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THE DANISH PENSION SYSTEM

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WHAT POSITIVE LESSONS CAN WE LEARN FROM 2020'S NEW NORMAL AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS TERRORISM WAS ON THE RISE AGAIN, COVID-19 IS BACK WITH A FEVERISH 2ND WAVE, AND THE #METOO MOVEMENT IS BACK IN THE MEDIA WITH NEW CASES. SO, HOW DO WE COPE WITH 2020'S NEW NORMAL?

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WHEN OUR HEALTH and sources of income

are at threat, stress and anxiety can feel like the new normal. We wake up to an endless battle every day—a struggle to stay safe from the highly contagious Covid-19, and finding the right strategies to keep our businesses and jobs afloat. It's almost impossible not to focus on the uncertain future, and that's left many of us scared, frustrated, and feeling anxious. Though it might appear impossible to shake off stress and anxiety at the moment, the human mind can learn the resilience needed to soldier through this stressful period. The reason is life as we know it has changed, so the stress-coping strategies that worked before coronavirus might now be obsolete.

CHANGE IS NOT ALL BAD Grocery shopping has turned into a challenging, stressful experience. Accept that grocery shopping is no longer the ordinary errand you used to run by yourself after work. Instead, embrace online grocery shopping. Take time out from your workday or after your workday and shop online. It's important to understand that we're all dealing with these changes together. No one has any tried-and-approved techniques of coping with the change, so you shouldn't carry the burden on your own. Join different communities online and try to figure out solutions together – The International has a great community online.

EXERCISE – YES, YOU! I know, you've heard it all before, but ex-

Maybe it's time to find a new normal - TRISH DOLLER -

plants, for example, to make your living spaces livelier. Focus on the care of your pets and loved ones now that you have the time. You'll also reduce your stress levels by trying to stick to your routine as much as possible. Try not to eat in bed, instead, eat at the kitchen table or the dining area as you do on regular days, instead of working from the sofa while wearing pj's, work at your desk or home office and be sure to wear pants (believe me it's a thing on zoom calls).

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FINDS HIS NEST IN DENMARK MAKING PIES

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AFTER SPENDING YEARS WORKING AT ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SHIPPING COMPANIES, STU THRUSH DITCHED THE SUIT AND TIE FOR AN APRON, AND HEADED FROM THE OFFICE TO THE KITCHEN IN PURSUIT OF HIS DREAMS. PHOTOGRAPHS CÉLINE MARTIN-PEDERSEN

bunch of cooking YouTube clips, and got down and dirty in the kitchen making samples,” said Thrush. Firstly, his only experience with pies beforehand had been just from looking over his

inent shipping company. Calling New Zealand home for most of his life, living in four of its largest cities, travel-

mother’s shoulder in the kitchen, or working at a gas station that sold pies as a college student. So, Thrush took it upon himself to persevere with the kiwi ‘know-how can-do’

ling the country top to bottom more times than he could count, and having also studied there, made Thrush ready to launch himself into what the rest of the world had to offer.

attitude, and educate himself in the world of pies in a country where pies are almost non-existent.

Thrush began hopping around the world after nabbing a position on a travelling project team with Mærsk, just after five years working at their New Zealand office. Sprawl-

“The guys at the pub were my guinea pigs, and after some solid positive feedback I decided the pie concept could work,” he added. Not only the pub guys, but friends and

ing himself across 15 countries, teaching newfound approaches to local Mærsk teams, the Kiwi found his home in Denmark soon enough.

family back home in New Zealand also had his back while he entered uncharted waters in the pastry industry.

“A fantastic opportunity and one which eventually led to a move to head office in Co-

AVOID TOO MUCH MEDIA Switch off your TV and stop over-researching things online. Scary statistics and daily updates aren't necessary, especially if you struggle with anxiety. If you must research, ensure that you get all your information only from credible organisations. Do something other than staring at a screen. Take this period to declutter your home and your life. Attend to your indoor

To any international finding their footing in Denmark, support from friends and fam-

penhagen. Five more great years here saw me start to call Denmark my new home,” said Thrush. “But, unfortunately, things were stagnant in my role at Mærsk, and I thought

ily back home can be reassuring and indispensable. For Thrush, growing up on small farms known as ‘lifestyle blocks’ surrounded by sheep, chickens and cows was a way of

that since I wasn’t getting any younger, now was as good a time as any to try my hand at my own business.”

life growing up, finding friends from living all over the country in both the North and South Island, getting a taste of both city and country life.

For someone that had been involved in the corporate world for quite some time, it would have been anyone’s guess that Thrush would do something related to the work

“To be honest, the positivity from friends and family (whether they believed in the concept or not) was invaluable during the first years. Friends popping in to see how

he had been surrounding himself with for the last two decades. Instead, surprisingly, he went the culinary route, asking himself what was Denmark missing from its palate?

things were going, opening up opportunities or just joking that I would one day take over Denmark with pies. This created such an immensely positive mindset that proved

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amazing to my personal morale. They probably don’t know it, but it all added up, and I’m very grateful.”

