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Denmark’s idyllic countryside

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Well-known for its cosmopolitan capital, cutting edge contemporary design and the timeless fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s stunning coastlines and rolling countryside must be equally revered.

With mile upon mile of pristine coastline complemented by an unspoiled interior of forests, heaths and rolling farmland, the Danes love nothing more than getting out into the heart of their beautiful countryside. Visitors can also easily follow suit by making a leisurely exploration along one of the many designated, long-distance touring trails – ideal for exploring on foot, by bike or on an unhurried drive along picturesque country lanes.

Spoiled for choice when it comes to touring itineraries, visitors looking to travel under their own steam, for example, can walk or cycle sections of the Hærvej, or ‘Army Way’, which traces what was for centuries the main transportation route through the Jutland peninsular. Linking a whole network of paths, it forms a 250km trail along the backbone of the country, from the town of Viborg in north-central Jutland all the way south to the German border and beyond. With well-maintained walking and cycling trails established along this historic route, it follows a ridge that affords some of the most spectacular views in Denmark.

Dotted with interesting sights – including breathtaking natural scenery, historic fortifications, ancient burial mounds and plenty of Viking history – visitors can put their best foot forward discovering these at their own pace. Marking a start to the Hærvej, the imposing Viborg Cathedral, one of the largest granite churches in northern Europe whose two towers dominate the skyline, is a definite highlight. From here, the path continues south across the wild, open heaths of Kongenshus Hede and on through the outstanding natural beauty of Egtved, known for its windmills, watermills and Bronze Age relics from the grave of the Egtved Girl – which include some incredibly well-preserved burial objects dating from around 1370BC. Another unmissable historic attraction is Jelling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to a huge, ship-shaped stone circle that was created in the 10th Century by the Viking Kings Gorm the Old and Harold Bluetooth. More recent history can be found at the Frøslev Camp Museum, a well-preserved World War II prison camp that once interred political prisoners and members of the Danish Resistance. There are also a good number of interesting detours to be made from the Hærvej, such as a visit to the sources of Denmark’s longest (the GudenÃ¥) and its largest (SkjernÃ¥) rivers, which rise just a few hundred metres apart but then flow in opposite directions towards the east and west coasts respectively, creating their own attractions.

Runic stones in Jelling Denmark

Visitors preferring a less energetic means of travel can instead opt for one of the driving tours such as the Margueritruten, a scenic route that passes through spectacular countryside on its way past more than 200 of Denmark’s most popular attractions. Marked by characteristic marguerite (daisy) road-signs, this winding 3,600km route takes in the cities of Copenhagen, Odense and Aalborg as it wends its way through Zealand, Funen and on through central and northern Jutland, exploring some of the country’s most remote corners. Cleverly following an extremely well-planned network of roads, the trail ensures drivers never see the same view twice. Although designated as a driving route, following such quiet roads makes it equally well suited to touring by bike.

The Marguerite Route also takes full advantage of Denmark’s stunning coastline passing along the west coast and providing visitors with an opportunity to discover the Wadden Sea, one of Denmark’s most ecologically important areas. Depending on the time of year, visitors to this vast intertidal area can encounter some incredible wildlife spectacles. In the spring and autumn, the mudflats provide an important stopover site over ten million migrating shorebirds, which pause on the food-rich alluvium to refuel before continuing their epic journeys. The transitional months are also the time to witness the phenomenon of the Black Sun, when huge flocks of starlings swirl across the dusk sky with their amazing aerobatic displays presenting a truly mesmerising sight. In summer, seal safaris operate from Esbjerg Harbour, with sightings of spotted seals being virtually guaranteed. Then from October to April, guided walks across the tidal flats give visitors the chance to forage for fresh oysters, which can be harvested in large numbers all across the area.

