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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.

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.

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