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.

Projects

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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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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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Cooperative and participatory research from the passersby to solidarity action

ESSRG facilitated a number of Science Shop processes in recent years. Here are six inspirative examples from the currently running projects.

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ESSRG’s experts participated in the “Moving Dialogue Online” workshop series

In the extraordinary year of 2020, we should have swiftly adapted to countless new things: wearing a mask, creative handshakes, quarantine rules, and quickly shifting work that went entirely onto virtual platforms. The tech industry had poured on us thousands of novel platforms and digital tools – such as Zoom, Miro, Mural, Padlet etc. – which were very useful in managing our projects online but some work-related challenges remained unanswered.

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InVisible Green –  Participatory project for equal access to nature experience

Nature experiences contribute substantially to our mental and physical well-being. Exposure to any form of nature is proven to lower stress, has a restorative effect on our neurological and hormonal system.

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CONECT-e: Petra Benyei’s workshop on the citizen science innovation in agroecology

On the 24th of November, Petra Benyei (PhD. in Environmental Sciences at UAB, 2020) was invited by ESSRG’s researchers, Alexandra Czeglédi and Borbála Lipka, to introduce the Spanish citizen science platform called  CONECT-e in an internal workshop. Participants from ESSRG and the Hungarian Seed House (Magház), Védegylet and the Hungarian Permaculture Association (MAPER) joined her on Zoom.

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We made a podcast series about biodiversity!

The episodes are about the decline of pollinator populations,  transformative change for sustainability, nature-based solutions in cities, ecological restoration, the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU, and about Eklipse Mechanism itself.

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How much is nature worth?

The Greenfo podcast features our senior research fellow Eszter Kelemen. Eszter spoke about ecosystem services and the value of a healthy environment, the impacts of COVID on resetting political and economic processes, the postnormal science and citizen science.

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