First reading of the political foundations act 28.02.2011, written by Agnieszka Pomaska
On 2nd February Polish Parliament held first reading of the law on political foundations assuming the transfer by 25% subsidy from the state budget to create a political foundation, acting as so-called think-tanks.
This change is a step towards the professionalization of Polish politics. Money from the grant will be used for surveys and analytical research institutes. Political foundations will become a direct party expert facilities and leading educational institutions.
The first think-thank in Poland is founded by the Civic Platform Party – Civic Institute which working in the field of expertise and publishing and educational activities related to the office.
The project objectives are the promotion of democratic values both at home and abroad, raising the level of public debate, by increasing the involvement of citizens in political life, to promote the development of political culture. Each party in Poland, which wants to develop substantive policy debate, should support this bill.