Environmental social science research group

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

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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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Contracts2.0

Agriculture can deliver a variety of environmental public goods and ecosystem services. Often, however, the use of agricultural landscapes prioritizes the provision of private goods which also contributes to environmental degradation. To address this imbalance, targeted policy instruments are required to ensure that public goods are provided at the level desired by society.

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EU-Citizen.Science

Citizen Science is a rapidly diversifying field of innovation with implications and potential benefits for society, policy and various research areas.

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FIT4FOOD2030

Future-proofing the European food systems through Research & Innovation toward #Food2030EU.

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FIT4FOOD2030 webinar series

FIT4FOOD2030 is launching a free webinar series!

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Food for the Future: Protein Transition

Can you imagine that Europe’s agro-biodiversity and legume production is starting to increase suddenly? The PROTEIN2FOOD project in five years wanted to promote this idea through social innovation in the value chain.

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The Post-2020 EU Biodiversity Strategy: Key messages from the research community

In June 2019, researchers, scientists, decision-makers, and practitioners of all disciplines convened in Ghent for the 2019 ALTER-Net & EKLIPSE Conference. The purpose of this conference was to consider the post-2020 European Biodiversity Strategy and the role of research in shaping this strategy and its goals.

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A governance context which favour legume-supported value chains

Our latest deliverable presents the result from the application of a policy Delphi. It highlights how experts assess the potential of governance contexts that may favour the realisation of legume-supported value chains.

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DYNAVERSITY: Second annual meeting

Dynaversity 2nd annual meeting took place on 2-3 December 2019, at the Waldensian Lodge in Florence.

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How to assess the healing power of nature? – Impact evaluation process in a Hungarian school garden

In the spring of 2018, at ESSRG we collected research needs related to green care services (therapeutic approaches which integrate the power of nature). Reviewing the claims, we perceived that the key players of this field had lacked the impact evaluation researches that would have verified the effectiveness of these services and the healing power of nature.

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