On the 19th of July, Geonardo organized the first ConstructSkills4LIFE participatory workshop in Budapest, Graphisoft Park. The workshop was held as the first 1-day event in the planned CS4L workshop series designed to involve all relevant stakeholders in the co-development of the updated Hungarian National Roadmap for building professionals.
The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the main results of the newly published Status Quo Analysis report on the education and training of building professionals and skills needed to achieve the 2030 energy efficiency and climate targets.
As an opening to the workshop Dorottya Hujber from ÉMI presented the ConstructSkills4LIFE project. In the following plenary sessions the consortium members presented the project’s overall progress and objectives as well as main results of the Status Quo Analysis Report.
In addition to the plenary sessions, the project's three expert working groups also held parallel sessions at the event led by Péter Gyuris (Geonardo), Attila Zoltán (MÉgKSz) and dr. Károly Matolcsy (ÉMI). The expert group presentations provided an overview on:
- the content of the required awareness, knowledge and expectations, the strategy of continuous proactive development.
- the related institutional systems and the continuous acquisition of the required information and knowledge, trainings and qualifications.
- the role and opportunities of digitalization in the construction sector and the society.
The consultation of the expert working groups was followed by a roundtable discussion where among other things, the role of digitalization, energy efficient solutions and environmental awareness in the construction industry and education were discussed. Strong attention was paid on the lack of skilled workforce and structured qualification schemes in Hungary. The expert discussions during workshop also provided an opportunity to start discussions on the primary steps of the developing the Hungarian National Roadmap taking into account the main takeaways of the Status Quo Report.
In the coming months the project consortium will start working on the drafting of the National Roadmap with the further involvement of representatives of specific stakeholder groups through the planned workshop series and second national project conference.