Hungary

70 grants

Grant NumberHU/2012/13
OrganizationHungarian Women's Lobby
Project NameA new place, voice and spotlight for women's issues: Women's Congress in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 04, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberHU/2012/07
OrganizationHungarian Helsinki Committee
Project NameCivic Scrutiny of the New Hungarian Constitutional System
Amount AwardedUSD 99,200.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2012 - March 31, 2014
Project Description

The project aims to counter the systematic deterioration and destruction of democratic values and structures in Hungary by monitoring the functioning and development of the newly set up constitutional system and by trying to remedy the revealed problems through different legal means. The results of the civic scrutiny and the individual legal steps will be used for international advocacy and for raising the general public’s awareness of the importance of human rights and democratic values and of how these values are threatened in practice by the new system.

Websitewww.helsinki.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/12
OrganizationMental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC)
Project NameLiving in our community
Amount AwardedUSD 23,550.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is that people with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities in Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Hungary become active citizens and for those States to ensure their right to live in the community.

Objective:
To measurably provide NGOs and lawyers in Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Hungary with the knowledge and skills they need to carry out legal advocacy to secure active citizenship and participation in the community.

Websitehttp://www.mdac.info/en
Grant NumberHU/2012/08
OrganizationHungarian Women Lobby
Project NameWake-up Call: Bringing Gender Equality to the Forefront of Policy Debates
Amount AwardedUSD 65,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2012 - February 28, 2014
Project Description

The proposed program intends to mobilize and coordinate targeted gender equality actions in Hungary. The main goal of the project is to pull the expertise of all member organizations in the country together into a major systematic policy advocacy program and thus to bring gender to the forefront of policy debates.

Websitehttp://noierdek.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/11
OrganizationK-Monitor Association
Project NameDigital openness and the use of information for increased civic efficacy (International Workshop)
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to promote openness, including various points of the digital agenda and verifying how this ties to effective participation and how to overcome challenges. It will happen through bringing together CEE Trust’s grantees from all seven countries for a working and networking event in Budapest.

Websitehttp://k-monitor.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/10
OrganizationCenter for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University
Project NameMapping and Monitoring Media Ownership in Hungary: Investigating the Impacts of the new Media Laws on the Hungarian Media Landscape
Amount AwardedUSD 60,525.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to spotlight the impacts of Hungary’s new media laws on the country’s landscape in order to engage, raise awareness among, and generate dialogue between domestic and international civil society groups, journalists, policy makers and the public — and to provide these stakeholders with tools for action.

Objectives:

  • to provide a comprehensive account of the changes to media ownership in Hungary since the media laws were introduced in 2010;
  • to investigate, map and assess how the new regulations and practices are fueling these changes, and whether the new media system is facilitating a concentration of media ownership in Hungary;
  • to increase the transparency of media ownership in Hungary, and of the new regulations and practices that are shaping Hungary’s media landscape;
  • to systematically monitor and document changes to Hungary’s media ownership landscape;
  • to deliver policy-relevant, accessible, actionable data, information and tools that engaged multiple stakeholders across the domestic and international arenas.
Websitehttp://cmcs.ceu.hu/
Grant NumberHU/2012/06
Organizationatlatso.hu
Project Nameatlatszo.hu Watchdog NGO and online magazine for investigative journalism in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Project Description

The aim of www.atlatszo.hu through this project is to implement innovative non-for-profit model of online media in Hungary (atlatzo means transparent in Hungarian), and to search for new revenue streams that can help sustain high-quality journalism in a digital age. It will focus on the transparent expenditure of public resources in Hungary dealing with whistleblowers and insider sources without hurting their interests.

Websitewww.atlatszo.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/05
OrganizationSalva Vita Foundation
Project NameAdvocacy for broadening and improving employment opportunities of people living with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 15, 2012 - October 30, 2013
Project Description

The aim of the project is:

  • to advocate for the social integration of people living with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  •  to influence and change the attitudes and the general approach of the disability policy in Hungary in favor of people living with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • to change the disability classification system in Hungary for the interests of people living with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Websitewww.salvavita.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/04
OrganizationPro Cseherat Association
Project NameThe consequences of freezing social aid in rural Hungary and coping strategies developed by individuals and local decision makers
Amount AwardedUSD 47,361.00
Grant PeriodJune 15, 2012 - July 15, 2013
Project Description

The project aims are:
  1. Conduct thorough and innovative quantitative and qualitative research on the impacts of the new social legislation.
  2. Introduce the problem and research results to national and international expert discourse.
  • Raise awareness of experts on the issue using research results
  • Create a platform for bringing together different actors active in this field. (Different actors are often working separately from each other; a common platform creates the base for common actions.)
  1. Formulate recommendations for policy makers and legislator.


