The Fund conducts and supports actions aimed at strengthening democracy in countries (mainly post-Soviet states) covered under Polish Development Cooperation. Solidarity Fund PL participates in projects that are founded on the basic principles and values of a democratic system: equality before the law; freedom of speech, conscience, assembly, association, and electoral rights; and other civil rights and liberties. The Fund supports projects and actions by both Polish and local organisations, groups, and initiatives aimed at building and reinforcing civil society and the rule of law. Human rights remain an important aspect, and the Fund provides support for persecuted persons. Actions in? the democratisation realm resonate with the Polish tradition of fighting for freedom and democratic values, which Poland wishes to promote and support in the neighbouring countries both in the name of international solidarity and its own security.