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Large Family – Small Footprint

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As a result of a partnership betweeen the GreenDependent Association and the National Association of Large Families the “Large Family – Small Footprint” project started on 1st May in 2010. The total budget of the project was 34 400 000 HUF and it lasted for 12 months.

The overall aim of the project was to improve the climate and energy awareness of Hungarian large families and to popularize and promote low-carbon lifestyles.

The homepage of the project (in Hungarian) can be found at:

The project was funded by the European Commission and the European Regional Development Fund.

A presentation about the project (in English, presented at the SPREAD launch conference) is available here.


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