Partners & Advisory Board


ESSRG - HU-1053
Impact Hub Budapest.
Ferenciek tere 2.

Environmental Social Sciences Research Groups Ltd. (ESSRG)

ESSRG is a small research and development company established by researchers of different disciplines looking for autonomy and enjoying working together on the boundaries of environmental and social sciences. ESSRG aims to apply and develop social science research methods in order to assist communities and decision makers with their efforts whereby transforming our societies towards social justice and ecological sustainability.

Fellows of ESSRG are actively engaged in different global and European scientific networks, particularly the International and European Societies for Ecological Economics (ESSRG is the Hungarian contact point) and the Environment & Society Research Network of the European Sociological Association (participating in the scientific board), the Living Knowledge and the Science Café networks (acting as Hungarian contact points) and AlterNET, Europe’s biodiversity, ecosystem and ecosystem services research network (participating in the scientific board).

Our team contributes to global initiatives, such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) providing our time and experience to the work programme of different expert groups, task forces and the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) of IPBES.

Role in the Project

ESSRG will lead WP2 dedicated to the baseline research, and the development of the database of most relevant SS projects. They will also play a significant role in WP through the implementation of pilot SS 2.0 projects. They will be involved in WP4 which consist in the growth of SS and mentoring of their corresponding assigned region. ESSRG will work hand by hand with WP6 on the impact evaluation.