Websitewww.poor-roma.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/03
OrganizationHungarian Europe Society
Project NameFrom Europhiles to Euroskeptics
Amount AwardedUSD 19,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 15, 2012 - December 15, 2012
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to bring public attention to the attitudes of political parties towards the EU and make this a prominent issue during next parliamentary election campaign.

The goal will be achieved through regular monitoring of the attitude of political parties towards the EU and publishing an annual report on this issue.

Websitehttp://www.europatarsasag.hu
Grant NumberHU/2012/09
OrganizationOtherness Foundation
Project NameCreating a National Hate Crimes Strategy and Action Plan
Amount AwardedUSD 65,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - November 30, 2013
Project Description

The overall goal of the project is to improve the situation of victims of hate crimes. For this purpose, the specific goal of this project is to develop policies on hate crimes by preparing and promoting the adoption of a national strategy and action plan against hate crimes. The strategy would define long term goals to be achieved in the fight against hate crimes, while these goals would be broken down to a series of concrete actions to be executed by various state and non-state institutions.

Websitehttp://neki.hu
Grant NumberHU_2012_02
OrganizationNANE Women's Rights Association
Project NameAdvocating for the rights of domestic violence victims
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of professional practices, law-implementation, and legislation addressing the human rights abuse manifest in the lack of legal remedies to victims of domestic violence (DV) in Hungary.

The specific objectives are:

  • To support, monitor and inform the application of laws and regulations related to DV with a focus on victims’ human rights;
  • To raise the awareness of the general public and the professions coming into contact  with DV of the necessity to change certain regulations and practices;
  • To engage professionals to disseminate the recommendations on DV;
  • To advocate management-level institutional decision makers to change professional practices and possibly to engage in advocating for legislation at a later stage.
Websitewww.nane.hu
Grant NumberHU_2012_01
OrganizationNonprofit Information and Training Centre Foundation (NIOK)
Project NameCloser To Donors
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Project Description

 The project’s goal is to increase financial independence of the civil sector through:

  • higher level involvement of private and corporate donors;
  • increasing trust towards CSOs among donors and volunteers.

The specific objectives are:

  • to increase the ability of CSOs in resource mobilization;
  • to set up, introduce and communicate a transparency standard;
  • to create a complex program for the involvement of potential donors.
Websitehttp://www.niok.hu/
Grant NumberHU_2011_07
OrganizationCenter for Preventive Action Foundation (The Athena Institute)
Project NameAthena Institute – Center for Monitoring and Risk Assessment Project
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

The overall goal of the project is to consolidate and develop ongoing monitoring efforts to provide a firm bases on which analytical and awareness-raising activities of the Institute can be built upon to inform the public about hate groups (extremist activities) and hate crimes in Hungary to counter the most malicious tendencies against human rights and our profound democratic values.

Websitehttp://athenaintezet.hu
Grant NumberHU_2011_05
OrganizationPublic Interest Law Institute
Project NameIncreasing the effectiveness and sustainability of Central and Eastern European pro bono clearinghouses
Amount AwardedUSD 95,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2011 - November 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to enhance the effectiveness of pro bono clearinghouses across Central and Eastern Europe in solving critical social problems and defending human rights.

The objectives are:

  • To strengthen existing and nascent clearinghouses in Central and Eastern Europe through trainings, study visits and international exchanges;
  • To engage CEE lawyers in high-impact human rights/social justice issues and regional pro bono matters.

Websitewww.pilnet.org
Grant NumberHU_2011_04
OrganizationEnergiaklub
Project NameControl Energy Program (CEP)
Amount AwardedUSD 42,600.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - July 31, 2012
Project Description

The Control Energy Program works towards the integrity of Hungarian state administration as its first major goal. The program aims at more transparent and democratic operation of the Hungarian energy sector and making the public, being consumers of energy, more and more aware of energy issues.

