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:

1 Apr. 2020

Ariadne questionaire about women's role in communities

The Ariadne workshop was created in collaboration with and upon the initiative of four organizations - Inspi-ration Association, All-In-One Association, Eco-Community of Nyim and Ökotárs - to help solve leadership problems in our communities, including women's participation. As a first step in the project, we examined the (leading) role of women in small communities by an online questionnaire....

21 Mar. 2020

A Czech Scots pine has become the European Tree of the European Year

Trees from 16 countries competed against each other in 2020 in the European Tree of the Year contest, collecting a total of more than 285,000 votes in February. The Czech Scots pine, the Guardian of the Flooded Village, won the European Tree of the Year title in 2020 pocketing 47,226 votes in the contest, far outstripping its...

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:...

28 Nov. 2019

Regional Workshops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

In the framework of the joint regional project of Ökotárs and its sister foundations, we organised trainings on civil advocacy, communication and civic activism for CSOs of 6 Central European countries during the spring, then summarized the experience in regional workshops, where we also discussed the ...

20 Nov. 2019

Leadership of Budapest is Open to the Proposals of Civilization

CSOs of the Civilisation coalition welcomed the words of Mayor Gergely Karácsony and Deputy Mayor Gábor Kerpel-Fronius at the reception held in the City Hall, offering partnership on behalf of the Metropolitan Municipality to those active in the civil sector in Budapest.

15 Nov. 2019

Civil Map - Second Call

Ökotárs and its partners have again launched a small grant call to support the development of regional mini-networks of civil society, this time accessible and open to all. By the deadline, 13 new project plans were received from 6 counties.

8 Nov. 2019

Second Phase of the Civil Map Program - Local Trainings

In addition to the ongoing dialogue with the organisations we contacted in the framework of the Civil Map program aimed at expanding national civil cooperation and networks, we also continued to monitor and mentor the projects of the beneficiaries of our small grant program.