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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

21 Nov. 2022

The 2021 Edition of the Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia released

The 2021 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. Download the report on Hungary...

28 Jul. 2022

The Government’s bill on public consultation does not offer real solutions

According to civil society organisations, the bill submitted by the Government which would amend the rules of public consultation “in the interest of reaching an agreement with the European Commission” offers only pretend solutions. Strengthening public participation in lawmaking is an important goal, but it would require, first and foremost, real governmental will, meaningful...

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

Supported projectsList of the projects supported by Ökotárs

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
1992Grant programE-misszió Természet- és Környezetvédelmi EgyesületNyíregyháza

The group is active in the city Nyiregyhaza as well as in the region, their main activity is nature protection, environmental education and public awareness raising about the environmental problems of the city. The project: to publish brochures about the group to enlarge the membership to...

223 EUR
2014EEA/Norway NGO FundNEO Hungarian Assistance Dogs AssociationBudapest

The Association puts great emphasise on supporting the interest representation and social integration of people with disabilities, as well as on forming social attitudes. Educating children for being tolerant and the better social integration of people with disabilities are two goals that...

11 401 EUR
2011Green BeltFaluvédő Egylet-Hulladékkommandó Társadalmi JárőrszolgálatSzázhalombattaA Százhalombattai Faluvédő Egylet – Hulladékkommandó Társadalmi Járőrszolgálat egy 6,2 ha-on elterülő tó környékét tette rendbe a területet fenntartó önkormányzati céggel együttműködésben. Összesen 38 db őshonos fát és 50 db cserjét ültettek el. Padokat, asztalokat, szemeteseket készítettek és...2 296 EUR
2018Green BeltTársasház Batthyány u. 46Budapest

The residents planned to erect a bicycle storage with 10 places in the backyard of their nearly 160-square-meters yard, as well as an L-shaped flowerbed embraced by a bench. At the bottom of the courtyard columns, they imagined to have flower boxes and a frame for creeping plants. They would...

2 073 EUR
2013Swiss-Hungarian NGO and Scholarship FundsSzabolcsi Community Development and Social Entrepreneurship Stimulus CooperativeNyíregyháza

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10 038 EUR

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