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Events, networking and information for the international community

Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) is an independent organisation working in partnership with Helsingborg Municipality to provide a warm welcome for international residents. We run English-speaking events for the local international community and hold a weekly drop-in session for internationals to ask questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg. 

HIC: Creating a home away from home for internationals in our region

Coronavirus and HIC events

This autumn, the HIC community has a choice of physical or digital meet-ups. Some are even hybrid events, where you can choose to be part of a small audience or follow the event live. We ask that everyone attending HIC events respects current guidelines and only attends if it is safe for you and others to do so. Thank you!

A social and professional network

HIC’s ready-made network provides a soft landing for internationals and enables them to settle more quickly into their new environment. Our wide range of connections offers links to opportunities for volunteering, recreation, study and work, as well as local knowledge and practical suggestions about everyday life in Helsingborg. HIC events are also the perfect place for new arrivals to make new friends and develop their social life. Join us at an event or send us an email to find out more.

Employer and place branding

Attracting international talent is essential for many businesses in Skåne, but retaining that talent can be challenging if the conditions for a successful life outside of work are not met. Partners and families of international employees and students require support, a social network, meaningful occupations and opportunities to study or work. Positive real-life interactions are essential if the placement and relationships are to thrive. By partnering with HIC, employers can be confident that their company will be more attractive to international recruits, while having the peace of mind that their talent will be well supported and thus more likely to stay. This in turn makes the Helsingborg Family area an attractive, welcoming place for new business investment.  

Send us an email to find out more!

HIC is an independent organisation supported by Helsingborgs Stad 

The HIC concept was created in 2013 as a voluntary initiative and is now an integral part of the municipality’s work to attract and retain international talent, through close collaboration with Näringsliv och Destinationsutveckling (Business and Destination Development Department). HIC receives support from Helsingborgs Stad in the form of office space, office resources, catering and funding for 12 events per year.

Drop-in sessions Autumn 2020

At our drop-in sessions, you can come and ask any questions you may have about living, working and studying in Helsingborg. We’ve helped answer a wide range of queries from many local international residents and can point you in the right direction if you need further information. No question is too big or too small. Our team members are Swedish and English, ensuring a good mix of local and international knowledge!

We’ll be at Open Space Mindpark every other Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:00 until the 15th December. We have changed dates and location due to the pandemic and will re-assess the situation in January. 

Next drop-in dates: October 20th, November 3rd and 17th, December 1st and 15th.

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A global audience

We’re proud to say that people from more than 60 different nationalities have attended HIC events or become HIC members. All welcome!

Check-list for international newcomers

Moving to Southern Sweden or Greater Copenhagen? This handy check-list will help you prepare for your move.

Keep up to date with HIC news via our online platforms

Connect with us on social media and sign up for free as a HIC member to receive our newsletters.

Introducing our partner website: This is HBG

In 2019 we were invited to be a partner in an exciting new project, a website to help international people living in Helsingborg with tips on daily life and ways to discover and explore our area. This is HBG successfully applied for a Vision Fund grant from Helsingborgs Stad and is now a valuable resource for newcomers. You are also welcome to share your own stories and hints about life in Helsingborg. We hope you enjoy it!