“I realised that there wasn’t really that grab and go meal option and thought to myself why on earth the pie could be so successful down under (New Zealand) and yet non-existent here in Europe. So without further ado, I googled how to make pies, watched a

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Thrush’s dreams turned into reality, with his pie shop and cafe Wild Kiwi Pies standing

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My top picks for November Page 3 The feel-good stories of Denmark.

LOOK TO A POSITIVE FUTURE ercising will help keep you away from the stressful news headlines and help you stick to a healthy work-from-home routine. Working out daily helps maintain a sense of normalcy to your schedule at a time when everything feels uncertain. At a scientific level, exercise has proven to facilitate the release of endorphins in the human brain. Endorphins are linked to increasing a person's sense of well-being, boosting mood and neutralising stress hormones.

TEXT JAKOB WEIZMAN

FROM THE OTHER side of the globe in the southern hemisphere, Stu Thrush navigated his way over to Denmark around eleven years ago while working for one of the country’s largest and oldest corporations, AP Møller-Mærsk, known around the world as a prom-

A couple of things are certain: Covid-19, terrorism and sexual discrimination will not go away overnight. No one knows what our future holds. Project your mind to the future—a future where you will party, travel, work, make a better life for yourself. Learn a language (Danish or something new) or learn a new skill, take an online course. Make a note of all things you want to do in your life, not all the things you can't do right now. Don't let this seeming isolation dim your spirits. Don't allow information overload to trouble your mind. Fight against the spiralling negative thoughts that 2020 uncertainty has precipitated. In doing so, you'll find yourself feeling much calmer and less stressed.

Pages 4-10 Events in November around Denmark.

Page 11 Lolland set to open Denmark's first public international school.

Pages 12-15 Stu Thrush finds his nest in Denmark making pies.

Page 23 Nothing says "autumn" like apples and cinnamon cupcakes.

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THE FEEL-GOOD STORIES OF DENMARK IRFAN AND DON

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Elsk Aalborg International is a project carried out by the local organisation in Aalborg, providing internationals with a place to belong and learn Danish free of charge. The programme seeks out to create a bridge between Danes and foreigners alike, promoting kindness and helpfulness. On Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, internationals residing in Aalborg meet together at Elsk's community centre during the afternoon to learn more about Danish culture, take language lessons taught by Danes and join in a fun activity afterwards where everyone gets to know one another. "We invite everyone to join our free Danish classes because it's important if you want to connect with Danes, but more importantly we invite people to belong in the group, have a role and be a part of something bigger," said Hanna Pedersen, who leads the project. "We have fun with different activities, cook and eat together, play games and help each other with applying for jobs, understanding the Danish system, fixing a bike and more."

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Social Brew has a dedicated and passionate team who continue to deliver their speciality coffee to restaurants, coffee shops and offices throughout Denmark and thus supporting micro farmers around the world who are suffering from the pandemic too. Social Brew is a local coffee roaster offering ethically grown coffee from small farmers around the world. Founders, Irfan Asghar and Don Mousavi share a common vision: “Specialty coffee should not be expensive, it should be affordable and for everyone”. They not only supply certified speciality coffee but also serve great tasting cups without a hefty price tag in the heart of Copenhagen. With all regulations and limitations that the pandemic is placing on all enterprises, the collaborative partnerships to support and help each other was never more critical. Co-founder, Don Mousavi, explains to The International: “It started in

February when we got hit, and we did not even have enough money to buy milk for our coffee shop, but we had coffee beans.”

“It is not only us in this mess, and what we have in our hands and capacity is at least to give out some coffee beans.” Social Brew wanted to help their community, and during the second wave, they continue giving complimentary coffee beans to fellow coffee shops that are suffering from consequences of the COVID-19. Despite its own challenges, Social Brew takes one step further and sets an example for solidarity and cooperation amongst small businesses. As Co-founder says: “This is our natural responsibility to give a hand to each other in time of crisis.” THE-INTL For more info: socialbrew.dk / https://www.facebook.com/socialbrew.cph

“It was comforting to know that I wasn't the only one struggling to fit in.”

versity advice is one of the most rewarding roles I have encountered as an Educational Consultant and learning about the Nordic Study Abroad Community (NSAC) has inspired me to spread the word.

“The NSAC Conference is the best channel to get in touch with serious, determined and curious Scandinavian students.” - Bocconi University, Italy, Veronica Sullo Receiving university guidance is a foreign concept for many students in Denmark, but NSAC is an invaluable resource to start the process. Scandinavians can join this nonprofit, international student organisation that raises awareness of Higher Education opportunities for students globally.

THE NEXT GENERATION OF STUDENTS What is more inspiring than observing young, ambitious students motivate their peers about unique academic pathways? Supporting students with personalised career and uni-

JAKOB WEIZMAN

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the NSAC Conference, an informative event led by two ambitious members, President Natasha Peters and Vice-President Maiken Vindmar. With two hundred participants, fourteen international universities and five Nordic organisations, NSAC’s first virtual

JAKOB WEIZMAN is Danish-Colombian. As an international journalist he's covered political and cultural topics in Kosovo, Colombia and Austria. He currently resides in Aalborg, and is achieving his Master's degree. Jakob likes to read, exercise, and listen to classic rock..

