Danes Worldwide has more than 100 representatives in 57 countries around the world. The representatives are committed expatriate Danes who have volunteered to serve as a contact person for other Danes in the local area.
The representatives comprise a closely-knit network of visible figures who are able to assist Danes in their local communities and keep the secretariat up-to-date on the needs of Danes living abroad. The representatives are very active when it comes to arranging a variety of social events, ranging from group tours of the local area to Christmas parties.
Drawing on their knowledge of local matters, they can answer questions about virtually everything imaginable. This includes specific questions about the public health service (“Where can I find the best dentist?”), public utility companies (“Who do I call if a water pipe bursts?”), communication (“How long does it take to get an internet connection?”), etc.
They can also assist with questions of a broader or more complex nature. For example, the local view of foreigners, the local hierarchy (formal and informal), conventions relating to clothing, etc.
Note that you must be a member to draw on the expertise and knowledge of our representatives.