30 May – Leisure guides

Get inspired to discover the wonderful indoor and outdoor activities in Southern Sweden!

You can count yourself among the lucky ones if you ended up living in Lund or Malmö for a shorter or longer period of your life. Lund is ranked among the best places to live in Sweden. And that is not for nothing. Swedish lifestyle may be new to you where the balance of life/work is a very important ingredient but the many (cheap) musea’s and especially the vast outdoors is another one.

There are many places of which you probably not have heard about, or found the time to visit yet. Let yourself be inspired by Andrea Maasland, our Leisure Guide and expat herself, who will tell you about many hidden gems to visit and to explore. To get it from an expat perspective is different than visiting a tourist agency. Since she loves telling or hearing about places that are special, it is also a chance to share your favorite place.

Found a place great for kids, exciting nature, wonderful food that she did not mention? Sharing and inspiring is the main goal of this event, so feel free to tell a bit about it. And of course, we will share some seasonal tips.

Wednesday 30 May

13.30 – 15.00

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Event free of charge – but please unregister if you are not able to attend. This way someone else can register instead. Thanks for your understanding!

Please register by midnight 27 May – register here

29 May – Where is the city of Lund heading for the future?

Curious about where the city of Lund is heading for the future?

The amount of people commuting is growing, as well as the city of Lund. The strategy for the city is to develop in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way and Lund is now constructing a tramway. The tramway will reach from Lund Central to ESS/Science Village. Lund is expanding in the north and east part of the city, where MAX IV is situated and Brunnshög and Science Village are being developed. Many people will be commuting daily to work and to get home.

Kristina Strand Larsson and Catarina Axelsson Lindow, communicators from the city of Lund, will explain about the construction of the tramway and the city’s plans for infrastructure and accessibility.

Come listen to a presentation about how the City of Lund works towards a new vision Lund creates the future – with knowledge innovation and openness. The vision serves as a springboard and guide for our 10 000 employees, both in our everyday work and in long-term strategic development. Lina Rudin will talk about the aim of the vision, the City of Lund today and how openness and trust in one another are keys to find solutions for today’s and future challenges.

Tuesday 29 May

10.00 – 11.00

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Event free of charge – but please unregister if you are not able to attend. This way someone else can register instead. Thanks for your understanding!

Please register by midnight 26 May – register here

23 May – International Private Law and how it affects expats

Different countries have different rules regarding your private life, work, studies and other aspects of your stay in a new country – for example concerning matters of marriage, divorce, custody, inheritance, labor law, and residence.

For expats, it is important to understand which country’s law is most applicable for settling such matters. This often requires complicated assessments that should be looked at by an expert.

At this event you will learn about the types of information important to know regarding matters that might require legal help while living in Sweden.

Wednesday 23 May

16.30 – 18.30

Knutsalen, Rådhuset
Stortorget 7, Lund – link to map

Event in English
Event free of charge – but please unregister if you are not able to attend. This way someone else can register instead. Thanks for your understanding!

Please register by midnight 20 May – register here

18 May – An introduction to Swedish culture and social norms for everyday life

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of the Swedish mindset and values, decoding typical social interactions and behaviors through practical everyday life examples. Develop your insights on the local culture, share your personal experiences and start feeling like an insider in your new Swedish life!

Federica Viero is an intercultural trainer and consultant with diverse experience of relocating, living and working internationally. She has been in Sweden since 2013 and as founder of The Intercultural Lab, she supports companies and organizations in managing and leveraging cultural diversity through seminars, workshops and consulting.

Friday 18 May

13.00 – 14.30

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Event free of charge – but please unregister if you are not able to attend. This way someone else can register instead. Thanks for your understanding!

Please register by midnight 15 May – register here

9 May – Malmö Yrkeshögskola: Re-educate yourself into the IT sector

As you may have noticed, the IT sector is hiring talents like never before. Basically everywhere you go there is a shortage of people working in IT. Therefore, we have invited Malmö Yrkeshögskolan as they offer free courses in mobile e-commerce, content management and app development.

As with any higher educational system in Sweden, passing grades from a Swedish high school is necessary. However, Yrkeshögskolan can accept 20% of their applicants based on their CVs rather than grades, making this a perfect opportunity for internationals that have difficulty translating their grades over into the Swedish system.

Wednesday 9 May

10.00 – 11.00

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Event free of charge – but please unregister if you are not able to attend. This way someone else can register instead. Thanks for your understanding!

Please register by midnight 6 May – register here

8 May – Real-estate and banking

Are you looking at buying a house or an apartment in Sweden? Or maybe you are just tired of renting from private landlords and want to see what other options are available.

We have invited a real-estate agent from Bjurfors Real-Estate Agency, who will guide you through the legal differences and cultural clashes when it comes to buying real estate in Sweden. He has plenty of experience in selling property and has recognized that there exists much confusion when buying property in Sweden as the processes may differ from what an expat is used to from his/her home country. Before buying a property, we highly recommend that you attend this event in order to avoid as many cultural and legal surprises as possible.

