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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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We analyzing, evaluating and supporting the activities of CSOs and community groups (e.g. voter mobilization, election monitoring) around the local and national elections.

We broadening the grassroots basis and constituency of civil society, facilitating cross-border cooperation and developing together the outlines of a comprehensive European civil society policy.

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

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.

Anyone can nominate their favourite tree to the annual contest. Besides we support community tree planting, the creation and rehabilitation of green spaces.

Tree of the Year >> LIFE TreeCheck >>

Together with our partners we support cities in Central Europe to effectively adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

News

16 May. 2022

Civil society under populist rule: perspectives and hopes

Democracy and civil society have a two-way relationship. One the one hand, civil society through its diverse roles is an important contributor to upholding and improving democracy: its organisations (CSOs) act as channels and facilitators of citizen engagement, participation and activism, help educate the younger generations and provide services to vulnerable groups so that they can too...

12 May. 2022

Civil society under populist rule: perspectives and hopes

Democracy and civil society have a two-way relationship.

One the one hand, civil society through its diverse roles is an important contributor to upholding and improving democracy: its organisations (CSOs) act as channels and facilitators of citizen engagement, participation and activism, help educate the younger generations and provide services to vulnerable groups so that they can...

10 Mar. 2022

Why do we need a European civil society strategy?

The Reclaim Our civil Space! project aims at addressing the trends of democratic backsliding and shrinking civil space observed for the past years particularly in Central and Southeastern Europe. The project implemented with 9 partners in 7 Central European countries. This workshop aims at further brainstorming about the idea, the need and the potential content of a comprehensive EU civil...

10 Mar. 2022

Civil society and parliamentary elections in Hungary 2022

Almost two months after the decisive general elections at the beginning of April, it is time to take stock of what happened, to look at the European context and discuss next steps. This conference will be the closing event of a 2-year long project managed byÖkotárs in partnership with Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Civil College and Power of Humanity Foundation aimed at building the...

15 Dec. 2021

The need for a comprehensive European civil society strategy

According to the Blue Book[1] describing the priority sectors and programme areas of the 2014-22 period “Support from the EEA and Norway Grants to civil society reflects a firm recognition of the sector’s role as a fundamental building block of democratic governance, human rights and social cohesion across Europe.  (…) Civil society organisations (CSOs) mobilise participation in civic...

15 Dec. 2021

EU Social Economy Action Plan opens a new chapter for philanthropy

The European Commission released its Social Economy Action Plan on 9 December, which recognises the important role of foundations and other social economy actors in offering concrete and innovative solutions to key challenges we are facing and their key role to rebuild after the crises. For Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea), a convergence of Dafne and EFC, this marks a moment of...

20 Oct. 2021

UPR statement on civil society and human rights in Hungary by Ökotárs

STATEMENT UPR Pre-session on

HUNGARY

Geneva, 6-7 October 2021

Delivered by: Ökotárs – Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation

 

1. Presentation of the Organisation

12 Oct. 2021

Civil society and elections: experience from around Europe and Hungary

4 November 2021, online

Most countries of Central Europe are in a political turmoil in one way or another. In some one government crisis follows another, in others potentially decisive elections are coming up soon. Naturally, these developments have an impact on civil society, as citizen groups, organisations and movements realise they need to participate and have their say in...

22 Jun. 2021

Workshop for active citizens

Ökotárs and With the Power of Humanity Foundations held the first cross-sectoral workshop in the framework of their joint project with Civil College and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union on June 11 in Pécs with the title ’Civils, media and elections’. The event, the first one organized in live, in-person format after a long time, was attended by journalists of local, national and Central...

Supported projectsList of the projects supported by Ökotárs

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2015EEA/Norway NGO Fund

The main objective of the team’s study trip was to get know the best practices according to reduce youth unemployment. They visited many stakeholders who were interviewed (e.g. Breiðholts, Hitt Húsid, Icelandic Confederation of Labour, Icelandic Human Rights Centre, Icelandic Youth Council,...

6 000 EUR
2007Tisza ProgramGoral Állattenyésztő, Mezőgazdasági, Tejfeldolgozó és Kereskedelmi Kft.Nagykörű

A model shop will be opened for the local goods produced directly or indirectly in floodplain agriculture in the settlements along the Tisza. The shop would serve as a catalyzer between local farmers, craftsmen, masters and possible customers. HEPF supported the opening of this shop at...

2 232 EUR
2013Swiss-Hungarian NGO and Scholarship FundsLifecast FellowshipNyíregyháza

The basic aim of our project is medical prevention in the target group of homeless people. To prevent the occurance of hepatitis by direct intervention ( vaccines) and lectures against hepatitis and TBC illnesses with films and other means.
...

21 136 EUR
2012Swiss-Hungarian NGO and Scholarship FundsH-Union Hungarian Society and Economy Developer AllianceEger

Our aim is to offer an efficient solution for those neglected lands located on the outskirts of towns that can become agricultural lands. We wish to set up an allotment that can stand as a prototype for a community garden, thus encourage the citizens to use these lands.
...

8 963 EUR
2011Green BeltBárándért EgyesületBárándA Bárándért Egyesület és segítőik a bárándi sportpálya (3074 m2) körüli területet tették rendbe Zölövezet támogatásból. Összesen 73 fát és 300 cserjét ültettek el közösségi munkában. A tervezés, valamint az előkészítő munkák során együtt dolgoztak a település Polgármesteri Hivatalának...1 604 EUR

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