DescriptionThe Institute for Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a leading social science research institution in Hungary. Its major mission is to explore and analyse the social processes affecting the long term wellbeing of Hungarian citizens through methods of international standards.
In the Institute a specific research stream deals with urban and environmental research under the Research Department for Social Integration and Social Policy.
The Institute has sociological knowledge and research competences regarding energy use and social disparities in energy use, factors influencing energy consumption, energy poverty, public attitudes regarding energy efficiency measures and reneweable energy sources, impact assessment of interventions and relevant policies.
Staff members of the Institute have been involved in various projects regarding energy and society, including FP7 projects Governance, infrastructure, lifestyle dynamics and energy demand: European post-carbon communities (GILDED), Civil Society for Sustainability (CSS) and Development and application of standardized methodology for the PROspective SUstaInability assessment of TEchnologies (PROSUITE).