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Internationals in Eindhoven: Sonia from Spain

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Sonia Tomegrós Regalado Country of origin: Spain Work: film and media entrepreneur Meeting up with the internationals in this series is sometimes just like a blind date. We pick a location and we don’t know exactly who we are going to meet. We got in contact with Sonia after we posted a call for internationals to interview. She was enthusiastic right away. On a sunny day,...

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2018 Expat Top-10: Cindy Shen

For the third year in a row, Innovation Origins has organised the annual Expat Top-10. Over the past years, Eindhoven has welcomed thousands of internationals, many of whom have done a great job for the city. Through this top-10 we say Thank You to all of them. This year’s theme of the Top-10 is ‘Jobs and Entrepreneurship’. Every day we offer you an interview with one of the winners. In this interview, you can read about how they ended up in Eindhoven, what they are doing in and for the city, and how they get around in their new...

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2018 Expat Top-10: Betsy Lindsey

For the third year in a row, Innovation Origins has organised the annual Expat Top-10. Over the past years, Eindhoven has welcomed thousands of internationals, many of whom have done a great job for the city. Through this top-10 we say Thank You to all of them. This year’s theme of the Top-10 is ‘Jobs and Entrepreneurship’. Every day we offer you an interview with one of the winners. In this interview, you can read about how they ended up in Eindhoven, what they are doing in and for the city, and how they get around in their new...

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2018 Expat top-10: Minsung Wang

For the third year in a row, Innovation Origins has organised the annual Expat Top-10. Over the past years, Eindhoven has welcomed thousands of internationals, many of whom have done a great job for the city. Through this top-10 we say Thank You to all of them. This year’s theme of the Top-10 is ‘Jobs and Entrepreneurship’. Every day we offer you an interview with one of the winners. In this interview, you can read about how they ended up in Eindhoven, what they are doing in and for the city, and how they get around in their new...

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2018 Expat top-10: Ailén Gamberoni

For the third year in a row, Innovation Origins has organised the annual Expat Top-10. Over the past years, Eindhoven has welcomed thousands of internationals, many of whom have done a great job for the city. Through this top-10 we say Thank You to all of them. This year’s theme of the Top-10 is ‘Jobs and Entrepreneurship’. Every day we offer you an interview with one of the winners. In this interview, you can read about how they ended up in Eindhoven, what they are doing in and for the city, and how they get around in their new...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Avril from France

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Avril Guarino Country of Origin: France Work: Freelance Graphic Designer On a somewhat stormy morning, we meet up with Avril at the Parktheater. It is already quite busy at the theatre at this hour: groups of kids doing workshops and the Seats2Meet workplace is filled with people. We get a cup of coffee and find a place to sit. Of course, we want to know how...

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The Hub for Expats Celebrates Reopening This Friday

After months of hard work, The Hub reopens this Friday, June 1, with a big party to celebrate its new style and interior. Known as a central spot for internationals, The Hub is eager to unveil its new look. Other changes include a new website, better programming, and a more creative atmosphere to keep helping internationals in Eindhoven quickly build their social networks. The Hub first began as an idea back in 2007 when Lin Pender noticed how difficult it was to meet other internationals. She initiated meet and greet events and pub quizzes for expats and other internationals...

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Jorritsma in the Hague to fight for the 30%-rule for expats

The Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma, together with a delegation of foreign knowledge workers and representatives of VSNU and VNO-NCW, calls on the government to comply with the agreement to keep the so-called ‘30% rule’ for (current) international knowledge workers for the full eight years. On behalf of more than 35 scientific and cultural organisations and companies, they presented a pamphlet to the Lower House of Parliament to reinforce their message. The regulation under discussion gives knowledge workers from abroad the right to pay 30% less tax for a period of eight years. According to Jorritsma, the scheme is of...

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“A way for people to get involved, and have an impact”

Parktheater’s International Program To Host Season’s Final Welcome Night With Bending The Walls This Saturday, May 12, the Parktheater in Eindhoven presents Bending the Walls by Spanish choreographer and dancer Fernando Hernando Magadan along with Korzo and the Nederlands Dans Theater. This performance, which the Parktheater says “is about the human desire for happiness”, is the fourth and final show in this season’s Welcome Night series for Eindhoven’s international community. The evening includes a brief pre-show gathering in the theater’s café with an English introduction of the performance. After the show, the audience may return to the café to interact with the...

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Huge growth for Expat Center in March

Last month, Holland Expat Center South – located on the Vestdijk in Eindhoven – has served 45% more internationals than in the same month a year before. In March 2017 there were 169 (expats with family), one year later there were 246. According to director Kris de Prins, the growth in March is no exception. “We are becoming increasingly familiar with employers, with 3 to 7 new employers using us every month.” Over the whole of 2017, 2,596 internationals registered with the Expat Center; they work for 350 different companies. “That doesn’t mean that all those companies use us...

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