Imre Kovách is sociologist, scientific adviser, Institute of Sociology CSS HAS, professor of sociology at the University of Debrecen, head of PhD programme. My main research interests focus on rural sociology, social integration and inequalities, urban-rural relations, climate change management, sustainable development, governance and power relations. I have wide experience of cross-European and other international researches. I was the co-ordinator of the research network, ‘Actors on changing European countryside’, and ‘De-peasantisation in late industrialised European countries’. I was the national coordinator of several FP researches (RURBAN, CORASON, COFAMI, GILDED, AgriEval, COST Action 12 on Rural Innovation). I am past president of European Society for Rural Sociology and I was vice-president of the International Rural Sociology Association and of EU COST Action 12. In 2015 I was elected for foreign corresponding member, Académie d’Agriculture de France. Moreover, I am member of editorial board, Sociologia Ruralis.