 

Websitewww.energiaklub.hu
Grant NumberHU_2011_03
OrganizationHungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC)
Project NameINSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT TO THE HUNGARIAN HELSINKI COMMITTEE – DEFENDING DEMOCRACY
Amount AwardedUSD 112,210.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

The HHC aims to counter the apparently systematic deterioration and destruction of democratic values and structures in Hungary by helping to defend and reinforce these values and institutions, and make society understand why these values are important, how they are threatened, how they can be protected through different (legal and non-legal) means. The secondary goal is to enable the organization to perform the above outlined task through increasing its organizational capacity and creating synergies between HHC and other democracy-promoting NGOs.

Websitehttp://www.helsinki.hu
Grant NumberHU_2011_02
OrganizationK-Monitor Association
Project Name“Who is who” in spending the Hungarian public purse (“Hungarian Top“database)
Amount AwardedUSD 90,836.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to provide the public with an independent, comprehensive source of information on spending the public purse in Hungary and make it possible for researchers, journalists and other interested users to filter and adjust more diversified, transparent and easily searchable information about politicians, businesspeople and their relationships as well as transactions between them.

The specific objectives are:

  •             Develop a database and a network map that makes political decisions of public bodies on various alternatives of law-making, granting public procurements, tenders, privatization procedures and EU funds searchable, analyzable and transparent.
  •             Elaborate a common working method in which the three NGOs request data of public interest and make litigations where needed together.
  •             Do monitoring work and influence decision-.makers in the following areas: public procurements, party financing through phantom NGOs and winding up processes, revolving door phenomenon, freedom of information, employee conflict of interests.

 

Websitewww.k-monitor.hu
Grant NumberHU_2011_01
OrganizationHungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation
Project NameMonitoring the development of new nonprofit legislation in Hungary - Follow up to the advocacy campaign for the review and reform in 2009-10
Amount AwardedUSD 98,800.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The overall goal of the program is to achieve the sanctioning of a comprehensive nonprofit legislation supportive to the development and flourishing of civil society in Hungary and to this end to contribute to and monitor the ongoing legislative process undertaken by the new government, and to facilitate channeling NGO expertise and concern into it.  The two main directions to achieve the overall goal is work with the (1) competent civil servants and decision maker and (2) a broad circle of NGOs.

Websitewww.okotars.hu
Grant NumberHU_X_2009_54
OrganizationIndependent Journalism Foundation (Center for Independent Journalism, CIJ)
Project NameIncreasing the accountability of public institutions by implementing investigative reporting projects, disseminating best practices and assisting international cooperation of media professionals
Amount AwardedUSD 90,740.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2010 - May 01, 2011
Project Description

The project aims at strengthening the watchdog role of media and promoting high standards in journalism by investigative reports on tracking corruption. It will seek to achieve the overall goal through the following objectives: • to provide journalists with reporting grants to produce investigative stories • to offer information and consultancy on the current trends and good practices in investigative journalism • to analyze the status of media and the impact of the financial crisis on investigative reporting • to assist Hungarian journalists to establish and develop cooperation with investigative journalism centers and networks from other countries and regions • to offer continuous legal and professional assistance to investigative reporters in collaboration with specialized NGOs

Websitehttp://www.cij.hu/
Grant NumberHU_X_2009_46
OrganizationNonprofit Information and Training Centre Foundation
Project NameDeveloping community philanthropy - Stone Soup project
Amount AwardedUSD 43,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2010 - July 31, 2011
Project Description

The project aims at improving philanthropy and social responsibility for individuals and business as well as also improving CSOs’ capacity for collecting donations and CSOs’ communication with the media. The specific objectives are: • Increase cooperation between people and CSOs by generating events: - to present and communicate the needs and means of assistance for CSOs - to raise people’s awareness of their potential role in solving community/public issues • Develop CSOs communication skills towards the public using web 2.0 and social networks

Websitehttp://www.niok.hu/
Grant NumberHU_X_2009_44
OrganizationNESsT Europa Eselyegyenloseg Kht (NESsT Europe)
Project NameNESsT Venture Fund: Consolidating Social Enterprise Policy and Practice in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 98,820.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2010 - May 01, 2012
Project Description

The goal of this project is to share and integrate into policy and practice the research, process, best practices, and impact of the NESsT Venture Fund Philanthropic model among CSOs, donors and philanthropists, policymakers and corporate leaders. NESsT aims to disseminate its work and promote the field of social enterprise to various audiences through the following objectives: • Raise awareness about social enterprise among CSOs, donors, policymakers, and corporate leaders; • Provide CSOs with a series of tools to better understand the national context and regulatory framework for social enterprise in Hungary; and • Disseminate the impact results of social enterprise on CSO financial sustainability and mission impact in Hungary.

