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Hanna Szemző

Hanna Szemző (PhD in History, Master’s degree in Sociology and History) has been working for Metropolitan Research Institute for more than 15 years. She has extensive experience in research and consultancy in the fields of urban development, social inclusion, energy efficiency, demography, welfare, and governance analysis. She has participated in various 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes of the European Union, prepared strategic development concepts for local governments, and has provided consultancy for Habitat for Humanity International in Armenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently she coordinates two EU financed projects: the HomeLab project connects employment and housing provision in five pilot sites in the Visegrad countries, while OpenHeritage, an H2020 research project focuses on researching community-based adaptive reuse of marginalised areas.