NSAC

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This enterprising coffee shop is living up to its mission, even during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping internationals feel at home

conference was a tremendous success. Co-founder, Nicholas Bendt, highlighted the fundamental principles embedded in the NSAC approach, encouraging like-minded students to expand their horizons and explore global opportunities. Valuable insights were shared by NSAC volunteers regarding university life, financing, preparing to go abroad and applying for international degrees. Nordic Study Abroad Community is making a difference for aspiring Nordic millennials - a commendable pay it forward initiative led by highly ambitious students. Looking for inspiration? THE-INTL Learn more about NSAC: https://nordic-sac.org/

MARTINA POPADAKOVA is Slovak by blood and a Global Citizen by heart. She completed an MSc in International Security & Law at the University of Southern Denmark in 2018. Over the last 2 years, Martina has worked as a facilitator and project coordinator in various NGOs.

For internationals living in Aalborg, Elsk has genuinely helped them socialise and immerse themselves in Danish society, making friends and learning more about other cultures. Rebecca Acevedo moved to Denmark from Arizona a year ago to live with her Danish boyfriend, and believes that Elsk helped her manage through 'relocation depression,' meaning being in a new place, surrounded by an unfamiliar language. "Denmark is totally opposite compared to the Arizona Desert. So, it allowed me to meet Danish locals and other expats, hear different stories and form bonds," said Acevedo. "It was comforting to know that I wasn't the only one struggling to fit in, and it was even more comforting to know I could be welcomed so eagerly into Elsk with no questions asked." Pedersen believes Elsk Aalborg undertakes itself as a runway for internationals to land in Aalborg where they can take off into Danish life with essential knowledge and meaningful experiences. "When people feel safe and have a place to belong, they can easily contribute to the bigger and better community in Aalborg," added Pedersen. THE-INTL

SKYLER BENTLEY HALL is Canadian, and has worked in the education sector for three decades and supports students with their educational journey. As the Founder of Bentley Hall Educational Consulting, she advises on career and university options globally.

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As Corona is set to stay with us well into the winter months, The International will keep you updated as much as possible through our social media and website. We always encourage you to follow the government's guidelines and stay safe. For up to date information on these guidelines and latest news follow: www.coronasmitte.dk

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AMBER SAFARI WITH A GUARANTEE!

BUNKER TREASURE HUNT THE LOOP

Join us on an amber safari and learn where, when, and how you can find amber. Yearly we arrange guided amber safaris at the beach where you get and "education" in amber hunting. We have an amber guarantee. If you do not find anything at the beach, you get a chance to see some pieces under natural conditions to take home with you. Duration: 1½-2 hours. Clothing: Remember clothes to suit the weather and footwear suitable for a walk along the beach. Meeting point: The reception at JyllandsAkvariet. Dogs: Dogs are welcome. Price: 60 DKK / Adult, 40 DKK / Child Entrance fee: 99 DKK

A clue is already in the hands of the expedition leader.! But since the area is too big and dangerous to search on his own, he needs your help! Are you ready for a breathtaking outdoor experience? Then remember to hold your parent's hand tightly, it might be too scary for them to handle! During the treasure hunt, we learn how to use exciting and different tools and equipment. For instance, the GPS to find secret positions based on actual coordinates that lead us to the hidden treasure. Included: - 3 hours of treasure hunting - Cultural-historical knowledge - Learn how to use a GPS - Learn how to use knots and ropes Entrance fee: 195 DKK

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MEDIEVAL CASTLE TOUR

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Medieval castle Kalø - Guided tour with storytelling! Kalø is a real medieval castle, founded in 1313. The tour takes you to Castle Kalø, where we look at the dam, the castle's decor and functions. Great stories are shared by your guide during the tour, something to wet everyones imagination. From the history of the castle all the way through to who they imprisoned! The trip is approximately 3 km. Price: DKK 125 / Adults DKK 70 / Children up to 15 years

This year's family performance from Folketeatret, Adventures in Sherwood is a lively and humorous version of the well-known story about Robin Hood and his gang. There is adventure, romance, fights and an honest resentment over social inequality at play in this production. The many characters include: The not-so-pious Brother Tuck, the strong Little John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, who never succeeds in capturing Robin, the greedy Prince John, King Richard and not least Lady Marian, whose heart Robin wins in an archery competition.

Join museum educator Lindsay Bowyer for MOCA Kids Art Lab. This is an online workshop for artists ages 5 to 12. The people at MOCA recognise your child's need for arts education during this time, so we're offering these live lessons on the second Saturday of each month starting in October! To kick off the series, museum educator Lindsay Bowyer will lead an art activity inspired by Lorrie Fredette, an artist whose work is pictured above and was recently displayed at MOCA in our Recent Acquisitions exhibition.