Websitehttp://www.nesst.org/
Grant NumberHU_X_2009_24
OrganizationFreedom House Europe (FH-Eu)
Project NameIncreasing Transparency and Accountability in Campaign Financing 2.0: Monitoring, Documentation, and Advocacy during the 2010 Parliamentary and Municipal Elections
Amount AwardedUSD 49,954.00
Grant PeriodMarch 25, 2010 - November 25, 2010
Project Description

The project aims at contributing to the adoption of a comprehensive reform package by parliament on party- and campaign financing. The draft bill developed by the two organizations and presented to all parties and key stakeholder groups in the fall of 2009, now serves as the most widely accepted reference point for reform and it is likely to become the basis for any future reform proposal.

Websitehttp://www.freedomhouse.org/
Grant NumberHU_X_2009_10
OrganizationMegálló Group Foundation for Addicts
Project NameStop & Meet – Megálló Evenings
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 25, 2010 - November 25, 2010
Project Description

The project aims at reducing prejudices and at the same time enhance the acceptance, tolerance, understanding towards young addicts, especially those being in critical phase of recovery and other kinds of social groups living excluded by the means of open communication, applying also the different forms of arts. The specific objectives are: • to promote meeting and personal contacts between the members and/or performers of different organizations; • to promote dialogue between recovering addicts and local authorities, experts, policy makers in a wide range, and also with endangered youth.

Websitehttp://www.stopgroup.hu/
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_35
OrganizationKava Cultural Group
Project NameMultiplication of knowledge - establishment of experiential education methodological centre in Budapest
Amount AwardedUSD 66,995.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2009 - May 01, 2012
Project Description

To increase openness, empathy and responsibility in society, Kava targets children and youth. Now it’s time for Káva to start to share and multiply its knowledge through the establishment of a methodological centre. Káva has plenty of experience working with children and young adults, but we would like to expand the use of drama to the work with adults. With our pilot program our aim is to survey the problems to be addressed with the drama methods with adults and to create and operate a – in Hungary totally new – theatrical form that represents a high esthetical quality.

Websitewww.kavaszinhaz.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_19
OrganizationSalva Vita Foundation
Project NameIntroducing the "Positive about disability" symbol - a new initiative in Hungary to recognize best practices regarding the employment of people with disabilities
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2009 - December 31, 2010
Project Description

The goals of this project are: • To create the culture of social inclusion and improve the employment rate of people with disabilities in Hungary • To mainstream employers in achieving disability confidence • To stimulate and improve social dialogue between the applicant, the state and potential employers

Websitewww.salvavita.hu
Grant NumberHU_2009_05
OrganizationEuropean Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL)
Project NameUpholding Sustainability of Voices for Human Rights
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2009 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

a) Goal and objectives The project aims at improving the longer-term sustainability and strengthens the potential of HRAW NGOs to use alternative resources through comprehensive research and advocacy. The objectives are: • Gain an in-depth understanding of the current funding environment of the HRAW NGOs, especially in regard to the potential of EU-level funding programs. • Explore existing philanthropic practices and opportunities to raise funds and generate income. • Prepare an Advocacy Report including policy objectives and recommendations for effective advocacy to enhance sustainability of HRAW NGOs. • Develop an advocacy strategy and action plan. • Undertake key advocacy and lobbying activities to achieve policy goals, with an emphasis on those aimed at the European Union. • Engage HRAW NGOs in the advocacy process and build their capacity to more effectively advocate at the EU level b) Activities Conduct a research in two parallel tracks: 1. a regional / EU level research concerning the funding environment of HRAW NGOs; 2. a country-specific assessment of the philanthropic environment focusing on three countries. Advocacy Phase Activities 1. prepare an Advocacy Report; 2. prepare and implement a concrete strategy and Advocacy Plan to achieve realistically set advocacy objectives within the framework of the project; 3. create the foundations for the continuation of the advocacy work beyond the project.

