27 Oct. 2020

Autumn Civil Map events

Organisations supported in the Civil Map project visited the Open Spaces initiative in two virtual study tours.

15 Oct. 2020

The-Judas-Tree-on-the-Church-Hill-of-Melykut-(Hung">The Judas Tree on the church hill of Mélykút is the Tree of the Year in Hungary

The Judas tree of Mélykút village won the contest this year with 5091 votes.

22 Sep. 2020

Our new project: ’Reclaim Our Civil Space!’

The new project, which brings together 8 countries and 10 partners, aims to act in defense of democratic values ​​and to combat the years of decline in civil society in Central and South-Eastern Europe.

21 Sep. 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...

2 Sep. 2020

Second Wave - Call for proposals launched

Based on the decision of the Board of Trustees and the staff, the aim of this call was to recognise, promote and support the work of CSOs providing targeted and effective assistance to the most vulnerable target groups during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in spring, using Ökotárs' own resources.

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...

27 May. 2020

An open letter from Civilization on wage subsidies for CSOs

At the initiative of the Civilization coalition, dozens of organizations asked the Minister of Innovation and Technology, László Palkovics in a joint open letter at the end of May to extend the wage subsidy (furlough) system introduced in response to the crisis caused by the pandemic to CSOs as originally intended.

29 Apr. 2020

We cooperate! - Ökotárs took part in the Civilisation's campaign

Members of the Civilization coalition launched a campaign "We cooperate!" to show what initiatives and actions are being taken by civil socety to help those who found themselves in difficult situations due to the emergency, and how they have reorganised their work so that they do not let down those who receive even less attention during the...