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Thursday 14 October 18:00 – Ways into Work #3

Photo: Lieselotte van der Meijs/imagebank.sweden.se

Join us for our third “Ways into Work” event for tips, inspiration, and real-life stories! Our guest speakers will give you important insights to help you find your way into work in Sweden. We will be live streaming this event on Facebook.

Finding Work in Sweden

Ali Alabdallah is a Syrian journalist and author who arrived in Sweden as a refugee in 2013. Ali’s journey has led him to write two books in Swedish, one for newcomers seeking work Nytt jobb i nytt land and one to help employers make their workplaces more inclusive Mångkultur i din jobbkultur His talk will help you to look for the positive, be pro-active and stay motivated. Ali now works as a careers coach at Asuria, a socially-focused recruitment company based in Helsingborg. Read more

Cultural Roadmap to the Swedish Workplace

Federica Viero is an intercultural and inclusion trainer and facilitator based in Malmö. Drawing from her experience of supporting leaders, academics, and newcomer talents in their professional reinvention across cultures, she will walk you through the essential steps every newcomer to Sweden should be mindful of when integrating into the Swedish job market and workplace. Read more

An Expat Story

Inna Selipanov is a foreigner living in Helsingborg for a little over 2 years now. Although she is technically American, she considers herself to be a citizen of the world. Being of Russian heritage, she spent the formative years of her adolescence and young adulthood in California. This was followed by a collective 14 years in Germany, between Berlin and Frankfurt, and then came the relocation to Sweden. In all the places she goes, Inna takes her ever-growing family with her. Initially following her husband’s career endeavours, Inna has been on a journey of her own personal and professional discovery. And even though there are many bumps along the way, the journey is far from ended.

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

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 13th October

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Thursday 7 October 08:30 – HIC Coffee Morning

Photo: Bruket Kaffebar

We’re back at Bruket Kaffebar for our October coffee morning! We hope you can join us for chat, knowledge-sharing, and tips on life in Helsingborg. Why not stop by after the school run or before work?
 
 
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!

Saturday 2 October 13:00 – POW! WOW! Sweden Street Art Tour

The POW! WOW! Sweden street art festival took place between 26th August and 3rd September in Gåsebäck, Helsingborg. It was the first time the festival had taken place in Sweden and it was arranged by a group of locals led by Kulturhotellet.

As only the second city in Europe to host the most influential street art festival in the world, POW! WOW! Sweden resulted in one of Sweden’s biggest open-air galleries for public art, with around 25 permanent murals made by artists from Sweden, Scandinavia, and other European countries. To learn more about these murals we are happy to offer a guided tour hosted by HIC and Peter Eriksson, the main organizer behind POW! WOW! Sweden.

The guided tour will give you context, background info, and a detailed description/story about the artists and the finished murals. Welcome to join us!

Meeting point: Cindersgatan 13, 252 25 Helsingborg

Tickets: 50 SEK (free for under 18-year-olds)

Maximum: 30 people

The tour will last 1.5-2 hours.


To register, please Swish the entry fee to Peter Eriksson at 070-7955154 and include your name in the message. Please include the number of any children who will attend with you.

Questions? Please email peter@kultuthotellet.nu

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!

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.

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Tuesday 28 September 13:00 – Study at Lund or Malmö University

Photo: Startup Stock Photos at Pixabay

WEBINAR: Do you want to enrol in an international degree programme? Join this event and learn more about the study opportunities and the admission process.

Join HIC and International Citizen Hub Lund to meet Johan Gunnarsson from Lund University and Samantha Savage from Malmö University. They will inform us about study opportunities and the admission process, with a focus on international degree programmes starting in the spring or autumn semester 2022.

Lund University ranks as one of the top 100 universities in the world. They provide education and research in engineering, business/economics and management, science, law, social sciences, medicine, humanities and the fine and performing arts at their campuses based in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Malmö University is a modern, innovative and international institution of higher education located in the heart of the city. Multidisciplinary education is offered within areas of social science, communication, media, technology and more.

