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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.

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 Oct. 2020

23rd Edition of the Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia released

The 2019 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.

18 Sep. 2020

Civil society organizations and local government elections 2019

Ökotárs- Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation, Civil College Foundation, With the Power of Humanity Foundation, and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union just published the summary report of a research they conducted in the framework of their joint project, which aims at analyzing and evaluating civil society engagement and activity around the 2019 municipal elections in order to later...

19 Jun. 2020

All this law did was bring us closer together

In its decision today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) echoes the Hungarian civil society’s opinion of past years: the law on the transparency of foreign funded organisations (commonly known as the law on NGOs) is stigmatising, harmful and goes against EU law. According to the CJEU ruling, the restrictions in the law run contrary to the obligations on Member States in respect...

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.

Supported projectsNéhány az Ökotárs által támogatott pályázatok közül

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2014EEA/Norway NGO FundTilos Cultural FoundationBudapest

Radio Tilos has created a new program called Civilisation to provide opportunity for less visible NGOs and programs to introduce themselves. They invited program makers on eight week rotation basis who can regularly work with the organizations of a given sector. An important goal of the show...

18 061 EUR
1993Grant programOrszágos Kerékpárút Hálózat AlapítványKiskunfélegyháza

The foundations main aim is to help to develop the bicycle infrastructure of the country. The grant funded a computer, phone—answering machine and operating costs of the organization which is moving to the countryside from the capital. They will be the NGO environmental center at the new...

797 EUR
2012Green BeltHosszúvölgyért EgyesületHosszúvölgy

The association transformed the area behind the cultural center into a community space for the village. They planted trees, placed benches and also built an outdoor furnace in the resting-place, so from now they can meet there and organize joint cooking in the park. In addition, the fruits of...

6 EUR
2008Green BeltPilisszentivánért Faluszépítő és Környezetvédelmi EgyesületPilisszentiván

The lake of Pilisszentiván, a highly important nature value and a popular destination for excursions, at winter time is also used for ice-skating. The local association won support to replace the trees on the lake’s promenade.

957 EUR
2015EEA/Norway NGO FundOpera Cultural AssociationDebrecen

There are very few grassroot and local initiatives in Debrecen. The alternative projects without resources are not sustainable. The organizers created the project to keep these ideas alive. As a cultural organization they decided to use a radio station as a melting pot to collect local groups...

14 567 EUR

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