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Strengthening NGO Coalitions

Életfa Environmental Protection Association

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $110,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2007
  • Location Eger, Hungary
  • Geographic Focus Hungary

About this grant

This grant will enable the Életfa Environmental Protection Association to continue to strengthen intra-sector cooperation among non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the local, regional and national levels in Hungary. The association’s mission is to solve environmental problems through a combination of scientific work and civic participation.Multiyear funding will support activities that include building the capacity of NGO coalitions in Heves County through training sessions, workshops and study visits; encouraging exchanges among existing and emerging NGO coalitions in different regions of Hungary; disseminating know-how and experience on the role of NGO coalitions in shaping public policy at the local level; organizing a national conference for NGO coalitions; and establishing an Internet portal and other electronic services.Recent achievements included increasing the importance of local NGO coalitions in the city of Eger, the capital of Heves County; strengthening local NGO coalitions in Heves County; and organizing a national conference for local NGO coalitions in 2003.