Out and About: Welcoming the new recruits

Copenhagen is a dynamic city that offers countless opportunities in the worlds of leisure, culture sports, music and art.

However, when you are new, it’s not always obvious where to go, which is why the International House of Copenhagen held a Welcome Reception Day on March 2.

The event was created to meet the needs of the newcomers of all ages: after the welcome speech by the deputy mayor for culture, Carl Christian Ebbesen (top right), the little ones had the chance to join a fun afro-dance workshop and creative face painting.

Welcome reception3
Sweetened by a yummy cake served by kind volunteers, the Welcome Reception Day offered an informative fair introducing representatives from a variety of cultural houses, libraries, museums and sport facilities (top centre).

Clearly, relocating and living in another country involves many practical matters. For this reason, the event provided information on how to find a network and approach the job search.

Welcome reception4

Amongst them, First Job in Copenhagen offered tools to international talents in order to improve their chance to get a job – for example, they organise a one-week career course held in English.

The evening hosted an enriching cultural exchange among many people eager to call the same place ‘home’.