Diaspora diplomacy – about a new dimension of diplomacy, the example of a New Emigration non-governmental organisation

Martyna Tomiczek



In recent years, the migration movement, which tends to be oriented towards Great Britain, reached its climax at the moment when Poland became a fully-fledged member of the European Union. Years following Poland’s accession have witnessed an enormous outbreak of Polish exodus – leaving their own country they were trying to find a new place abroad. Among the plurality of motives, we could point to such as: hope for a better life and improving personal material situation, a more interesting life in a multinational society and becoming a “world man”, necessity and curiosity. Results were also much more complica-ted than anyone could ever imagine. The causes and effects of the Polish exodus constituted an inescapable subject of analysis and research.

The Polish migration movement can be considered in many aspects. This unique phe-nomenon has its economic, political, social and psychosocial dimensions – each of them is worth profound analysis. Within each of the previously mentioned dimensions a rese-archer would find singularly important and specific phenomena regarding the migration movement – phenomena which are at the very core of the lives of migrants’ succeeding generations. Undoubtedly, one of the dimensions of the New Polish Emigration analysis could be referred to public diplomacy strategy. This thesis will be the main framework  of this paper.


Key words:

NGO, diaspora, diplomacy


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20112-105-123


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