ESS Welcome Letter and Useful Information on ESS Website
Upon arrival you will receive an e-mail Welcome Letter with useful information for your first time in Sweden/Denmark. The e-mail will include important tips, links and attachments for you and your family. The same information and much more can be found on the Family Support page.
ESS Welcome Fika with Lund International Citizen Hub (LICH)
The Human Resources Division, together with Lund International Citizen Hub (LICH), organize a Welcome Fika where all accompanying families and partners are welcome. The Swedish word 'fika' (fee-kah) refers to the popular, traditional activity of having a cup of coffee or tea with friends, accompanied by something sweet to eat (read more here). The fikas usually take place at LICH - see information below.
Dates for coming events:
February 9, 10.30-12.00 - ESS/LICH Welcome Fika at Lund International Citizen Hub, Ekska huset, St Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund (http://www.internationalcitizenhub.com/) and lunch together afterwards on the town for those who have the time. Please sign up at the event on our ESS Family Forum Facebook page or send an e-mail to agneta.carlekrantz [at] esss.se.
April 6, 10.30-12.00 - ESS/LICH Welcome Fika at Lund International Citizen Hub, Ekska huset, St Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund (http://www.internationalcitizenhub.com/) and lunch together afterwards on the town for those who have the time. Please sign up at the event on our ESS Family Forum Facebook page or send an e-mail to agneta.carlekrantz [at] esss.se.
ESS Midsummer Fika - preliminary date June 15 from 15.00 when we dress the maypole together - more information to come soon!
Invitations to our events are sent out on a regular basis on our ESS Family Forum Facebook page (see information further down, please sign up there).
Other Social Activities at ESS
ESS families are very welcome guests at our ESS After Work events and other celebrations, e.g. Midsummer Fika, Oktoberfest, Halloween and Christmas/Lucia. To keep up to date with these events, please join our closed ESS Facebook page.
ESS Family Forum Groups on Facebook
To support communication we use Facebook. Please join our Family Forum Facebook page to find information posted by us and by other families, and be active yourself too! Today we have three groups, the two others being the ESS Out to Lunch group and the ESS Partners’ Job Seeking group. More information on this group can be found on the Working in Sweden page. More Facebook groups are in the works, and you are more than welcome to suggest groups according to your interest!
ESS Spouses LinkedIn Page
When looking for employment, LinkedIn is an important site to be registered on. LinkedIn helps you by boosting visibility and allows you to creatively market yourself. The site also gives you daily tips about interesting job opportunities in your area and allows you to connect to all your business contacts, friends and acquaintances. Update your status and let everyone know that you are available for new challenges, or send individual e-mails to people in your network and let them know you would be interested in hearing more about any opportunities that might arise. You can also ask for references on LinkedIn.
Please register, and then join the ESS spouses’ LinkedIn page.
More tips concerning employment can be found on our Working in Sweden page.
ESS Family Forum
The ESS Family Forum helps the families of ESS employees keep on top of what is happening at ESS and in the area, as well as establish a local network of friends and colleagues. We also give support to those who are interested in employment.