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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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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Easy Peasy Legume Recipes for kids

Black-eyed bean salad with tuna, scottish lentil soup or apple chickpea cake – just a couple of very easy recipes from our legume cookbook.

Legumes, or „pulses“ are a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative to animal protein, providing several micro- and macronutrients. However, while beans, lentils and Co. have always been enjoying great popularity in oriental and North African countries, the consumption in Europe does not comply with the nutritional recom – mendations. With this book we aim to raise the popularity of legumes among children and their parents by showing how easily delicious legume dishes can be prepared.

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EU-Citizen.Science platform provides a myriad of opportunities to circulate knowledge on citizen science

ESSRG, as one of the Third Party members, contributes to the content development and dissemination of the EU-Citizen Science platform across Hungary. The platform offers opportunities to learn more about citizen science, build professional networks and contribute to the knowledge hub of the citizen science community across Europe.

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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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