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About us


Community-based Research for Sustainability Association is an action research NGO based in Szeged, Hungary.

CRS was founded because we believe that today’s social and environmental challenges call for the integration of different knowledge forms and skills scattered amongst the members of the society; necessitate the identification and acknowledgement of the limits of our own knowledge and skills; require open-minded attitude towards different perspectives and pro-active community-centred civil commitment.

OUR MISSION: Being committed to sustainability, social and environmental justice and solidarity, we aim to study and shape social, ecological and economic systems and their relations through participatory action research and citizen activism.

CRS is a professional and value-laden organization. Our core values lie in sustainability, solidarity, citizen participation and open-minded discourse. We share a strong interest in trans-disciplinarity and firmly believe in problem-centred approaches. Our members hold degrees in philosophy, economics, pedagogy and ecology and are active as researchers, civil activists, local politician, academic lecturer, student and civil servant.