The Hub Eindhoven for Expats in Eindhoven
The city of Eindhoven is attracting more and more international knowledge workers and students who come to the region to study at one of the educational institutes such as TU/e, Fontys, Design Academy and ROC or work in one of the multinational companies like ASML, Philips, DAF, VDL and many others. Maybe you're one of them! You're not alone, the estimated number of foreign knowledge workers and students has risen to 18-20.000 in Eindhoven and suburbs.
Work or study is one thing, to be able to feel at home, settle in in your new environment and be happy, is another important aspect of living in a foreign country. Meeting new people, spending your spare time on things you're interested in and knowing where to go for those things are key.
Socialization and integration
We often hear from you, our Eindhoven-Life audience, that it can be quite hard to settle in, especially in the beginning. We try to help where we can by being an online guide in English for Eindhoven restaurants, nightlife, events, culture and so on, but this is not enough.
The Hub Eindhoven for Expats
The idea has come up to realise an actual place where everyone can get together and events can be organised. The organisation behind this idea is The Hub Eindhoven for Expats, founded for this one and only goal: an international community center in the city of Eindhoven, where people and organizations can meet each other and where activities can be organized for and by you to make your life a little easier! Eindhoven-Life is closely involved in this initiative and we're looking forward to hear your ideas and feedback about this. Some plans that have already been mentioned to take place in 'The Hub' are: educational courses, music sessions, workshops, cultural dances, art classes, games and reading afternoons for mothers and children and many more. The centre is going to be an open place, where everyone can walk in, the language will be English and the center will be run by international volunteers.
The Hub Eindhoven for Expats is currently in the process of finding a suitable location, getting in touch with all international organisations in the city and setting up the structure. If you'ld like to get involved or know more, get in touch and/or check out the website of The Hub! We'll keep you updated!
For now, The Hub is already initiating several activities especially for you. Check out our monthly Eindhoven event calendar to find out what's on next!