Websitewww.ecnl.org
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_40
OrganizationNESsT Europa
Project NamePrivate equity shares - an unique mechanism for unlocking the new philanthropic resources from private investors and creating a sustainable funding source for social enterprises in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 98,500.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - May 31, 2011
Project Description

In 2009-2010, NESsT intends to develop, pilot and promote an unique new Private Equity Shares mechanism to make philanthropic giving easier/more effective for the private equity (PE) industry. The idea goes beyond traditional charitable giving by integrating philanthropy into core investment transactions of private equity firms with the potential to capture .01% of private equity transactions. NESsT aims to build upon the current Private Equity Shares program (born at the 2007 Social Enterprise Symposium supported by the Trust) and to institutionalize the program into a more sustainable mechanism, perhaps resulting in a Private Equity Shares “Fund,” the first of its kind dedicated to supporting social enterprises in Hungary. This model also has the potential for replication across CEE as the PE industry, deal size and fund size all grow in the region.

Websitewww.nesst.org
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_39
OrganizationEnergia Klub
Project NameInstitutional Integrity Unit (IIU) – Matching Fund Request
Amount AwardedUSD 41,780.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - June 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims at strengthening the integrity of public institutions in the field of energy policy formulation, fostering an organizational culture of fully transparent operation of these institutions, including the proper implementation of the Freedom of Information Act of Hungary and the third major goal of the Institutional Integrity Unit will be to fight against high-level corruption, thus generate a major shift towards higher standards of government accountability.

Websitewww.energiaklub.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_33
OrganizationHungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC)
Project NameSTEPS TOWARDS A TRANSPARENT APPOINTMENT SYSTEM IN CRIMINAL LEGAL AID
Amount AwardedUSD 89,990.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - June 30, 2011
Project Description

The projects aim at contributing to the better protection of human rights in Hungary and to the full accountability of public authorities through improving the efficiency of state funded criminal legal aid by decreasing possibilities for corruption in the criminal legal aid system and increasing transparency of related police practices.

Websitewww.helsinki.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_08
OrganizationConsultants for Sustainable Development
Project NameSustainable bank: building up an alternative savings co-operative
Amount AwardedUSD 80,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - December 01, 2010
Project Description

The projects aims at 1/ Developing local private sources for local social and sustainable projects, 2/Increasing civic engagement in solving local problems through personal financial participation and 3/Laying the foundation of an alternative ethical savings co-operative.

Websitewww.tff.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_06
OrganizationTransparency International Hungary Foundation
Project NameConsolidation of Transparency International Hungary. Stable grounds for the fight against corruption in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 180,015.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The goal of this project is to enhance institutional and fiscal sustainability of TI Hungary and enhance the implementation of anti-corruption actions

Websitewww.transparency.hu
Grant NumberHU_2009_04
OrganizationEuropean Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Project NameAdvocacy to Improve the Financing Conditions of NGOs Regarding EU Grants
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Project Description

ECNL will advocate for better funding environment for NGOs and strengthen the potential for NGOs to utilize funding from EU sources by increasing understanding and awareness concerning the problems which result from the 7% cap on indirect expenses among different stakeholders and contributing towards resolution of the problem from the 7% cap on indirect expenses through creating and initiating an advocacy strategy

Websitewww.ecnl.org
Grant NumberHU_2009_03
OrganizationK-Monitor Public Association / K-Monitor Közhasznú Egyesület
Project NameIntroducing whistleblowing, creating Hungary’s corruption map
Amount AwardedUSD 81,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 15, 2009 - February 28, 2011
Project Description

The project aims to provide the public with an independent, comprehensive source of information on corruption, to introduce whistleblowing in Hungary, increase individual incentive in taking a stand against corruption and help corrupt cases get out into the open and be investigated

Websitewww.k-monitor.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_10
OrganizationNimfea Environment and Nature Conservation Association
Project Name„CLEAN FORESTS” – strengthening public participation in issues related to state-owned forestry agencies
Amount AwardedUSD 48,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2009 - July 31, 2010
Project Description

The core idea of the project is the transparency in the management of state property, and the role of hunting in cases “outside the framework of the Act on Lobbying” for the protection of clean public life. The project strives for make connections between the use of state-owned forests and political actors.

Websitewww.nimfea.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2008_01
OrganizationFreedom House Europe
Project NameMore transparency and accountability in campaign financing
Amount AwardedUSD 38,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2009 - August 31, 2009
Project Description

The goal of the project is to contribute to the adoption of a comprehensive reform package by parliament on party- and campaign financing during 2009.

