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About the Conference

Building on the success of the “Sustainable Consumption in Hungary 2007” conference organised last December, the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Corvinus University of Budapest, the Department of Environmental Economics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, GreenDependent Sustainable Solutions Association, the HAS-ELTE Communication Research Group, the Association of Conscious Consumers and Central European University are organising an international conference on sustainable consumption. This year the conference will focus on the Central and Eastern European region and has the following objectives:

  • to review and summarise completed and ongoing research activities on sustainable consumption in the region;
  • to create an academic forum that can serve as the basis for professional communication and development in the field; and
  • to create an informal network of scientists who work and are interested in this field in order to share and promote knowledge about sustainable consumption.

This year’s conference is organised in conjunction with the annual conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) titled „Measuring and Managing Business Benefits”.

The Programme of the conference is available here.

Date, Venue, and Fees

The conference will take place at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, on 8 October 2008.

Participation at the conference is free of charge, but requires registration. Travel and accommodation arrangements should be made by participants individually.

Conference themes

Abstracts are welcome in the following domains of sustainable consumption:

  1. The state of and challenges to sustainable consumption in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region
  2. Sustainable consumption and consumer behaviour; determinants of consumer behaviour; sociology and the psychology of consumption
  3. Theories, principles and ethics of sustainable consumption
  4. The link between and indicators of consumption and well-being
  5. Measuring sustainable consumption and life satisfaction
  6. Sustainable consumer lifestyles and values
  7. Sustainable consumption policies and regulations; challenges to and opportunities for national and regional policy frameworks in the CEE region
  8. Analysis of best practices, success stories, failures and experiences in the CEE region

Abstract submission and deadlines

Abstracts must be sent to the organisers by 31 July 2008 at the following e-mail address:

Abstracts should be between 500 and 600 words and should contain a brief description of the main thesis of the paper/presentation, the methodology and results of the research/other activities undertaken. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 15 August. Full papers are due by 15 September.To stress the multidisciplinary nature of the conference, abstracts are welcome from different scientific fields, including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, environmental sciences, marketing, economics, environmental policy, law, etc. Abstracts taking an interdisciplinary approach are especially welcome. The ideal conference paper is based on empirical research (survey, case study, legal or policy analysis, etc.) supported by theory, but purely theoretical papers will also be considered.

Organising and Scientific Committee

Boda, Zsolt; Corvinus University of Budapest, Business Ethics Centre and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Political Science

Gulyás, Emese; Institute for Sociology and Social Policy Corvinus University of Budapest and Association of Conscious Consumers

Hofmeister Tóth, Ágnes; Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Marketing and Media

Kazmierczyk, Pawel; European Environment Agency

Kerekes, Sándor; Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Environmental Sciences

Lorek, Sylvia; Sustainable Europe Research Institute

Pataki, György; Szent István Egyetem

Székely, Mózes; Eötvös Loránd University, HAS-ELTE Communication Research Group

Vadovics, Edina; GreenDependent Sustainable Solutions Association and Central European University, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Valkó, László; Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Environmental Economics

Zilahy, Gyula; Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Environmental Sciences

Utolsó frissítés: 2019.03.11.