Thursday 15 October 18:00 – Volunteering in Helsingborg

Interested in getting involved and helping in the community? Volunteering is a fulfilling way to integrate into society, make new friends and improve your Swedish. We welcome four speakers from different organisations in Helsingborg who will give you an insight into their work and let you know how you can contribute your time and skills to becoming a volunteer. We’ll be publishing their details nearer the time.

Volunteer work is an excellent way to extend your network and become part of the community, so do come along with your questions and ideas concerning volunteering! Looking forward to meeting you there.

Please note that we are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will switch this event to an online one if necessary. 

Arrival & refreshments: 17:30-18:00

Presentations & mingle: 18:00-20:15

Address: Helsingborgs stad Näringsliv & Destinationsutveckling (upstairs), Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

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

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Registration for this event will open in September

Thursday 10th September 18:00 – Welcome to Helsingborg

Just arrived in town? This is a popular time of year for new arrivals and we want to do our best to make you feel welcome! Or maybe you’ve been here a while but are curious to learn more about Helsingborg?  Perhaps you’d like to build up your network and expand your social circle? Join us for the first HIC event of the season, where we’ll do our best to answer all your questions!

Our first speaker will be Eva-Lotta Bergström from Helsingborgs Stad, who will talk to us about Helsingborg in its historical, geographical and commercial context as well as the city’s plans for the future. 

We’ll let you know about HIC’s plans for the autumn, how we support the local international community and which other networks are available for you to join! Other speakers will be added nearer the date and there will also be time for Q & A.

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00.

Please note that we are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will switch this event to an online one if necessary. 

Programme:

17:30-18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00-19:30 Guest speakers & break
19:30-20:00 Mingle
 
Address: Helsingborgs stad Näringsliv & Destinationsutveckling (upstairs), Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

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

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Registration for this event will open in August

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Thursday 3 September 09:00 – International Coffee Morning

We plan to meet again in September, for the first “real-life” coffee morning of the season! Like everything else this year, we will be guided by whatever restrictions are still in place at that time and if necessary, will switch to an online get-together instead.

We hope to see you back at the city library cafe! 🙂

Venue: Cafe Birger, Helsingborgs Stadsbibliotek, Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

Saturday 22nd August 14:00 – Street Art in HBG

Brightening up our cityscapes, street art has evolved from an underground pastime to giving us a welcome addition of colour and moments of reflection in an often grey world.

We’re very pleased to collaborate with Kulturhotellet to bring you this tour of street art in Helsingborg. You’ll find unexpected gems and hear about the local and international artists who have left their mark on our city. The tour will take around 1.5 – 2 hours and will begin in Söder.

COVID-19: Please remember that guidelines on social distancing are still in place and we ask you to respect them during this event. Thank you!

Meeting place: Mäster Palms Plats, 252 25 Helsingborg (near the entrance to SöDER mall)

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign up here by 12:00 on Saturday 22 August

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Saturday 25 July 14:00 – Historic Helsingborg Tour

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Helsingborg’s history? Now’s the time! Join us for a walking tour of some of Helsingborg’s historic hot spots and find out about the city’s fascinating past!

Our guide will be HIC friend and history teacher Claes Rindbro, whose in-depth knowledge and passion for history will bring bygone days back to life. The tour will last around 1.5 – 2 hours and will take in the areas around Kärnan, Långvinkeln, Storgatan, Stortorget, Drottninggatan, Maria Church, Bruksgatan and Södra Storgatan. 

COVID-19: Please remember that guidelines on social distancing are still in place and we ask you to respect them during this event. Thank you!

Meeting place: The Statue of David, below Terrasstrapporna. 

Fil:David, Helsingborg.jpg – Wikipedia

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign up here by 12:00 on Saturday 25 July

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Sunday 12 July 12:00 – Picnic & Kubb

 

Photo: Buffalo Rising

We’re getting together for a picnic and game of kubb, also known as “Viking Chess”! if you’ve never played it before, it’s a great game and easy for everyone to join in. Bring your own food and drink and something to sit on!