We have also invited representatives from the SEB bank, who will run you through the basics of housing loans. They will also go through numerous other services that SEB offers to give you an overview of how the banking system works in Sweden.

Tuesday 8 May
10.00 – 11.30

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Event free of charge – but please unregister if you are not able to attend. This way someone else can register instead. Thanks for your understanding!

Please register by midnight 5 May – register here

5 May – LUNDALOPPET

Come run LUNDALOPPET with us 5 May!

UPDATE: More than 20 persons are running LUNDALOPPET with us – can we make it 30?

You get a 25% discount on the registration fee, by following the link below + use the code HUBDISCOUNT. You also get a beverage and snack for free – and good company of course!

Welcome to join us! Please register not later than 3 May –  register here

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International Citizen Hub Lund offers you the opportunity to join this festive event in Lund the 5 May. You can run or walk 5 or 10 (your choice) km in the city of Lund. In collaboration with IFK Lund Friidrott we are able to offer the registration fee to the first 20 runners that join us! You will also get a t-shirt to wear during the run and a beverage and snack to enjoy afterwards. Please register following the link below and click on the flag in the upper right corner to get the English version. Use the code HUBFREE (capitals) when you register. The 20 first lucky ones to do so will run for free. You will get a confirmation if you are one of the 20 first.

If you are not among the first 20 you are more than welcome to join the event and run with the International Citizen hub at a 25% discount on the registration fee. Please register following the same link below and use the code HUBDISCOUNT instead. You will still get a beverage and snack for free!

After the registration is closed you will get further details on where and when to meet us the 5 May.

Welcome to join us!

Register here

4 May – Explore spring and early summer traditions in Skåne

Have you just moved to Sweden or Denmark? Would you like to know more about the region’s heritage and traditions? Then join us 4th May to experience something unique!

Kulturen is an open-air museum filling two blocks in central Lund, with historic buildings and gardens. We invite you to step into houses and experience traditions in Skåne, which are typical for spring and early summer.

Monika Lennartsson is an authorized Skåne guide as well as a guide at Kulturen. She will take us through an interesting environment and also share her journey with us from Germany to Sweden.

We will start with a short walk from International Citizen Hub through the amazing springtime-atmosphere of central Lund. Thereafter reaching Kulturen, we will get an introduction to the museum and visit some of the historical buildings. We hear more about how Easter was and is celebrated in Skåne and we get familiar with traditions around Walpurgis Eve and Midsummer.

We conclude in the beautiful greenery of Kulturen’s gardens and get inspired by stories, songs and items connected to Midsummer, a festivity on the brightest day of the year in Sweden.
Thereafter we enjoy a light lunch at the restaurant Kulturkrogen.

Welcome!

Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

DATE: May 4th, at 10.00-12.00.

MEETING POINT:
International Citizen Hub in Lund, Ekska huset, St Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund.
After a short introduction we will walk together to Kulturen in Lund, approximately 10 minutes.

INCLUDED: The tour is free of charge and includes a guided tour and a light lunch at Kulturkrogen.

REGISTRATION: Adults only. As places are limited, we kindly ask you to register no later than 27 April. There is a no-show fee of 200 SEK. When you register, please let us know if you have any allergies. If travelling from Denmark, don´t forget to bring your ID or passport as there are cross border controls at Hyllie in Sweden.

GUIDE: Monika Lennartsson is an authorized Skåne guide with a degree in Archeology and Scandinavian studies.

QUESTIONS: Contact Susanne Mattsson by e-mail: susanne.mattsson@skane.com or by phone + 46 (0)768-890276.

Please register by midnight 27 April – register here

 

The tour is financed by the Interreg program Öresund–Kattegat-Skagerrak and is part of the project ESS MAX IV Crossborder Science and Society, Welcoming International Talents. Partners in the project are Lund kommun, Invest in Skåne, Helsingborg stad, and Malmö stad, International House Copenhagen and Copenhagen Capacity.

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25 April – The Swedish Health Care System

Martin Kvist, a doctor from Capio Citykliniken, will explain how the Swedish health care system works and answer some of the common questions the international community has regarding health care in Sweden. Martin is well aware of the challenges the international community has when trying to seek help and is more than happy to guide us through the system.

Wednesday 25 April
16.30 – 18.00

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Event free of charge

Please register by midnight 22 April – register here

24 April – International Schools in Malmö

Whether you have children of school age, in day-care or are thinking of starting a family, it’s always a comfort to get first-hand information and be able to ask to questions before choosing a school. We have invited two schools in Malmö that offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, one a municipal school and the other a private school.

Please note that this event will take place in Malmö, at Øresunddirekt – Hjälmaregatan 3, Malmö

Malmö International school – a municipal alternative.

Bladins International school of Malmö – a private alternative.

Tuesday 24 April
9.15 – 12.00

Event in English
Event free of charge

Please register by midnight 21 April – register here