New letter of endorsement collected

An additional letter of endorsement  was recently received form the Ministry of National Economy, Department of Vocational Education and Adult Training. This is the second Ministry that is supporting the implementation of the proposed measures of the Hungarian Roadmap prepared by the BUSH consortium. Till today 24 letter of endorsement have been collected.


Skills for low-carbon economy

An interesting briefing paper has been published recently by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) with the title: Skills for low-carbon Europe. The document states that sustainable and energy-efficient economy can be
achieved at the same time as employment growth.

However, the study also warns that to have both requires greater integration of climate and energy polices with measures to support employment and innovative and responsive vocational education and training (VET) policies  that encourage
development of the skills needed by a low-carbon economy.

The document calculates with three scenarios and shows that an additional 13.5 million jobs can be generated to reach the EU 2020 climates and energy goals.

Final BUILD UP Skills Hungary conference


The third and last BUILD UP Skills Hungary (BUSH) conference was successfully organized by the BUSH project coordinator, ÉMI Non-profit Lld. on the 13th May 2013 in Budapest. The event took place in the premises of the main building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where the future building engineers are educated.

The Programme of the final conference was focusing on the demonstration and discussion of the Hungarian Roadmap and related issues.The audience representing both the building industry and training institutions were very much interested in the results of the main output of the BUSH project.

First Ms. Dorottya Hujber, coordinator of BUSH, gave an overview about the 18 month hard work of the BUSH consortium, which was followed by a presentation of Mr. Márk Alföldy-Boruss the head of department at the Ministry of National Development, who talked about the directions of the Hungarian Energy Strategy. Mrs. Melinda Soltész-Lipcsik, representative of ÉMI Non-profit Lld., shared that currently the National Energy Strategy for the Building Sector is under development and expected to be done in the second half of 2013. The document will collect information on the energy performance of the existing building stock and will showcase scenarios for building renovation. It will also calulate the employement effects of the different renovation packages.

The Hungarian Roadmap was introduced in details by the consortium members, Mr. Péter Palotai (National Labour Office), Mr. Nándor Petrovics (Sustainable Homes Inc) and Mr. Csaba Elek (Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry). The presentation included in-depth demonstration of all the 31 proposed measures focusing both on building industry (demand side) development opportunities and vocational education and training  (offer side) needs. The Roadmap was well received by the audience.

The conference provided also an opportunity to learn about the Roadmap results of two neighbouring countries, Romania and Slovania. First Mr. Horia Petran introduced the ROBUST project, the training needs and the proposed measures of the Romanian Roadmap. After that Mr Toni Lojen, the representative of the Slovenian BUS consortium showed how they imagine the introduction of a new training course focusing on nearly-zero energy buildings. It was interesting to see that problems identified in the three countries are quite similar.

On the picture: Horia Petran (ROBUST project), Dorottya Hujber (BUSH), Toni Lojen (BUS Slovenia)


In the closing part of the conference existing training scheems on renewable energy were demonstarted and discussed in a roundtable discussion.

BUSH consortium: Kata Korom (MÉGSZ), Nándor Petrovics (FEOP), Éva Kovácsné Péter (NMH), Eszter Karvázy (NMH), Péter Palotai (NMH), Dorottya Hujber (ÉMI), Adrienn Hrabovszki (MÉGSZ), Tamás Pálvölgyi (MÉASZ), Luca Varga (ÉMI)


The BUSH consortium would like to thank the platform members, Ministries and organisations the kind help and contributions that has been provided to during the implementation of the BUSH project!


The BUSH project itself and the “Roadmap for the development of training courses in the building sector” designed primarily to foster the development of further education system to ensure that the construction industry is able to contribute – as much as possible – to the achievement of Hungary’s 2020 national climate and energy policy objectives. To reach the goals the building sector could provide added value through the energy efficiency improvement of buildings, and the use of renewable energy technologies.

To this end, the aim of Pillar I of the BUSH project is to get a comprehensive picture about the building industry and related vocational training and adult education, based on the opinion of key stakeholders. A Status Quo Report (SQR) was completed in October 2012 on „Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energies in Buildings: Opportunities and Needs in the Hungarian Education System.”

Based on questionnaire and interview results the SQR describes main obstacles and challenges existing in the building industry and in the current vocational training system. The identified problems contribute to the inadequate quality and quantity of trained and qualified workforce.

Another aim of Pillar I of the BUSH project is to facilitate the implementation of the national climate and energy policy objectives for 2020 by developing a Roadmap to put in place the necessary measures to ensure that support the adequate qualification and skill level of workforce. The Roadmap is in line and builds upon the findings of the SQR therefore it is advised to read the SQR document first.  The Roadmap aims to provide solution possibilities to the a, Structural and policy; b, Training and education; c, Human resources and d, Economic and financial challenges identified in the SQR and describes over 30 implementation measures both in the building and the vocational education and training sectors.  The two sectors are closely interlinked therefore complex measures are needed on the demand and the offer sides. The measures are formulated during and finalized after 218 questionnaire results, 30 interview (available in Hungarian), 3 joint round tables, 2 conferences and a number of bilateral meetings with key stakeholders, professional organizations. The document aims to assist governmental decision-making processes and strategy developments.

download report: BUSH roadmap final

The proposed measures of the Hungarian Roadmap have been endorsed by 23 organisations representing the building sector, education/training instituitons and a ministry.They have all signed letters of endorsements. The endorsement report summarises the endorsement process.

list of endorsing organizations

BUSH roadmap presented at the 4th EU Exchange meeting

The Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) successfully organized the 4th EU Exchange meeting for the 30 national BUILD UP Skill consortiums running in parallel on 22-24 April 2013 in Vienna. This was the last meeting for 21 counties to share and discuss their results and experiences about their on projects.  Countries marked with yellow started their projects in the same time at the end of 2011 and they all finish after 18 month hard work. Other 9 countries (marked with orange) will finish their projects in six month time. Among others the Hungarian consortium’s work also came to an end.  During the meeting countries had the opportunity to show their most important results of their work and 21 posters were prepared to demonstrate the outcome of the national Roadmaps.  All posters are available on the BUS website at

The Hungarian roadmap poster was prepared by ÉMI Non-profit Lld, the consortium leader of BUSH project and demonstrated with the help of the representative of Sustainable Homes Inc.  The aim of the poster was to provide some general background information on the current situation of the Hungarian construction sector and the method to fulfil our tasks but most importantly it summarised the proposed measures of the Roadmap.

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Members of the 30 BUILD UP Skills consortium and the colleagues of the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation: