Welcome to the diverse
and full of activities world.

If you are care about others and this world, want to develop yourself – you are in the right place. Center for Intercultural Initiatives HORIZONS – widen your horizons with us!

What we do?

We are an independent Poznań non-governmental organization, operating under various names since 1996 at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Our goals are to initiate, run and support educational, social and cultural activities for and for the local community and to build intercultural dialogue between representatives and representatives of different cultures. Our goals are to initiate, run and support educational, social and cultural activities for and for the local community and to build intercultural dialogue between representatives and representatives of different cultures.


We promote and organize volunteering in the local and international dimension for social change and personal development.


We operate in the field of non-formal education. We organize activities aimed at transcultural, anti-discrimination and civic education.


We operate locally. We support the local community in the social and cultural dimension. We start the changes from our own backyard.

Our events
  1. Internal workshops for volunteers and interns

    18 September / 08:0020 September / 20:00

    CIM Horyzonty’s internal workshops for interns and volunteers to get to know each other and to prepare the working plan for next year.

  2. Meeting with Living Library

    24 September / 10:3012:30

    Living Books – adaptation of the Living Library method ( – meeting
    with foreigners living in Poznań (volunteers of the European Solidarity Corps,
    Erasmus + students), sensitizing to other people, getting used to “otherness”. In time
    workshop, participants “borrow” a volunteer – Living Book for conversation, they have the opportunity
    learn about culture, art, traditions and customs of people from other cultures.
    A volunteer from abroad, if a translation is needed, is supported by a Polish volunteer –

  3. Local Partnership for Lazarus district

    24 September / 17:00

    A meeting of residents, local government institutions, cultural and educational institutions, non-governmental organizations as well as entrepreneurs and interested social activists in the second meeting for cooperation in the field of the Local Partnership for Lazarus.

Our activities in this year?

As every year, a lot is happening. We undertake many local and international activities. Below is a description of our main activities for 2019.


#GetUpStandUp surrounds itself with influential European protests – 1968 Protest and civil rights movements, the invasion to Czechoslovakia, the student protests and anti-Semitic campaign in Poland, the 1989 Democratic revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin wall – in order to raise awareness of their significance, use them as examples to stimulate debate and finally utilize them as means of reflection and comparison on their nature and their influence on contemporary protests as well.

MCIL Łazanka

ŁAZANKA Mobile Local Initiatives Center – a place for residents, frequenters and regulars of Lower Lazarus. Project implemented by the Association CIM HORIZONS from 2017. Łazarz is a big district and now a lot is happening here. Activities implemented within the Center include many places, such as our office, Osiedlowy Klub Kultury “Krąg”, or the Incubator of Culture Piraeus, as well as squares, Rynek Łazarski, parks, gates and other places depending on the needs. ŁAZANKA is a place open to every age and social group.


The aim of the project is to improve the quality of volunteering projects by developing the competence of people organizing volunteering projects and / or cooperating with volunteers through the development of the following skills: identifying volunteers’ needs and directing them to adequate tasks, recognizing motivations of volunteer and using its potential, improving the quality of communication with volunteers (including the ability to resolve conflicts)…


SIĘ KRĘCI is a series of workshops on creating rap and music videos with young people. The main goal of the project is to integrate people from different environments during joint creative activities using new media. The project is primarily to contribute to the activation of young people in the field of cultural education, awaken their creative initiative for further self-education, and increase self-esteem.


Signpost at the crossroads of cultures is a project aiming to build the intercultural dialogue and understanding. It aims to bring other cultures to young people in Poznan to raise their tolerance and enhance an open attitude. For achieving this we will organize meetings of high school students with foreigners living in Poznan. It is also for foreigners to get to know Polish culture better.

Call for participants
Do you want to experience an amazing adventure? “The signpost at the crossroads of cultures” is a project seeking to build understanding and intercultural dialogue. Its purpose is to bring …
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Do you want to be an activist / activist of human rights? International training awaits you;) We invite you to take part in the second sports training as part of …
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New articles
Thanks to Agnieszka and Krzysztof Kuik for the donation from Charity Balls, which we will spend for further activities supporting the intercultural development of children and youth. Center of Intercultural …
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We have completed the first stage of our event. Our photographers have taken a photo of Wilson Park using disposable cameras. Now waiting for the results of these walks. See …
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Hey guys! Check out this video promoting the activities of our association! Made by Álvaro Thalassinos …
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#GetUpStandUp Marina Serra International Training Course, June 2019. Thoughts and observations about my experience in the course …
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During this year’s edition of Intercultural Week, which we are organizing in Poznań, it was the fifth time by the Scientific Club of Intercultural Education that a MEETING WITH LIVE …
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European Voluntary Service

European Solidarity Corps (ESC)

Volunteering projects provide young people with the opportunity to do voluntary work at home or abroad. Volunteer activities respond to important social needs.

At the moment we are hosting: Zacharoula, Ania, Calin and Salvatore. What is more Marta and Alvaro have an internship with us as a par of Erasmus+.



Goodbye, Poznan

Goodbye, Poznan

2018/2019, ALVARO
I write this article while I have a suitcase 80 centimeters from me and everything ready to leave Poznan in just a few hours. These last months and, especially, these last weeks have been such a wild ride that it …

My 10 months road, improvement and growth

My 10 months road, improvement and growth

2018/2019, KETI
My EVS story begins in fact long time before my actual becoming the EVS volunteer. In my country I always wanted to gain more and more voluntary experience, as I have been volunteer since I can remember. I was voluntering …



2018/2019, KETI
Hey, I am Keti and it is my last weekly article in my Evs project. This week was short because I started to work on Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday I had leisure workshops time with children in Primary school …

WEEKLY REPORT 27.05-2.06

WEEKLY REPORT 27.05-2.06

2018/2019, SARA
What a busy week! From the 27th till 4th of june has taken place The 30th anniversary of the identity of Łazarz in which we have been so busy doing and preparing all the activities. In my case for example, …