As part of our Carpathian Civil Society Platform project we organized a Preparatory Workshop on 5 June 2018 in Eger. 18 people from 11 civil organizations participated from Heves, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hajdú-Bihar and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg counties. The participants presented the activities of their civic organizations and collected the internal and external challenges that they face. The participants suggested possible solutions for the problems listed. Late June further organizations will be joining the process on a second workshop. The main task then will be to review what each organization has to offer to overcome the challenges, thus how we can jointly establish the civic cooperation platform, a so called Northeastern-Hungarian rural Civil Society Hublet.