Websitewww.freedomhouse.hu
Grant NumberHU_2009_02
OrganizationPublic Interest Law Institute
Project NameHungarian pro bono clearinghouse
Amount AwardedUSD 96,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 23, 2009 - March 31, 2012
Websitehttp://www.pili.org/
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_08
OrganizationÖkotárs Alapítvány / Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation
Project NameAdvocacy campaign and expert support to simplify and unify the legislation of NGO administration and funding in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 325,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2009 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

The project aims to improve the legal-fiscal environment of Hungarian civil society through addressing long standing legislative gaps by preparing background analyses, draft proposals and by advocating for their approval in the coming 2 years in the following areas: (1) new regulation creating a uniform and authoritative database of NGOs with an option for “one-window” electronic administration (2) the relevant chapters of the new Civil Code (foundation regulation) (3) the review of the Act on Public Benefit Organizations (4) the lack of transparent state financing mechanisms (Public Finance Act)

Websitewww.okotars.hu
Grant NumberHU_2008_02
OrganizationHungarian Civil Liberties Union
Project NameThe Age of Innocence, book by Eva Vajda and Attila Mong
Amount AwardedUSD 23,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2008 - December 31, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to improve investigative reporting to strengthen media’s role as public watchdog of society and thus contribute to a more transparent, accountable system of public institutions in Hungary.

Websitewww.tasz.hu
Grant NumberHU_2008_01
OrganizationIndependent Journalism Foundation/Center for Independent Journalism
Project NamePromoting accountability of public institutions by creating a network of investigative reporters and trainers
Amount AwardedUSD 117,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2008 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to improve investigative reporting to strengthen media’s role as public watchdog of society and thus contribute to a more transparent, accountable system of public institutions in Hungary.

Websitewww.cij.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_96
OrganizationKáva Kulturális Műhely Egyesület
Project NameTheatre in education: a creative tool to improve civic engagement  
Amount AwardedUSD 85,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - November 01, 2009
Project Description

The overall long term goal of this program is to have citizens living in Hungary, who: - are able to accept anyone regardless of their ethnical or racial identity in their communities; are open minded; are creative; are acquainted with the basic rules of democracy; are improving in their moral and social sensitivity; are able to organize themselves and build a strong civil society; are able to affect as multipliers among their own communities; are able to represent themselves; are active citizens.  The project concentrates on continuation and strategic development well established and proved method of theatre in education  

Websitehttp://www.kavaszinhaz.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_103
OrganizationZÖFI – Hungarian Young Greens
Project NameMagdolna Quarter Community
Amount AwardedUSD 57,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - June 01, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is reintegration of the underprivileged Magdolna Quarter in the social and cultural life of Budapest.  

Websitehttp://www.zofi.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_66
OrganizationNIOK
Project NameComprehensive NGO database for transparency  
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

 The goal of the project is to ensure more transparency for NGOs by creating an online, valid comprehensive NGO database that includes hard and soft data.

 

Websitehttp://www.niok.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_58
OrganizationHungarian Civil Liberties Union
Project NameProject to Develop a Nationwide Freedom of Information (FOI) Legal Aid Network  
Amount AwardedUSD 97,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

Project aims to increase the number of requests and lawsuits, to give counsel on Freedom of Information issues, to strengthen public control and transparency, to propagate the development Freedom of Information jurisprudence, to reduce corruption and to raise the awareness of tax-payers.  

Websitehttp://www.tasz.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_56
OrganizationEnvironmental Management and Law Association (EMLA)
Project NameOPEN LEGISLATION II.
Amount AwardedUSD 99,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The goal of the project is to enhance public institutions’ accountability, and to increase public involvement and advocacy capacity of civil society.  

Websitehttp://www.emla.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_55
OrganizationLegal Defense Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities (NEKI)
Project NameSustainable Development of Anti-Discrimination Law
Amount AwardedUSD 93,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The aim of this project is to develop Hungarian anti-discrimination law through a consequent and uniform legal practice of competent authorities. Furthermore, project would also concentrates on monitoring the government’s legal policy in connection with anti-discrimination as reflected in the practice of adjudicators. A further goal is to conduct the above activities in a sustainable way both in financial and professional terms. The project will be realized in partnership with Roma Sajtóközpont.  

