Nordic Working – an information fair where dreams are shaped

29.06.2011

“Space”, “culture” and “a dream coming true” – those were the three most common reasons from those asked at the Nordic Working information fair why they were thinking of moving to Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway or Sweden.
“Space”, “culture” and “a dream coming true” – those were the three most common reasons from those asked at the Nordic Working information fair why they were thinking of moving to Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway or Sweden.              
 
Over 400 visitors and 30 stand holders participated at the annual Nordic Working fair, organised by EURES in Assen, the Netherlands in May 2011.   
“There are simply too many people living in too little space here in the Netherlands. Since the Nordic countries are close to us both geographically and culturally, a lot of Dutch people dream about moving there,” says Tjerk Mulder, EURES Adviser in the Netherlands and a Project Leader of Nordic Working.
 
In a survey conducted among the fair’s visitors, Norway was said to be the most attractive country to move to. “I think Norwegian is closer to Dutch so many people think it’s easier to integrate in Norway,” states Arend Mud, another EURES Adviser from the Netherlands involved in Nordic Working. The survey also highlighted that the majority of visitors to the fair had children and had a medium to high level of education.
 
“I have one standard question for everyone considering a move and it is as simple as it is important – ‘have you been there?’ Surprisingly often, they have not. I always recommend that people spend their holiday in the area where they want to move. This is a good way to gauge if the local environment suits them, or whether they should perhaps look to another Nordic country, because there are differences among them,” explains Tjerk Mulder.
 
“Known for its peaceful environment and closeness to nature, people seem to look towards the Nordic countries with rose tinted glasses. I sometimes feel it’s necessary to point out that they have to work there as well. Some people have moved back to the Netherlands, because ‘paradise’ didn’t turn out to be what they expected. Our information fair tries to give people more realistic expectations,” concludes Tjerk Mulder.
 
 
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