Ula Idzikowska is a Polish journalist and a reporter.

She studied Dutch language and culture, comparative literature, international relations and investigative journalism. She used to live and work in Belgium, the Netherlands and England. Currently based in Czech Republic, her work focuses on migration, people on the move and societal topics. She publishes in Polish weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, online platforms  Krytyka Polityczna and OKO.press. She also writes in Dutch for OneWorld.nl and Belgian magazine mo.be. 

Ula Idzikowska

Basic information

Ula Idzikowska
Migration, people on the move and societal topics

Supported projects

Hydropower controversy in Georgia

  • Energy
  • Environment

TBILISI - The electricity generated by at least ninety-four hydropower plants covers 80% of Georgian demand. Still, the ruling party Georgian Dream is pushing for more investment.

The World in a Classroom

  • Cities
  • Education

EUROPE - Schools are crucial integration hubs. This investigation is about teaching migrant students in the schools of Europe.

Carolina Rapezzi

How to build a life in a state in decline?

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics

BEIRUT - More and more Lebanese are leaving - they see no future in the country that is virtually bankrupt. The situation has deteriorated further: the Lebanese lira continues to depreciate; access to electricity and water is increasingly limited. Soon, even telephone and internet services may fall if the government does not provide the state-owned company with diesel for its generators.

Being LGBTQI+ in the Wartime

  • Armed conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Youth

LVIV - The Ukrainian LGBTQI + community has been trying to organize parades since 2012 - then the organizers of the event canceled them because they were afraid for their safety. Today they are fighting not only for their rights but also at the frontline.

The dark side of energy transition in Sweden

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Human Rights

JOKKMOKK - Sweden is trying at all costs to switch to renewable energy by 2040. But this is coming up against fierce protests from environmentalists and members of the local Sami reindeer communities who oppose the colonisation of Sapmi - the land of the Sami.

Mental health crisis in refugee camps

  • Healthcare
  • Migration

SAMOS - The harrowing conditions in the hotspots of the Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios have created a mental health crisis. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-harm are the most common mental health problems reported by NGOs in the field.

Direct Train from Nepal to Europe

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

As countries in Eastern Europe increasingly face the problem of lack of workforce, they are turning to a new source of workers – Asian countries, especially Nepal. But often those workers are abused on the way during their journey to Europe and exploited in the destination countries, which don't have a long tradition of hosting migrant workers.