The International Welcome Center North (IWCN) launched a new website after merging with City Central and Connect International.
In a news update, the IWCN that assists people moving to the North of the Netherlands from abroad with any queries they might have said the new website marks the completion of the successful merge with the other organisations that were also set up to assist expats. It said the new website should better serve the social and professional needs of international students, highly skilled migrants and their families, and northern companies that hire foreign talent in Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland.
The website has a vast wealth of practical knowledge on all matters related to getting settled in the northern Netherlands. In the events section, users now have the option to filter by event location and type. The IWCN is also introducing a members only section, where members can keep track of the past events they have attended.
IWCN was founded in 2014, and works with local municipalities and employers across the north to provide formalities for employees and their families moving to the region from abroad. Connect began 25 years ago, in 1998, as a place for newcomers to the north to connect with one another and start building their own social circle in their new home. City Central started in 2017 with the goal of bringing international students and young professionals in the city of Groningen together with the long-term local population.
“After eight and a half years, IWCN has become an indispensable decisive factor for international and international companies in the North. This year, we’ve joined forces with City Central and Connect International, and along with that comes the introduction of stronger services online with a new website that provides even further improved support for all the internationals, companies and partners that we work on behalf of,” said IWCN business manager Michiel Kastelein.