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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!

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.

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


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...

22 Apr. 2021

Retraction of the LexNGO: important step, but more is needed

Ten months after the ruling of the European Court of Justice, the Hungarian government finally moves to repeal the LexNGO. This is an important development for affected civil society organisations (CSOs) as it ends 4 years of unnecessary and damaging stigmatisation.

11 Mar. 2021

The European Civic Forum responded to the European Commission Rule of Law consultation

The European Civic Forum responded to the European Commission Rule of Law consultation (see attachment). They covered 12 EU countries and proposed a methodology to structure civic space issues inside the RoL report. Feel free to share it and...

31 Dec. 2020

The Green Belt Program supported several settlements this year too

Our popular Green Belt program, although on a smaller scale for a few years now, has been running unbroken for more than a decade, currently with the support of the American company Greenprint.

14 Dec. 2020

Community-Organizing-Leadership annual evaluation meeting

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new, uncomfortable situation in the lives of partner communities in the Community-Organizing-Leadership program - but which was turned into advantage.

11 Dec. 2020

Released: Second Wave - CSO good practices in the coronavirus pandemic

Hungarian society and its institutions were unprepared for the new coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed in mid-March 2020. This was particularly true for the already disadvantaged areas and groups, such as marginalised Roma villages and regions, the elderly, the homeless, the people living with disabilities and their families, and those in certain professions, such as in the cultural...

24 Nov. 2020

We became member of ECON

The decades-long history of the European Community Organizing Network (ECON) is about finding its way. About finding ways to most effectively support people, community organizers and community leaders who are fighting for social justice to build a more equitable society. At its annual general assembly, the organisation elected Ökotárs as a new member...

20 Nov. 2020

Second Wave - Grant decision

The call attracted great interest, by the deadline of 28 September a total of 93 applications were received from all over the country, both from local small communities and national organizations. The grant committee of Ökotárs found a total of 19 applications to be eligible for supportfrom the budget allocated for this purpose, and placed four more on the reserve list.

Supported projectsList of the projects supported by Ökotárs

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2010Green BeltA "Tenki Iskola Jövőjéért" Közhasznú AlapítványTenkAz alapítvány a Tenki iskolát övező közterületen több évtizede meglévő fás, bokros ligetet újította fel az iskola, a helyiek és az önkormányzat segítségével.796 EUR
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundNever Give Up FoundationBudapest

Amount of support: 8500 EUR

8 500 EUR
2008EEA/Norway NGO FundTutor Alapítvány a Betegek és Szegények MegsegítéséértBudapest

The goal is to alleviate existing social disadvantages – lack of education, unemployment, deep poverty, bad infrastructure, bad health conditions and associated psycho-social problems - in the village of Tarnabod, as well as to help local inhabitants finding individual ways of coping, and to...

40 000 EUR
2015EEA/Norway NGO FundHungarian Civil Liberties UnionBudapest

It is the right of thousands of Hungarian journalists and tens of thousands of citizens active in public life to formulate criticism - but doing so is rendered more and more impossible and risky by the current regulations. In such cases, civil and criminal proceedings can be initiated at the...

6 692 EUR
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundHungarian Association of NGOs for Drug Prevention and Harm ReductionBudapest

Social marginalisation of drug-related issues is worsened by current unfavorable social processes (e.g. lack of communication on the mertis with decision makers, drying up of budget financing). The aim of the project is to enable the MADÁSZSZ and the involved NGOs to adapt proactively to the...

110 501 EUR