In line with the EU common objectives, the national renewable energy target of reaching 14,65% in the final energy consumption by 2020 as well as the reduction of GHG emissions by 20% are defined in the Hungarian National Energy Strategy 2030, the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, the National Building Energy Efficiency Strategy and National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2010-2020. The purpose project is to provide scholarships for 6 Hungarians to be able to participate at the 6 month long postgraduate Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University in Reykjavík, Iceland in the spring semester between 19 April and 10 October 2016. The Project Partner is the National Energy Authority of Iceland, who makes the final decision on the fellows and who is responsible for all activities and arrangements in connection with the training. The scholarship covers all costs of the training as well as travel and stay. Beneficiaries are native Hungarians with relevant degrees in science, engineering or economics and if possible, they have professional experience in the field of geothermal energy, they are from any relevant institutions, universities or companies, or are in the process or have recently completed relevant university studies. The training programme provides scientific knowledge and practical know-how related to the generation and execution of geothermal energy related projects in their home countries. It focuses on three study lines, namely geothermal energy related engineering, science and management and finance. In the last 2 month period of the training, fellows execute an individual research project, which concludes with an extensive research project report under a close supervision of an expert in the field of study and ends with the preparation of a thesis or case study, which will be published in the annual book of the United Nations University with an international publishing code ISBN 9979.
Summary of project results
The project implementation has suffered serious delay due to the short period of time available for preparation and implementation and extremely strict legislative background, thus the awarded grant has been cancelled on 19th January, 2017.
Summary of bilateral results