The ProSkill Project Final Conference was hosted by the project coordinator, the University of Miskolc, between 13 and 14 October 2022 in Lillafüred-Miskolc, Hungary. On 12 October, a consortium meeting took place and partners updated each other on the latest work performed and discussed some preparatory aspects for the conference.

ProsKill Coordinator Tamás Bakó presenting the project during the Final Conference

Between 13 and 14 October, the ProSkill Final Conference was organised within the 12th edition of the annual International Scientific Conference (XII. Nemzetközi Tudományos Konferencia) organised by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Miskolc.

The central theme of this year’s conference was sustainability and energy security. The main conference room was full and the event was covered by the Hungarian press.

Prof Dr Zita Horváth, Rector of the University of Miskolc

On 13 October, the event started with a plenary session in the morning. High-level speakers such as Dr Judit Varga, Hungarian Minister of Justice; Dr Lásló György, Hungarian State Secretary; and Prof Dr Zita Horváth, Rector of the University of Miskolc; participated in the morning session.

Dr Judit Varga, Hungarian Minister of Justice

In addition, Dr Imre Gombkötő, from EIT Raw Materials, briefly introduced the ProSkill project and invited conference attendees to participate in the ProSkill sessions that were scheduled on 13 and 14 October.

Dr Imre Gombkötő, EIT Raw Materials

In the afternoon of 13 October and morning of 14 October, there were different parallel sessions and one of them was dedicated to the ProSkill project. Project Coordinator Tamás Bakó hosted the session and Imre Gombkötő also participated. Some of the most relevant results and achievements of the project were presented by partners.

Partners from the Technical University of Ostrava presenting results

In addition, some lecturers and PhD students shared their positive experiences and lessons learnt from participating in some of the project activities like the ProSkill International Mentoring Programme, the ProSkill V4-SX Competition and the training organised for lecturers and mentors.

Partner from the Silesian University of Technology presenting results

All the ProSkill project activities have aimed at developing a high-skill ecosystem in the raw materials industry of the Visegrád Four countries by developing and implementing tailored educational activities for students and lecturers.

Partners from the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava of the Slovak University of Technology and partners from the European Federation of Geologists