Global Danes in New York
June 8th, 6.30pm – 9.30pm,
Scandinavia House, New York
Danes Worldwide and Djøf New York, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, the Danish-American Chamber of Commerce and The Danish Seamen’s Church, invite you to attend a meeting focusing on your situation and your needs as an international Dane in New York.
Come along to hear the latest information on planned new rules for family reunification in Denmark, get an overview of the many services Danes Worldwide offer to expat Danes, and an introduction the organizations that serve the vibrant Danish community in New York – as well as the opportunities that exist to get engaged.
You will have an opportunity to network with other global Danes living in the tri-state area while enjoying open faced sandwiches, cake, and coffee from Ole & Steen, cheese from Arla, and beverages from Carlsberg.
Danes Worldwide will also offer short individual consultations to help the members of our community that have issues and questions related to e.g. immigration, family reunification, dual citizenship etc. Click here for further details and booking.
This event is free of charge and open to everyone, not just members of the three organizations.
It will be held in Volvo Hall, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue between E 37th and E 38th Streets, New York City.
Please note: Registration is necessary
We look forward to having you join us for an interesting, inspiring, and pleasant evening.
|6:30- 7:15||Networking reception with buffet of Danish specialities|
|7:20-7:30||Welcome by your hosts: Michael Bach Petersen and Naja Christensen|
|7:30-7:40||Opening remarks by Mikkel Hagen Hess, Deputy Consul General of Denmark in New York|
– On Denmark in New York
|7:40-7:50||Presentation of Danish-American Chamber of Commerce by Laust Helmig, President DACC|
– An overview of the Chamber’s activities.
|7:50-8:00||Presentation of Djøf New York by Naja Christensen, President Djøf New York|
– An introduction to who we are, what we do, and why we matter to you!
|8:00-8:10||Presentation of the Danish Seamen’s Church in New York by Julie Sløk, Pastor|
– An introduction to the Danish Seamen’s Church services as a one-stop-shop for students and families moving to the United States, and a local church and cultural center for the many Danes already living in the Tristate area.
|8:10-9:10||Presentation of Danes Worldwide by Michael Bach Petersen, Secretary-General, and Karoline Blyt, Manager of the Legal Team|
– An introduction to Danes Worldwide’s work and services for expat Danes ie. Danish language courses, The Danish Summer School, and political key issues for Danes Worldwide including the latest developments affecting family reunification and Danish citizenship.
|9:10-9:30||Reception and networking (continued)|
|9:30||The event concludes|
The maximum number of attendees is 110. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please sign up using the registration form below:
Danes Worldwide is a member association working to support expat Danes in moving abroad, keeping in touch with Denmark, and resettling in Denmark.
One of the key offerings is Danish language courses. Danish online courses and the Danish Summer School help Danish children and youth maintain their knowledge of Danish language and culture. Another key offering of the association is legal counseling in areas such as family reunification, Danish citizenship, taxation, and moving to and from Denmark. We advocate for the interests of expat Danes with politicians and decision makers and lobby with respect to the key concerns of Danes living abroad.
At the meeting, Secretary-General Michael Bach Petersen and Manager of the Legal Team Karoline Blyt will provide an update on Political key issues and the rules for family reunification and Danish citizenship.
During Danes Worldwide’s stay in New York you will have an opportunity to book an individual meeting with Karoline Blyt. Such a meeting will provide an occasion to discuss your individual situation with regards to family reunification or other legal issues.
Book your meeting in advance
Other legal issues such as Danish citizenship, taxation, and moving to and from Denmark:
Danes Worldwide receives support for the event through financial assistance granted via the national budget for 2021 (Finansloven 2021) that was adopted by the Danish Parliament in December 2020.
Djøf New York is a vibrant North American outpost of Djøf, a Danish trade union and a professional organization representing members who study or work within the areas of law, economics, strategy, management, politics, administration, business, research, communication and more. Our 107,000 members work at all levels in the private or public sector, from student assistant to CEO.
Member-to-member contact is fundamental to Djøfs activities – examples include networks, mentorships, events and other services. Djøf New York is one of four international networks (our sister networks are based in London, Brussels and Paris) and our main purpose is to create an engaged and informed community in New York among professional Danes across industries and roles. We do this through speaker events, facilitated career and ex-pat network programs, individual coaching and mentoring. We welcome both members and non-members to most events.
Djøf New York is led by Naja Christensen and she chairs a board of 6 highly experienced professionals that set the strategy, plan and host events – and have fun!
Check us out on Facebook: “Netværket Djøf New York” and LinkedIn: “Djøfere i USA”
The Consulate General of Denmark
The Consulate General of Denmark in New York is Denmark’s official representation in New York and across the East Coast. We advise and assist in a number of areas: consular, commercial, investment, and cultural.
We communicate to the US public on important policy topics with relevance to Denmark, such as green growth, sustainable development and life sciences. Our commercial departments facilitate business relations and activities between the United States and Denmark while our culture team promotes cultural exchange by assisting and counselling Danish artists and art institutions. The Consular Section provides a variety of services for Danish nationals and the general public in the United States. The team assists people when applying for and renewing passports, visas and residence permits. In addition, the section covers everything from all aspects of nationality issues to offering advice and help to Danish nationals in emergency situations.
Danish-American Chamber of Commerce
The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York (DACC), founded over 90 years ago, is a not-for-profit organization with a purpose of furthering the business interests of our members and helping to promote trade relations between Denmark and the United States. Our members are principally located in New York and the Tri-State area. Members include individuals, start-ups, small to midsize companies as well as Danish and other global companies.
DACC hopes to create and support networking events and activities among its members by hosting virtual and in-person events, including its annual Christmas Luncheon.
DACC President Laust Helmig will provide an overview of membership activities, membership benefits and other relevant information.
Den Danske Sømandskirke I New York
The Danish Seamen’s Church serves as a one-stop-shop for students and families moving to the United The Danish Seamen’s Church serves as a one-stop-shop for students and families moving to the United States, and as a local church and cultural center for the many Danes already living in the Tristate area. Newcomers and local Danes connect and meet by participating in activities at the church such as a parent group, a playgroup, or by attending church services, or being part of some of the many cultural and social events the church hosts. That way the Danish Seamen’s Church is a catalyst for new friendships and those relationships are what create a smooth transition into a tight-knit community.