The Institute of Migrant Rights was established at ul. Ruska 46A/201 in Wroclaw. It was founded by the Ukraine Foundation with the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Wrocław.
The tasks of the Institute will include help to migrants in the legalisation of their stay and work, adaptation to the new environment and social engagement.
‘Our primary goal is to acknowledge foreigners as one of the social groups living in Poland. We intend to stimulate activity among this group of inhabitants as much as possible through education and help in creating their own social initiatives. On the other hand, we want to point out that legal acts often do not take foreigners and their needs into account. The Institute of Migrant Rights wants the state to perceive foreigners as one of the social groups having their own rights and interests,’ stresses the Head of the Institute Bartłomiej Potocki.
Another goal of the Institute is to become an educational centre having an influence on public opinion.
Where to look for advice and support?
Ukrainian Centre for Culture and Development/Institute of Migrant Rights
The Information Point that has existed In the building at ul. Ruska 46A/201 for three years helps foreigners to solve legal problems and provides advice in other matters concerning life in Poland. The Institute of Migrant Rights was created on its basis.
Support from specialists
The Institute provides free information concerning the legalisation of stay, employment, registration, rental and purchase of apartments, education, marriage, civil rights, taxes, independent business activity, etc.
The psychologist supports the adaptation process in Poland; he will also help migrants solve their everyday problems and hold a meeting in the most suitable language for the migrant: Ukrainian, Polish, English or Russian. The lawyer provides professional advice in the field of family, civil, administrative and labour law. In addition, the professional adviser will help to answer questions related to looking for work in Poland and the recognition of documents and to prepare a CV and other application documents.
Booking of visits to the specialist
- via website of the institute,
- by phone: 571 330 203,
- by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening hours of the Institute
- Monday–Wednesday–Friday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Tuesday–Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Foreigners in Wroclaw
Foreigners account for approx. 5% of Poland’s population. According to unofficial data, more than 100,000 migrants live in Wroclaw. Around 30 registered organisations are engaged in the integration and promotion of multicultural society.
Foreigners face problems concerning not only the legalisation of their stay in Poland – they also look for information about wedding and divorce procedures, insurance and education. They buy real property, establish their own business activity and want to participate in social initiatives – they are interested in creating and running societies, foundations and trade unions.