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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
2005Grant programZÖLD Alapítvány MartonvásárértMartonvásár

The foundation aims at enhancing public participation in the field of environment, culture and hygiene. Besides these they strive to broaden the accessibility to public information. The conference on the revitalization of Saint Laszlo Water will introduce positive experiences of creek...

957 EUR
1993Grant programGömörszőlős ÖnkormányzataGömörszőlős

To study this very underdeveloped part of the country (north east) suffering from environmental difficulties. The study, which can be a model for others, will focus on issues including waste water treatment, solid waste management, ecological value of the region and land use of the villages....

1 275 EUR
2008EEA/Norway NGO FundNonprofit Információs és Oktató Központ AlapítványBudapest

The general aim of the project is to increase the working capacity of civil society organisations, regardless of their field of activity through creating a unified openly available information system. More specificially this system will help develop cooperation between organisations, enable...

75 800 EUR
2015EEA/Norway NGO FundRomaversitas FoundationBudapest

By organizing the Roma Pride Day the organizers wanted to act in order to strengthen Roma self-esteem that considerably weakened during the past decades. Their short-term goal was to involve many hundreds - thousands of Roma and non-Roma supporters, sympathizers to place and with their stance...

3 603 EUR
2009CSO interest representationÖkorégió Alapítvány a Fenntartható FejlődésértZalaegerszeg

The foundation wants to create and operate a professional advocacy network ni the field of grey and rainwater utilization and natural sewage treatment. The target groups of the activity are environmental and rural development organizations and decision makers of settlements and subregions...

2 391 EUR

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