ESSRG, Szent István University
Mr. Balázs graduated in sociology (MA) from the Department of Social History, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Institute of Sociology in 2000, and in Central European History (MA) from the Central European University (CEU, Budapest) in 2001. Since September 2006, he has occupied various positions at Szent István University. Currently, he is fellow researcher at the Institute of Environmental and Landscape Management, and research coordinator at the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG) within the Department of Environmental Economics. His research focus is on sustainable and local food systems. Mr. Balázs is contributor and leader of diverse natural- and social sciences related, inter- and transdisciplinary research. His research was published in various national and international journals. He is board member of the Environment & Society Research Network of the European Sociological Association (ESA-ESN RN12); member of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Environment and Society (ISA RC24), the European Society of Rural Sociology (ESRS) and the European Society of Ecological Economics (ESEE); country contact point of the Hungarian Science Shop; and contact point of Living Knowledge – international Science Café network. As an educator, he is involved in programs such as, the Szent István University’s BSc and MSc in Agricultural Environmental Management, BSc in Nature Conservation Engineering and Higher Level Vocational Training in Waste Management Technology. His main subjects are; Environmental Conflict Management and Environmental Sociology.