TARDIS 2022 hosted by the University of Miskolc, in Hungary

TARDIS 2022: ESEIA Director Brigitte Hasewend joined international discussion on sustainability and resilience

ESEIA Director Brigitte Hasewend took part in the Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchange on Sustainability (TARDIS) conference, hosted by the University of Miskolc, in Hungary, from 14 to 16 September 2022.

Under the theme Sustainability and Resilience in the Face of Emergent Threats, the three-day event brought together around 40 research experts from around the world (the United States, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Croatia, the United Kingdom, the Vatican, Belgium, India and Hungary) to discuss multidisciplinary issues of sustainability.

The group discussed the problems of the 21st century in the face of emerging threats such as coronavirus pandemic, wars, and climate change from different perspectives, including engineering, mathematics, physics, ecology, economics and political science.

There is a Lot We Can Do: Climate Resilience Campus

ESEIA Director Brigitte Hasewend participated in the event, providing a fresh perspective on ways to mitigate these threats and build resilient societies. In her presentation entitled There is a Lot We Can Do: Climate Resilience Campus, she explained what innovation ecosystems are and how they can be used to enable sustainable and resilient development.

She then presented the WEFE4MED project, coordinated by the ESEIA member The Cyprus Institute, which tries to mainstream the rather novel Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems Nexus approach in the Mediterranean. The project aims to align national programmes, achieve critical mass of actors, and strengthen R&I capacities in the region.

During the presentation, the ESEIA Director Brigitte Hasewend also pointed out mobility solutions that are sustainable and inclusive as a crucial element for a climate-resilient future in urban regions. Smart mobility involves all actors, technologies and intervention pathways to provide affordable, sustainable, entertaining and personalised mobility solutions, she said. We need to do this as soon as possible as there is a rapidly narrowing window of opportunity to enable climate-resilient development.

TARDIS 2024: Next edition to be held in Denver, Colorado

The TARDIS conference is a three-day international scientific event, held every two years since 2004, alternating between Europe and the United States. This year’s edition was co-organised by the University of Miskolc (Hungary), the University of Graz (Austria) and the Vishwamitra Research Institute (United States). In 2024, the TARDIS conference will take place in Denver, Colorado.

Rupert J. Baumgartner, Professor at the University of Graz in Austria and member of the organizing committee of TARDIS 2022, delivered a presentation entitled “Corporate Sustainability Management in times of crises”.

More information about TARDIS 2022 is available here.


ESEIA Director Brigitte Hasewend: brigitte.hasewend@eseia.eu