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Experience the team spirit of the MegaSUP in rushing waves along the coast of Løkken. With our experienced instructors, you'll be introduced to the MegaSUP and how to handle it on land and water. We adapt to the water due to weather as well as the group's level of experience. We take a trip beyond the frothy waves of the surf as if we were on a rafting trip in Austria. The MegaSUP is for trips of groups and families looking for action and adventure experiences on the water. Megasurfing with one of our instructors makes the experience safe and successful. Entrance fee: 350 DKK What does this include: - MegaSUP - Life jacket - Paddle - Helmet - Instructor - Wet suit (remember to choose your size when you order your ticket).

Are you crazy about orcs and elves? Do you wish your father was a Greek god? Or do you dream of going to wizard school? Maybe you just enjoy fantasy books as we do? We are repeating last seasons popular workshop. In every workshop, we have to make something fun and creatively inspired by different fantasy universes. Can you play Quidditch in real life? Of course, you can! But to play Quidditch, you need a broom for flight, so we begin the workshop by making our cool brooms. Do you need the best broom on the market, like the Nimbus 2000? Or the fastest that Prestissimo, the national team uses? Or the Robuster, the broom for the whole family with a built-in burglar alarm? We are competing with two teams to win the honour and the team name written on the fantasy trophy. Participants must have a ticket. Age: From 10 years. Entrance fee: Free tickets

THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BECOME AN ELF Fun theatre entertainment for children. It's Christmas Eve, and Aksel's greatest Christmas wish is to become a real, real elf. His mother and father think it's a ridiculous idea, as they don't believe in things such as elves. But up in the attic, Aksel meets the lively female elf, Annie, who reluctantly agrees to help him become an elf. Annie makes Aksel promise in return not to reveal her identity to the other humans. In the world of elves, they must remain secret to humans. In the middle of Christmas activities, Annie tries to train Aksel through singing, play and teasing, but is that enough for him to become a real, real elf? Will Alsel's mom and dad ever believe in him? Age group: 3-10 years. Duration: 45 min without a break. Entrance fee: Various

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MATERNITY CAFÉ

POP-UP READING CLUB FOR TWEENS

MUSEUM TOUR

First aid for babies and young children age 0-2 years Trained first aid instructor and volunteer, Jette Panduro will discuss general first aid for children in this age group 0-2. As parents, you often worry about all the things that can go wrong with newborn babies and toddlers who have just learned to crawl or walk and want to explore the world. Fortunately, you can do a lot to avoid accidents and help them if something goes wrong. Jette will discuss the prevention of the following: - Minor injuries - Loss of consciousness - Breathing problems - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Seizures - And other critical life-saving advice

Are you between 10 and 13 years old and love to read? Then you can participate in Randers Library's new popup reading club for tweens. Application is necessary. We meet at Randers Library on Saturday in the Blue Box, where we have fun and talk about books etc. and finish with a little something to eat. It is free, but registration is required at www.randersbib.dk Registration ends 8 November.

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There will be plenty of time for questions from parents. Remember: Only one adult per child The maternity café is Solrød Library and Kulturhus' section for new parents. Here we offer fun activities and exciting lectures for parents with babies. There is a room to meet other parents and get inspiration and helpful advice. Infants and toddlers are very welcome in the maternity café, and there is also a room to breastfeed, play, and change nappies. Entrance fee: 50 DKK

Join the Museum Skagen tour as they travel back in time to life in Skagen 200 years ago, where fishing and rescue operations were part of everyday life. We explore life during those times of large families who lived close together in small black-tarred wooden houses with thatched roofs. The tour visits the museum's various areas: - Poor and rich fisherman's homes - Rescue station, where you can get close to an original lifeboat - The memorial hall, with photographs of brave rescuers. Entrance fee: 75 DKK

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HELP SOLVE THE UN'S WORLD GOALS

SEX EDUCATION THROUGH TIME

THE BATTLE FOR POWER BATTLE OF GRATHE HEATH

Ask yourself these questions: What can I do about the climate crisis? How can I stop world hunger? How can I help ensure clean drinking water? How can I work towards gender equality? In this educational programme, students study cases based on UN World Goals and propose solutions based on hands-on work. It will be educational, challenging and fun. The day ends with a presentation of the different prototypes

What do you remember from your sex education? And what should today's children and young people have in mind when it comes to gender, body and sexuality? Should schools inform students about the mysteries of sex? If so, which topics should we talk about? This issue has been at the forefront of debates since the beginning of the 20th century. In the exhibition "Sex education through time" you can explore the content and methods of sex education over the past 200 years. At the Women's Museum, what should today's children and young people know when it comes to gender, body and sexuality?

Experience the bloody story of assassinations, insidious plans, bloodshed and high-stakes foreign policy when one of the bloodiest chapters of the Danish Middle Ages is shared. Betrayal, fraud and cunning are the order of the day. We tell the story of the struggle for power in the 12th century, where three kings fight against each other on battlefields and the courts of the German emperor. Two of the battles take place just outside Thorning. The decisive action is the battle of Grathe Hede, where King Svend loses to King Valdemar.

