4 years, 448 projects – Invitation to the Closing Conference of the NGO Programme of the EEA/Norway Grants in Hungary

The event is organized by the operator of the programme: Ökotárs, Autonómia, DemNet and Carpathian Foundations in the European Youth Centre Budapest, 6-7 April 2017.

The first day of the conference - the "Hungarian Day" - focuses on presenting the history and results of the Hungarian Programme, while the second day - the "International Day" - provides an opportunity for networking and experience sharing among Hungarian and Central-European NGOs.

Where is the mayor’s lost son?

Participants of “The Zone” investigative sensitization game have looking for the mayor’s missing son in an imaginary city’s ghetto. During the game taking place at several locations they met the inhabitants of the segregated city – blind, Roma, homosexual and homeless people – and sought information and leads from them. By the end of the game the group members revealed dark secrets and the question was what they do with all this.

Countering hate in 13x20x20 seconds

At the end of October 2016, the operators of the EEA NGO Programme in Hungary organized a series of international events against hate speech and hate crime. One component was an open Pecha Kucha Night Budapest held on the 27th in Toldi Cinema. With this, our aim was to provide an insight in the results of the Programme, especially in the field of countering hate, enhancing mutual acceptance, solidarity and tolerance.

Video competition results

The winners of the 'With Civic Eyes' video competition were revealed at a small ceremony held in conjunction with the 'Aliens not Strangers' international seminar on countering hate held on the 27th of October at the European Youth Centre in Budapest. The Fund Operator of the EEA NGO Programme together with Katharina Ramberg, first secretary of the Royal Norwegian Embassy handed over the prizes to the most successful contestants.

Invitation: “Aliens not strangers” International seminar on countering hate – good practices and experience sharing around Europe

The event is organized within the framework of the EEA NGO Programme in Hungary, by the operator of the programme: Ökotárs, Autonómia, DemNet and Carpathian Foundations in cooperation with the Council of Europe. The seminar will convene NGO representatives from Hungary and abroad working on countering hate in the broadest sense of the word, and aims to provide a forum to exchange experiences and practices with various approaches, campaigns and actions, in order to help increase their effectiveness in the face of growing xenophobia and exclusion observed in a number of European countries. 

Place and date: European Youth Centre Budapest, (2nd district, Zivatar u. 1-3.) Thursday, 27 October 2016

Invitation - Countering shrinking civil space in central and eastern European EU member states workshop

Ökotárs – Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation, Autonomia Foundation, Foundation for the Development of Democratic Rights and Carpathian Foundation-Hungary hosted by Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament cordially invites you to the workshop COUNTERING SHRINKING CIVIL SPACE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN EU MEMBER STATES - THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EUROPE


I am Roma, not a lifestyle!

At times, even public figures or the representatives of authoritites make statements that contain hate speech. These utterances can have much graver effects and consequences than the statements of average citizens, because they reach a wider circle of people, and serve as a standard for the wider groups of society. The judge of the Court of Gyula rejected the request for the ban of the radical ‘For a Better Future Association’ (Szebb Jövőért Egyesület) with the reasoning that the Roma, attacked by the organisation, are „characterised by a lifestyle of avoiding work, and morals that lack the respect of private property and the norms of community co-existence”. The activism carried out by CFCF was a reaction to the racist statement of judge Erika Mucsi. With the use of various communication tools and by activating citizens they have managed to achieve that the National Committee of Judicial Ethics have declared the words and the judicial practice of the judge unethical.

Radio in and after the prison

The Speak Out! - Association works ensure training detainers and support them to run their own radio program in the prison. This creative work is an important tool of reintegration. Some of them also continue reporter and editor work in radio also after they are released. We have spoken to one of them, Peter.

Why is your pocket empty?

Who do you blame when you don’t have enough money? Is there any better solution than hatered?

With civic eyes – video contest

The online public competition of the shortlisted 12 NGO videos commences on 30 August 2016. Until 20 October, 6 p.m. anyone can choose and cast their vote on their favourite. Each of the short films present the messages, activities, results and achievements of a project supported by the EEA NGO Programme. The finalists were selected by a professional jury from among the 41 videos submitted to the open call launched earlier this spring.