Thursday 31 May 17:30 – Understanding Swedish Workplace Culture

Photo credit: Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se

We’re delighted to welcome representatives from IKEA IT, Johnson & Johnson and Öresundskraft, who will introduce their companies and talk about their values and workplace culture. This event will increase your knowledge about working for a company in Sweden, and help you understand common cultural differences in the workplace, giving you a head-start when applying for jobs! 

Please email us in advance with any questions that you have about working for these companies, or about business culture in Sweden generally. The last part of the evening will be a Q & A session, where we’ll put your questions to our experts! Email: info@hiconnections.eu

We warmly welcome Alexandra Johansson, HR Manager at IKEA IT, Jody Lodge, CEO of Johnson & Johnson in Helsingborg and Charlotte Esbjörnsson, HR Manager at Öresundskraft, our guest speakers for this event!

Itinerary:

17:30-18:00: Doors open to guests for refreshments (tea, coffee, sandwiches) & mingle

18:00-18:45: HIC introduction & first 2 speakers

18:45-19:00: Break

19:00-19:45: 3rd speaker and Q & A

19:45-20:15: Mingle

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 25221 Helsingborg (the auditoriet on the 2nd floor of the kommun offices)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Rådhuset


Sign up here by 18:00 Wednesday 30 May

Saturday 26 May 14:00 – Guided tour of Fredriksdal

We’re very pleased to offer you a guided tour of Fredriksdal Open-Air Museum and Botanical Gardens! The guides bring Fredriksdal to life and explain the history of this beautiful place and its importance in preserving historic buildings, rare animal breeds and plant species.

It’s also famous for its theatre, seasonal markets, gardens and celebration days. Whether you’ve visited before or are a first-timer, please join us for the inside story of this much-loved venue!

Ticket booking and registration to follow soon.

 

Tuesday 8 May 08:30-10:00 International Coffee Morning

Coffee time!

Join members of the local international community (International School of Helsingborg parents, HIC and more!) for coffee, cakes and chat in the cafe of Helsingborg’s famous concert hall (Konserthuset). Make new friends and learn more about this wonderful facility for young and old alike in the centre of town! 

This is a regular monthly event – the next one will be on Tuesday 5 June. All welcome!

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg (side entrance)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset 

Saturday 28 April 14:00 – City Walk: Historic Women of Helsingborg

Photo: Kvinnokarta Helsingborg

Now you have the chance to walk in the historic women of Helsingborg’s footsteps! Join the “Kvinnokarta Helsingborg” on a city walk where you meet 10 memorable women; from the scary murderer to the teacher far ahead of her time. The walk lasts for about an hour and a half and the talk will be in English.

Here’s some information from Kvinnokarta Helsingborg:

A study circle at Medborgarskolan has developed the “women’s map” that forms the basis of the city walk. The Kvinnokarta Helsingborg project is a grassroots project by citizens who are tired of the one-sided storytelling about Helsingborg. We have no authorized guides and are not historians but our project is entirely based on the participants’ genuine interest in highlighting the women in Helsingborg’s history. If you have any information we are missing, please share them with our guides.

Other information: The tour is approximately 3 km long and is available for the permobil / wheelchair. Please dress according to the weather – the walk will only be cancelled if there is a big storm and in that case you will be notified via sms.”

Meet by the fountain next to the library (Stadsbibliotek) main entrance, Bollbrogatan 1, 25225 Helsingborg

Read more about Kvinnokarta Helsingborg (SVT nyheter, 7 March 2018)


Sign up for this event here by 10:00 Saturday 28 April

Thursday 19 April 17:15 – The People Are The Smart City!

The library is a central hub for the whole community – what can it do for you, and just as importantly, what can you do for it?

Join us at the town library to find out how Helsingborg’s new initiatives in digitalisation affect us all, and how the needs of ordinary people are driving these exciting developments in healthcare and the home. 

You’ll also hear which services are most useful for the local international community and how the library views its visitors as “part of the collection”. Libraries the world over are talking about the need to search for knowledge in their own community – everyone has their own knowledge to share, their own story to tell. What’s yours?

Digidel is the new digital space at the Stadsbibliotek, open to all. The kommun has invested time, energy and resources into making this space available. How would you like to use it? How can it help you? Would you like to learn new skills at Digidel, like 3-D printing or virtual reality filming, which will help you expand your knowledge or improve your CV? This is your opportunity to find out what is available and to give your input into how the facilities are used. 

The library is the knowledge hub in our city – did you know a library card gives you access to 6000 online newspapers and magazines in different languages? Or that you can learn languages online for free, with the textbooks you need to support your learning available at the library? You can find easy-reading Swedish books too, ideal to boost your fluency in the language.

Please join us for a very interesting insight into the heart of our community and the future of digitalisation in Helsingborg! To get an idea of the scale of the development going on right now, take a look at this article about Helsingborg as a test bed for new technology from Helsingborgs Dagblad, 24 March 2018.

You can read more about Digidel and Stadsbibliotek here (Biblioteksbladet, 9 April 2018).

Itinerary

17:15 Meet upstairs 

17:30 Talk by Eva Hveem about Digidel and other library services; demonstration of Digidel facilities

18:30 Short tour of other useful library areas

18:45 Depart

Address: Helsingborgs Stadsbibliotek, Bollbrogatan 1, 25225 Helsingborg

Please note, food and drink will not be served at this event, but you are welcome to buy a drink at the cafe downstairs and bring it to the talk


Please sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Wednesday 18 April

Tuesday 10 April 08:30-10:00 – International Coffee Morning

Coffee time!

