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IWCN – Closed for the holidays

IWCN – Closed for the holidays

  News posted on: October 6, 2022

The IWCN will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2022 through Tuesday 3 January 2023. We will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Get to know the north through Welcome to NL platform

Get to know the north through Welcome to NL platform

  News posted on: September 19, 2022

Welcome to NL is a platform designed to inform people considering moving to the Netherlands from abroad about what working and living here is really like for internationals. For the […]

Connect International introducing student membership

Connect International introducing student membership

  News posted on: September 12, 2022

As part of a closer working relationship between International Welcome Center North, Connect International and City Central, IWCN is introducing a discounted student membership option for bachelor and master’s students […]

Changes are coming to IWCN!

Changes are coming to IWCN!

  News posted on: September 7, 2022

We have some exciting news here at the IWCN, we are going to be joining forces with Connect International and City Central to form one organization! What this means, is […]

Join us!

Join us!

  News posted on: September 1, 2022

Welcome to the north! The International Welcome Center North (IWCN) is a one-stop shop for international people living in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. We offer services in three areas:  government […]

Take a Dutch or English summer course at the RUG Language Center

Take a Dutch or English summer course at the RUG Language Center

  News posted on: June 28, 2022

Do you have some spare time this summer? Then consider an intensive summer course in Dutch or English at the Language Centre! Over the course of two or three weeks, […]

Most International Companies in the Netherlands

Most International Companies in the Netherlands

  News posted on: June 28, 2022

Data collected by IWCN and all the other expat centers in the Netherlands show which are the 15 companies that employed the most internationals in 2021. We were very pleased […]

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IWCN Partners Meeting on the 7th of July!

IWCN Partners Meeting on the 7th of July!

  Event Date: July 7, 2022

We will be hosting our annual Partner Meeting on the 7th of July at ASTRON! If you are a partner or supporter of IWCN but didn’t receive an email inviting […]

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IWCN closed Monday 6 June for Pentecost

IWCN closed Monday 6 June for Pentecost

  Event Date: June 3, 2022

The IWCN will be closed on Monday, 6 June, for Pentecost. We will be open again on Tuesday 7 June and look forward to seeing you then!

Updated information for proof of residency for Ukrainian refugees

Updated information for proof of residency for Ukrainian refugees

  News posted on: May 17, 2022

The IND has updated it’s website on how Ukrainian refugees can obtain proof of residence in the Netherlands. Please read the information at this link.

Free CV critique sessions from MiitN and Boost

Free CV critique sessions from MiitN and Boost

  News posted on: May 16, 2022

Make it in the North and Boost – CV & Cover Letter Writers have teamed up to offer four free 1-on-1 CV critique sessions. Make it in the North makes […]

Recognized Sponsors of IND must file new form due to EU sanctions

Recognized Sponsors of IND must file new form due to EU sanctions

  News posted on: April 12, 2022

​The European Union has introduced various sanctions against Russia and Belarus. This may also have effects on companies in the Netherlands that have ties with Russian and/or Belarusian companies. The […]

Free online Dutch course

Free online Dutch course

  News posted on: March 31, 2022

As reported by The Northern Times, the University of Groningen has decided to make its online Introduction to Dutch beginners’ course free and permanently available. The Language Centre was moved […]

IWCN closures in April, May & June

IWCN closures in April, May & June

  News posted on: March 17, 2022

Please note!  The IWCN will be closed on the following dates: Good Friday, 15 April Easter Monday, 18 April King’s Day, 27 April Liberation Day, 5 May Ascension week, 23 […]

Lapse of statutory holidays: far-reaching obligations for the employer

Lapse of statutory holidays: far-reaching obligations for the employer

  News posted on: March 14, 2022

Article by Pallas Advocaten Please be aware that holidays do not simply lapse after the statutory expiry date. This follows from recent case law: holidays only lapse if the employee […]

IND updates regarding Ukrainian citizens

IND updates regarding Ukrainian citizens

  News posted on: March 2, 2022

The IND have announced some exceptions for Ukrainians coming to stay or live in the Netherlands due to the current situation. The information pertains to three categories of situations, including: […]

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IT’S YOUR CITY TOO! VOTE!

IT’S YOUR CITY TOO! VOTE!

  Event Date: March 16, 2022

Who?  Are you an international with an EU passport or have you resided in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years? You can vote in the Groningen Municipal elections on March […]

UPDATE: New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

UPDATE: New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

  News posted on: January 7, 2022

The new Civic Integration Law 2021 has gone into effect on 1 January 2022 and gives the municipalities a greater role in guiding civic integration. For many people who are […]

Additional lockdown measures in effect 19 December 2021

Additional lockdown measures in effect 19 December 2021

  News posted on: December 19, 2021

Due to the rapid spread of Omicron, the new Corona virus variant, the Dutch government announced additional lockdown measures during the press conference on Saturday 18 December. The new measures, […]

CV Bo(o)st Program

CV Bo(o)st Program

  News posted on: December 14, 2021

The CV Boost program supports people looking for work by offering tailored workshops and micro-internships with the aim to boost their chances on the Dutch-German job market. The CV Boost […]

IWCN Holiday closure 2021-2022

IWCN Holiday closure 2021-2022

  News posted on: December 7, 2021

The IWCN will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: Wednesday 22 December 2021 through Sunday 2 January 2022. During this time, we will not be able to […]

Stricter Corona measures in force from 28 November

Stricter Corona measures in force from 28 November

  News posted on: November 29, 2021

“The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as during the past few weeks. Access to healthcare is under pressure across all of the Netherlands. […]

7 Essential Tips for HR Managers to Help International Staff Overcome the Language Barrier

7 Essential Tips for HR Managers to Help International Staff Overcome the Language Barrier

  News posted on: November 22, 2021

Does your company have employees from other parts of the world that you recruited to acquire skills and qualities you need for your business? Are you happy that they came […]

WRR Report on Migration and Diversity in the Netherlands

WRR Report on Migration and Diversity in the Netherlands

  News posted on: November 22, 2021

WRR (Wetenschappelijke raad voor het regeringsbeleid/Scientific council for government policy) released the report “Living in diversity. Policy for the migration society” in December 2020. The report aimed at answering several […]

More COVID-19 measures reinstated

More COVID-19 measures reinstated

  News posted on: November 17, 2021

Following the press conference on 12 November, the Dutch government has sharpened some COVID-19 measures to try to stem the rising tide of infected patients requiring ICU care. To read […]