Grant NumberPL/2012/26
TypeIn-Country Grant
OrganizationInstitute of Public Affairs
Project NameChurches, State and Public Sphere in Poland. Time to Change Status Quo
Amount AwardedUSD 91,880.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2012 - August 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to improve the quality of the public debate on state-church relations in selected key areas of public life in Poland, such as: the public education system, the domain of key political decisions, women’s rights and public finance.


  • Identify key areas which are constitutive to the state-church relations in Poland;
  • Make a critical review and assessment of the existing mechanisms/solutions in state-church relations in selected areas of the public life in Poland;
  • Identify and describe the views and positions of different actors on the public scene on selected aspects of state-church relations;
  • Compare the Polish experience and solutions concerning state-church relations in selected areas with solutions existing in other countries;
  • Attempt to develop an alternative language in discussing state-church relations in the public discourse, devoid of religious connotations;
  • Elaborate propositions of system and institutional solutions, shaping state-church relations in a new way, allowing for pluralism of religions and worldviews as well as democratic values.

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