The authoress analyzes the activity of Kashubian-Pomeranian Association (Zrzeszenie Kaszubsko-Pomorskie, ZKP), an NGO of both ethnic and regional character. The association has existed for over 50 years and it mainly gathers people of Kashubian origin. This organization undertakes activities in two fields. Primarily, the Association fosters Kashubian ethnic identity, however it is also a very important political actor. ZKP fosters Kashubian identity by organizing a variety of folk events, Kashubian Meetings and by actively participating in the teaching of Kashubian language. It is also a real political power in the region; even as a quasi-political party it forwards and gives support to candidates in elections on different levels. Although in the Charter of the organization the activities in the field of culture is indicated as its the main focus, the organization is strongly politically biased.
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