Johan Gunnarsson works with international marketing and recruitment at the Divisions of External Relations in Lund and Samantha Savage at the International Office in Malmö. During the information meeting, Johan and Samantha will present an overview of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes taught in English at Lund and Malmö University. They will also explain the application process and the key information for applicants with international qualifications.

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! 


Register for this event

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Thursday 16 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!

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 and the city’s plans for the future. We will also be joined by Kristina Weberg, the coordinator of Visionsfonden (the Vision Fund), Helsingborg Municipality’s unique grant which supports great new ideas in the city, and a local SFI school, who will talk about their course options and the sign-up process for learning Swedish in Helsingborg. Dimitrij Aleshkov, entrepreneur and active citizen, will talk to us about an opportunity for local volunteering and engagement and Parul Ghosh will introduce her website This Is Helsingborg.

We’ll let you know about HIC’s plans for the autumn and how we support the local international community. There will also be time for Q & A. 

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

Due to COVID-19, we are running this as a “hybrid” event, with a smaller audience than usual and a Facebook live stream. Please sign up if you would like to join us in person! 

Our priority for this event is to welcome new arrivals, so if you have already attended the same talk last year, please wait until the day before the event to check if there are any available spaces in the audience – thank you for your understanding!

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

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 for this event here by 12:00 on 16th September 

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.

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Tuesday 14 September 10:00 – How does Sweden’s social insurance agency work?

Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/imagebank.sweden.se

WEBINAR: Social Insurance in Sweden is unlike many other countries in the world as it covers basically everyone who works and lives in Sweden. The insurance is an essential part of the public welfare system that protects the needs of the individual, family, and companies.

The purpose of Sweden’s Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) is to provide financial security at various stages of life. However, it can be difficult to understand how it works and which benefits you and your family are entitled to if you are new to the country.

We’re pleased to join International Citizen Hub Lund for this event. 

They have invited Henrik Malmquist, a representative from Försäkringskassan, to go through the basics and answer your questions. Some of the questions that will be addressed include:

Do I need to register at Försäkringskassan?
What happens if I’m sick and can’t work for a couple of weeks?
Am I insured if I travel to another country?
What benefits can my family receive?

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! 


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Tuesday 2 September 08:30 – Coffee Morning at Bruket

Photo: Bruket Kaffebar

Welcome to our first physical coffee morning in many months!
 
We look forward to meeting you at Bruket Kaffebar, one of our favourite spots in town 🙂
 
Numbers are limited due to coronavirus restrictions, so you’ll need to register for this event to attend. Thank you for your understanding!
 

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!


Register here

 
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. 

Friday 13 August 18:00 – HIC Hang-out!

Let’s meet at Gröningen and enjoy a summer evening together! Bring a picnic or something to drink, the choice is yours 🙂
 
We’ll meet next to the “Mölle Expressen” train carriage restaurant and find a good spot on the grass to sit down. We’ll post a photo in the Facebook event to let you know where we are, in case you arrive later.
 
Address: Båthusgatan 2, 252 67 Helsingborg
 
Rain date: Friday 20th August
 
COVID-19: We ask you to respect the guidelines currently in place. You should not attend this event if you are ill or if it is unsafe for you to do so. Please maintain a safe distance from others during this event.
 
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!

Sunday 11 July 12:30 – Summer 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 the car park at Pålsjöskog, opposite Pålsjö Crematorium, where there is plenty of space to spread out. There’s also parking at the crematorium 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 on Christer Boijes väg 

Google Maps location: 56.070475, 12.690378  

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Pålsjö Östra (number 3 or number 6 bus)

COVID-19: We ask you to respect the guidelines currently in place. You should not attend this event if you are ill or if it is unsafe for you to do so. Please maintain a safe distance from others during this event.

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 10:00 on Sunday 11 July

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Tuesday 1 June 10:00 – Online Fika in Summer

Image by Sergey Semenov from Pixabay

Join us for coffee and a chat the first Tuesday in May and June and meet other internationals in the Helsingborg area!

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 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