Interreg ornament

Situation studies

In the first work package of the project, a situation analysis will be carried out to get to know each other's training, attitude surveys, labour market situation on both sides of the border (with the participation of enterprises and relevant organisations), with the aim of preparing an institutionalised cooperation programme that will provide a framework for: joint training planning and regulation, joint development of innovative training practice-oriented programmes and tools, involvement of enterprises in training in a cross-border context (cooperation agreements). Our secondary research study was part of the T1 work package situation analysis, which included a survey of each other's training, attitude surveys, labour market situation on both sides of the border (with the participation of enterprises and relevant organisations). The aim of the secondary research was to examine the training and education systems of the educational institutions concerned. In addition, drop-out rates, career orientation and digitalisation were also examined.
Subsequently, four primary surveys were conducted, the first of which investigates attitudes towards the platform. We see several best practice examples of skillshare platforms in many parts of the world, but none have been developed specifically for students in woodworking and secondary/higher education. Therefore, before the development, we saw it appropriate to map the attitudes of the target group of students in the border region, both on the Hungarian and Austrian side, on several topics, on the one hand the openness towards the platform, on the other hand the attitudes towards self-training and development, the existing skills and the topics to be integrated and their forms were the focus of the investigation.
The survey was carried out through an online questionnaire and after data cleaning 501 questionnaires were evaluated. 1 higher education institution and 7 secondary schools from Hungary and 3 higher education institutions and 4 secondary schools from Austria participated in the survey with students of different woodworking professions. Expert interviews were then conducted. The questions of the individual qualitative interviews with 21 university lecturers and secondary school teachers supported the development of the EDUWOOD education system and provided communication inputs for the involvement of the institutions and the conclusion of cooperation agreements. During the research, the interviewees of the target group of the project got to know the planned system and formed their opinion about it. During the research, the dimensions of borderlessness, previous experiences and attitudes related to cross-border cooperation were explored. Subsequently, the Austro-Hungarian aspects of the EDUWOOD system and the expected reception of the online method were investigated. We also discussed the possible forms of cooperation that the respective educational institution undertakes and supports in order to bring wood education closer to the border. The series of questions was concluded by exploring the communication tools and methods supported by the respondents. The study contributes to the tasks of the next project period: the conclusion of cooperation agreements with educational institutions and the definition of the functions of the EDUWOOD system, the programming of the system.In the framework of the Interreg AT-HU166 - Eduwood project, a primary survey was carried out among the population of the project region. The present primary research consists of two independent sub-surveys: one survey was carried out among the students of the project region, while the other survey was targeted at parents of children aged 10-14 years old. The aim of the research was to help uncover the process and factors influencing previous career choices among students, to assess the general perception of woodworking occupations and to understand the extent of and reasons for the intention to continue with further education.The next part of the report describes the situation-based quantitative survey of parents.
The research questions in the target group of parents were: factors influencing the career choice decision, parental perspectives, survey of the types of schools chosen and reasons for the choice, perception of the prestige of different professions, support for the choice of woodworking professions, attitudes towards career choice, employment plans abroad from a parental perspective, and the effectiveness of different career guidance tools.

The final research topic is to identify the demand for the project's planned activities and the potential for educational development among woodworking entrepreneurs. The aim of the research is to assess the needs of enterprises in relation to woodworking and furniture competences. The survey results are available for consultation, please contact

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