Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Egy Magyár siker története / Story of one Hungarian success

Hopes for European training in Göteborg

Yesterday’s evening news on MTV (Hungarian Television) carried an adulatory fourteen-minute report on the expansion of Move&Walk in Sweden. Move&Walk is the oldest and largest of the health-care companies employing conductors in Sweden and has opened a new facility it the city of Göteborg.

The new building is large, covering 2,000-square meters, and cost 30,000 Swedish Crowns, the money coming from the city council. Clients, adults and children, can have 80% of their fees paid by the Swedish health service.

Eszter Tóthné Horváth, who set up the company originally in Hungary immediately after the fall of Socialism, was interviewed on the newsreel and said that the building is big enough to be used not only for services to children and adults but for training too. Indeed, she said, it has the capacity to become the most significant centre for European training and she hopes that colleagues from the Pető Institute will also come for experience of working abroad.

Last year Move@Walk hosted the VI. World Pető Congress on behalf of the International Pető Association. The European Conductors’ Association will hold its next meeting there.


MTV News Report
Hungaricum Swedországban: egy Magyár siker története
(You had better be quick: I don’t know how long MTV keeps newsreels on line)

Here’s a shortened written transcript from MTV’s Hirádó on-line magazine:

And here’s a picture

Move&Walk (English-language website)

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