e-Learning comments Hungary

Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Development 2011

The course material has been meaningful in helping me better understand the beneficial effects arising from a sustainable and healthy urban environment. The green building component was especially useful, as the European building industry is an important arena in which to combat climate change, and I am currently developing an awareness-raising and dissemination programme on clean energy and materials in the building sector. The mobility component was also extremely intriguing and shed some light on the root causes of the lagging behind of certain countries in promoting and implementing sustainable urban transport solutions. Valerio Ponzo, Junior Expert (Sustainable Development), The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary

I really enjoyed the new information about a subject I once learned at the University of Debrecen. I will use the revised and new knowledge in English in international capacity building issues, and in the writing of border-crossing, international applications and projects. The subject matter contains a lot of practical and good examples that can be useful in the development of the region of Szabocs-Szatmar-Bereg. I will use the knowledge which I got in this course in the framework of teaching capacity building sessions, and in local and international appointments and conferences. Tamas Szabo, Nature Park Manager/Ranger, The Public Benefit Foundation for Conservation of Nature and Environment to Protect the Cultural Values of Szabocs-Szatmar-Bereg, Hungary

Food, Agriculture and the Environment 2011-2013

Personally, I do not deal extensively with topics such as food and agriculture; the underlying reason behind my interest in attending the course was exactly to acquire knowledge on the subjects and to try to incorporate some ideas into my future work endeavours. The provided papers hit the mark, especially the one dealing with agricultural waste management, which enlightened me about the potential of waste-to-energy procedures in the farming sector that are usually dwarfed by the talk surrounding private or industrial waste management strategies. Valerio Ponzo, Junior Expert, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Hungary

Green Salary 2010-2011

I found the materials provided relevant, rich, in-depth, and absolutely useful for being able to answer the given questions. Stefania Romano, Head of the Italian Trust Fund, Hungary

I really enjoyed the new information about a subject I once learned at the University of Debrecen. I will use the revised and new knowledge in English in international capacity building issues, and in the writing of border-crossing, international applications and projects. The subject matter contains a lot of practical and good examples that can be useful in the development of the region of Szabocs-Szatmar-Bereg. I will use the knowledge which I gained from this course in the framework of teaching capacity building sessions, and in local and international appointments and conferences. Tamas Szabo, Nature Park Manager/Ranger, The Public Benefit Foundation for the Conservation of Nature and Environment to Protect the Cultural Values of Szabocs-Szatmar-Bereg, Hungary

During the implementation of projects at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, I have the opportunity to meet many stakeholders. The course material increased my capacities in the field of green economy, and gave me a wide set of arguments on why companies/organizations should go green. Besides companies that seek advice on how to be more responsible, we are cooperating with many other stakeholders that need advice on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way on the one hand, while improving the economic status of the local community on the other. Aleksandra Sasa Solujic, Junior Expert, Regional Environmental Canter for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary

Natural Resources 2010

The material provided, explained the topics comprehensively and in a fascinating way emphasising historical and cultural perspectives; the part concerning soil erosion and degradation could have been put in a clearer way. Nevertheless, the concepts have certainly enriched my knowledge and they will be facilitating the setting up of specific programs that I manage. Stefania Romano, Head of the Italian Trust Fund, REC, Hungary

Sustainable Agriculture 2010

The course in general has been very helpful for my understanding of basic concepts of sustainable agriculture. In my current job, we promote courses for sustainable development for governmental officials, and the topic of agriculture will be highlighted based on the needs stakeholders have expressed. In this sense, some components of what I have learnt in the course will be certainly incorporated in future courses. Raquel Asencios, The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary

The material provided was user-friendly, comprehensive, and exhaustive. It helped me to be able to answer to the questions. Stefania Romano, Regional Environmental Center, Hungary

Sustainable Forest Protection and Management 2011-2013

I really enjoyed getting new information on a subject that I once learned about at the University of Debrecen. I will use the revised and new knowledge I acquired in international capacity building issues, and in the writing of border-crossing, international applications and projects. The subject matter contains a lot of good and practical examples that can be useful in the development of the region of Szabocs-Szatmar-Bereg. I will use the knowledge which I acquired from this course in the framework of teaching, capacity building sessions, local and international appointments, and conferences. Tamas Szabo, Nature Park Manager/Ranger, The Public Benefit Foundation for the Conservation of Nature and Environment to Protect the Cultural Values of Szabocs-Szatmar-Bereg, Hungary

The course material was well structured, very interesting and covered many important issues. For me the most valuable aspect of the course was the part concerning forest health and maintenance, and the regeneration of forests. Following this course, I have a better understanding of the forest environment and the importance of sustainable forest management, and I hope that I will be able to incorporate this in my future work. Imola Koszta, Administration and Project Officer, The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary

In my work as a Junior Expert/Project Manager, this material will help me in several ways. I am managing a project that aims to develop local strategic documents in the Western Balkans, in the field of biodiversity and nature conservation. The process is participatory, so stakeholders involved often include foresters and people engaged in the forest sector. This course expanded my knowledge in this area, and it will help during the planning sessions with stakeholders, in order to improve their capacities for sustainable forest management issues. Aleksandra Sasa Solujic, Junior Expert for Local Governance/Deputy Project Manager, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary