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...

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...