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For press inquiries, please contact:

Daindra Utami, communications team coordinator

Press Releases

26 July 2023: IWCN launches new website, signifying completion of merger with City Central and Connect International

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Company Overview

  • The International Welcome Center North was founded in 2014. Read our full founding story. 

    The International Welcome Center North is a cooperation between the Gemeente Groningen, Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), University of Groningen, and Stichting Connect International.Our supporters are the Provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, UMCG, Philips, Gasunie, Gasterra, Noorderlink, International School Groningen, Groningseschool Vereniging, and the municipalities Assen, Eemsdelta, Emmen, Groningen, Heerenveen, Het Hogeland, Leeuwarden, Midden-Groningen, Noordenveld, Smallingerland, Súdwest-Fryslân and Veendam.

  • What IWCN does: 

    The International Welcome Center North (IWCN) is a one-stop shop for international people living in, and companies located in, Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. We offer government formalities (residence permits and municipal registration); information (practical information and referrals to reliable service providers); and social activities (a chance to start building a social and/or business network during activities and events), as well as information for companies and organizations about practical matters concerning  international employees.

  • You can find the most recent overview of our organisation’s performance and results at our Facts and Figures page. 

IWCN in the Media

Below are a list of articles in the press about the IWCN.

Groninger Internet Courant, 14 April 2023

The Next Web, 13 February 2023

Dutch News, 11 April 2022

Link Magazine, November 2018

Groninger Ondernemers Courant, March 2018

Dagblad van het Noorden, 7 July 2017

Groningen Ondernemers Courant, March 2017

Groningen Ondernemers Courant, April 2015

Dagblad van het Noorden, 25 November 2014

Promotiedagen beursmagazine, 4&5 November 2014

Dagblad van het Noorden, 26 September 2014