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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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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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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News

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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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Humans are made cooperative, not competitive – any chance for a paradigm shift?

The Forbes June online edition features our Senior Research Fellow, György Pataki.

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Publication

Eastern Europe as a source of food inspiration

Must we choose between formal market and non-market economies? This is the longstanding Western narrative. But Eastern European food practices tell a different story. Bálint Balázs, co-author of a new paper that points to tried-and-tested alternatives to the West’s broken food systems.

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Seed-swap in Hungary

Seed exchange is an ancient practice to protect genetic diversity in agriculture.  In the last years, the industrialization process led to a constant decrease of agrobiodiversity.

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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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