Welcome to Helsingborg!

Events, networking and information for our 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 events to support and inform the local international community and hold a weekly drop-in session for internationals to come and ask questions about living in Helsingborg. Inspiration evenings, business in Sweden seminars, cultural workshops, health and lifestyle talks, coffee mornings, guided tours…there’s something for everyone! Take a look at our Events page and Timeline to read more about HIC events. #helsingborginternationalconnections #HICevents

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

Make new friends and build a network

HIC’s ready-made network of friends and contacts gives you a softer landing into your new surroundings and enables you to integrate more quickly into your new environment. Our wide range of connections can help link you to opportunities for volunteering, mentoring, studying and work, as well as offering local knowledge and practical suggestions about everyday life in Helsingborg. HIC events are also the perfect place to make new friends and develop your social life. You’ll find our network invaluable as you take your next steps in your Swedish adventure! Come along to one of our events or send us an email to find out more.

HIC International Office, Drop-in on Tuesdays 09:00-12:00

Let us help you navigate life in Helsingborg. We’re available to answer questions about living and working in Sweden and will point you in the right direction if you need more information. You can find us most Tuesdays in term-time at Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg. On the last Tuesday of each month we will be at THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg – just look for the big white table!

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates

THINK Open Space drop-in dates

We’ve helped people of 60 different nationalities

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

In-house welcome events and orientation courses for businesses

HIC provides in-house welcome events and orientation courses for your international employees. We tailor our courses to your company’s needs, supporting your workforce and helping retain your international talent. Our experienced presenters and personal approach ensure a lively, interactive experience which will benefit your staff for years to come.

Send us an email to find out more!

HIC is an independent organisation supported by Helsingborgs Stad 

The HIC concept was created in 2013 by two friends with a desire to help other international people living in this region. What started off as a voluntary initiative is now seen as an important part of the municipality’s work in attracting and retaining international talent. We are in close contact with Helsingborgs Stad, Region Skåne, Lund International Citizen Hub and other local networks in order to find increased opportunities for the international community, and are helping shape future projects in the region. HIC’s role as a social entrepreneur was recognised by its acceptance to the Autumn 2017 batch of the SoPact Accelerator Program, set up to help organisations working with sustainable solutions to local issues.

HIC receives support from Helsingborgs Stad in the form of office space, office resources, catering and funding for events. 

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 as a HIC member to receive regular newsletters and updates.