Posted in General on May 31, 2011 by Administrator
by Iris Uellendahl
A network is a wonderful thing – as long as you have one. When I lost my job last summer and started out to find a new one, I experienced something interesting. Whenever I told Danes about my new situation I got on top of the expressed sympathy immediately a question: „Do you have a network?“ Good question. Did I? I soon found out that presumably 60 percent of all open job positions in Denmark are being filled via someone-knows-someone-who-knows-someone. It obviously makes sense to be part of a group of like-minded people or people with similar goals and interests.
Posted in General on April 30, 2011 by Administrator
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Posted in General on October 03, 2010 by Dagmar Fink
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In the many discussions I have had with foreigners as part of my role in leading activities aimed at cultural integration in Denmark, I got the impression more and more that certain challenges have not really been explored yet. It is often the case that well-educated foreigners leave Denmark due to not being fully capable of settling properly. The reason usually mentioned is that they have a strong difficulty in becoming a part of the community, and building a social network. Families become isolated and are unable to find their “place” here.
However, many people mentioned that not only do they struggle with integrating they also feel that they are not wanted in the country. That was the trigger to look more closely into this topic and served as the motivation for conducting this survey and to determine if the related experiences of not feeling welcome were singular and only the experience of a few or if it is the experience of many. By examining the experience of a large number of people it is my hope that problems can be identified and solutions found to help bridge the gap between Danes and the international community.
Posted in Work on June 15, 2010 by Dagmar Fink
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