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!