The cooperation between the EU and the Eastern Partnership states is founded on the promotion of European values. The removal of barriers and the social empowerment of individuals in difficult situations are the areas where Poland supports its Eastern partners by running exchange and integration programmes as well as providing special workplaces.
Every person who at least once in their life has put some money in the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy (the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity) collection box or bought a roll for a homeless person, knows that helping others brings benefits not only to the recipient but also to the giver.
Investing in childcare and early education brings more benefits to the society than support offered at a later stage of development. Thanks to Polish Aid, a network of Caritas integrated day-care rooms is being created in Belarus to improve the childcare system for groups at risk of social exclusion