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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.

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

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.

19 Nov. 2020

Abolishing the Equal Treatment Authority and transferring its tasks to the Ombudsperson may further weaken human rights protection in Hungary

Together with the Civilizstion coalition, Ökotárs also protested against merging the Equal Treatment Authority into the office of the Ombudsperson, as this violates the enforcement of equal treatment requirements.

4 Nov. 2020

Adapterra Awards

Our Czech sister foundation's Adapterrra Award recognizes well-functioning initiatives that help European countries adapt to climate change.

Supported projectsList of the projects supported by Ökotárs

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2006Grant programSzeged Filmművészetéért EgyesületSzeged

75 nature films were screened at the second "Csizmazia György Nature Film Festival" for about 750 participants. HEPF supported the event with the costs of the publications.

893 EUR
2011Grant programVédegyletBudapest

The organization needed refundable support to prefinance an international project.

1 791 EUR
2007Green BeltBarcsi Környezetvédelmi EgyesületBarcs

With the help of the Development Office of Barcs and the students, the yard and environment of the local technical school has been rehabilitated.

1 049 EUR
2012Swiss-Hungarian NGO and Scholarship FundsEger Foundation of the Fund Supporting PoorsEger

"Go together!" Network of Roma students in Felnémet
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45 793 EUR
2020Civil MapÓballa Workshop, Non-Profit Association for the Development of Óballa, Törökszentmiklós and its Micro RegionTörökszentmiklós-Óballa

Organizing three civil roundtables as a follow-up to the existing “Meeting of Wandering Cauldrons” event. The meetings are organized on a community basis, in collaboration with several organizations. The aim of the meetings is self-organization, stimulation of local activities,...

957 EUR

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