Applicants are invited to participate in practice-oriented training sessions with external experts, in external locations and in a corporate environment.

The programmes aim to ensure that local small and medium-sized enterprises are part of the city’s extraordinary economic boom and become prepared and competitive players in the global market.

Debrecen’s city government is committed to developing local small and medium-sized enterprises, which are the backbone of the city’s economy. As a result, the free training programmes P(eople) 2030 and B(usiness) 2030, launched in 2022, will continue this year, targeting local SMEs in areas defined by the needs of businesses and economic updates, according to the EDC Debrecen Economic Development Centre.

“It is very important that we are planning specifically practice-oriented training courses, with the involvement of external experts, and we would like to hold these courses in an external corporate environment, so participants really cannot learn these skills in a classroom,”  Zoltán Pécskay, Managing Director of EDC Debrecen, said.

Programmes starting this summer, for which companies are invited to apply:

  • B2030 – Energy/Energy Efficiency (1 session, workshop-type, Summer 2024)
  • B2030 – Lean Management (4 sessions, off-site, September-November 2024)
  • P2030 – People-centred corporate culture (4 sessions, off-site, September-November 2024)

According to Deputy Mayor Lajos Barcsa, the demand for the first workshop is no coincidence. “We are halfway through the crisis of the war, we think, but we see that it is not easy for businesses to meet these challenges, and who knows how long the war and the crisis will last,” the deputy mayor pointed out.

Overiew of the programmes

B2030 – Adaptive Business (Energy/Energy Efficiency): The aim of this event is to provide useful and relevant information to energy-intensive, typically manufacturing enterprises on optimal energy procurement strategies, energy communities and the potential of energy efficiency in energy procurement. During the workshop-style event, participants will have the opportunity to seek advice and reflect with experienced experts in the field.

B2030 – Efficient Business (Lean Management): In this four-day programme, which lasts about 3 hours each, participants will gain an insight into the world of lean, where the main principle is to increase efficiency by streamlining production and value creation processes. As in previous years, the training sessions, which will take place in a corporate environment and will be illustrated with practical examples, will be conducted by renowned experts from the Kaizen Institute and the Leannovation Association. They will help participants to understand the approach and to learn about solutions that can be adapted to their needs, thus guaranteeing the professionalism and added value of the programme.

P2030 – People-centred enterprises (People-centred corporate culture): Due to the challenges of the local labour market and the continuous increase in employee expectations, there is a growing need for conscious leadership development and professional HR strategy. The 4 suitable courses, each lasting about 3 hours, aim to help SMEs overcome these challenges. The main topics to be covered are: people-centred corporate culture and its role in effectiveness; building trust, delegation and empowerment; compensation and rewards; engagement, motivation and recognition; performance management, effective feedback. The successful first round of the programme, delivered in 2022 by experienced HR professionals from large companies, was met with considerable professional interest and recognition. This year, the programme will continue to build on the foundations, while offering participants the opportunity to learn more directly about best practices in an off-site, corporate environment.

The programmes are free of charge for participating companies, but registration is required.


Author: Debrecen4U