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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Workshop based on our research with blind and partially sighted people and ecotourist guides

As an outcome of the InVisible Green project we participated in a workshop organized by the Blind and Partially Sighted Association in Csongrád County for experts of ecotourism of the Kiskunság National Park.

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What’s new in citizen science training: from open science to engagement

At this event, the EU-Citizen.Science platform’s partners showcased the recent development of the project: three training modules and offered the opportunity to meet the trainers who developed them. The final version of the platform and its new features were also presented along with the input presentations from winners of the #MonthOfTheProjects campaign.

 

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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 at Törökbálint and Pallagvölgyi Biogarden at 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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