The Story of ECA

The ECA was founded in 2004 in Budapest by the countries Austria, UK, Germany, Hungary and Sweden. The driving person and founder of ECA was Helga Keil who was also the first president of ECA.

  • Old picture with old colors whowing Helga Keil next to podium and 3 people looking at her, clapping hands, smiling. Helga Keil bows.
    2004 Founding ceremony: Helga Keil next to podium

Today the ECA is represented in more than ten countries spread over Europe and the world.

Through close collaboration and monitoring by the András Petö faculty in Hungary, the ECA is linked to the pulse of Conductive Education.

The ECA has made it their business to establish Conductive Education as an inherent part of the professional world serving children and adults with neurological movement disorders.

It is the ECAs strongest belief that Conductive Education must run under ONE unmistakable term to define its identity.

In a modern and tolerant world, it is time for the recognition of Conductive Education as a complex holistic system for neurologically impaired people that can improve life. Bureaucratic curtains and old patterns must give way! At the same time, it must also become common knowledge that Conductive Education can serve as a pedagogical concept with focus on movement, sports and music for the education of any child, disabled or not, from toddlers age onwards to adolescence.

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Development of Conductive Education and Story of ECA – Timeline 1945 till today

1945

Hungary

Origin of CE by
Andras Petö

1963

Hungary

First Conductor
Training

1968

Austria

Foundation
Keil Institute

1985

UK

BBC Programme
CE Breakthrough

1987

UK

Foundation NICE

1990

Hungary

1st CE World
Congress

1992

Belgium

Conductive
Association
ABPC – BVCP

1995

Germany

Foundation
Phoenix School
CE Centre

1997

Sweden

Foundation
Move & Walk

2004

Hungary

Foundation of ECA

ECA Vision

Worldwide

Acceptance & Training possi-bilities of CE