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.
18 September / 08:00 – 20 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.
24 September / 10:30 – 12:30
Living Books – adaptation of the Living Library method (www.humanlibrary.org) – 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 –
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.
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
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+.