The Bureau of Social Initiatives (BIS) was established as a foundation in December 2007. Since then, we have been functioning as an independent organisation, constantly working to provide growth and support for the non-governmental sector. We are also committed to facilitate cooperation between civil society organisations and local municipalities in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
We want all citizens to actively participate in policy processes, taking initiative on issues that concern them. Our aim is to inspire and encourage dialogue among members of the civil society to make non-governmental organisations’ work more effective. We advocate for more inclusive policy processes and enabling laws that provide space for social action.
Our work focuses on educating and supporting citizens, NGOs and local municipalities in achieving their goals. We strongly believe that through working closely together and inspiring each other, we can achieve more.
Members of our team are experienced specialists in the field of organisation development, social economy, social participation and local engagement. Some of us are representatives in local and regional public benefit councils as well as in selection boards in competitions.
BIS is part of a nation-wide NGO-network called “SPLOT” (Sieć Wspierania Organizacji Pozarządowych), acting as an umbrella organisation that connects and empowers the third sector in Poland.