, and strengthen Poland’s standing in Europe and the global arena.

We are changing Poland for the better by a range of activities, including:

  • expert works
  • publishing activities
  • research projects
  • social and civic initiatives
  • watchdog activities
  • educational and promotional initiatives. 

What we specialise in?

As an Institute, we have extensive expertise in a variety of areas:

In the area of project implementation, which includes social, civic and educational projects, we believe strongly in the power of action. This is why we not only help others to implement their projects and introduce innovations, but also initiate our own. Our projects integrate all of our skills, from educating to publishing research and organizing events. Tailored for citizens, young people and local authorities, each project targets a specific audience with well-defined outreach tools and actions. We have extensive experience in delivering both local and international projects. We have successfully implemented projects funded by the European Commission, the Visegrád Group and various national grants.

Our expertise in deliberative democracy and project management is widely used by local governments in Poland. Our work includes conducting public consultations, implementing social participation systems and projects, and organizing citizens’ assemblies. Over the years, we have built up a wide network of contacts with local governments, and we foster ongoing cooperation.

First and foremost, we are a think tank. We constantly carry out research and analysis, which we disseminate through reports and expert commentary. All our publications are available here.

Recognizing the critical role of education in fostering a resilient society, we actively contribute through customized training sessions. These sessions are designed for both individual beneficiaries and NGOs and cover a wide range of topics including democracy, participation in public life, project management, fundraising and various aspects of private life (e.g. parent training as part of our Civic Centre). Our expertise also extends to the organization of events, both on-site and online.

We make a special effort to actively involve young people, from the earliest stages of childhood through to high school and university students. Our initiatives include organising training sessions and events tailored to their needs. We also distribute educational materials to various institutions and maintain an extensive network of links with schools and universities.

We have a wealth of experience in writing and managing project applications. Our expertise extends to the provision of training in this area, offering guidance to both non-governmental and commercial organisations. In addition, our active involvement in numerous grant-funded projects means that we are well placed to assist with the preparation and planning of collaborative applications. Our expertise is invaluable in managing the application process and we are well equipped to act as external experts, providing advice, evaluation or even taking a hands-on role in writing the application on your behalf.

Our track record speaks for itself, with successful applications and funding secured from bodies such as the European Commission, Visegrád Funds, Polish Regional Grant Programmes and many others. We are eager to use our experience to contribute to the success of your projects.

How IPP can engage in collaboration?

We would be delighted to explore the possibility of working with a new partner. In order to achieve specific goals together, we are keen to offer support in the implementation of the project by:

  1. Writing or assisting in the development and planning of the project.
  2. Providing support through our network of IPP experts and working with a range of organizations that could act as both project members and beneficiaries.
  3. Providing our expertise in the field of our activities.
  4. Offer project management services (or partial management).
  5. Undertake research and analysis, and provide commentary and reports.
  6. Liaise with local government.
  7. Delivering deliberative democracy projects.

If you have additional ideas for activities that IPP could undertake as part of our collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are very open to new ideas and potential partnerships!

Our selected projects

Our network

Since 2015, we’ve successfully implemented numerous projects, leading to the establishment of an extensive network of partners and organizations with whom we’ve collaborated. By engaging in joint projects with us, you can benefit from the support and collaboration of our diverse partners. Our network includes:

  • Experts
  • Universities and academics
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Local governments
  • Non-governmental and business organizations.

Contact details

If you’re interested in working with us, please contact us at ipp@ipp.expert

When contacting us, please include details of the funding programme you would like to apply for in your message.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

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