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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! 


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

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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! 


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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 

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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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Thursday 10 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. You’ll also hear about Vision Fund, the municipal initiative set up to help people realise and test out their ideas for a better Helsingborg and get hints and tips from a new member of the HIC community!

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! There will also be time for Q & A.

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers 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

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! 


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Saturday 22 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! 


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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! 


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Thursday 16 April 10:00 – CANCELLED: Little HIC: Parent & Baby Meet Up

We’re often asked if we could put on more events for families, so we have started these parent and baby get-togethers at Dunkers Kulturhus. These events are a great opportunity for parents to come and meet in a family-friendly environment. We meet at Gerdas Familjerum, the open room for families just to the right of the entrance. Welcome to stay on for a coffee in the Dunkers Kulturhus cafe afterwards!

No need to sign up, just come along ?

Address: Dunkers Kulturhus, Kungsgatan 11, 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! 


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Thursday 12 March 10:00 – CANCELLED – Little HIC: Parent & Baby Meet Up

We’ve reluctantly decided that with the current concerns about the COVID-19 virus, it would be best to cancel this month’s Little HIC: Parent & Baby Meet Up and very much hope to see you again at the next one on 16th April.

We’re often asked if we could put on more events for families, so we have started these parent and baby get-togethers at Dunkers Kulturhus. These events are a great opportunity for parents to come and meet in a family-friendly environment. We meet at Gerdas Familjerum, the open room for families just to the right of the entrance. Welcome to stay on for a coffee in the Dunkers Kulturhus cafe afterwards!

No need to sign up, just come along ?

Address: Dunkers Kulturhus, Kungsgatan 11, 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! 


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Thursday 13 February 10:00 – Little HIC: Parent & Baby Meet Up

We’re often asked if we could put on more events for families, so we have started these parent and baby get-togethers at Dunkers Kulturhus. These events are a great opportunity for parents to come and meet in a family-friendly environment. We meet at Gerdas Familjerum, the open room for families just to the right of the entrance. Welcome to stay on for a coffee in the Dunkers Kulturhus cafe afterwards!

No need to sign up, just come along ?

Address: Dunkers Kulturhus, Kungsgatan 11, 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! 


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