Impressions from #FLYGT2016 Conference at Christiansborg

Impressions from #FLYGT2016 Conference at Christiansborg

After more than 16 years in Denmark, 17 May 2016 was the first time that I stepped foot inside the Danish Parliament, Christiansborg. I took part in the #FLYGT2016 conference organized by the University of Copenhagen. The presenters were researchers from the dry faculties of university (Law, Social Science, Theology and the Humanities), high ranking[…]

Finding Work in Copenhagen and Denmark

Finding Work in Copenhagen and Denmark

When I moved to Denmark in the nineties, there was greater financial stability in Europe and greater stability in the Danish labour market. However, the challenges of finding work in wonderful Copenhagen as a newcomer who did not speak Danish were different to today. English was not the lingua franca within organizations, hence job opportunities[…]

Awakening our Global Social Consciousness

Awakening our Global Social Consciousness

Today, the third Monday in January, is known as Blue Monday, “the most miserable day of the year”. According to Paula Jarzabkowski in her article in The Conversation “The combination of being fed up with winter, the grim aftermath of Christmas spending, and the back-to-work blues supposedly reach[es] a head on the third Monday of[…]

Did you know … about Denmark?

Did you know … about Denmark?

Aside from the debates regarding immigration, integration and diversity, Denmark and Copenhagen receive so much positive press about the things they do well – welfare benefits and services, design, bike culture, New Nordic Cuisine etc. What do we NOT hear about? Here is some trivia that you may not know: You probably already know that[…]

English in the Nordic Region – Why are they so good?

English in the Nordic Region – Why are they so good?

One of the striking traits of the majority of Danes in Copenhagen is the confidence they show in using spoken English. In 2006, there was a proposal by the Radical Liberal Party to make English the second official language in Denmark. In spite of support from the major business organizations that already use English as[…]