The Civil College Foundation has been working for communities in Hungary for 25+1 years. During this time, it has been proven countless times that only communities can address and solve problems, issues and bring about change.
Their professional building has reached a new level: they have changed their basic model. They no longer provide just professional assistance to several communities, but their senior community organizers support nationwide coalitions with their organizing work.
They are working for systemic change, helping national causes succeed in education, social and environmental areas, and have launched a faith-based organizing program.
For all this work has been greatly helped by (among other things) the experience of the hugely successful three-year nursing campaign (which has led to a significant increase in support for parents caring for their sick children at home)
It can now be said that they are behind almost every visible civil campaign, or vice versa: the work of all the coalitions they support is highly publicized and mobilizes national level.
Their “STOP High Priority Investments!” campaign’s main objective is to draw attention to the opacity and environmental degradation of high priority investments, the disregard for the interests of local residents and professional criteria, and the abuse of that accompany projects. After local NGO’s a group of prominent architects joined the campaign to defend the architectural values of Buda Castle. Coalition members are also speaking at each other’s events, drawing attention to the fact that the problem has common roots and that a solution can be found together.
The Great Lakes Coalition is primarily a coalition of civil activists, groups and organizations from Lake Balaton, Lake Fertő, Lake Tata, and Lake Velence, who have themselves formed to protect one of the Great Lakes. They monitor and evaluate the current lakefront investments from an environmental and conservation perspective, especially the local and national regulation and decision-making processes.
The Water Coalition is also a nationwide organization, with 10 relevant NGOs and 5 trade unions working together to map and improve the water supply situation in Hungary. Its members are civil society and trade unions that have identified the growing water supply problems in their communities and have joined their forces to find solutions.
The education team of the Chain Reaction for Social Change project is working on a digital education strategy involving professionals, schools, and parent organizations.