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By supporting community initiatives, the Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation aims at contributing to the development of a democratic, sustainable and equitable society and an institutional system based on citizen participation.

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Through its newest program, Ökotárs aims at contributing to the revitalization of civic community life in the countryside.

Greenways are trails or natural corridors used in harmony with their environmental function and potential for sport, tourism and recreation. They improve possibilities for transportation, recreation and tourism, and encourage a healthier lifestyle and sustainable use of local resources.

The overall objective of the Hungarian NGO Fund is “strengthened civil society development and enhanced contribution to social justice, democracy and sustainable development” (in Hungary). 

Switzerland supports new EU members states in various projects to reduce the economic and social disparities in an enlarged EU.

Civil Partner program aims to develop non-profit leglislation to create a friendly and predictable environment where non-governmental organizations can work safely and easily. In cooperation with civil experts we do reserach, analyses and studies. ( aim to provide accurate and authoritative information in plain language about hazardous (or so believed) chemicals occurring in our everyday environment.

We are searching for the most lovable tree, a tree with a story that can bring the community together. Ökotárs organizes the Hungarian Tree of the Year contest since 2010.

Green Belt Program supports small communities to create and develop green spaces with community functions in their neighborhood.


5 Sep. 2017

Complaint to the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of the stigmatizing „foreign funded” law

Budapest, 30 August 2017 - 23 Hungarian civil society organizations working together in the Civilization campaign submitted a joint motion (complaint) to the Constitutional Court on Monday, challenging the constitutionality of the stigmatizing „foreign funded” law.

13 Jun. 2017

NGOs: We’re here to stay and to continue our work

On Tuesday, 13 June, after two postponed votes, the Hungarian Parliament adopted the Law on the Transparency of Foreign Funded Organisations. The community of civil society organisations united in the Civilizáció campaign continue to believe that the law is unnecessary, stigmatising and harmful.

26 Apr. 2017

It doesn’t go without NGOs - the Hungarian society needs the civil society organizations

Copying the Russian template, during recent year the Hungarian government has attempted to stigmatize and vilify Hungarian NGOs. The new draft law on the transparency of organizations funded from abroad now debated in the Parliament is a next step in this direction, suppressing debate, eventually every contrary opinion.

5 Dec. 2016

On the way to community organizing

In the last 25 years Ökotárs Foundation has continuously monitored the situation of NGOs and the communities behind them and was shaping its own grant programs and those it has managed according to these experiences – as far as it was possible.

5 Oct. 2016

The Good Grantmaking Guide published

The foundations making up the Environmental Partnerhsip Association each have more than 15 years of experience in providing small grant support to civil society and community organizations. They now collected and synthetized their knowhow in this booklet outlining the key elements and cornerstones of a well-working and efficient open grant mechanism. This practical guide may be of interest for...

17 Jun. 2016

Results of the Community-Organizing-Leadership Program selection committee meeting

To the call for proposal of the Community-Organizing-Leadership Program, which was launched in March 2016, altogether 34 eligible applications were submitted.

10 Nov. 2015

Growing Gap in Civil Society Sustainability in the Region

USAID Releases the 18th Edition of the Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

22 Oct. 2015

Ökotárs welcomes the decision of the tax authority

Ökotárs Foundation welcomes the decision of the  National Tax and Customs Administration to close the year-long investigation in the absence of crime related to the EEA/Norwegian NGO Programme against the foundation and 17 of supported associations and foundations by it.

Supported projectsNéhány az Ökotárs által támogatott pályázatok közül

YearProgramOrganizationCityDescriptionGrant amount
2007Tisza ProgramBodrogközi Régi Magyar Kultúra Közhasznú AlapítványKisrozvágy

In the area of the archeological park a swamped lake will be cleaned up and turn into a fish-pond.

950 000 EUR
2006Grant programNimfea Természetvédelmi EgyesületTúrkeve

The sustainability grant helped the stabilization of the organization.

500 000 EUR
2013Green BeltSzentpéterszegiek Baráti Körének Közhasznú EgyesületeSzentpéterszegA Szentpéterszegiek Baráti Körének Közhasznú Egyesülete Szentpéterszeg új főterét – a Piacteret a hozzá tartozó Tájház udvarával együtt - parkosította, tette zöldebbé, olyan térré, melyet szívesen használ a lakosság. A korábban kopár területet 10 db fával, 390 db cserjével és 134 db évelővel...475 000 EUR
2010Green BeltGyalogút AlapítványHosszúhetényA hosszúhetényi tájházat egy kemence építésével és gyümölcsfák, gyógynövények ültetésével fejleszti tovább a Gyalogút Alapítvány. Az új funkciókkal megújított falusi porta így egész évben folyamatosan működő programoknak, környezeti nevelői óráknak (pl. gyümölcsészeti, gyógynövény-ismereti,...279 300 EUR
2014EEA/Norway NGO Fund Bread, Trade and Fair WageEdelény

It is a daily news in the media that the poor, the unemployed and the public workers - mostly Roma people - are systematically punished for their poorly-equipped bicycles day by day revealed in large number of examples for deliberate discrimination. The 24-hour police presence has been...

3 820 EUR