From January 2019 to the end of the year, 15 people have already returned to Poland and other CEE countries, aiming to start the addiction treatment in rehabilitation centers and reestablish contact with their families. BARKA IS keeps on helping others!
On Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019, Barka received the Golden Cross of Merit for services to Poland and Poles from President Andrzej Duda in Breda (Netherlands). We are very proud!
Fundacja Barka poszukuje pracownika programu pomocy bezdomnym obywatelom krajów Europy Środkowo- Wschodniej w Reykjaviku.
Fundacja Barka poszukuje pracownika programu pomocy bezdomnym obywatelom krajów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej w Reykjaviku. Barka prowadzi od 10 lat programy pomocowe m.in. w Londynie, Dublinie, Hadze, Rotterdamie, Antwerpii. Projekt prowadzony będzie we współpracy z Urzędem Miasta Reykjavik. Jego celem jest pomoc obywatelom krajów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej w wyjściu z bezdomności, uzależnień i innych trudności życiowych. Projekt będzie prowadzić angielski oddział fundacji Barka.
Opis stanowiska pracy: praca w dwuosobowym zespole z osobą mającą osobiste doświadczenie bezdomności i uzależnień, które przezwyciężyła; praca w miejscach pobytu osób bezdomnych w Reykjaviku (noclegownia, centra dziennego pobytu i inne miejsca).
Wymagania: narodowość polska, wykształcenie wyższe ( preferowane nauki społeczne), dobra znajomość j.angielskiego, znajomość j.islandzkiego będzie dodatkowym atutem, gotowość do odbycia dwutygodniowego szkolenia w Holandii i Polsce jako etap rekrutacji.
Miejsce pracy : Reykjavik
Wymiar czasu pracy: trzy czwarte etatu
Przewidywany czas rozpoczęcia pracy: 1 lipiec 2019 na pół roku z możliwością przedłużenia
Pierwszym etapem rekrutacji będzie rozmowa kwalifikacyjna w Reykjaviku. Drugim etapem rekrutacji będzie dwutygodniowe szkolenie w Holandii i w Polsce, w projektach Fundacji Barka.
Osoby zainteresowane prosimy o przesłanie cv oraz listu motywacyjnego na adres: firstname.lastname@example.org do 21 czerwca 2019.
From the beginning of the project in January 2017, 27 people have already returned to Poland and other CEE countries, aiming to start the addiction treatment in rehabilitation centers and reestablish the contact with their families. BARKA IS keeps on helping others!
Last Saturday, 7th of April 2019, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jacek Czaputowicz, met Polish immigrants in Iceland. Tomasz Flinik, representative of BARKA IS, talked about help provided to polish citizens in the difficult life situations by our organization in the capital area. The meeting took place in the Polish Embassy in Reykjavik.
Tomasz Flinik (BARKA IS) attending the meeting with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz and Polish ambassador Gerard Pokruszynski/ fot. FB Polish Embassy in Reykjavik
Another homeless people decided to return to Poland and other CEE countries in order to undertake addiction treatment and rebuild relationships with the family. From the beginning of the project in January 2017, 20 people have already returned.
We are currently recruiting for an Assistant position for Barka IS project!
You can find more information here!
Apply by the 5th of September 2018!
Rusza rekrutacja na pozycje Asystenta przy projekcie Barka IS!
Więcej informacji i opis stanowiska znajdziecie tutaj!
Rekrutacja trwa do 5go wrzesnia!
Zapraszamy do składania aplikacji!
The television programme about Barka IS project has been released!
First part was released on 6th of March 2018 in RÚV TV and part No 2 a week after.
You can learn about Barka work both in Poland and in Iceland.
You can watch the first part of it here and the second one here.
You can also find the whole article in polish about us on Iceland News Polska here.
On the end of November 2017 one of Barka IS represenative participated in two days Conference about „Styles of Practicing Psychotherapy” as part of the Addiction Therapy Forum Brok. The honorary patron of the conference was PARPA director Krzysztof Brzózka who opened the meeting. One of the speakers was Professor Czesław Czabała who stayed throughout the whole conference and there was an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the professor’s scientific work.
The topic was styles of practicing therapy in various approaches from analytical approach through psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt. An important voice that encouraged and supported participants in the changes was the lecture by Jagoda Fudała „Dogmas and paradigmas in addiction therapy”
Professor Czesław Czabała ended the conference with a message to therapists about the importance of their work, the need to develop and search for new solutions in the therapy of addicts.
At the conference we have learned that the scheme of stigmatization and labeling towards client is broken. Most important is patient with his capabilities and limitations. On therapist side there is a huge responsibility, attention and exceptional vigilance to give the patient what he needs, what he is ready for, what he is able to take, lift, and not what is needed for therapists. Until recently, the therapist was an unquestionable authority, a specialist who knew everything, who was always right, who knew better what the patient’s goal was and what he needed at the moment. There is still an authoritarian approach in many places where the patient is punished for the symptoms of the disease. Accounting, taking consequences, loading is a well-known procedure. Therapists were taught that the patient must touch the bottom, feel the weight, break it, that this is the only way to sobriety. And each breaking of abstinence was proof that you need to respond more strongly and more radically.
After the conference, we know thet we have to go to the other side of helping. We have to give space to the client so that he can be himself. Coming to therapist with their problems, suffering, difficulties, they expect help and not enforcing immediate change. Therapists have to accompany, help to understand and accept. They have to give space for talking and experiencing difficult emotions. They cannot force a change,but wait for it. The therapist is not a guru who knows better, knows all the answers. Today, our approach in therapy to the patient is above all accepting rather than confronting and pushing. Today we are accompanying, helping to bring out client potential and strength that will help him build new skills in dealing with his difficulties.