The focus will be on: - Turning an idea into an action - Using creative tools to solve specific challenges - Conducting interviews - Create physical representations of your idea

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CHRISTMAS ON THE GRILL

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AMBER WORKSHOP

Learn mouth-watering Christmas recipes to cook on the grill, with the most popular Grill Academy course of all time! Learn how to cook Christmas food on the grill for precision, so you can serve the most delicious pork roast and duck roast for the whole family. In the course, you will learn all about lighting, grilling methods and temperature control, so you know exactly how to handle cooking when Christmas Eve begins. While the roasts are grilling under the lid, we learn how to grill delicious accessories and snacks for Christmas dinner.

The story of Romeo and Juliet is, without a doubt, one of Shakespeare's most famous works. Now you can experience the Portuguese Quorum Ballet perform their version of the tragic story, which has been modernised to reflect our current society. Inspired by the original narrative, to which one can still relate to today. This is probably because love in its purest form as unconditional, transparent and redemptive continues to be the centre of research, wonder and restlessness.

Make your jewellery with 30 to 50 million-year-old gemstones from the North Sea. In this creative workshop, you can get help from our experienced "mermaids" to tie and compose a necklace, an armband, or maybe a pair of cool earrings. Choose a piece of amber, polish until you get the look you desire, and finally make it into a piece of jewellery you are proud of. We have many different materials at your disposal, and you just have to choose and buy the ones you want to use. Entrance fee: Material

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Do you draw or paint with watercolour, oil or acrylic? Then you have the opportunity to create with your pencil or brush in the company of others. In the painting workshop, everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are a beginner or a well-established artist. There is room for everyone and the opportunity to get inspiration and share your hobby with others. Bring paper, paint and brushes, and the library will provide books for inspiration. Free admission

Magical Christmas show for both children and adults alike. A mythical and magical Christmas adventure begins when two sisters have to leave to find help for their mother. In a world, where it is as white as angel wings, but also dark as the black night. An enchantingly fine tale unfolds about life being bigger than just you and me. The Angels in the Snow is a wonderfully beautiful and touching Christmas adventure not to be missed. Age group: From 5 years Duration: 45 min without any breaks.

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LOLLAND SET TO OPEN DENMARK'S FIRST PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Having quite a few private schools around the country established for internationals, Denmark is now making history with its first-ever international school open to all, free of charge.

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LOCATED IN ONE of the southernmost points of Denmark, Lolland is ready to put its name on the map with the opening of the new school and the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel which will connect Sealand with Germany. The International spoke with Espen Fossar Andersen, who is at the head of the education sector for the Lolland Municipality, to learn more about the new school. For decades, Lolland has been somewhat secluded from the rest of Denmark, at the very bottom of Sealand being an hour and a half drive from Copenhagen. Now, all that will change due to the construction of the world's longest road and rail tunnel between Lolland and Fehmarn, Germany which is right across the Fehmarn Belt, 18 kilometres away. "The tunnel changes the geography of Lolland, where we are no longer isolated, but rather a central hub between Hamburg and Copenhagen," said Andersen. "Lolland is going through a transformation," he added. Due to the construction of the tunnel, thousands of workers will be moving and living in the area. This calls for the need for a school to be established in the area. Andersen points out that the school will also be beneficial for both locals and internationals alike. "By creating international public schools in Denmark, both international and Danish families are given a wider array of school choice," said Andersen. "Not all international families have the means to afford private international schools, but they still need programmes that have a focus on English and cultivating a global perspective."

GEARING UP FOR NEXT YEAR The school plans to open its doors for the 2021-22 school year and has already kickstarted the process. Lolland Municipality has put out the call to those in the education sector to apply and join the exciting project. Countless hours of planning and execution fall into the creation of a school, including securing legal permissions, becoming certified by an international body, recruitment, marketing, finding the right premises, and stakeholder engagement. Fortunately, Andersen is confident the municipality is on the right track. "With regards to obstacles, we are currently exactly where we want to be, so far, so good! The school has already begun the recruitment process of the new school head and a project consultant," revealed Andersen.

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Once these two positions are filled, Lolland will go ahead and begin searching for teachers who enable the school's pioneering spirit and are ready to make history in Denmark's education system. The curriculum set to be in place for the students will be bilingual, both English and Danish through both the Danish national curriculum and the Cambridge Assessment International Educational Programme. Andersen firmly believes that this school is the start of something immense and wonderful that will make a lasting impact on the area for the future, offering an exceptional education for families looking to move to this area. Lolland's focus on internationalisation will serve as a buffer for internationals moving there. "Lolland is a beautiful area, full of nature and space. If you are a lover of the outdoors, seek affordable living and want to be part of a community that is going through a major transformation, then it's a wonderful place to raise a family," concluded Andersen. THE-INTL

"BY CREATING INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN DENMARK, BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND DANISH FAMILIES ARE GIVEN A WIDER ARRAY OF SCHOOL CHOICE." - ESPEN FOSAR ANDERSEN, LOLLAND MUNICIPALITY

