The SDC and SECO provide regular news and highlights from their projects in Hungary. Besides the latest results and findings you can also find information on important events and short films.
Exchange between Hungarian and Swiss health professionals
Switzerland, November 2016 – Primary care practitioners in Hungary took part in an exchange with Swiss health professionals from 29 November to 1 December 2016. The goal of the project was to strengthen skills among Hungarian family doctors, nurses, nutritionists and physiotherapists. Some 15 local practitioners were introduced to the challenges facing the Swiss primary care system – the need to develop home care, the expanded role of nurses, and funding. The meeting also helped the Hungarian participants to develop a long-term vision of the model of care being introduced by the project beyond the current support provided by Switzerland.
Other news about the projects
Hungary, September 2016 – The progress that has been made with the recently completed Widening Green Kindergarten and Ecoschool movements projects is extremely positive. More than 1,600 schools and kindergartens were certified with the Ecoschool Awards and Green Kindergarten label. This means that over 60,000 children and 2,000 teachers can benefit from environmental education on the curriculum and a learning environment that is close to nature. Children retain experiences with hands-on, practical involvement. Whether going to the woods or the zoo, playing interactive games on the computer in class, or tending the small kindergarten garden – all of this helps improve the environmental awareness of the next generation.
Hungary, Budapest, 4.2.2016 - Switzerland contributes 43% to the Hungarian venture capital fund Euroventures which has invested in the equity of 17 SMEs to date, creating 186 positions for highly qualified workers. One company facilitates car sharing, another has developed an 'intelligent' surgical knife which can analyse tissues – including cancer cells – during surgeries, and a third provides cloud storage with extra data security. Read this publication to find out more about these examples and other success stories.
Hungary, Kazincbarcika, 11–29.8.2015 – For over a fortnight, Kazincbarcika played host to the Kolorcity Festival. Established in 2013 with Swiss support, the festival offers a range of events such as film screenings, concerts and artistic presentations in parallel with a conference on local economic growth. The festival and the conference also attracted Swiss experts from Régiosuisse and SEREC (regional, economic and territorial development) . Organising cultural activities is part of Switzerland's regional development project. The aim is to support job creation in the region using local resources and potential, through tourism as one example. At the same time, these activities strengthen the local identity and reputation of the Kazincbarcika region in Hungary.
Hungary, Sàtoraljaùjhely, 12–20.09.2015 – As part of the Zemplén regional project, a variety of cultural activities were held in northern Hungary from 12–20 September 2015. One of these was a fair celebrating local products. Unemployment in the Zemplén region is high compared with the national average in Hungary. That is why, with a particular focus on tourism Switzerland is supporting the economy by promoting local resources and potential.