Common Signs Miniconference with and for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Hungary
On 22 September 2023, we organised the national workshop of the YouCount project case study in Szeged (Hungary), the Common Signs Miniconference. The event was organised in collaboration with the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG), the Research Centre of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Szeged and the National Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. In the spirit of communication accessibility, the conference provided written and sign language interpretation and live transcription. About 40-45 people from different organisations were present: the deaf community, the Szeged School for the Hard of Hearing, students, sign language learners, staff of the Faculty of Economics and the local government. We, as organisers, hope everyone planning an academic or public event as a hearing person will take this practice as an adaptable model for more inclusive interactions.More...
Social innovation and citizen social science through participatory film – YouCount National Workshop in Budapest
The YouCount research team, active in Siklósbodony since 2021, presented their methodological findings at the conference titled “Visuality, Action, Participation – Visual Interventions and Participatory Research” on 20 October, 2023 at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. The conference organisers invited artists, filmmakers, social researchers, and students from different universities in Hungary to provide an overview of the current field of visual social interventions within the social sciences.More...
Joined-up land use strategies tackling climate change and biodiversity loss
Urgent and concerted action can stop and reverse unsustainable land use and the over-exploitation of land resources.More...
The first grant call opens in the FORWARDS project
The FORWARDS project aims to set up the ForestWard Observatory – a long-lasting decision support tool to aid climate-smart and sustainable forest decisions at EU, national, and local levels. The ForestWard Observatory will draw on available networks and data streams to apply pioneering approaches, and therefore it will launch at least five grant calls with a total value of EUR 6 million to fund 50 pilot projects.More...
Towards resilient European forests
Building the ForestWard Observatory, a pan-European monitoring and evaluation tool, to demonstrate climate change impacts on forests and to guide decision-making for better forest management.More...
Further concepts and approaches for enhancing food system resilience
New publication by Bálint Balázs et al in Nature Food, Correspondence
Published May 31, 2023
Ingram, J., Bellotti, W., Brklacich, M. et al. Further concepts and approaches for enhancing food system resilience. Nat Food (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-023-00762-5More...
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