Social Ecological Institute
The Social Ecological Institute is a not for profit organization, registered in 1990, which leads and supports ecological initiatives in Poland. We provide professional help to a diverse range of ecological programs and activities, and strive to strengthen the development of the civil society in Poland. One of our main goals is the sustainable development of the Polish countryside and the conservation and dissemination of agricultural biodiversity.
The beneficients of our projects are mainly: inhabitants of rural areas, small farmers, rural women, organic farmers, schools and agriculture schools, youth, local ngos and cultural associations from rural areas. We have also supported ngos from in Ukraine (MAMA86), Belarus (Doctor’s for the environment) and Georgia (SEMA). We also organize and contribute in events like organic fairs, press conferences, environmental education in Warsaw city.
We participate in the work of Parliamentary commissions, particularly on organic farming and GMOs.
Our association is mainly financed by grants (from EU funds, Norway Grants, NFOSiGW, GEF and others), we do not lead commercial activities and do not receive support from the government.