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By supporting community initiatives, the Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation aims at contributing to the development of a democratic, sustainable and equitable society and an institutional system based on citizen participation.

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Our programsClick on the programs to reach their own webpage!

Our goal is to map and meet those, primarily local organizations, groups and communities („newbies”) which so far have not been active outside their direct environs, have not participated in the broader „circulation”.

Through its newest program, Ökotárs aims at contributing to the revitalization of civic community life in the countryside.

Greenways are trails or natural corridors used in harmony with their environmental function and potential for sport, tourism and recreation. They improve possibilities for transportation, recreation and tourism, and encourage a healthier lifestyle and sustainable use of local resources.

Civil Partner program aims to develop non-profit leglislation to create a friendly and predictable environment where non-governmental organizations can work safely and easily. In cooperation with civil experts we do reserach, analyses and studies.

Kockazatos.hu (hazardous.hu) aim to provide accurate and authoritative information in plain language about hazardous (or so believed) chemicals occurring in our everyday environment.

We are searching for the most lovable tree, a tree with a story that can bring the community together. Ökotárs organizes the Hungarian Tree of the Year contest since 2010.

Green Belt Program supports small communities to create and develop green spaces with community functions in their neighborhood.

News

24 Apr. 2020

CSOs must be able to act in response to social emergencies - open letter

We call on the European Commission to pay attention, in all the initiatives it takes, to including the CSOs in order to give them the place they deserve. This concerns in particular:

25 Feb. 2020

Important Allies - Why Does the EU Need to Do More for Civil Society?

At times of democratic backsliding and the rise of populism, civil society organisations are important allies of the European institutions, as they play a vital role in the promotion and application of universal and European values.

24 Feb. 2020

Seven out of ten Hungarians would support CSOs - finds new study on Hungarian civil society

A new study, commissioned by Civilisation coalition and Political Capital broughts more detailed, and in some way unexpected results. Although there are unclarities as to what civil society comprises of, more than one tenth of the respondents (or someone they directly know) has already received help from a civil society organisation (CSO). Conversely, many people are ready to help CSOs:...

25 Oct. 2019

22nd Edition of the Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia released

The 2018 edition of the CSO Sustainability Index of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia was published by the United States International Development Office, USAID. The report is prepared in cooperation with local experts and organizations each year. In compiling the chapter on Hungary the Ökotárs Foundation was the partner of USAID again.

21 Oct. 2019

Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe

After 1990, US and European foundations and government agencies invested in a series of Partnerships and Trusts to support civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Balkans and the Black Sea regions. Analyzing the long-term impact of these investments is crucial, especially as many politicians across these regions increase their anti-civil...

28 Sep. 2018

21th Edition of the Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia released

The 2017 edition of the CSO Sustainability Index of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia was published by the United States International Development Office, USAID. The report is prepared in cooperation with local experts and organizations each year. In compiling the chapter on Hungary the Ökotárs Foundation was the partner of USAID again.

24 Sep. 2018

Democratic backsliding and civil society response in Hungary

Since 2010, under the government of the right-conservative Fidesz party, Hungary has experienced a serious backsliding in democracy and the rule of law, raising European and international concern. In its striving to achieve boundless power, the government has systematically dismantled the institutions of checks and balances, through such means as limiting the competences of the Constitutional...

25 Jun. 2018

Opinion on the proposal of the European Commission “Regulation establishing the Rights and Values programme”

22 June 2018 - On 30 May 2018 the European Commission published a draft proposal for a Regulation on the “Rights and Values Programme” as part of the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027.

20 Dec. 2017

135 civil society organisations stand up for their peers working for local communities and for a peaceful Hungary

19 December 2018 - Following the steps of the Hungarian government, during the past week elected local representatives in several Hungarian cities launched attacks on Hungarian civil society organisations (CSOs), working for the benefit of communities and the Hungarian society, questioning their credibility and compromising their operations. We, 135 Hungarian CSOs, providing support to widest...

Supported projectsNéhány az Ökotárs által támogatott pályázatok közül

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundThe Romanians and the Traditions of the Future SocietyMedgyesegyháza

CÍM-KOMATÁL:
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7 923 EUR
2015EEA/Norway NGO FundBükk900 "Friends of Nature" Hikers Association Miskolc

The project aimed at environmental awareness raising among city pupils of Miskolc who are less aware of the natural values of their own living environment (and as such, of the Bükk mountains), and for whose lifestyles outdoor activities play less and less important role. In cooperation with 4...

14 984 EUR
2018Community-Organizing-LeadershipWomen’s Collaboration for Pécsbánya

In spring 2015, the frequency of criminal acts started to increase in Pécsbányatelep. As an answer to this problem, the Women’s Collaboration for Pécsbánya was founded with the aim to represent the local people’s – primarily women’s -...

3 742 EUR
2008Green BeltTiszta Szívvel Egyesületért Közhasznú AlapítványHódmezővásárhely

The foundation started to renovate a playground in the town by using local ceramic art in environmentally friendly way in 2006. Now they applied for complementing this park with a native hedge.

1 722 EUR
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundSzabolcsi Community Development and Social Entrepreneurship Stimulus CooperativeNyíregyháza

The aim of the project is to promote community life and backyard farming among bush farms. These would play the role of pantry for cities again and we can bring the local farmers into position and as a result of the community programmes the urban demand and rural offer can meet. The popularity...

4 797 EUR

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