Another interesting spot along the West Jutland coast is Ringkøbing Fjord, an area of outstanding natural beauty that’s known in particular for its watersports. Windsurfers are especially well catered for here, but there are also plenty of opportunities for other activities like canoeing, angling or simply taking a refreshing dip. Nearby Nymindegab Kro offers an interesting place to stay; this traditional Danish inn is perched high on the dunes overlooking the North Sea and is the perfect place for exploring the surrounds or tucking into delicious local dishes. Further north, the route passes through Thy National Park, allowing visitors a chance to discover nature in the raw in this extensive area of dunes, forests and heaths including the wetland reserve of Vejlerne – the largest bird sanctuary in northern Europe and home to all kinds of rare and unusual flora and fauna.

Away from the coast, other highlights along the Marguerite Route include the fairytale forest of Rold Skov. At 80 km², this is Denmark’s largest forest and home to ancient trees, crystal-clear lakes and rare wild orchids. More natural beauty can be found at Rebild Bakker, a famously picturesque area of woods, gorges and valleys,  and Mols Bjerge National Park, which occupies an area of rolling hills and wildflower-rich meadows on the Djursland peninsula. Closer to Aalborg, Denmark’s third largest city, lies Lindholm Høje, home to Scandinavia’s largest Viking burial ground with more than 700 well-preserved graves. Also of historical interest is Koldinghus Castle, Jutland’s oldest royal castle and home to an extensive art collection. Another interesting place to visit is the pretty town of Vejle, which is so well-loved by the Danes that it’s been labelled ‘Denmark’s cosiest town’. Just outside Vejle lies the recently-created Kongens Kær wetland park, complete with nature trails and picnic areas – another perfect place for visitors to pause on their journey and reflect on the pleasures of day touring, Danish-style.

Whether walking, riding or driving, Denmark’s numerous touring routes and trails offer the perfect path to a relaxing holiday.

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Doctors leaving Hungary: the official reports of 2012

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

In comparison to 2011, last year presented a total of 2061 (higher with 161 than in 2011) workers from the health care sector who applied for certificates from the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures to work abroad. It is true that according to the statistics of the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures, that in 2012 there were fewer doctors and more dentists, pharmacists and mostly health care professionals who have applied for the permits. The number of health care professionals who seek employment abroad has increased.

According to the data gathered by the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures, out of those who were seeking employment abroad, 1108 where doctors( 100 less than in 2011), in average almost as many as two years ago (1111), but compared with the data from 2006 (520) it is double.

 Compared with 2011 last year there were with three dozen more dentist who asked for certificate, a total of 255, and with 50% more pharmacists in total 65 who have applied at the authority.

The biggest increase was in the number of nurses: 518 have applied for certificates from the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures compared with the 314 of the previous year.

From the data of the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures the majority of doctors who have applied for the certificates in year 2012 had a specialist medical degree in total 738, the most doctors where: Internal medicine specialist (86), family doctors (75), anesthesiologist (74), surgeons (47), pediatricians (35), gynecologist (32), radiologists (25) and cardiologists (20). If we count the other health care professionals who handle children and the protection of the youth (+14 doctors) the number of pediatricians who have left the country has increased significantly.

The most popular country has become Germany which has taken over England which previously was without competition. From those who have applied for certificates the majority of doctors and nurses wants to work in Germany and Austria, only among the dentists and pharmacists does the UK still lead.

The division by age of the applicants shows that the majority of the applicants are young between 25-29 years. This is the same by the doctors; the majority of the applicant doctors are between this ages. An interesting fact is that doctors who are over 65 years have applied for the certificate. The majority of the dentists and pharmacists are as well between 25-29 years, only the average age of midwifes and nurses is higher 30-40.

In the year 2012 happened for the first time that the number of the woman who want to work abroad was higher than those of the men, from the total of 2061 applicants the number of woman was 1212. Only by the doctors is still higher the number of men, but the majority of applicants from dentists, pharmacists and nurses are women.

Comparatively the doctor emigration statistics from the previous years: In 2005 the number of doctors who have applied for certificates was 604, in 2006 this number was 520, in 2007 it was 590, in 2008 it was 728, in 2009 it was 887, in 2010 it was 1111 and in 2011 it was 1200.


