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Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program

Eastern Europe Study Abroad Program: Our Partners

We are proud and honored to work with the following social enterprises in Hungary – they add tremendous value to our students’ learning experience, and we are grateful for their involvement.

NESsT (website)
NESsT works to solve critical social problems in emerging market countries by developing and supporting social enterprises that strengthen civil society organizations' financial sustainability and maximize their social impact. NESsT achieves its mission by combining the tools and strategies of business entrepreneurship with the mission and values of nonprofit entrepreneurship to support the development of social enterprises in emerging democracies worldwide.
Bátor Tábor - Whole in the Wall Camps (website)
Established in 2001, Bátor Tábor offers complex therapeutic recreation programs for children with cancer, diabetes, JRA or haemophilia and for their families. Yearly over 700 campers participate in programs that they otherwise might miss out on due to their illnesses. Be it rowing, horseback-riding, archery, arts & crafts, dancing, music, sports, acting or high-ropes courses, all programs are meant to provide a feeling of success, which positively influences the kids’ self-esteem and recovery process.

Center for Independent Journalism (website)
The Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is a non-profit and non-political organization with the aim of promoting ethical, fact-based journalism and independent media in Hungary.

Kreater (website)
Kreater’s team includes young social scientists, businesspersons, and researchers who are inspired by the endless creative opportunities in the area of social development. Both the lab’s core staff and its circle of external associates is expanding continuously, adding partners who embody a new generation of social responsibility by virtue of their ideas, the projects they pursue, and the support and feedback they provide to the manifold activities that Kreater engages in.
CEEweb for Biodiversity (website)
Founded in 1994 (under the name of Central and East European Working Group for the Enhancement of Biodiversity), with the support of the European Union and two Hungarian NGOs; the National Society of Conservationists and Green Action. One primary aim of the organization is to help the implementation of international tasks under the Convention on Biological Diversity. Presently CEEweb is the only network in operation which has been set up and run by nature conservation NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe. The mission of CEEweb for Biodiversity is the conservation of biodiversity in Central and Eastern Europe through the promotion of sustainable development.  CEEweb works through advocacy, influencing decision making, common projects, capacity building, networking and awareness raising.  It targets its members, local, national and international decision makers, NGOs and NGO networks, companies and the scientific community.
Fruit of Care (website)
Develops, designs and markets a high quality, designer product line of unique home decoration and gift items created by people with intellectual disabilities working in sheltered workshops. It provides professional help to sheltered workshops in order to make their products more competitive and reach their full financial and social potential and thus be an effective tool to combat discrimination and prejudice against people with intellectual disabilities.

Rural Workshop Foundation
Experts, academics and practitioners involved in regional and rural development have founded the Rural Workshop Foundation (RWF) in Hungary in 1996.  Its main mission is to stimulate multi-stakeholder cooperation at regional, national and international levels for sustainable development.  RWF's main goals are to protect and develop natural and human resources, strengthen local democracy and citizen participation, and promote socio-economic development based on endogenous resources.  Also, RWF seeks to mediate between different cultures by improving the situation of socially disadvantaged groups such as women, youth and ethnic groups e.g. Roma, and supporting disadvantaged  territories and communities, which have limited access to information, financial resources and connections with the outside world.  RWF's main objective is to generate development programs with public participation in disadvantaged regions across cultural and political borders. It aims to do this by organizing capacity-building programs, training and providing different stakeholders with consultation and advice at national and international levels. For the implementation of our international projects that are required to be achieved in order to reach our main goals, RWF established the International Development Resource Center (IDRC) in 2005.

Habitat for Humanity Hungary (website)
Habitat for Humanity Hungary was established in 1996. In that year former president of the United States Jimmy Carter, and his 500 volunteers, built ten homes within a week in Vác. Following this massive building effort, affiliates were founded in several communities around Hungary. To date, we have served 850 families at ten different locations. About 150 families moved into a new Habitat home, and about 250 families participated in different repair and renovation projects. We also served 450 families with financial education and construction technical assistance.
United Way Hungary (website)
UWH is member of the United Way Worldwide. Their mission is to strengthen the spirit of volunteerism in Hungary, to support individual and families living in tough conditions, and specifically to focus on creating a safe and healthy environment for children and youth throughout Hungary. Using their unique Community Impact approach UWH aims to prevent household accidents involving kids. UWH works with elementary school teachers to incorporate safety education for children in the National Curriculum.


If you are a Budapest civil organization, NGO, non-profit, social business or entrepreneur, and would like to have our students serve as interns in your organization please register with us.

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