Diagnosis and analysis of the functioning of NGOs in the area of welfare in Poland. Conclusions from empirical studies
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), being important actors of social policy, constitute an essential link within local systems of welfare/care. Th is article presents the results and conclusions of a qualitative research carried out in six purposefully selected counties from the perspective of the diagnosis and analysis of the functioning of non-governmental organizations as part of the welfare system in Poland. They concern mainly the perception of welfare by representatives of the third sector, as well as different forms of its realization, the reasons and characteristics of the NGOs activities, the resources and expenditures related to the organization of their activities, inter-institutional cooperation and the overall assessment of these entities as a part of the local system of welfare.