The Mission of KOD International expands the goals of KOD onto a pan-European scale:
- To raise citizens’ awareness on the value of the rule of law, human rights and democracy as well as on the importance of their democratic participation;
- To build civil society and cultivate a sense of community, especially in states troubled by authoritarian and radical tendencies;
- To promote critical thinking, empowering citizens to make informed political choices;
- To enhance the appreciation of and identification with European values.
KOD International, being the international branch of KOD, oversees all of KOD’s activities targeted at the international community. KOD International works both in Polish and English (and other languages if needed) and manages all foreign language communications (incl. website, Twitter profile & Facebook page).
As the movement’s international arm KOD International manages KOD’s official relations with European institutions and other international organizations. Thanks to its location it serves as the first point of contact and liaison to other Brussels-based organizations and international media. It represents the Polish civil society in debates, conferences and other events, as well as writes and provides content for international press outlets.
KOD International also maintains an active, constantly growing international community of KOD supporters, consisting mostly of people linked to international organizations and communities abroad, international journalists, experts and professionals, both Poles and foreigners.
Katarzyna Mortoń serves as the coordinator of KOD International, the coordinator and Board member of the Brussels-based Committee for the Defence of Democracy ASBL, and the plenipotentiary for international affairs and foreign funding of KOD’s Warsaw-based Executive Board.
In addition to Katarzyna Mortoń, KOD Executive Board member Jarek Marciniak is responsible for ensuring close communication between KOD International and KOD Executive Board.
Agata Szybowska provides IT support and coordination for KOD International. She is also the contact person for KOD Belgium.