Areas of Expertise: Consumption and change
Veronika recently graduated with a PhD from the Global Sustainability Institute. Her research is on Urban Living Labs (ULLs).
Veronika analyses stakeholder involvement in ULLs and the main processes needed to establish an urban living laboratory. The assumption is that greater involvement of stakeholders will lead to a more effective ULL implementation, however at what level stakeholder engagement works was the subject of this research study.
Veronika studied part time alongside her role as the Principal Advisor for ULL Strategic Planning, to the Mayor of Kapsovar, providing senior level assistance to the Mayor to achieve the city's goals of economic development and supported growth of technology and innovation. She is also in charge of social acceptance of the SmartCity Project, and its impacts on the region
Prior to joining the SmartCity Project of Kaposvar, she served as a Communications Director at both international corporations as the Paris-based Orco Property Group and also local governmental authorities as the National Office of Cultural Heritage at the Ministry of National Resources, formerly operated as the Ministry of Education and Culture
Veronika was educated at the University of Pecs where she studied in the English Department, Faculty of Languages. After graduating as an English teacher she continued her studies at the Budapest Business School – College of Foreign Trade where she studied economics and international communications.
Veronika has always been interested in sustainability, innovative solution technologies. In her free time, she enjoys travel, exercise, spending time with family, and she is a fond of foreign languages.
Veronika is Hungarian but she also speaks English, is fluent in French, communicates in Russian and, as a hobby, has recently started Spanish.