Websitehttp://www.neki.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_51
OrganizationNational Society of Conservationists (NSC)
Project NameTransparency for state subsidies
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

The goal is in partnership with other civil society actors to enhance transparency of state-financed investments and subsidies to enterprises in order to integrate sustainability and reduce corruption.  

Websitehttp://www.mtvsz.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_15
OrganizationAssociation of Conscious Consumers
Project NameTransparency of Public Institutions
Amount AwardedUSD 58,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The project  goals are: Stronger watchdog mandate for NGOs; Clarified regulation and transparent procedures and better inter-agency communication; Better consumer protection through proper implementation of existing regulation; Empowered civil society through information access.  

Websitehttp://www.tudatosvasarlo.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_12
OrganizationA Racionális Közéletért Egyesület
Project NameWiki Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to a) help constructive and cooperative approaches prevail without prejudice to political sides, b) encourage rational discussion, public debate and criticism, c) establish links with government to ensure that the voice of our contributors is heard and questions are answered, d) encourage the formulation and discussion of policy dilemmas by citizens or stakeholders (deliberative-participatory politics).  

Websitehttp://www.wikiorszag.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_112
OrganizationÖnkéntes Központ Alapítvány
Project NameCivil cooperation in order to achieve more efficient corporate social responsibility  
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

ÖKA together with the members of the Network of Hungarian Volunteer Centres aims to work out a method that enables to maintain the programme to represent a sustainable development concerning the co-operation on firming social responsibility.  

Websitehttp://www.onkentes.hu
Grant NumberHU_X 2007_11
OrganizationHungarian Helsinki Committee
Project NameAddressing key human rights problems in the Hungarian criminal justice system  
Amount AwardedUSD 56,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2009
Project Description

1) Further improving the human rights situation in closed institutions and guaranteeing that rights enshrined in international norms for detainees are fully respected by Hungarian authorities. 2) Advocating for establishing a quality assurance system for appointed counsels by identifying problems in the existing practice, presenting international good practices and proposing a sustainable quality assurance model. 3) Advocating for eliminating actual life sentences in compliance with the CPT’s recommendation that there is "a regular review of the threat to society posed by 'actual lifers', on the basis of an individual risk assessment, with a view to establishing whether they can serve the remainder of their sentence in the community".  

Websitehttp://www.helsinki.hu
Grant NumberHU_2007_02
OrganizationNESsT Europa (NESsT), Hungary
Project NameNESsT Europa Enterprise Development in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 74,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2007 - February 01, 2009
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to provide greater attention, definition and legitimacy to the field of social enterprise in Hungary among donors and philanthropists and business leaders so that social enterprise is recognized as an effective means for promoting CSO financial sustainability and economic development.

Websitehttp://www.nesst.org/
Grant NumberHU_2007_01
OrganizationTransparency International Hungary Foundation (TI-H)
Project NameFundaments for Transparency
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2007 - August 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to enhance public control, visibility of corruption-related problems and, thus, transparency and accountability of public institutions in Hungary through the development of a professional, anti-corruption watchdog organization. TI-Hungary will conduct a cross-sector situation analysis on corruption in Hungary, carry out in-depth analyses of the most problematic areas identified by the study, raise public awareness by disseminating the findings and build coalitions of civil society organizations committed to promoting integrity in public life .

Websitehttp://www.transparency.hu/drupal/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_23
OrganizationChance for Children Foundation
Project NameThe integration of Roma children in public education
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2007 - July 01, 2008
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to make the segregation of Roma children in education a justifiable legal issue.

Websitehttp://www.cfcf.hu/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_17
OrganizationMental Disability Advocacy Center
Project NameEnabling the disabled: from segregation to inclusion
Amount AwardedUSD 35,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2007 - December 01, 2007
Project Description

The project aims to:
- create dialogue among stakeholders focusing on disability law and policy,
- empower people with disabilities within civil society and the greater political context,
- build coalitions between mainstream human rights NGOs and disabled persons organizations.

Websitehttp://www.mdac.info/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_70
OrganizationNonprofit Information and Training Center Foundation (NIOK)
Project NamePromoting philanthropy through information, technology and links between sectors
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - April 01, 2009
Project Description

The project has the following objectives:
- providing information on philanthropy: about different types, examples, legal/fiscal background;
- establishing a direct link between the needs of CSOs and potential donors through the Internet, media and other platforms;
- to provide tool for various philanthropy campaigns and a surface for direct donations on the Internet;
- to include philanthropy as a topic into the media.

