|Project title||SYSTEMATIC REINFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEMOCRACY IN HUNGARY THROUGH THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CIVIL SECTOR AND LOC|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Environmental Management and Law Association|
|Project manager||dr. Kiss Csaba|
|Project timeframe||September 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||19,715 €|
The aim of the project was to increase the typically low-level awareness, knowledge and skills of the local citizens and CSOs in relation to the public participation in both public and private investment/development projects. During the implementation 42 local investment- and spatial development related conflicts were identified, out of which 19 concrete cases were supported by legal assistance. The legal education and transfer of the necessary knowledge was facilitated through 13 “legal aid days”, while the key legal concepts and possibilities were presented in a comprehensible way in a practical handbook. Even if in a limited extent, the project managed to raise awareness on civic rights and their exercise among the involved beneficiaries.