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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.

Kockazatos.hu (hazardous.hu) 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.

News

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 ProgramEsze TiborTarpa

A shared, neglected and unattended grassland will be rehabilitated through pasturing. We supported farmers to extend their cattle livestock and graze them on these lands from spring to autumn desiccation.

950 000 EUR
2013EEA/Norway NGO FundGreen Action AssociationMiskolc

The goal of the Green Action Association's project was to set-up a lichen biomonitoring system in the Sajo-valley in order to identify and monitor the main air-pollutants of the Wanhua-BC chemical industry in Kazincbarcika, Hungary....

4 649 EUR
2006Green BeltCSEMETESzeged

The well-known association planted 95 trees in the least green area of Szeged city.

130 000 EUR
2011Green BeltTudat Mezsgyéjén AlapítványMagyarszerdahelyA Tudat Mezsgyéjén Alapítvány a magyarszerdahelyi kastélyparkot rendezte Zöldövezet támogatásból. A 6900 m2 -es területre őshonos növényeket ültettek (100 db őshonos cserjét és 100 db őshonos fát), rendbehozták a füves focipályát, pergolát építettek. A programban összesen 114 fő önkéntes vett...800 000 EUR
1993Grant programBÖKSZBudapest

To organize a countrywide competition for Hungarian secondary school students on environmental issues. The final round will be on Earth Day and will be broadcast on television. Support for competition prizes and some materials.

100 000 EUR

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