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FINDS HIS NEST IN DENMARK MAKING PIES

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AFTER SPENDING YEARS WORKING AT ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SHIPPING COMPANIES, STU THRUSH DITCHED THE SUIT AND TIE FOR AN APRON, AND HEADED FROM THE OFFICE TO THE KITCHEN IN PURSUIT OF HIS DREAMS. PHOTOGRAPHS CÉLINE MARTIN-PEDERSEN

FROM THE OTHER side of the globe in the southern hemisphere, Stu Thrush navigated his way over to Denmark around eleven years ago while working for one of the country’s largest and oldest corporations, AP Møller-Mærsk, known around the world as a prominent shipping company. Calling New Zealand home for most of his life, living in four of its largest cities, travelling the country top to bottom more times than he could count, and having also studied there, made Thrush ready to launch himself into what the rest of the world had to offer. Thrush began hopping around the world after nabbing a position on a travelling project team with Mærsk, just after five years working at their New Zealand office. Sprawling himself across 15 countries, teaching newfound approaches to local Mærsk teams, the Kiwi found his home in Denmark soon enough. “A fantastic opportunity and one which eventually led to a move to head office in Copenhagen. Five more great years here saw me start to call Denmark my new home,” said Thrush. “But, unfortunately, things were stagnant in my role at Mærsk, and I thought that since I wasn’t getting any younger, now was as good a time as any to try my hand at my own business.” For someone that had been involved in the corporate world for quite some time, it would have been anyone’s guess that Thrush would do something related to the work he had been surrounding himself with for the last two decades. Instead, surprisingly, he went the culinary route, asking himself what was Denmark missing from its palate?

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS “I realised that there wasn’t really that grab and go meal option and thought to myself why on earth the pie could be so successful down under (New Zealand) and yet non-existent here in Europe. So without further ado, I googled how to make pies, watched a

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bunch of cooking YouTube clips, and got down and dirty in the kitchen making samples,” said Thrush. Firstly, his only experience with pies beforehand had been just from looking over his mother’s shoulder in the kitchen, or working at a gas station that sold pies as a college student. So, Thrush took it upon himself to persevere with the kiwi ‘know-how can-do’ attitude, and educate himself in the world of pies in a country where pies are almost non-existent. “The guys at the pub were my guinea pigs, and after some solid positive feedback I decided the pie concept could work,” he added. Not only the pub guys, but friends and family back home in New Zealand also had his back while he entered uncharted waters in the pastry industry. To any international finding their footing in Denmark, support from friends and family back home can be reassuring and indispensable. For Thrush, growing up on small farms known as ‘lifestyle blocks’ surrounded by sheep, chickens and cows was a way of life growing up, finding friends from living all over the country in both the North and South Island, getting a taste of both city and country life. “To be honest, the positivity from friends and family (whether they believed in the concept or not) was invaluable during the first years. Friends popping in to see how things were going, opening up opportunities or just joking that I would one day take over Denmark with pies. This created such an immensely positive mindset that proved amazing to my personal morale. They probably don’t know it, but it all added up, and I’m very grateful.”

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before can be quite the challenge, but for Thrush, the qualities that Denmark offers make the ship sail smoothly. Shifting your eyes towards the things on the small-scale can really improve an international’s experience here in Denmark, according to Thrush. The growing international community and the prevalence of the English language in the country definitely made the road more manageable, but it’s the mindset above all that helps foreigners settle in. “I had to accept that this was the new me, my new life and success wasn’t going to happen without a lot of hard work; it was going to take small steps. It’s funny, but once I accepted that this was a long term project, it became much easier to handle. I didn’t put myself under as much pressure for instant success and instead focused on the small things that would eventually lead to future prosperity,” assured Thrush. On the more humorous side, Thrush believes there wasn’t much of a culture shock moving to Denmark and transitioning from the down under lifestyle to Scandinavian contemporary. “It’s a bit odd, but when I think about it, a lot of what you would consider culture shock no longer exists here. Not because I have been here long enough, but it literally doesn’t exist – free Sunday S-tog, shops closed on Sundays, people stopping for the red man at a crossing, or the myth that Danes have great work-life balance and no one is stressed,” said Thrush.

