About us

Who we are?

Cromo - as indicated by its name - works with a wide, polychromatic spectrum of staff. Trainers have various qualifications - from social sciences through management to natural sciences - and have various types of professional experiences, thus competent colleagues work in training and other programs with our partners and training participants.

MISSION

Cromo Foundation was established in 2002 in order to contribute to the local and regional cooperation of non-governmental, business and governmental actors and thus to strengthen a participatory, active and democratic society in Hungary and Europe.

VISION

We wish to see local organizations well managed and effective; local citizens active and committed to participation; local communities vibrant and sustainable; society inclusive and tolerant.

VALUES

Core values of our organization are credibility, accountability, professionalism and innovation.

We believe in active citizenship and local democracy as well as empower youth to mobilize their energy for countries they live.

"We strongly believe in global cooperation and partnerships to improve our local organizations and communities in such times we live in"

Ildiko Simon, Head of Board

Projects and Activities

Cooperation for EU integration- Citizens Lab



A participatory European network of local actors of change from different sectors and context.


CitizensLab is a community of currently 56 practitioners from all over Europe and Turkey. The members represent a diverse spectrum of active citizens engaged in NGOs and public administration, but also social entrepreneurs, cultural managers, artists, hacktivists or academics.

Head of Board, Ildiko Simon:  In the past 12 years I have spent many days with community organizing as well as community development and my attention turned to social entrepreneurship as one of the only exit for people living in poor rural area, very often they are Romas. My organization Cromo Foundation was established in 2002 to contribute to local, regional cooperation of non-governmental, business and governmental actors to strengthen a participatory, active, democratic society in Hungary.

https://www.citizenslab.eu/

Thinking and working for stronger NGO Sector- Robert Bosch Foundation Civil Society Cluster


The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Europe that is associated with a private company. Through our work, we have followed the legacy of Robert Bosch for over 50 years, continuing his commitment to social and societal causes in a contemporary form.


We joint the Civil Society Cluster in 2018 to further develop European civil communities and share experiences, learning, working methods with other NGOs all around the continent as well as from Global South and Asia.

In this partnership we participate in the followings project:

  • Networking and empowering NGOs and Communities online and offline
  • Civil society for rural communities- Empowering legitimacy and representation of rural NGOs
  • Impact management: 'Do It Yourself' toolkit for the average CSO

Combating for democracy- European Alternatives


European Alternatives empowers individuals, civil society and social movements to act in a coordinated way throughout and beyond Europe to imagine, demand, and enact alternatives and influence decision-making.

We as member of this initiative, are involved in discussion groups, prjojects, designing and implementing prototypes as well as learn new group methods to be delivered to Hungarian communities.