1 Jul. 2019

Tree of the Year Voting 2019

The professional jury of the contest selected 14 of the nominees to the shortlist of the Tree of the Year competition, one of which was to be chosen by the public as the Tree of the Year 2019 in Hungary and can take part at the European competition in February 2020.

21 Jun. 2019

Community Organizers Working Countrywide Meet

This year again we held a joint meeting for the community organizers and participants of our Community-Organizing-Leadership program and other ones run by the Civil College Foundation. During the two-day meeting and training, 25 communities shared their experience with community problems and their successes, and learned new tools of the community organization methodology.

4 Jun. 2019

CSOs for the Freedom of Science - Communication from Civilisation

"The development and simple survival of a democratic society requires scientific research that is independent of political influence, as well as a diverse and prosperous civil society. Scientific results and information provide the basis for making decisions that are in the interest of all of us, for creating strategies and directions for progress. This is especially important today, when...

3 Jun. 2019

National Meeting of Environmental and Nature Conservation Organizations – programs in Ökotárs

The 29th National Gathering of Environmental and Nature Conservation Organizations was held in Budapest between May 31 and June 2, 2019. This year the large-scale event was organized in an extraordinary way, together by the community of green CSOs. Ökotárs also took part in the work: among other things, we hosted a workshop on "Urban Green Areas and Communities" in our office on Friday afternoon.

27 May. 2019

Civil Map: Call for Applications – local/regional networks

Following the successful two-day kick-off training course involving 16 local CSOs, Ökotárs and its partners - Autonomia, Civil College and Carpathian Foundations - launched a small-scale grant call for local CSOs and informal citizen groups outside Budapest to implement joint campaigns on issues defined together, to organize in order to solve the problems experienced in their micro-region as...

11 May. 2019

57 Trees Nominated to the Tree of the Year Contest

The Day of Birds and Trees, May 10, was the final deadline to nominate candidates to the Tree of the Year 2019 competition. By this date a total of 57 CSOs, schools, municipalities, and groups of friends had registered their favorite trees for the contest across the country.

1 May. 2019

New garden with the support of Ökotárs

The Local History Association 'Fodor Manó' created a "garden of traditions" by renovating the yard of an old peasant cottage in the neighbourhood of the country house in Battonya town.

13 Apr. 2019

Civil Map: workshop and training

Our training for civil society organizations mapped during the preceding months discussed topics such as civic roles, cooperation among active communities, building local networks, mobilization, advocacy and participation in local affairs. Besides the experts of the Civil College Foundation and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, guest speakers from neighboring countries, Slovakia and Romania...

22 Mar. 2019

We won! – and the nomination for the Tree of the Year 2019 competition begins

For the first time after three years, in 2019 the Hungarian tree became the winner of the European Tree of the Year competition.