Due to historical, political and economic difficulties in living, a large part of the working population has moved out of the village. In 2008 the mayor introduced the concept that most of the municipal taxes would be released if a business moved its headquarters to Komlóska. Thus, businesses that moved to Komlóska were exempt from business, construction, tourism and communal taxes, basicly they have created a tax haven for businesses. The program works for both entrepreneurs and the municipality.
The Youtyúk system helps to connect local producers and costumers. Their aim is to give a real opportunity for subsistence for country farmers while the costumers get real, happy and natural eggs. They would like to see the current situation change and more and more rural farmers / families have a real opportunity to have an honest job by producing truly healthy and high quality food (eggs from free-range, capricious hens, self-produced hens without hormones or antibiotics).
The aim of "It Grows For You" to serve quality food loving people with edibles from local, small rural producers and family businesses. The desired products can be ordered on the nekedterem.hu webpage, and every second day there is a delivery to ensure comfortable shopping. They cooperate with local producers, farms and partners (such as Living Tisza). They also help the farmers and family businesses by paying the fair amount of cash immediately when they take over the locally grown food. They also provide vegetables and fruits from organic producers and humane farms.
The Microker web application is a map search engine that allows producers and artisans anywhere in the country to display their products online for free. The aim is to enable consumers to obtain as many products as possible from their place of residence, directly from producers. This would allow food from more reliable sources to be placed on the tables and the money spent on it would stay in place, thus strengthening the local economy and significantly reducing the environmental burden of freight transport.
The Interceptor is The Ocean Cleanup’s answer for river plastic waste. It is the first scalable solution to prevent plastic from entering the world’s oceans from rivers. It is 100% solar-powered, extracts plastic autonomously, and is capable of operating in the majority of the world’s most polluting rivers. The debris enters the Interceptor with the natural current of the river. All electronics on the Interceptor, including the conveyor belt, shuttle, lights, sensors, data transmission, are solar-powered.
Kiskosár Shopping Community started in 2012 in Esztergom. It was based on the local product market of the Conscious Shopper Festival held in September 2011, organized by the Environmental Culture Association of Esztergom. The idea of setting a shopping community in Esztergom was born in that market. The shopping community for local products was an innovative way back then.
Conscious customer demand is linked to the capacity of the surrounding producers thanks to the regular organization of product deliveries.
ENERGY@SCHOOL: energy optimization and behavioural change of Central European schools is a cooperation project. The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme improves capacities for regional development in innovation, carbon dioxide reduction, the protection of natural and cultural resources as well as transport and mobility. With a budget of 246m EUR, this EU cohesion policy programme supports public and private organisations to work together across Central Europe.
The town of Forssa is in the middle of the Finnish agricultural landscape, located within a triangle formed by the three largest cities in Finland, and with good transportation connections. The largest national research institute for agriculture and bioeconomy is also located in the Forssa region.
Szatyorbolt is a new age social/community enterprenourship that has a business part operating based on eco-conscious values and offering shopping alternatives for those who care about environment, ther health and the community. It is a choice of making as less environmental impact as possible and also supporting small scale farming.
Other part is a civil organization, Szatyor Association that provides workshops, trainings about conscious consumption and lifestyle. Also organizes farmers' visits for better understanding of how our food in the countryside produced.
The Szatyor Debrecen is a community-based initiative, which aim is to promote local food which comes from organic and gentle production.
The Debrecen Szatyor Community was launched in the summer of 2012, it was the first time for producers and buyers to meet who not only realized that it would be good to create this special market here after the Budapest Satyor, but were ready to do so! Since then, more and more people have joined the initiative, and by now the community consists of approx. 20 farmers and more than 300 families.