Websitehttp://www.niok.hu/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_58
OrganizationRoma Press Center Association
Project NameRaising public and Roma NGO awareness to the inequality and lack of opportunities faced by Roma children in education
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - April 01, 2008
Project Description

The main objectives of the project
- making images of Roma, as portrayed by the mainstream media, more objective and gaining public support;
- raising local community support for education integration by sensitivity trainings for local media and politicians;
- supporting the local communities and the legal actions of legal aid offices and organizations through media work.

Websitehttp://www.rroma.hu/gss_rroma/alpha
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_57
OrganizationHungarian Civil Liberties Union
Project NameProject to support investigative Journalism in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - April 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to increase the number of investigation-style articles and reports in the Hungarian media and encourage the spread of investigative reporting in Hungary.

Websitehttp://www.tasz.hu/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_54
OrganizationHungarian Helsinki Committee
Project NamePromoting an independent police complaints body in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - July 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to
- identify problems in legislation and practice that are the causes of the complaints system's ineffectiveness,
- raise awareness of the need to make the system of complaints more effective in Hungary,
- advocate for establishing an independent police complaints body,
- show examples of good practice from other EU member states and
- propose a model law to be considered for adoption by Hungarian law-makers.

Websitehttp://www.helsinki.hu/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_42
OrganizationSalva Vita Foundation
Project NameBuilding disability confidence among employers, NGOs and government
Amount AwardedUSD 28,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - January 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to conduct a Social Return on Investment analysis and to advocate for changing law in order to collect conclusive arguments and strong evidence about the effectiveness of NGO's and business working together for the inclusion of people with disabilities into the labour market.

Websitehttp://www.salvavita.hu/
Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_24
OrganizationCivil Europe Association
Project NameFirst findings - analyzing the impact of European integration on the Hungarian civil society
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The project is organized around two key activities.
- Detailed research on the reception of Structural Funds in Hungary, with a special attention to the partnership principle.
- Establishment of the Civil Europe Forum, the major symbol of civil control in Hungary in the reception of Structural Funds.

Grant NumberHU_IX 2006_13
OrganizationBelvarosi Tanoda Foundation
Project NameManagement and network building - for the sustainable development of NGOs working with disadvantaged people
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to enhance the operational capacity in alternative education and secure the sustainable development of participating organizations through creating a network.

Websitehttp://www.btabp.hu/
Grant NumberHU/IX 2006/10
OrganizationEnvironmental Management and Law Association (EMLA)
Project Name"Open Legislation"
Amount AwardedUSD 35,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - December 01, 2007
Project DescriptionThe watchdog project aims to enhance public institutions' accountability and to increase public involvement and advocacy capacity of civil society.
Websitehttp://www.emla.hu/
Grant NumberHU_2004_01
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation
Project NameStrengthening health consumer groups and promoting health care advocacy
Amount AwardedUSD 200,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2004 - August 31, 2005
Grant NumberHU_2003_05
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation Hungary (CSDF)
Project NameIn support of Independence, Accountability and Participation
Amount AwardedUSD 700,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.ctf.hu
Grant NumberHU-03-03
OrganizationSoros Foundation Hungary
Project NameEnhancing the long-term financial sustainability of non-profit organizations in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 2,400,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.soros.hu/
Grant NumberHU_02_02
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation Hungary (CSDF)
Project NameTo facilitate the outreach of the Hungarian sector into other Visegrad countries
Amount AwardedUSD 11,383.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.ctf.hu
Grant NumberHU/04A/03
OrganizationHungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (HEPF)
Project NameHEPF Institutional Development
Amount AwardedUSD 64,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2003 - September 30, 2006
Websitehttp://www.okotars.hu
Grant NumberHU/04/03
OrganizationHungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (HEPF)
Project NameTo contribute to a supportive legal, fiscal and political environment in which civil society can flourish
Amount AwardedUSD 734,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2003 - February 28, 2007
Websitehttp://www.okotars.hu
Grant NumberHU_2002_01
OrganizationEnvironmental Partnership Foundation
Project NameAdvocacy for national civil fund in Hungary
Amount AwardedUSD 68,587.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2002 - August 31, 2003
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