Open Seminars on Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation – English


Who we are, what we do?

The Open Seminars on Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation was officially registered as a non-profit organisation in the middle of the 2017, but as an informal group operated since April 2015, when the first conference from the Open Seminars on Philosophy and Psychiatry series was arranged. Since that time we hosted eight conferences (next in autumn 2023) and organized many discussion meetings, lectures, panels and workshops in Poland, gathering about 100 speakers and over 1000 participants, including experts both through education and knowledge. We oparate in Warsaw, Lublin and Poznań. OSFP Foundation was the host and main organiser of the 21st Annual Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry ‘Experts in Mental Health’ (22-24 Oct. 2019).

We are currently implementing the Active Citizens – National Foundings project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Funds, under which, among others, we conduct: nationwide courses for medical students and workshops on Value-based Practice for interdisciplinary groups working in the mental health system. Since 2018, in partnership with Stokłosy Culture House, we have been running Teatr Kryzys, a theater group of people with mental crisis experience.

Our main aim is to integrate the research community in the humanities / social sciences, psychiatrists, therapist, people with mental issues experiences and all citizens in order to make a change in social awareness toward more open, reflexive and inclusive direction. We are convinced that the mental health problems concern all of us and are not just private, but social and global issues, and can not be solved without ethical and philosophical reflection.

We cooperate with the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and the Laboratory of Philosophy of Mental Health in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Medical University of Karol Marcinkowski in Poznań. Our local partners also include, among others: Warsaw Fountain House, eFKropka Foundation and UMCS Chatka Żaka Academic Center for Culture and Media.

Foundation Board

  • Jakub Tercz – Chairman of the Board
  • Andrzej Kapusta – Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Aleksandra Hamny – Board Assistant
  • Katarzyna Parzuchowska – Theater Crisis Manager


  • Agnieszka Brejwo
  • Anna Hoss
  • Marcin Moskalewicz


Open Seminars on Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation
36 Komisji Edukacji Narodowej Ave, Ofc. 112B
Warsaw, 02-797 Poland

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