Reception for new arrivals goes down a storm
The biannual reception for newly-arrived internationals was held on March 5 at International House in Copenhagen. Aimed at international families with children, Copenhagen Municipality’s aim is to introduce them to the capital region’s culture, sports and leisure opportunities.
Over 300 guests were greeted by face-painted volunteers and the impressive sight of five huge traditional cakes containing marzipan, chocolate and liquorice.
Children enjoyed free face paintings while their parents got to visit the 23 stands representing 28 organisations and their offers – from help with registration and job searches to volunteering opportunities to information about museums and libraries to upcoming events for children.
Pia Allerslev, the deputy mayor for children and youth affairs, caught the public’s attention with her welcome speech.
Among the institutions present were Work in Denmark, Kulturhuset Islands Bryge – one of the most active cultural venues in the city – the Children and Youth Administration, the International Citizen Service and the Main Library.