Environmental social science research group

We are a research & development enterprise working on the boundaries of environmental and social sciences with a transdisciplinary approach.

Projects

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Realising Dynamic Value Chains for Underutilised Crops

RADIANT will implement dynamic value chains for underutilised crops (UCs) in Europe, realising opportunities whilst overcoming barriers using “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches.

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Empowering Youth And Cocreating Social Innovations And Policymaking Through Youth-focused Citizen Social Science

YOUCOUNT aims to generate new knowledge and innovations to increase the social inclusion of youth at risk of exclusion across Europe through cocreative youth citizen social science (CSS).

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Collaborative Agri-food Chains

Driving Innovation in Territorial Food Systems and Improving Outcomes for Producers and Consumers.

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Co-Create Change in Research Funding and Performing

Co-Change will apply an innovative systemic approach to boost the transformative capacity and leadership for research.

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News

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IPBES scientists, including our researchers, received the EuroNatur Award

Researchers working for IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) have received the 2021 EuroNatur Award. Our senior scientist, Eszter Kelemen with two fellow researchers had the honour to receive it on the Island of Mainau.

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YouCount citizen scientists and co-researchers on a study visit

9 citizen scientists and co-researchers from Siklósbodony participated in a study visit at Cinege Farm in Törökbálint and Pallagvölgyi Biogarden in Kóspallag. ESSRG researchers Alexandra Czeglédi, György Pataki, Márton Oblath also accompanied the group.

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ESSRG researchers presented their findings at the second YouCount Consortium Meeting

On the 28th and 29th of September, at the second YouCount Consortium Meeting, ESSRG researchers delivered a brief presentation on their ongoing research and working groups’ activities.

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Growing sustainable agriculture through local legumes

To become more sustainable, Europe must diversify its agri-food systems. According to one EU project, this starts with promoting the cultivation and consumption of home-grown legumes.

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Eszter Kelemen will receive the EuroNatur Award for IPBES

Our senior scientist, Eszter Kelemen with two fellow researchers will receive the EuroNatur Award 2021 which goes this year to all scientists at IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).

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HerStory collective on the InSPIRES e-learning platform

HerStory, a feminist activist-researcher collective, emanated from the Food Solidarity Working group of the Solidarity Action Group Movement that ESSRG has actively been involved in over the past year. While the Working Group primarily represented organisations, HerStory succeeded to bring researchers, activists, and members of the civil society together, however, still benefiting from organisational support.

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