Strategic objectives

We support sustainable local development initiatives of NGOs and communities

We support disadvantaged rural areas and vulnerable groups

We work to raise social awareness and we support disadvantaged youth

News and events


We are hiring a Program Coordinator in Eger
Thanks again to Tesco and the Food Rescue Network!
The second workshops were organized in August 2021 by our local partners.
On August 25-26, in the framework of a two-day professional meeting in Eger, we met with our partners.
Press release of the Carpathian Foundation, Autonómia Foundation, Ökotárs Foundation and the Association of Community Developers
The first workshops organized by our local partners in Bükkszentmárton took place in July.
We launched our project „Strengthening and activating small communities of Northeast Hungary“ 1 May 2017.
13 non-governmental organizations received more than HUF 43 million in support of our program.
His Excellency Dag Hartelius, the Swedish Ambassador of Budapest, made a visit in and around Eger on 13 July 2021.

Words of welcome

Since the establishment of the Carpathian Foundation, the external environment, by which the creation of the Foundation was motivated and its mission was defined, has profoundly changed. In the border regions of the five countries of Carpathian Euroregion - Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine - civil society organisations (CSOS) were strengthened. In four out of five countries, the peripheral nature was changed by their accession to the EU. The relationship between national and ethnic groups was improved, which was in no small way due to the activities of the Carpathian Foundation. This positive movement, however, present new challenges in the light of which, all the problems emerged from the past or wholly new problems arise - Our Foundation intends to contribute in solving them to the best of its ability.  There is no space to take these challenges into account, therefore only a few are mentioned here:

  • lagging, marginalized and unexploited regions,
  • uneven distribution of funds flowing from the European Union,
  • mistrust and low willingness to cooperate.

Based on these new ‘old’ challenges and opportunities, the Carpathian Foundation's five-year strategy was developed in 2015. It focuses on developing the human and community resources of the region for development, as well as strengthening the absorption capacity of the region. The implementation of the strategy is organisationally ensured by the independence and close cooperation of the four members of the International Carpathian Foundation Network (Read more at . Our website presents programs of the Carpathian Foundation – Hungary counting on all those who wish to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of North-East Hungary and the Carpathian Euroregion.

Sándor Köles, president, Board of Directors

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