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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.


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
2014EEA/Norway NGO FundPrizma CollectiveBudapest

The question of the whole event is whether we stay in our country or choose to leave. How democratic we feel, why do so many people leave? The basis of the project is a street circus-theater show about the topic complemented with an interview based documentary about the audience and NGOs and a...

19 796 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
2006Grant programPOLGÁR – TÁRS Alapitvány530151 Csikszereda

In solidarity with its Romanian sister foundation, HEPF supported the rehabilitation of the Kobátfal village-center devastated during the 2004 floods.

3 188 EUR
2009EEA/Norway NGO FundRoma Rendőrök Országos EgyesületeBudapest

The aassociation organizes a clud for disadvantaged young people to help form their personalities and which should also serve as a bridge between the Roma and police. Based on their earlier projects, they will provide education for 12-21 years old children about preventing victimization,...

9 028 EUR
2005Grant programAbaúj-Zemplén Értékeiért Közhasznú EgyesületSátoraljaújhely

The organization works to preserve and promote the nature values of the Zemplén Region. By continuing the reconstruction of the protected birch area of the István-well the association aims to preserve biodiversity and to control the afforestation of the area.

957 EUR