Encountering Difference in Denmark

On 23 November 2018, I was invited to give a motivational speech or presentation at one of the quarterly International Dual Career Network (IDCN) events on career branding, which was being held at Aalborg University Copenhagen Campus. IDCN is an international organization present in several cities in Europe as well as New York, Dubai, Mexico City,[…]

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

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[…]

Put our Shoulder to the Wheel: Confront the Informalisation of Employment

Recently Jan Bremen gave a public lecture at the University of Copenhagen on the rise of the informal economy in the ‘West’. At this and another seminar I attended relating to informal employment, experts in social research suggested that the phenomenon is practically non-existent in Denmark. Perhaps the root of this belief lies in the[…]