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.

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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 expanding and diversifying field of innovation with significant implications for, and potential benefits too, society, policy, and various academic research areas.

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FIT4FOOD2030

Future-proofing the European food systems through Research & Innovation toward #Food2030EU.

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DYNAVERSITY

DYNAmic seed networks for managing European diVERSITY

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Re-localizing food governance one commitment at a time

This summer I was fortunate enough to be chosen to take part in the 7th Eating City Summer Campus on Food Governance. Each year the campus creates an opportunity for sharing, mutual learning, trust and network building and envisioning new solutions that can answer some of the complex challenges that our urban food systems are facing.

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Social innovation – local solutions to global challenges?

The #ISIRC2019 conference in Glasgow created an outstanding opportunity to take stock of the landscape of Social Innovation scholarship, practice and policy.

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The Power of the Pulse

Nutritionists are more and more regarding grain legumes as one of the therapeutic weapons against the obesity epidemic, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer – the leading causes of death in Hungary. Pulses are a healthy source of energy and also good for the environment. The realisation of this ecological-health approach was the central theme in the Mediterranean Legume Innovation Network (LIN) Workshop of the TRUE project.

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Research ♥ Civil Society: inspiration from Science Shops

The Ecsite Conference 2019 brought together 1,100+ science communication professionals from 50+ different countries. The vibrant and diverse programme included our remarkable session on science shops.

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Citizen Science Strategies in Europe: a view from Cēsis

In June 2019, I travelled to Cēsis, Latvia to participate in the Fifth Citizen Science Cost Action Meeting.

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Diet as leverage point towards a healthy and sustainable food system

The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) welcomed about 240 people to its 5th international conference on the 20th of February 2019 in Bozar, Brussels.

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