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The 28th National Meeting of Environmental Protection and Nature Conservation Civil Organisations will take place in the village of Kalotaszentkirály-Zentelke in Transylvania between April 12 and 15.

NCSD’s secretary, Gábor Bartus will deliver a presentation named “Tourists Go Home – is tourism sustainable? within the professional forum “Tourism and Sustainability” of the four-day meeting.

NCSD’s Secretariat organises a professional discussion for the previous Hungarian participants of the European Sustainable Development Week in the Office Building of the National Assembly on March 23. The goal of the meeting is to offer an opportunity for the previous organisers to exchange their experiences and to ensure the most successful organisation of this year’s European Sustainable Development Week.

The opening speech of the meeting will be delivered by Zoltán Molnár, NCSD’s board member. After the discussion, the participants will visit the Parliament in a guided tour.

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) hosted a two-day international conference on March 1 and 2 2018 at the International Conference Centre Geneva.  In addition to the government delegates, Hungary was represented by dr. Gábor Bartus, NCSD’s secretary.

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) follows up on and reviews the implementation of the sustainable development goals defined in the 2030 Agenda in the UNECE region. To achieve the most successful implementation, RFSD works to ensure the exchange of best practices and hands-on knowledge through a range of international platforms.

NCSD continues to visit projects presenting good practices in Hungary in 2018. On January 30 2018, we visited Igazgyöngy Foundation ( in Berettyóújfalu, Biharkeresztes and Told.

The foundation has been active in one of the 33 most underprivileged small regions, in the vicinity of Berettyóújfalu since 1999. One of their main missions is talent management, for which they run an elementary art school focusing specifically on disadvantaged Roma children.

The EEAC (European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils) celebrated its jubilee 25th annual conference and general assembly in Maastricht between 12 and 13 October 2017.

The anniversary conference was entitled: Towards the 2030 Agenda and beyond. In order to promote sustainable development, mutual cooperation and efficient dialogue is necessary between Europe’s citizens, science and policy.

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