We are a research & development enterprise working on the boundaries of environmental and social sciences with a transdisciplinary approach.
Past and ongoing projects
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Better decisions for biodiversity and people
Understand and influence decision-making affecting biodiversity.More...
Nature-based solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities
We explore how nature-based solutions can contribute to the societal change needed to address the biodiversity and climate crisis.More...
Ecologically sustainable nutrient management
Several innovative technologies will be deployed to reduce fertiliser use by at least 20% by 2030.More...
Science Service for a better biodiversity policy
The loss of biodiversity might be the most severe and complex natural challenge we face in our lifetime.More...
Zsófia Benedek’s recent paper on the transformative potential of Hungarian local food-buying clubs
The study describes the development trends of local food-buying clubs (BCs) in Hungary and analyses how this type of grassroots initiative can contribute to the sustainability transition. BCs are consumer-driven organizations aiming to connect local food producers with consumers.More...
Typology of challenges that hinder the implementation of BDS 2030
The first deliverable of the project BioAgora about the challenges of implementing the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 has been published.
Authors: Attila Lenti, Eszter Kelemen, Kármen Czett, Carla Klusmann, György Pataki
We produced an animation video on RRI
We produced an animation video on responsible research and innovation. We tell you in 4 short minutes the bases of the responsible research and innovation (RRI) approach. We explain why we think it is important that researchers, research-performing organisations and even research funding organisations are connected to society. We also give a few examples from our current RRI project, where our partners have made institutional changes in the hope of responsible research.More...
Come along and visit Szezon Kert, the organic garden we work with
In the RADIANT Project, we are implementing dynamic value chains for underutilised crops in Europe, realising opportunities whilst overcoming barriers.
The project partners work with 20 pilots, so-called “Aurora Farms” (different agro-ecologies across Europe) to co-create and test good practices and transformation avenues.More...
Sustainable food systems not addicted to growth – paper with Bálint Balázs in Nature Sustainability
The global food system is Exhibit A in the crisis of growth-addicted development. Exploitative of humans and animals, ecologically rapacious, hooked on fossil fuels, and controlled by a small number of multi-national corporations from food to fork, this system produces massive quantities of the wrong foods at incredible social, ecological and economic cost. With food crises again looming on the near horizon, a strategy to tweak and maintain the current growth-driven food system is highly questionable. In a new perspective paper published in Nature Sustainability, a team of 32 food system scholars provide the blueprint for something very different: sustainable post-growth food systems. Our senior researcher, Bálint Balázs is one of the authors.More...