Never heard of kubb? Here’s an irreverent take on this Swedish game 

We’ll be at the large playing field next to Pålsjöskog, where there is plenty of space to spread out. There’s parking next to the field, as well as at the crematorium opposite or on Romares väg. Public toilets are next to the parking area and there is also one at Pålsjöpaviljongen cafe & waffle house, 5 minutes’ walk away. 

Meeting place: The field next to the car park at Pålsjöskog (junction of Christer Boijes väg and Romares väg).

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign up here by 09:00 on Sunday 12 July

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Thursday 9 July 15:30 – Financial Support for Small Businesses during COVID-19

Welcome to our third online event, when you’ll be able to hear about financial and other types of support for small businesses at this time.

We’re delighted to announce our guest speaker, Rabie Salem, the CEO of Contentor AB, one of the partners in the project Stöd till Företag (Support for Business). Rabie will talk about Contentor’s collaboration in this project, which assists international entrepreneurs to access information about COVID-19 business measures in different languages. He’ll also share his personal journey and experience of the topic and give a practical perspective of the measures in place.

Rabie came to Sweden as a six-year old of Palestinian descent and has had an exciting career in economy, marketing, newspapers and football, in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. The notion of access to information for the foreign-born community is close to his heart, as he tells us:

“I am both proud and honored that we can be a part of this important project. We got the opportunity to collaborate with partners to help companies and make important information and support available. This is an important topic. When I grew up, many times I had to help my family and others to translate and understand messages from authorities. I’m happy that Contentor together with Setterwalls and Skandia can play a meaningful and important role in a difficult situation. Truly inspiring!”

Join us to find out more!

Please sign up on Eventbrite to receive the webinar link: https://www.eventbrite.se/e/financial-support-for-small-businesses-during-covid-19-tickets-111874445478

Have any questions for Rabie? Welcome to email them to helsingborgbusinessforum@gmail.com or use the chat facility during the meeting!

We will be recording this event, but you can choose not to enable your video if you would prefer to be out of view!

Helsingborg Business Forum is a collaboration of #PeersBridge, #HelsingborgInternationalConnections, #OpenSpaceMindpark and #HBGBusinessCommunity and our online events are funded by #Actionhelsingborg

Tuesday 30 June 09:00 – HIC Drop-in at Open Space Mindpark

COVID-19: We are pleased to get back to our drop-in sessions at Open Space Mindpark after a break in March and April. There is plenty of room there for us to keep at a distance when we meet and we would ask that anyone visiting us also respects the current conventions on social distancing  See you there!

HIC Drop-in for Internationals is a weekly open session where 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!

You’re welcome to drop in to our office in town with your questions on Tuesdays from 09:00 and 12:00 in term-time, where you can also find out more about HIC and our activities. The last Tuesday of each month, you’ll find us at Open Space Mindpark. You’ll find a friendly face waiting for you!

Address: Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates 

Open Space Mindpark drop-in dates 

Tuesday 9 June 09:00 – HIC Drop-in at Open Space Mindpark

COVID-19: We are pleased to get back to our drop-in sessions at Open Space Mindpark after a break in March and April. There is plenty of room there for us to keep at a distance when we meet and we would ask that anyone visiting us also respects the current conventions on social distancing  See you there!

HIC Drop-in for Internationals is a weekly open session where 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!

You’re welcome to drop in to our office in town with your questions on Tuesdays from 09:00 and 12:00 in term-time, where you can also find out more about HIC and our activities. The last Tuesday of each month, you’ll find us at Open Space Mindpark. You’ll find a friendly face waiting for you!

Address: Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates 

Open Space Mindpark drop-in dates

Thursdays at 10:00 – HIC Online Fikas in June

We may not be meeting in real life right now but we want to stay connected! A chat lifts our spirits and helps us get through the day, so we have arranged a weekly online coffee morning (fika) on Thursdays.

Sign up on Eventbrite and you’ll receive a link to all the meetings in June (it’s also the same as the one we used in May). If you’d like an email reminder for each event, be sure to sign up for all the individual meetings 🙂

We are using Zoom – you don’t need an account, just allow the application to launch when prompted.

See you online!