On 29 September 2011 In view of the ongoing parliamentary discussion’s structuring the Hungarian Energy Strategy 2030; the Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association hosted a workshop attended by over 50 stakeholders from industry and research. The event gave insight on the challenges and opportunities within the Hungary and the wider European Union in establishing the Hydrogen economy. The EHA gave a presentation on European developments emphasizing the need to identify current opportunities in EU programs like the FCH JU and to seek collaboration at interregional level to benefit from future Structural funds as well. The EHA also met with the deputy secretary if Energy to discuss potential fuel cell bus projects.
The Hungary Hydrogen and Fuel cell Technology Platform has put together a national strategic research agenda in  focusing exclusively on environmentally clean hydrogen production. The PEM  fuel cell related applied research and development concentrates on seven specific research areas where Hungarian scientific and engineering excellence has comparative advantage. Five major demonstration projects are designed to wrap up the results of the technological research projects and serve as test grounds and demonstration tools for socio-economic research, education and knowledge transfer.

Four topics were selected as priority projects:
1.  investigation of socio-economic issues,
2.  municipal FC bus project with supply infrastructure,
3.  application of micro-cogeneration and/or cogeneration in a “hydrogen village” project and
4. introduction of various subjects related to the hydrogen economy into the curriculum of high-schools and universities