7 Jul. 2015

The development of civil society has reached a turning point

The operators of the EEA/Norwegian NGO Programme in Hungary, Okotars, Autonomia, DemNet and Carpathian Foundations, hosted their sister organizations from 12 European countries between 25-26 June 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to gather experiences from similar NGO programmes, but the operator organizations compiled together principles for effective and user-friendly support to civil...

25 Jun. 2015

Judge seeks the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Government Control Office investigation of Ökotárs and partners

In the course of the ongoing case concerning the suspension of the tax number of Ökotárs and its partners, on the 19th of June, the Administrative and Labour Court of Eger decided to turn to the Constitutional Court of Hungary.

28 May. 2015

Audit of NGO Programme in Hungary

According to a statement issued by the donors on 28 May, the EEA/Norway Grants NGO Programme in Hungary is well managed and operates effectively, as found by the audit carried out by the company PKF Littlejohn LLP.

16 Mar. 2015

Green Economic Forum 2015

Addressing the challenges of the global economy's transition from the linear model to the circular economy, EuCham - European Chamber is hosting the Green Economic Forum on Monday 11 May 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

4 Mar. 2015

Mythbuster: Questions and answers about Ökotárs Foundation

Over the past months, the Hungarian government and pro-government media has published numerous malicious rumors viewing Ökotárs, its partners and the activities of the EEA/Norwegian NGO Fund in a bad light. These rumors include heavy, sometime contradictory accusations against us and even these are constantly changing

17 Feb. 2015

Vote for the European Tree of the Year in February!

Every year hundreds of thousands of people participate in the European Tree of the Year contest.

16 Nov. 2014

Cycle to work success in Hungary

479 210 person, 3.6 percent of the Hungarian population goes to work on bike. (2011)  In 2014 Hungary was the number four in biking in Europe.
Cycle to Work campaign began 8 years ago, organized by the Ministry of Economy and Transport. The Hungarian Cyclists’ Club (HCC) took over the operation in 2008, running yearly Spring & Fall campaigns. The aims are to create a healthier...

9 Oct. 2014

USAID report about CSO sustainability

The 2013 CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasiahas been published. The Hungarian chapter was coordinated by Ökotárs.


25 Aug. 2014

Annual report 2013

The 2013 Annual Report of Ökotárs is now ready and available! We have an intense, full work year behind us: we distributed grants in several rounds within the Swiss and the EEA/Norway NGO Funds and the Greenbelt Program. The complete list of supported organizations is available in the Grants database.