„Azubi – Europa“
Croatia / Hungary
05.11.2012 – 16.11.2012
by Sarah Reinhardt and Matthias Keil
apprentice for business assistant in 2. year
This Project is co-financed by the
European Union (ESF) and the Federal State Saxony-Anhalt
• Facts about Croatia
• Arrival in Rijeka
• Crotian Chamber of Economy
• Tourism Office Rijeka
• University of Rijeka
• Podravka in Koprivnica
• Facts about Hungary
• Project work
• Szamos Marcipán in Esztergom
• Hungarian Parliament in Budapest
• „Scavenger Hunt“ in Budapest
• Andrássy Universität Budapest
• Mol Group
• AHK Hungary
• Vocational school for economics „Varga István“
• Departure in Budapest
Facts about Croatia
Area: 56.542 km²
Neighboring countries: Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and
Arrival in Rijeka
Our group consisted of 14
students of the vocational school
We flew from Leipzig via
Stuttgart to Zagreb, the capital
In the afternoon we reached our
Croatian Chamber of Economy
We were informed about the tasks and activities of the chamber and the
importance of Enterprise Europe Network. The experts of EEN can help
for SME s to find international business partners, source new
technologies and receive EU funding or finance for free of charge.
The mission of the chamber is to represent the interests of their
members and they are also reponsible for foreign investment and trade.
Tourism Office Rijeka
We got a lot of information about the city Rijeka
for our city tour.
Rijeka is the third biggest city in
Croatia. It is a habor – most important
in Croatia - town and has more than
100 000 inhabitants.
University of Rijeka
The University of Rijeka have 19200 students, 1630 employee and
A student can enrol either as a full-time or part-time student.
The cost of full-time study in part or completely subsidized from
the state budget.
Most of the students stay after finishing their studies in the region.
To be prepared for the appointments and to improve our business
English we played role-play. In the second part we analyzed and
prepared our presentations about our company tasks.
Podravka is enlisted among the leading food companies in the Middle East Europe
Region. It has two core businesses: food & beverages and pharmaceuticals. They
export in more than 50 countries (amongst others: Germany, USA , Great Britain)
Vegeta (mixed seasonings from vegetables and herbs) is the most popular product
in the MEE Countries and leading food brands in the region. The biggest
competitor is Dr. Oetker.
We had the possibility to visit the saltsticks production in Koprivnica and learned a
lot about the marketing activities of the company.
Facts about Hungary
Area: 93.036 km²
Neighboring countries: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia,
Romania, Ukraine and Slovakia
We learned amongst others about economy, history and custom
and tradition of the visited countries, business English, intercultural
communication and practiced some situation with role plays further
more we completed our company tasks.
On the last day we wrote a test.
Szamos is one of the most famous chocolate manufacturer in
Hungary. We saw how chocolate was traditionally produced: Hot
liquid chocolate was poured on a cold marble plate. In the process
of cooling down the temperature the chocolate needs to be in move.
When the right temperature has reached, the chocolate can be
formed into little pralines
Hungarian Parliament in Budapest
It is the biggest parliament in Europe. The
building includes 10 courtyards, 13 passenger
and freight elevators, 27 gates,
29 staircases and 691 rooms. More than half a
million ornamental stones were carved for wall
decoration. 40 kg of 22-23 Karat gold were
used for decoration.
We saw the Holy Crown of Hungary.
It is considered one
of the city s landmark
and the biggest
building in Hungary
„Scavenger Hunt“ in Budapest
We were divided in groups and had to find
different cultural sights and monuments in
the city and took pictures of our group in
front of the sights/attractions.
With Anonymous at Vajdahunyad-castle
Statue of Liberty
Hungarian Transmission System Operator Company Ltd.
• provides for reliable, efficient and secure operation of the Hungarian Power system;
• controls and augments the assets of the transmission system, performs any renewal,
maintenance and development works;
• ensures the undisturbed operation and further extension of the electricity market and of
the balancing group system supporting the market, furthermore ensures access on equal
terms for system users;
• synchronizes the operation of the Hungarian Power System with neighboring systems;
• MAVIR monitors the expected changes of domestic electricity consumption.
International and Hungarian institution for higher education
first german-speaking university out of Germany
Field of study: history, law, politics, economy
Students from 25 different nations
University lecturer and students work close together
You can chose between different language courses
We had the possibility to learn about development and major business
units, as well as international importance and role of the marketing of
the largest Hungarian company and Mineral oil producer MOL
The group retails about 1600 gas stations in ten countries and
refineries in Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia and has over
DUIHK - Hungary
What we have learned about the chamber:
is a voluntary organization of about 900 companies committed to strengthening and
broadening the economic ties between Germany and Hungary.
DUIHK provides a multitude of platforms for direct company contacts,
offers a wide range of information and business services and advocates its members'
interests towards political decision makers.
offers a forum for its members to establish business and social contacts and to share
individual experiences with others
supports companies – members and non-members as well – which want to expand in
foreign markets with customized services and solutions
Vocational school for economics
We compared the school systems in Hungary and Germany with presentation.
Departure in Budapest
We traveled from
Budapest to Berlin by
plane and from Berlin to
Halle by ICE.