Since 2015, the EMIC Foundation has been helping migrants and refugees to take their first steps in Poland. We are committed to the people we support, we want them to become independent, to master Polish language and to get to know Polish culture, for they could find themselves in new everyday life and become a part of it, as well as gain financial independence.
Currently with Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivode we implement the project “You Have the Right to Know!” which provides legal, psychological, linguistic and integration support to foreigners from outside the EU. Our activities are co-funded by the State Fund for Refugees, Migrants and Integration.
What do we offer within the project?
- We provide access to adaptation and training courses, which cover legal and cultural aspects;
- We provide access to comprehensive legal and psychosocial counseling on professional employment issues;
- We organise professional Polish language courses;
- Support educational initiatives in schools;
- Collaborate with employers to define the standards for hiring foreigners, and managing interculturalism at firms;
- We create a model for the integration of foreigners in the Kuyavia-Pomeranian Voivodeship;
- We offer support and mediation of volunteers in making contacts with offices, medical centers, etc. Also we offer a family volunteering;
- We provide information and advisory services for foreigners in Bydgoszcz and Torun:
- The information and advisory center in Torun is located on 15/1 Legions str., e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The information and advisory center in Bydgoszcz for the citizens of Third World countries is located in the premises of the Kuyavia-Pomorsk Voivodship Administration, Konarsky str., 1-3, building C, second floor, room 136.
At the information and advisory station we offer:
- Support in filling in applications and official forms;
- Basic counseling on administrative procedures;
- Information on employee rights;
- Support in finding accomodation and making rental contracts;
- Support in the field of health care (for example, contact with outpatient clinics, providing translation);
- Help with school contacts (for example, enrolling a child in school, providing support to an intercultural assistant / school teacher).