The Centre for Social Sciences is not operated as a public interest fund and is not affected by the EU Council rule of law conditionality decision linked to Erasmus and Horizon Europe funding. We are able to participate in proposals and receive funding in both of these EU funding programmes without any restrictions.
The Horizon Europe research project proposal MORES – "Moral emotions in politics: how they unite, how they divide" submitted by CSS (project leader Zsolt Boda) was successful and got funding. CSS will lead the European consortium.
Established in 2012, the Centre for Social Sciences (CSS), a Centre of Excellence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is currently a partner in nine EU-funded projects within the frameworks of both Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. This amounts to over €1.3 million in funding for excellent and innovative research.
Learn more about our EU funded projects:
CSS is part of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network, an independent public institution managed by a 13-member Governing Board and accountable to the Hungarian Parliament. CSS is classified as a public budgetary institution, making it eligible not only to submit proposals to any EU funding programme but also to participate in EU-funded projects as a coordinator, partner, or sole beneficiary.
The annual meeting of CSS took place on 23 March, 2023, where General Director Zsolt Boda presented the results of the previous year.
The scientific performance of CSS kept improving also in 2022.
New Publication: The political component of COVID-19 vaccine choice. Results from a conjoint experiment
New paper by Zsófia Papp and G.B. Nkansah: The political component of COVID-19 vaccine choice. Results from a conjoint experiment has been published in Public Health.
24 January, 2023
Call for Papers: The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) Workshop on Markets in crisis: the stress test for competition law
Call for Papers: The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) Workshop on Markets in crisis: the stress test for competition law.
A new book by our colleague, Lukasz Gruszczynski, and co-editors M. Menkes, V. Bilkova, P. Farah has been published by Routledge: The Crisis of Multilateral Legal Order - Causes, Dynamics and Implications, Routledge 2022. The book can be found at this link.
As energy prices are increasing, the issue of energy poverty becomes even more relevant. How are European countries considering energy poverty in policies? Ana Stojilovska, Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Science led a group of researchers to explore whether, how, and why policy documents in Spain, France, Portugal, the UK, North Macedonia, and Slovenia link energy poverty to other related policy areas. The study was published in Energy Policy with an impact factor of 7.576. The paper has been prepared within the framework of the COST-funded ENGAGER network
New Publication: Riding the Covid waves: authoritarian socio-economic responses of east central Europe’s anti-liberal governments
The paper "Riding the Covid waves: authoritarian socio-economic responses of east central Europe’s anti-liberal governments" by Gergő Medve-Bálint is published in East European Politics.
Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (IEEJSP) invites original research papers for its thematic issue on New forms of social integration, and their relationship to new forms of inequality.
Adrienne Csizmady – Lea Kőszeghy (2022) 'Generation Rent’ in a Super Homeownership Environment: The Case of Budapest, Hungary
Adrienne Csizmady – Lea Kőszeghy (2022) 'Generation Rent’ in a Super Homeownership Environment: The Case of Budapest, Hungary, Sustainability 14(14), 8929; (Q2, IF: 3.889)
15 June, 2023
Kékesi, Z., & Zombory, M. (2023). Beyond multidirectional memory: Opening pathways to politics and solidarity. Memory Studies, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980231176040
Illés–Körösényi: The touch of the leader. Representation and responsiveness in plebiscitary leader democracy
Gábor Illés & András Körösényi (2023) The touch of the leader: representation and responsiveness in plebiscitary leader democracy, Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2023.2220086
A safety net against populism? An investigation of the interaction effect of political efficacy and democratic capacities on populist attitudes
New publication: Márton Bene & Zsolt Boda (2023) A safety net against populism? An investigation of the interaction effect of political efficacy and democratic capacities on populist attitudes, Political Research
Populist radical-right governments in Central-Eastern Europe and education policy-making: a comparison of Hungary and Poland
Eszter Neumann & Paweł Rudnicki (2023) Populist radical-right governments in Central-Eastern Europe and education policy-making: a comparison of Hungary and Poland, Journal of Contemporary European Studies
Agency of Migrant youth in hostile sociopolitical environments: Case studies from Central Eastern Europe
Arendas, Zsuzsanna, Agnieszka Trąbka, Vera Messing, Marta Jadviga Pietrusińska, and Dominika Winogrodzka. 2023. "Agency of Migrant Youth in Hostile Sociopolitical Environments: Case Studies from Central Eastern Europe" Social Sciences 12, no. 4: 210. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12040210
Anti-democratic youth? The influence of youth cohort size and quality of democracy on young people’s support for democracy
20 April, 2023
Godfred Bonnah Nkansah – Attila Bartha (2023) Anti-democratic youth? The influence of youth cohort size and quality of democracy on young people’s support for democracy. Contemporary Politics (IF: 1.6999) https://doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2023.2196877
The paper promoted family-based prosocial values—in terms of helping digitally less competent family members—among young adults to build persisting resistance against fake news in an informational autocracy.
The impact of social-relationship patterns on worsening mental health among the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic
13 March, 2023
15 Febuary, 2023
Kovách, I. and Megyesi, G.B. (2023), Motivations of Subsistence Farming in Hungary: Analysis of a Multi-Factored Phenomenon. Rural Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ruso.12476
16 January, 2023
New publication of Szabolcs Számadó with co-authors