We end the needless suffering of animals
We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda
We help the world see how important animals are to all of us
We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better
We move the world to protect animals.
The Foundation "Development YES – Open-Pit Mines NO" (abbreviated as "DY-OPMN")
Foundation "DY-OPMN" is the formal and legal representation of the Polish National Coalition „Development YES – Open-pit mines NO" – a civil society grassroots movement to prevent plans to build new lignite open-pit mines and supporting the transformation of the Polish economy - from the one based on fossil fuels to a resource-efficient and new renewables-based one.
The idea for establishing the Foundation was unanimously accepted by the members of National Coalition DY-OPMN during a program meeting of the Coalition in Wroclaw, in February 2015.
Representatives of the„ anti-open-pit mines" associations, local authorities from threatened areas and non-governmental organizations forming the Coalition "Development YES - Open pit mines NO " agreed that the Foundation of the same name as the one used by the Coalition will efficiently and effectively achieve the objectives of the entire Coalition, enabling them as an entity to possess a legal personality, new opportunities and tools for the implementation of the Coaliton’s plans. Following an agreement between the Coalition partners of its statutory objectives and their implementation plans Foundation "DY-OPMN" has been entered in the National Court Register (KRS) with effect from 1 June 2015 No. 0000558840.
Foundation DY-OPMN headquarters are located in the city of Legnica. Foundation "Development YES - Open pit mines NO " and the National Coalition DY-OPMN are both connected by the person of Ms. Irena Rogowska as President of the Board of the Foundation and of the President of the Coalition. Radosław Gawlik is chairing the Programme Board, while simultaneously acting as a Vice-President of the Coalition and the president of the Association "EKO-UNIA".
Tomasz Waśniewski is the President of the Foundation "RT-ON" (co-founder of the Social Committee "STOP open pit mine" and the National Coalition "RT-ON" too). The other members of the Foundation Board and Founders are: Jakub "Kuba" Gogolewski (energy expert currently based in Brussels), Andrzej Holdenmajer (local government, ex-mayor of Ścinawa), Waldemar Kwaśny (local government, ex-mayor of Milkowice), Janusz Łucki (local government , a spokesman for the Coalition, vice president of the Foundation). The leaders of the organization have many years of experience working in the local government, business and NGO-s. They organized a successful referendum against an open-cast mine near Legnica and Lubin. In 2009 they were also the initiators of the creation of the Social Committee "Stop the open pit mine" and the National Coalition "Development YES - Open pit mines NO" in 2011. They have written and submitted a petition to the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament, held talks with the Polish government and organized an official fact-finding mission of the Members of the European Parliament to Poland in 2013. The Foundation has vast personnel resources, knowledge, skills and experience.
In its activities, the Institute is guided by its mission to:
- build positive relations between socio-economic development and environmental protection;
- act in the interest of the present and future generations.
The Institute is a member of the European Environmental Bureau and takes part in the national NGO coalitions, e.g. the Climate, for EU Funds and of Forum for the Animation of Rural Areas.
MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network is a non-profitable, non-governmental organization active since 1990, that comprises of 120 'Full Members' who form its annual General Assembly and approximately 3000 'Supporting Members'. MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network is registered in the Index of NGOs of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Policy guidelines and priorities are drawn from the General Assembly that also elects the 7-members' Administrative Board. Currently, President of the Board is Mr Evagellos Koukiasas(see MEDSOS Network Organizational chart) .
At present, MEDITERRANEAN S.O.S. has 9 permanent collaborators/ staff(environmentalists, engineers, social scientists, administrative personnel). A network of external collaborators and scientific partners is being involved in certain projects in part-time or voluntary basis.
