Communites for Elizabeth Town


The informal civic organization called Böske (abbreviation for Elizabeth Town, the 7th district of Budapest) was created with the aim to make this part of the city more livable, likable and human through the cooperation of its citizens. Activists and civil society actors met regularly and organized cultural and professional programs, public discussions and workshops. Our goal is to make this historically dominant part of the city more attractive, revitalize local traditions and to facilitate communication between people.

Monika Kertész

Monika Kertész

Founding member and curator of KÉK, she participates in its activities from the begining 2005. Educated as a cultural manager, interior designer and financial accountant. In KÉK she responsible for the operational and financial management of the Foundation. She believes in built environmental education, helped start the ArchiKids Festival Budapest, and is heading the Community gardens program. With her organizational, financial and problem-solving skills she leading KÉK’s operative and financial functioning. She regards social and environmental issues as inherently interrelated, and believes that active local communities may bring about fundamental changes in Hungary, while they learn about cooperation, solidarity and new forms of trust. With her activity in adaptation of methodology, legal background and models of community gardening to the Hungarian environment in the frame of the Community gardens program since 2010 she became a significant actor and expert of community gardening movement in Hungary.


1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 10-12.
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