Researchers from the University of Warsaw, together with members of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights from Harvard University, published a report on factors affecting solidarity with Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

The study was conducted in five local communities in Poland. The report includes an analysis of the disparity of reactions to the arrival of Ukrainian citizens in Polish society.


The report was made by Dr Urszula Markowska-Manista and Dr Joanna Dobkowska from the Faculty of Education at the University of Warsaw. The researchers emphasise the importance of the question of factors influencing the feeling of solidarity or lack thereof towards specific groups of migrants and refugees arriving in Poland.


As the researchers found out in their study, “Identifying and becoming aware of these factors can facilitate the revision and deconstruction practices as well as strategies regarding support and cooperation. It is all about helping to design programmes or projects of intercultural education that are conducive in the long term to building a civil society, in which diversity is an important value”.