Ökopolisz Alapítvány/Ecopolis Foundation

Ökopolisz Alapítvány/Ecopolis Foundation

  • Party Family :
    GREENS/EFA
  • Address :
    Felsőerdősor 12-14. III. emelet 3
    1068 Budapest
    Hungary
    info@okopoliszalapitvany.hu
  • Address :
    Felsőerdősor 12-14. III. emelet 3
    1068 Budapest
    Hungary
    info@okopoliszalapitvany.hu
  • Phone : (+36) 30 302 72 91
  • Internet : www.okopolisz.eu

The Foundation is a highly autonomous and independent legal entity and organization, whose mission is to function as a background institution for its parent party, LMP. They are to proclaim the ecopolitical ideas and approaches of the party with the help of important public figures who share the party’s views. Also, the organization is to generate an open society or social background, increase the number of party sympathizers and enlarge the party’s potential voter base.

 

Ecopolis Foundation was founded by the political party LMP in 2010. It has the calling to promote the existence of a social and economic structure based on civil participation, activity and on the principles of sustainability and justice. Our aim is to raise public awareness on eco-politics.

Our Research Programme (Diagnosis-Vision)

The ultimate goal of our Research Programme is to create a political strategic compendium of studies which builds a bridge between the core principles of eco-politics and actual civil activities or political agenda. Within the framework of the Diagnosis-Vision Research Programme numerous studies and analyses are in progress that outline possibilities to turn the theory of eco-politics into reality in Hungary.

Our Education Programme

We regard providing information, awareness-raising and education as our crucial responsibilities. Our Foundation is called to fill a niche in the area of citizenship education. With the help of our Education Programme we would like to promote the public understanding of eco-political values and alternatives, the public approval of a sustainable lifestyle as well as to improve the standard of political culture. Our events (debates, workshops and conferences) are aimed primarily at those interested in public life and politics in general. Our trainings and courses range from basic political and eco-political issues to the organized development of communication and organization skills.

Support for Local Sustainability Initiatives Programme

The programme called Support for Local Sustainability Initiatives has the vision to invigorate the self-determination of local communities by organizing and realizing local events that focus on the integration as well as the sustainable use of the local natural resources and by doing so, to contribute to the improvement of the local standard of living and general living conditions.
We consider it absolutely essential to raise public awareness on eco-political issues so that these can more strongly affect public life, especially in the decision making process on a local level. Strong, open and sustainable communities are capable of responding well to the economic, social and ecological crisis that affect Hungary as well as the rest of the world. In 2012 the Ecopolis Foundation therefore announced its grant supporting local sustainability initiatives.

Social network

The Ecopolis Foundation values its close professional cooperation with the party LMP. It considers it as its responsibility to function as a bridge between the party and various „green” organizations. For this reason these organizations play an active role in the planning and the arrangement of our events for raising public awareness on eco-politics. We are on excellent terms with the umbrella organization of green party foundations, the Green European Foundation, which can now count our Foundation as one of its members. We also cooperate with the German Heinrich Böll Stiftung.