Hungary decided to join OGP


In the fall of 2011, EMLA approached a few CSOs and suggested to turn jointly to the Government of Hungary to find out whether Hungary is willing to join the Open Government Partnership launched by President Obama. The inquiry letter was followed by a personal meeting in May with the representatives of the Ministry of Justice who demonstrated their willingness to cooperate and confirmed that Hungary would join the OGP. They also infromed that the preparation of the national commitments will involve civil society. The Government announced the joining in July parallel to which environmental CSOs participating in the process communicated their suggestions for the national commitments.


Access to Nuclear Information


The Aarhus and Nuclear Roundtable of Hungary (Roundtable on promoting the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in nuclear decision-making) has finalized and adopted the protocol on access to environmental information. The application of the protocol by the members of the Roundtable is voluntary. Members of the Roundtable include the Hungarian Electricity Company, the Paks NPP, the Ministry of Rural Development and of National Development, the Atomic Energy Agency of Hungary, EMLA, Energy Club and previously the environmental and the data protection ombudsmen. The Protocol is available only in Hungarian.




Peter Kellner, founder of Richmond Global, Endeavor and EMLA Association has given a donation to the Assocation and to the EMLA Foundation. The amount received by the Assocation will be used for co-funding grant applications in order to increase the sustainability of our activities. The donation received by the Foundation will be used for developing and managing a new, practice oriented environmental educational programme. The preparation of the latter has started; further information can be found on the website and on the Facebook page of EMLA in due time.




Hungary is the only European country taking part currently in the 3D campaign of TAI
The essence of the 3D (3 Demands) campaign of The Access Initiative is to formulate CSO demands towards governments in the preparatory process leading up to the 2012 Rio Summit. More information is available on the campaign and the Hungarian participation under the following link.



consolidated version incorporating the amendments approved at the

General Assembly of 7 May 2012



Article I: Name and Seat of the Association

(1) The name of the Association shall be the Environmental Management and Law Association, hereafter: the "Association."

(2) The Association is headquartered in Hungary, 1076 Budapest, Garay u. 29-31. I/1.; its principal operating area is Hungary.


Article II: Purpose of the Association

(1) The goal of the Association:



Alpár Boglárka

Ángyán József

Babai Belánszky Tamás

Baka Éva

Baka György

Bakács Tibor

Balogh Emese

Bándi Gyula

Bányai Orsolya

Bela Györgyi

Báthory Mónika

Berghold Brigitta

Berki Zsuzsanna

Bíró Eszter

Bisztriczky József

Bodáné dr. Pálok Judit

Bonifertné Szigeti Márta

Bruhács János

Brückner Huba

Bulla Miklós

Czippán Katalin

Csák Csilla

Cséza Anita

Csutora Mária

Devecseri Gabriella

F. Nagy Zsuzsanna