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.

15 Mar. 2019

Our Common Values - Civilisation Manifesto

"The Civilisation coalition published its manifesto on the occasion of March 15, signed by over a hundred organizations, including Ökotárs."

26 Feb. 2019

Our new project: LIFE Treecheck

The project, supported by the European Union's LIFE program until the summer of 2022, was launched in earnest with a joint meeting in early 2019. The initiative, led by our Czech sister foundation Nadace Partneství and joined by eight organizations from the Visegrád-4 countries, aims at reducing the urban heat island effect by the development of green infrastructure that helps adapt to the...

19 Jan. 2019

Joint Press Conference on the "Stop Soros" Draft Bill

16 civil society organizations rejected at a joint press conference the deceiving, arbitrary and destructive proposal published by the government a few days earlier.

13 Dec. 2018

Cooperation with the Hungarian Donors Forum

In the autumn Ökotárs's employees participated as experts in the evaluation of the applications received in the framework of small grant programs by Auchan Hungary, Tesco, Vodafone and E-on. The programs were operated by the Hungarian Donors Forum.

13 Dec. 2018

New Community-Organizing-Leadership Call for Applications

The aim of the program continuing in 2019 is to increase the empowerment, advocacy and mobilizing capacity of the Hungarian civil society and to strengthen the effective citizen control of public authorities, institutions and market players.