New to Denmark?: Join the Internationals’ Fair North Denmark tomorrow in Nordkraft

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

Tomorrow, Thursday the 15th of September, the International House North Denmark is hosting the annual Internationals’ Fair North Denmark.

The fair is aimed at newly arrived international citizens in North Jutland, who want to get to know the region.

It can be difficult to settle in a new country, so the International House invites many of the region’s public and private organizations to the fair.

Here, internationals can ask questions about everything from relocation to tax and can also get connections to other internationals in the same situation and to Danes through associations and voluntary organizations.

This year, the fair has an extra focus on attracting expat families with children and therefore the fair will be visited by a balloon man who makes free balloon animals for all children, while their parents can get answers to questions about tax or how the Danish association life is structured, among other things.

In addition, free coffee and cake (a Danish cake man) will be served, and there’s also organized a child friendly treasure hunt.

The Internationals’ Fair North Denmark is part of the national initiative ‘Welcome September’, where more than 30 partners from all over Denmark jointly welcome new international citizens by organizing more than 60 different events.

All the different events can be found here.

Cultural, leisure, and networking opportunities

The International House North Denmark attracts many international citizens.

A large group of these citizens come to work, and in North Jutland we have more than 30,000 international citizens; a number that has increased by about 98% since 2008.

The International House knows how important it is to feel well received when you arrive in a new country, and therefore they want to help you with exactly that.

“We do our best for the international citizens to get to know our wonderful region, and at the same time we make sure to give them reasons to stay by finding jobs for their partners and cohabitants, by supporting international entrepreneurs and by helping to find cultural, leisure, and networking opportunities,” Lasse Frimand Jensen, project manager at the International House, explains.

The International House North Denmark is a project under Aalborg Municipality’s business department, Business Aalborg.

The project aims to attract, receive and retain an international qualified workforce in North Denmark and thus help the North Danish companies, their international employees and the accompanying spouses with the challenges of moving and settling in a new country.

One-stop-shop International House North Denmark is the place where international citizens from all over North Denmark get one entrance to jobs and business, entrepreneurial help and leisure and cultural offers.

Read more about the International House North Denmark here.

Participating organizations: Toastmasters, AMCA, Hasseris Gymnasium (International Baccalaureate), Aalborg International Friends, Move North/ Frederikshavn Kommune, Aalborg Citykirke, Dyrenes Alliance , De Frivilliges Hus, Djøf, MyAalborg, Aalborg Library, Kickstart, Skattestyrelsen, 3F, UNYA Aalborg, World!, Clive (Improv Aalborg (English), Kunsten, Moms Helping Moms, Political Festival , Last Week in Denmark, AIESEC, Aalborg Rugbyklub Lynet – Women’s team, International House North Denmark, Insider’s Guide to Aalborg, ICS North, Sprogcenteret, FH, DGI, ELSK Aalborg International, Aalborg Atletik og Motion

What: Internationals’ Fair North Denmark
Where: Nordkraft, Kjellerups Torv, 9000 Aalborg
When: Tomorrow, September 15, from 16:00 to 18:00