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Bees to the Beehive

KLON/JAWOR Association

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2002–December 31, 2003
  • Location Warsaw, Poland
  • Geographic Focus Poland

About this grant

The goal of the Bees to the Beehive project is to promote electronic communication and the use of Internet technologies among non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to enhance their effectiveness.Multiyear funding will support activities that include making the NGO Internet portal ( more accessible and useful to NGOs; establishing a group of experts in six regions to advise NGOs on the use of computers and application of Internet technologies; conducting research among Polish NGOs to assess the level of access and knowledge of computer and Internet technologies; and promoting easier access to legal software, computer technologies and access to the Internet.Accomplishments during the past two years included designing, creating and operating an Internet portal for the NGO sector and others interested in the work of NGOs; organizing 100 presentations and workshops for Polish NGOs on the use of electronic communication and the Internet; publishing a comprehensive manual on the Internet for Polish NGOs; and providing free e-mail and server space for Polish NGOs.