Join members of the local international community (International School of Helsingborg parents, HIC and more!) for coffee, cakes and chat in the cafe of Helsingborg’s famous concert hall (Konserthuset). Make new friends and learn more about this wonderful facility for young and old alike in the centre of town! 

This is a regular monthly event – the next one will be on Tuesday 8 April. All welcome!

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg (side entrance)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset


Sign up here on our Facebook event or email info@hiconnections.se 

Thursday 15 March 17:00 – Sharing Spaces

Co-create, co-work and collaborate with our co-hosts THINK Open Space and Hyperdrive!

Join us for a fun and inspiring event as we check out three great spaces in Helsingborg, starting at THINK Open Space and Mindpark, then moving across to Pixlapiren.

Rebecka Nilsson, Community Manager at THINK Open Space, will kick off the evening by introducing us to all the facilities on offer and letting us know about the many projects and events taking place. Did you know that THINK Open Space is a kommun-owned space, available to anyone to work, hang out and enjoy the friendly, international vibe? Or that the auditoriet can be used for free by any organisation wanting to put on a free knowledge-sharing event? This is your chance to find out more!

We’ll then have a guided tour of Mindpark, the cool and calm co-working space upstairs, where you can rent different sized offices or desk space, or even buy a card where you can use the facilities 12 times in 12 months. There’s a communal feel to Mindpark, where you can be involved in joint weekly lunches and other events or just chat by the coffee-maker with your co-workers!

At 17:45 we’ll walk across to Pixlapiren, where David Hare of Hyperdrive will talk to us about the many creative opportunities and activities available there. From 3D printers to an eco-friendly car, arts & crafts to DJ workshops, skateboarding to graffiti, there’s a place for all kinds of creative expression at Pixlapiren – come and find out how you can make the most of this child-friendly makerspace to engage with your hands, build what you planned, create it and paint it. Bring the projects that are too big to work on at home and let loose your creative energy, or set up a study circle or coffee morning at Pixlapiren. Did you know that you can even apply for funding from the kommun to help create your vision?!

We hope to have some of the artists and creators on hand to show you their projects, too 🙂

We can’t wait to show you these supportive, collaborative locations, so please join us to find out what’s happening in this part of town!

Event details:

17:00 Meet at the stairs in THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg for intro & tour

17:45 Walk to Pixlapiren, Oceangatan 2, 252 25 Helsingborg

18:00 Pixlapiren intro & opportunity discovery


Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Wednesday 14 March

Tuesday 13 March 08:30 – International Coffee Morning

Coffee time!

Join members of the local international community (International School of Helsingborg parents, HIC and more!) for coffee, cakes and chat in the cafe of Helsingborg’s famous concert hall (Konserthuset). Make new friends and learn more about this wonderful facility for young and old alike in the centre of town! 

This is a regular monthly event – the next one will be on Tuesday 13 March. All welcome!

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg (side entrance)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset


Sign up here on our Facebook event or email info@hiconnections.se 

Friday 2 March 19:00 – HIC Pub Night

Bishops Arms, Mollberg

Come and enjoy a relaxed Friday night at the pub with other internationally-minded folk at The Bishops Arms Mollberg.

Our popular HIC Pub Nights are casual, enjoyable evenings where you can get chatting with all kinds of people and make lots of unexpected friends and connections! We have had so many great outcomes from one of these Friday nights out, so please save the date – all welcome!

Address:

Södra Storgatan 2, 252 33 Helsingborg 


Sign up here on our Facebook event or email info@hiconnections.eu 

Wednesday 7 February 18:00 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Helsingborg

There is a huge amount of support in Helsingborg for people with new business ideas, and a thriving start up community. This is good news for international arrivals, who often find that moving to another country offers them the chance to reinvent themselves and start their own business.

A new initiative called Startup Labs is hosting Open Desk sessions at THINK Open Space on Wednesday mornings, where a representative from SoPactTHINK AccelerateTHINK Open Space or NyföretagarCentrum Skåne Nordväst (New Business Centre) will be available to listen to your idea and coach you over a cup of coffee. You don’t even need a fully-formed idea yet, just the beginnings of one!

We’re delighted to have Emelie Dahlström of SoPactAnneli Ödén of NyföretagarCentrum Skåne Nordväst, and Jenny Sandberg of THINK Accelerate talking to us about their work with these organisations and Startup Labs.

You’ll be able to pick their brains about setting up a new business or testing your idea to see how far you can take it.

“The Joy of Co-working” by Ilse Weisfelt at THINK Open Space, in collaboration with Joren Joshua, curated by Kulturhotellet.

We’ll mix in some “light entertainment” after the break, when we’ll hear from George Jonasson, the project leader for February’s Drömljus festival of light. He’ll talk to us about the spectacular light and sound installations, and exciting, interactive and vibrant activities that will fill Helsingborg from the 9th-18th February. It’s five years since the last Drömljus, so we are really looking forward to it! You can even book workshops and “behind the scenes” seminars, so check out the website as soon as possible!

Bringing us some much-needed light in February – Drömljus will be back!

Programme:

17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speakers & break 
19:30 – 20:00 Mingle
 
Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away


Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Tuesday 6 February