Tuesday 24 October 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, sandwiches 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! 

The last coffee morning was a great success, and the plan is to make this a regular monthly event. All welcome!

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg (side entrance)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset

Thursday 19 October 18:00 – Your Next Steps

Join us as we help you discover your next steps in Helsingborg!
We’ll present a range of possibilities which will inspire you to take the next step forward, for example by studying, volunteering, receiving mentorship or coaching, setting up a business, and more. Looking for assistance with intercultural competence training or understanding how to crack the Swedish code? We’ll link you with people and organisations who can help!
 
Veronika Hoffmann of Helsingborgs Stad will share with our network some insights and opportunities that the city offers, and explain how you can access the Vision Fund if you have a really great idea that fits with Helsingborg’s Vision for 2035!
 
Åsa Devillaz of Devillaz & Co will talk about personal job coaching, business coaching & training, private language tuition, intercultural communication, Swedish business organisational and national culture, and corporate communication.
 
Zarrina Allieva of BrightMinds Consulting will explain how her company’s Virtual Assistant services can help international residents, and about her business helping people to set up their own company.
 
Liselott Hansson Malmsten of Medborgskolan will talk about the concept of study circles in Sweden and explain how you can set up your own!
 
Greg Gibson will talk to us about a communications volunteering opportunity for a new sports team, and Gun Persson will talk to us about volunteer options at the Red Cross and what volunteering meant to her when she returned to Sweden after many years abroad.
 
Let us help you “Make Life Happen!” 
 
Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00. Feel free to bring a friend! We’re looking forward to meeting you!
 
Programme: 
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:45 Guest speakers & break 
19:45 – 20:15 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 here by 19:00 on Wednesday 18 October

Wednesday 4 October 18:00 – Welcome to Helsingborg!

Whether you’re new in town or a long-term resident, young or old, international or local, working or at home, this event is for you!

Join us for refreshments, chat and inspiring information on Wednesday 4 October in central Helsingborg as we welcome you to find out all about what’s going on in town right now. 

Our first speaker will be Eva-Lotta Bergström from Helsingborgs Stad, who will talk about living and working in Helsingborg and update us on the new construction projects in town.  

We’ll have information on what support there is for newcomers, what there is to do in our area and ways for you to integrate more easily into life in Sweden. We’ll explain why we started HIC, what we do, and let you know about our new venture designed to help the international community.

Let us inspire you to reach out and find activities or interests just right for you!

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00. Feel free to bring a friend! We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Programme: 
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:45 Guest speakers & break 
19:45 – 20:15 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 here by 20:00 on Tuesday 3 October

Thursday 28 September 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, cake 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! 

The last coffee morning was a great success, and the plan is to make this a regular monthly event. All welcome!

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg (side entrance)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset


Sign up here by 19:00 on Wednesday 27 September 

Thursday 7 September 08:30-10:00 – International Coffee Morning

Fika time!

Helsingborg’s famous concert hall (Konserthuset) opens up its doors to HIC and the International School of Helsingborg’s parent association today for an international coffee morning in the Markelius Cafe. Come and chat over delicious coffee and cake, make new friends and learn more about this great facility for young and old alike in the centre of town! 

You’ll be able to enjoy fika at a reduced rate and hear about HIC’s events for internationals this autumn. The head of Konserthuset will talk about its exciting 2017/18 season concert programme, a new parent & baby/toddler music & fika group, yoga sessions to classical music and its plans for outreach activities in the area.

It’s going to be a great morning in a lovely environment so be sure to sign up! All welcome.

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset


Sign up on Facebook by 12:00 on Wednesday 6 September or email sally@hiconnections.eu

Friday 1 September 17:00 – HIC After Work

We had a very enjoyable evening at Inom mat & bar in May, so thought we would repeat the experience for our first social event after the summer break! Join us for good prices and After Work snacks, which run from 16:00 to 18:30 – we’ll be there from 17:00. We plan to be outside on the patio for drinks first and have booked a table at 18:30 for those who would like to eat a meal. Please let us know on the registration form if you would like to be included in the table reservation!

See Inom’s evening menu

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset


Sign up here by 10:00 on Friday 1 September

Monday 28 August 13:00 – What is there for the International Community in Helsingborg?

Norra Hamnen, Helsingborg

We join forces with International Citizen Hub Lund at this event, to introduce you to some of the interesting things Helsingborg has to offer for internationals. The aim is to show Helsingborg’s creative and open side, one that few know about.

We start off the tour with a visit to Helsingborg municipality’s Business and Enterprise office, where we will have “fika” and listen to a presentation by Eva-Lotta Bergström, who will talk about some of the exciting developments in Helsingborg. As a growing city and municipality, Helsingborg is attracting more and more expats and is therefore developing new and exciting ways to create natural meeting places for locals and internationals.

You’ll then get to hear from Sally and Jenny, who will introduce Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) and explain what motivated them to begin this expat network! Like International Citizen Hub Lund, HIC organizes free events for internationals, making it a natural meeting place for people who are new to Sweden and Helsingborg.

After that we will walk approximately 15-20 minutes to a place called Pixlapiren for a guided tour. Please note that this is an outdoors tour, so make sure to check the weather and dress accordingly! Pixlapiren is a place where any private person wishing to let their creativity bloom is delegated a small plot of land where they can test their ideas. Anything from sculptures to skate parks can be found in this area.

Our last stop will be at Mindpark, a two minute walk away from Pixlapiren. Mindpark is a co-working and event space where small and large businesses co-exist with entrepreneurs, creators and students. Helene Tigerström will talk more about this diverse place and how it is a natural environment to network for Swedes, internationals, entrepreneurs as well as job-seekers, etc. We will also meet one of many small organizations at Mindpark called Integratörerna Helsingborg. Calle Norling, a representative from Integratörerna, will talk more about the different projects they run to combine integration, networking and entrepreneurship.

After this you are free to explore the town on your own. A personal tip is to try out a typical thing to do in Helsingborg, namely “tura”; jump on the ferry between Helsingborg and Helsingör and go back and forth a couple of times without getting off in Denmark.

We look forward to seeing you!

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 here by 10:00 on Monday 28 August 

1-31 July – On Vacation!

We’re on vacation right now, but we’re looking forward to catching up with you all in August! Have a wonderful summer break and we’ll back with some cool events and exciting HIC news very soon!

Sunday 18 June 14:00 – Fika Picnic at Gröningen

We are joining forces with the International Women in Helsingborg group to enjoy a picnic fika and some fresh sea air at Gröningen!

We’ll meet at the pirate playground (Pirater i sikte) on Gröningen and find a picnic spot together close to it. It would be great if everybody could contribute something to the picnic. There’s also a vegan barbeque at the beach later, which you can go to afterwards if you are interested! If you can not find the group or you want to come later, this is Sabrina’s number: 0769016539. Let´s hope the weather stays nice and see lots of you on Sunday! There are also plenty of kiosks and facilities nearby if you need anything.

You can walk, cycle, drive or take bus number 8 to Helsingborg Margaretaplatsen. See you there!


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