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

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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.


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

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Sign up here by 14:30 on 14th October

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Thursday 22 November 17:30 – Swedish Culture and Social Norms for Everyday Life

We welcome intercultural trainer Federica Viero of The Intercultural Lab for an interactive workshop offering practical understanding and support for those of us learning how to get to grips with a different culture.

Federica is a highly experienced presenter and facilitator, who uses stories, examples and an interactive audience app to help event guests reflect on their own situation, clarify areas which need assistance and identify more detailed and practical strategies to solve them.

We believe that this workshop will be of great benefit to many people in the international community, regardless of how long they have lived in Sweden and hope that you will be able to join us for an interesting and entertaining glimpse into the fascinating world of cross-culturalism!

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


17:30-18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00-18:45 Presentation
18:45-19:00 Break
19:00-19:30/45 Presentation 
19:45-20:15 Mingle & refreshments

Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Wednesday 21 November