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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

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

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...

Supported projectsList of the projects supported by Ökotárs

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2013Swiss-Hungarian NGO and Scholarship FundsCultural Association of OngaOnga

Our aim is to make and be able to operate a so called fruit bank and school garden with which we have the possibility to develop a century old tradition of growing fruit and the view of self – sufficiency in Onga and in the neighbourhood.
...

11 431 EUR
2012Green BeltPátria Faluközösségi EgyesületVértesszőlősA Pátria Faluközösségi Egyesület a község központi részén lévő kb. 3500 m2-es terület parkosítását végezte el. A programhoz kapcsolódott a helyi önkormányzat is, amely saját forrásából megnövelte a vásárolható növények mennyiségét. Így a területre 30 db fát és 680 cserjét ültetett ki az...1 701 EUR
2013Alternatives to nuclear energyZa ZemiataSofia

Za Zemiata organizes a campaign against the construction of new nuclear plants (Kozloudy 7), the licence prolongation of the existing units (Kozloudy 5 and 6) and the resurrection of the Belene Nuclear Plower Plant, that is being under construction since 1984.

3 855 EUR
2014EEA/Norway NGO FundLarge Families Association of BalatonalmádiBalatonalmádi

JUMP UP MUM! is a project with the objective to reduce the descrimination of women in labour market and to stop descrimination. It is a fact that those who would like two work besides family management are in a disadvantage in labour market. The organizors provide trainings in the field of...

17 582 EUR
2006Green BeltBorostyán Környezetvédelmi OktatóközpontSzombathely

The tree-planting action has been carried out in the framework of an environmental contest for students.

637 EUR

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