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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 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.

Greenways are trails or natural corridors used in harmony with their environmental function and potential for sport, tourism and recreation.

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

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...

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...

Supported projectsList of the projects supported by Ökotárs

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2007Green BeltVárosszépítő Egyesület KiskunmajsaKiskunmajsa

The main street of the city was afforestated with the involvement of local entrepreneurs.

1 275 EUR
2014EEA/Norway NGO FundLeague of Independent Art SpacesBudapest

Social and cultural spaces are shrinking, becoming overly controlled by the state, budget cuts, neglected professionalism, inactive civil cultural scene. The objective is to provide cultural and social agents with space and visibility, to raise issues marginalized by the government, a new...

64 706 EUR
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundSmile FoundationBudapest

Art and Story-Telling Therapy for Chronically Ill Children. Smile Foundation’s Therapy programs aim to provide free-of-charge therapy services to children hospitalized in two Hungarian cities. Long-term hospitalization and painful medical treatments cause fear, panic, aggression, and other...

9 524 EUR
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundHungarian Williams Syndrome AssociationBudapest

The aim of the program is to prepare young handicapped people finishing their school education for an independent life and work. The program takes place in a 2x7-day long camp on a farm in Szabadszállás. The professional organisation of the camp is supposed to be helped by our study trip where...

10 420 EUR
2011CSO interest representationÖsszefogás Abaújért Közhasznú EgyesületSzikszó

The foundation's working area is a small region where unemployment as well as the ethnical and social conflicts rate is quite high (between Roma and Non-Roma people). The foundation has started to organize a network involving civic groups (especially Roma NGOs) to strengthen their local role...

1 433 EUR

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