Tamás Kállay

Edited on 08/06/2023

Tamás Kállay

  • Hungary

  • Hungarian, English, French
Tamás Kállay photo
Availability :
Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities 
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Circular Economy
    > Urban Design
    > Climate Adaptation
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Securing funding and resourcing


Tamás Kállay is an expert on green spaces, circular economy and air quality. He has been working as an environmental consultant since 2002. He has recently acted as an URBACT Lead Expert of the Health&Greenspace Network that promoted health-oriented planning and management of urban green spaces. He is an UIA Expert of the CLAIRO project, that aims at improving air quality with the use of nature-based solutions. Recently he was also engaged as an UIA Expert providing support to the HOPE project of the City of Helsinki that piloted a next generation of air sensor technology using high-resolution hyperlocal air quality data. He specializes in health-oriented green space design, nature-based solutions, sustainable resource use, circular economy, industrial symbiosis, air quality, climate adaptation with a focus on combating heat stress, and policy analysis. For 10 years he was working at an international organization, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), where he was the leader of the Sustainable Resource Use Topic Area. Tamás was acting as a Thematic Expert of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform responsible for resource efficiency and circular economy. In this role he was providing policy support to Interreg Europe projects and to local and regional authorities across Europe. He was for 6 years a contributing expert of the European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ETC/SCP) of the European Environmental Agency (EEA). Tamas was involved in a large number of policy studies for the EC and EEA in the fields of resource use, air quality and industrial emissions.

Some of his key publications include a Guide on health-oriented planning and use of urban green spaces, the final journal of the UIA HOPE project, a journal of the UIA CLAIRO project, a policy brief on circular economy in cities and regions, a study on industrial symbiosis for the EC, an EEA report on resource efficiency, an EEA report on waste prevention, and a study on industrial emissions for the EC.