The Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe (Kolegium Europy Wschodniej) was founded in February 2001 by Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a democratic activist who headed the Polish section of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and a former president of the Polish-American Congress. The College of Eastern Europe is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Wroclaw, Poland, a city, as Mr. Nowak-Jeziorański noted, “whose roots lie in the East and is a strategic outpost in the struggle for a better and safer future for Poland.”
The Mission of the College of Eastern Europe is to build Eastern Europe as a community of free people. For us, Europe is not a geographic but axiological concept. Its borders are drawn by ideals. We want citizens of the former Soviet Union to adhere to European values.
Thus, the Foundation promotes cooperation among the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe. It implements its statutory obligations through educational, cultural, publishing, and software development to support transformation in Eastern Europe, meetings, lectures and conferences. The College organizes summer schools, cultural festivals, study visits and exchanges, and publishing programs. Any income from sale of our publications is used solely for activities related to our mission.
KEW is a non-profit operating foundation based in Wroclaw Poland and promotes cooperation among the peoples of Eastern Europe. KEW implements its statutory obligations through educational, cultural, publishing, and supports democratic transformation in Eastern Europe.