- Public awareness raising and encouraging changes in citizens' -especially youth- everyday behavior that impact on the environment
- Advocating, lobbying and promoting cooperation among social partners, stakeholders and policy-makers at local, national, regional level
- Promoting active public participation in sustainable development strategies and demonstrating alternative solutions in local communities
- Promoting intercultural exchanges and balanced international cooperation among European - Mediterranean partners
- information campaigns at the local, national and regional level
- networks with NGOs and public agencies at local, national, regional and Euro-Med level
- Environmental education projects in schools(training packages, creative games / competitions)
- volunteer summer camps, field work, voluntary clean-ups
- youth groups exchange and training projects
- Implementation of conferences, seminars, workshops
- Collaboration with national and local media
- production of print, audiovisual and multimedia material :
- Publication of thematic tri-monthly magazine for members and supporters( aprox. 4000 members)
- Publication of monthly e-newsletter (emailing lists exceed 10.000 receivers)
- Production of TV/radio spots
- Production of informative material (leaflets, brochures, etc)
- Membership in International networks and organisations
- UNEP/MAP NGO partners
- European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
- Mediterranean Information Office (MIO-ECSDE)
- European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC)
- International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
- Climate Action Network (CAN)
- National Network of Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures
- Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform
- Water Footprint Network
WHO WE ARE
DanChurchAid’s aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity.
Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth.
DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regardless of religion, gender, political beliefs, race, national or ethnic origins, handicaps or sexual orientation.
PARTNERSHIP AND MEANS
We cooperate with numerous local partners, other national and church organisations as well as international networks.
We are a part of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) – an alliance that consists of more than 100 churches and humanitarian organisations across the world. Together, we make up one of the world’s five largest NGOs. ACT Alliance works with development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy in more than 120 countries.
DanChurchAid is an independent organisation. Our work is financed via fundraising campaigns, contributions from individuals, companies and funds from the Danish government (Danida), the UN, EU and other bilateral donors.
The organisation has a long-term framework agreement with Danida, a framework partnership agreement with the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) of the European Commission, and has implemented numerous contracts with the EuropeAid Co-operation Office and several UN agencies.
VISION AND PLAN
In Vision & Plan you will find the purpose of our work, our vision for a better world and the values upon which we build our organisation at home and abroad.
Vision & Plan is the framework for all other strategies, policies and plans we develop.
The current version of the Vision & Plan was approved by the Council in April 2010 after a thorough discussion among employees, management and DanChurchAid’s Board and Council.
Change Partnership is an independent not-for-profit think-tank seeking to solve the politics of transition to a clean, secure and proposerous climate. We deliver these aims by creating innovative policy and political solutions as well as organising decision-makers in governments, business and civil society to ensure real change is achieved.
About Nature Code
Nature Code stands for evidence based advocacy. We champion policy solutions that promote environmental integrity, transparency, good governance and contribute to sustainable development. We support civil society groups around the world to build networks, gain access to information and hold the powerful to account. We build experience exchange and create dialogue with decision makers to find solutions at national, regional and international levels. Hence our mantra: Our planet is not for sale.
Nature Code aims at…
- Contributing to promoting the principle of sustainable development and an environmentally sound economy as key pillars of society, politics and business;
- Conserving biological diversity and protecting and restoring nature and all its components as well as halting the destruction and degradation of nature and the environment;
- Supporting civil society groups in developing countries to protect themselves against the impact of climate change and to adapt to the requirements of a sustainable energy system;
- Opposing activities of society, politics and business that impair the quality of life and the environment; and
- Promoting models and best practice examples for sustainable ways of living and working, both in developed and developing countries.
The Activities of Nature Code are for…
- Publication and dissemination of information
- Capacity building for civil society groups in developing countries
- Awareness raising for sustainable lifestyles
- Establishing contacts to other groups in society
Action against Hunger was founded in 1979 by a group of French intellectuals in response to the emergency in Afghanistan.
ACF’s mission consists of saving lives via the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and following disasters and conflicts.
In all of its activities, ACF abides by the following principles set out in its charter.
The legitimacy of an action inevitably rests on the care taken to operate it with clarity and rigour, particularly the financial side.
In order better to respond to people’s needs, Action contre la Faim has developed an international network