“THE BEAUTY WITH PIES IS THAT USUALLY THERE’S A TASTE FOR EVERYONE.” tall in Valby, located in the southwestern part of Copenhagen. Offering different types of pies, for example, the ‘Farmer,’ filled with beef steak, red pepper and caramelised onion or the ‘Waikikamukau’ containing minced beef and cheese, there’s a wide variety of bites to nibble on, including vegetarian options as well! Of course, not all pies are Kiwi-influenced, as the down under shop also provides sweet pies such as apple and cinnamon and the tasty rhubarb. If you’re craving a hearty meal, there’s room for everyone’s appetite in their wide brunch menu. Thrush believes that the Danish love of pastry, combined with the typical Northern European meals centred around meat, would one day allow Danes to see the beauty of those two meshed together into a tasty pie. Today and beyond, that continues to become a reality for him and Wild Kiwi Pies. Thrush attributes the success of the pies to two main reasons, consistent quality and rejecting the satisfaction from the status quo. He believes that a pie is never perfect, and there can always be improvements to the process. This is how things become more efficient, and helps Thrush and his employees continue to strive for greatness. “We had people come into the café during our first few weeks of opening and tell me this would never work, it was too simple, too one-dimensional. Those comments only made us work harder. I wasn’t about to start something I didn’t believe could succeed, and I wasn’t about to let some random dude with no idea tell me it wasn’t going to work either,” revealed Thrush. Despite obstacles, Copenhagen’s diverse culinary life welcomed a little slice of New Zealand, in which Thrush, in fact, has a specific favourite from his homeland. “Personally I love the butter chicken which, believe it or not, is a very traditional New Zealand pie flavour. Of course, the old school kiwi classics are mince and cheese or steak and cheese, pretty much anything with cheese really – that’s what sets the kiwi pie apart from other pie nations,” said Thrush.

Having lived in Denmark for eleven years, he has geared himself up to obtain his Danish passport and fallen head over heels for the land of hygge and legos, and indeed loves the Scandinavian wonderland. “I’m sure my parents back home would hate to read this, but Denmark’s my new home. There’s so much to love about this place and hopefully once I get that language down, I’ll be allowed to get that beautiful Danish citizenship too,” said Thrush. Finding yourself in a foreign land, starting a business unheard of

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When the pandemic began, it became a problem for countless local businesses in the Copenhagen metropolitan area, including Wild Kiwi Pies, questioning whether or not it would survive. “In the early days, the COVID-19 crisis hit us like a ton of bricks. It was a bit of a shock, but I feel the hardest part was the uncertainty about what to do. Could we stay open? Should we stay open? If we closed was that it for the business?” said Thrush. Yet, as mentioned before, the Kiwi ‘know-how can do’ attitude managed to pull Thrush through with creativity and adapting to the conditions that the pandemic had set forth for the business. During March and April, the shop closed its doors for walk-in customers and moved everything online delivery style, in the course of one night. Thankfully, the business prevailed and began expanding their delivery zones to other parts of Copenhagen, and even different areas of Sealand like Roskilde and Helsingør. Thrush pointed out that he was lucky to have such a flexible product that could be delivered to people’s doorsteps, frozen pies that were ready to heat and eat paved the way for a successful solution amidst a time of crisis. Also, there were no layoffs to any employees due to the assistance given by the Danish government, which covered 90% of employee wages during the beginning of the lockdown. Even though it was only Stu and another fellow employee working deliver-

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“BURNING INSIDE OF ANY INTERNATIONAL LIVING IN DENMARK, IS THE DREAM THAT KEEPS THEM GOING AND USING THE BEST OF WHAT DENMARK HAS TO OFFER.” ies while the shop was closed, the newly changed business model was adaptable to continuing the success of Wild Kiwi Pies. It was also the location of the pie shop that lent a helping hand during the pandemic earlier this year. Thrush explained that restaurants and bakeries that were located in the city centre were struggling more than those located further outside of Copenhagen, such as Valby because less and less people were coming into the city centre, instead preferring to work from home where possible. “People would always come in after we re-opened our cafe and shop asking how we were doing during the tough times, and honestly I’d tell them we were doing pretty well,” said Thrush. “We’re all part of one big community here that likes pies.”

ONWARDS TO THE FUTURE Burning inside of any international living in Denmark, is the dream that keeps them going and using the best of what Denmark has to offer. Thrush continues to do this day in and day out. “Part of my ‘step out’ philosophy is about having dreams, not plans, so I don’t look too far ahead when it comes to life choices. I want to do more of what makes me happy,” said Thrush. “There’s a lot to see and do here in Europe, and Copenhagen is one of the top places to base yourself to realise that dream.” Thrush mentions how each and every time a friend or family from back in New Zealand comes out to visit, they always reflect on their time there telling him “I can see why you stayed Stu.” This Kiwi has indeed found his nest here, residing comfortably in the capital city with his long-term Danish partner Mia and a few pet guinea pigs, loving life. Leaving a comfortable paying job to make pies is quite the odd story, but the success continues to grow for Thrush and Wild Kiwi, serving as an inspiration for both internationals and Danes alike that it’s never too late to dream big and chase after it. “I get the question a lot from people asking why I left New Zealand, and my answer is always well I’ve seen what there is to see and there’s a whole world out there yet to explore. New cultures, people, stories to be heard and sights to be seen,” added Thrush. THE-INTL

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THIS IS MY thirty-fourth article for The International. I’ve written about many different topics like relocation, settling in, entrepreneurship and other issues surrounding expat life in Denmark. When I write these articles, I’m writing about my life, sharing my experiences and my up’s and down’s as an expat living in Denmark. Hopefully, at the same time, I’m providing other expats with guidance, sound advice and plenty of inspiration. This month I’ve decided to write about my own personal “Why”. Why I chose to do what I do. There are many reasons why expats become entrepreneurs: personal satisfaction, creative independence or financial autonomy. My “Why” is actually what got me started as an entrepreneur in the first place.