Surce of the article: Orvosok Lapja 2013/3

Czech doctors working abroad for salaries 4 times as high

Friday, May 11th, 2012

According to the Czech Television, the graduates from the Czech Faculty of Medicine choose to leave the Czech Republic and work abroad.

How many?

According to the official data, only last year about 172 graduates have left to work abroad, despite the success of the “Děkujeme, odcházíme” (thank you, we are leaving) movement that had a favorable outcome for the doctors.



A salary 4 times higher than the one he would have received back in the Czech Republic, is just one of the motivational factors that drove Dr. Vetelsky Martin, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine from the Karlov University in Prague, who is currently working in Germany.

“Of course, one of the reasons was the financial aspect, but there are also other reasons: the possibilities offered regarding professional development, more opportunities in terms of graduate studies…

Another thing that really delights me is the friendliness and ease with which interpersonal relationships are established in the hospital, in the waiting room, between the doctors and patients alike.” Said Vetelsky.

The migration phenomenon does not just involve the fresh graduates. The numbers indicate that only last year 500 experienced doctors left the country, states Ceska TV
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Happy Easter Everybody!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your thrust in our services, for your constant support and activity on our Blog and Facebook Page and of course to wish you a Happy Easter!


The Middle East seeks doctors

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The Middle East offers benefits not matched by the general European labor market, with net salaries starting from 5000-7000 Euros/Month, free housing, free flights and of course working conditions of the highest standards.

More info’s in the following video:

Vlad Sarca, representing EGV Recruiting talks about the benefits of working as a doctor in the Middle East:

“First of all, the net salaries are very high, they start from 5000-7000 Euros/month, the hospitals in which the positions are available are very well equipped, and the extra facilities offered such as free housing and accommodation as well as a series of free flights/year.”

Hundreds of CV’s have gathered on the tables of the recruiting agencies, with candidates being interested in finding suitable careers in countries such as Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Belgium and of course the Middle East the UK and Ireland.
Source of the article here

Gallup’s study on work related migration

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

After conducting a research in 119 countries that involved about 141 000 respondents regarding the population’s willingness to work in foreign countries, Gallup came to the stunning conclusion that the global population aged between 15 and 26 consider taking a fixed term work abroad. In other words, 1.1 billion people consider working abroad for a fixed period of time. This is almost double the number of people that stated they would like to permanently relocate to another country.

The study indicated that the people living in sub-Saharan African countries are the most eager to relocate temporarily for work and also to relocate permanently, 49% state that they would move for a fixed term, and 33 percent state that they would move for an indefinite period. In the Americas, 37% state that they would move temporarily and 17% state that they would move for work for an indefinite period of time. In Europe, the query indicates that 32% would move for a fixed period while 18% for a long term employment. In the Middle East and North Africa 24% of the respondents would undertake temporary work abroad and 21% would move permanently. Asia reveals the smallest percentage for both indicators, with 19% for short term relocation and 9 percent for long term relocation. But Asia’s percentages are only nominally small because of Asia’s dens population.

Although the rates differ between those who want to work abroad permanently and temporarily, there are great similarities between the two groups. Both categories are consisted typically by younger and higher educated individuals.
This study shows that those who are underemployed (39%) are the most eager to look for jobs abroad, but also many of those in full time (27%) consider jobs in another country. The query states that men are more willing to seek jobs in foreign countries, but research unveils that the gender gap disappears among those who are employed or actively seek jobs in the labor market.

The Gallup experts comment on the situation of temporary employment abroad, especially on the benefits of the host and home country. The workers fill the open positions in the host countries, usually positions that can’t be filled by citizens of the host countries, thus resolving the labor need of the host country. Later the workers send home money. When the workers choose to return back home they bring back skills and experience from the other countries, abilities that can help the domestic market.

So, if you are a doctor willing to work abroad in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark or the Middle East, feel free to contact us!


2012-03-19 11:10
Source: ELTE Newsletter