Join cross-sector, participant-oriented conference about supporting refugees and integration on the local level


Warsaw Districts for Refugees
Working Conference

Main goals:

  • Improving support for refugees at the local level
  • Better integration of refugees in individual districts of Warsaw

When: Friday, May 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Coordination Support Center, Warsaw Towers, Sienna 39 (note: new CWK space)

Program outline:
10:00-10:45 Introductory session (plenary)
11:00-12:45 Work in task-oriented working groups
Lunch break
13:15-15:00 Summary session (plenary)

Main conference language is Polish. There will be at least one working group in English language.  Whisper interpreting at the plenary sessions.

Registration form:

Registration is open until Thursday, May 26 at 2 p.m.


From February 24, the first day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, tens of thousands of people all over Poland have engaged in a dignified reception of refugees from Ukraine. Warsaw became the main destination for the largest group of people fleeing the war. Since the beginning of the war, in just a few weeks, the city has grown by about 300,000 people. It is a scale unprecedented in modern Europe. Dozens of non-governmental organizations, grass-roots networks of volunteers and volunteers, local government structures, family businesses, corporations, as well as foreign and international organizations, became involved in helping refugees from Ukraine.  

The districts of Warsaw have also responded to an unprecedented challenge across Europe, from people working in Warsaw Social Welfare Centers to members of the district boards. It is often thanks to the cooperation of the offices of districts, individual volunteers, local organizations and companies - that it was possible to quickly develop (innovative on the scale of the entire European Union) mechanisms of comprehensive support for refugees from Ukraine.

Thematic areas of the meeting

  • Protection / basic needs I (accommodation / housing, meals, material support, social assistance)
  • Protection / basic needs II (medical support, psychological support, protection of victims of violence - including sexual violence, support for people at risk of exclusion)
  • Information / orientation / Polish (information support - including orientation in functioning in Warsaw, learning Polish)
  • Activation / integration I - labor market (job search, professional development, support for entrepreneurship)
  • Activation / integration II - activation in the areas of: civic activities, culture, neighborhood integration
  • Education and social awareness - activities in the field of education (Polish / Ukrainian / informal) for refugee children / youth; activities in the field of raising the awareness of women in Warsaw and Warsaw regarding refugees, anti-discrimination education
  • Networking and systemic actions - building intersectoral partnerships (e.g. district office - local organizations - international organization); financing activities for refugees, recommendations for changes in law and procedures (at the central and local level) and cross-sectoral cooperation in advocacy activities
  • and others (according to applications from participants).

Meeting tasks:

  • Exchange of experiences, networking (districts - local partners - international partners) and creation of new local intersectoral partnerships regarding support for refugees and integration activities,
  • Raising the standards of assistance / cooperation with female refugees / refugees ,
  • developing recommendations based on support practices for various entities.
  • preparation of districts and intersectoral local / neighborhood partnerships for good integration work (transition from the paradigm "helping refugees" to real, creative and subjective cooperation WITH refugees (long-term - also with other migrants and not only from Ukraine).

Format of the Conference:

  • task -oriented : thanks to the formula used - the meeting will be as practical as possible, as part of work in thematic groups - we provide for the division of tasks and a full record of arrangements (record on flipcharts and electronic notes)
  • participant -oriented - plenary sessions of the meeting are reduced to the necessary minimum (introductory and summary session) - most of the work will be carried out simultaneously in small task groups - allowing maximum subjective participation of participants.
  • participation - the final program / division into groups - will result from the structure of registered participants and the needs and ideas reported by them.
  • multi -acting: in addition to representatives of district structures, the meeting will be attended by entities representing various sectors - the common denominator is support for refugees  from Ukraine,


When: Friday, May 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Coordination Support Center, Warsaw Towers, Sienna 39 (note: new CWK space)
Register now!

The Coordination Support Center
in Warsaw was established on the initiative of non-governmental organizations that are members of the Industry Social Dialogue Commission for Foreigners in cooperation with the authorities of the Capital City of Warsaw. More about the Coordination Support Center