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 regular drop-in sessions for internationals to ask questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.
HIC: Creating a home away from home for internationals in our region
We’re excited to let you know that our brand new podcast series Welcome to Helsingborg is available now! This is a podcast for international people living in Helsingborg. Join us to find out how the city functions, pick up helpful tips and be inspired to explore! We hope it will be a helpful resource for new arrivals, long-term residents and returning Swedes. Thank you to #Visionsfonden for supporting this project!
The spread of coronavirus is currently high in Helsingborg and the municipality urges all residents to take recommendations very seriously. Please see our dedicated page for information on COVID-19 in Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden and Denmark
Coronavirus and HIC events
Due to the pandemic, our events are currently being held online. In June and July we will offer three small group workshops outdoors and look forward to arranging more physical events when conditions allow.
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, and catering and funding for 12 events per year. In 2019 and 2020 we organised approximately 35 events per year.
Drop-in Sessions 2021
Our digital digital drop-in sessions are held every other Tuesday. Please book a time here for an individual conversation with our team.
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!