IN THE BEGINNING My goal when I started Homestead was to disrupt the relocation industry. I saw that companies hiring internationals and moving them around the world for work were focusing on the wrong aspects of their relocation. They focused on the practical side, not the human side, which in my experience is the key to a successful relocation. I know that by ensuring a smooth transition and providing a softer landing in their new country is what these internationals need. Why don’t companies see this? When over 50% of these international hires leave Denmark again because they don’t feel settled, made me ask Why, why don’t companies focus on the “holistic” side of relocation. A typical relocation package consists of immigration, taxes and housing. Who can’t buy their own airline tickets or submit their own immigration applications? Why are companies only focusing on the practical side of relocation? When I moved here thirteen years ago, I did my own immigration and arranged my own move of goods. It’s not rocket science. What I really needed when I arrived was a crash course of Danish daily life, work-life and real life. I needed a helping hand to show me the way. Having personally been in the expat’s shoes and also worked in every aspect of relocation, I concluded that I knew I could do it better. By combining my personal experiences of being an expat in Denmark and more importantly the fact that I’ve worked in Global Mobility for over ten years and relocated over 2000 people in and out of Denmark, has made me what you could call an expert expat. Which is why I started Homestead. I saw a gap in the global mobility industry which needed filling. This is my “Why”.

PASSION DRIVES ME I’ve been told many times that people love my passion. They can see that I burn for what I do, and that makes them want to work with me. Having a passion for doing what you love is what draws the right people to want to learn from or work with us.

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It is what makes us "HAVING A PASSION FOR DOlikeable, relatable, and attractive. I ING WHAT YOU LOVE IS WHAT decided to turn my DRAWS THE RIGHT PEOPLE passion for helping TO WANT TO LEARN FROM people into a business, and I creatOR WORK WITH US." ed a company that rang true to the problems that I personally experienced and the solutions that I personally believe internationals moving to Denmark need.  Passion  Passion  Passion  Passion  Passion  Passion

inspires the vision for our business. sets us apart from our competitors. helps us build an authentic brand. helps us establish our core values. gives us the motivation and confidence. helps us network with the right people.

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LAURA WINTEMUTE OWNER, HOMESTEAD Laura is Canadian. After years of living abroad and travelling the world, she moved to Denmark in 2007 and started her new life as an expat living in Denmark. Laura’s experience working in the Danish relocation industry, encapsulating both her experience as an expat and her desire for helping people, which is WHY she started Homestead. Homestead offers Settling in Services and Workshops focusing on the day to day challenges of expats, as well as the cultural differences in both their work and daily life. “In House” consultations for International employees are also one of Homestead’s specialties. Customized, personal consultations focusing on the individual employee. Homestead. We Are Your Settling in Experts. www.homesteaddenmark.com


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DISCOVER DENMARK’S IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF ART MY TOP PICKS FOR A CULTURAL DAY OUT IN DENMARK. ERIN GUSTAFSON PHOTOGRAPHS ERIN GUSTAFSON

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AS DIMINUTIVE AS Denmark may be, they do host a bevy of amazing art museums all around the country. From classics to contemporary, there are plenty of places for you to peruse it all. With a rich cultural history and artistic legacy of its own, you’ll find Danish artists as well as those of international acclaim. All of the museums listed have incorporated the new health measures to ensure all visitors and staff stay protected. Note, from 29 October, visitors will need to wear a face mask when inside all museums in Denmark. Some offer timed entry tickets you can book online to assist with safe distancing. Check their websites for specific recommendations, as well as opening hours and ticket prices for each location before your tour.

across borders in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the creator-in-chief at Oregon Girl Around the World, a blog that focuses on sustainable travel for the whole family. With a background in graphic design, photography and art history, Erin has a crea-

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SKAGENS MUSEUM Brøndumsvej 4, 9990 Skagen At the tippy top of Jutland sits the beautiful windswept scenery of Skagen, where water and light have attracted visitors and artists for centuries. At the end of the 19th century, the little fishing village of Skagen was home to a colony of Scandinavian artists famous for painting scenes outside (en plein air). Step back in time inside the museum to get up close and personal with the locals and landscapes bathed in that world-famous light. AROS Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus An icon in Aarhus, the ARoS Museum of Modern Art with its brilliant rainbowed rooftop is a must-visit. Boasting the oldest collection outside Copenhagen, wander the rings through world-class displays of modern art. Of particular interest to internationals living in Denmark might be the “Far From Home” exhibition that explores modern society’s movements and “asks the salient question – where is home?” Wash yourself in colour and see the city from above as you walk through Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Rainbow Panorama,” a unique experience at ARoS.

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KUNSTMUSEUM BRANDT Amfipladsen 7, 5000 Odense Brandts is the largest art museum on Denmark’s middle island Fyn. With five stories of displays, you’ll find creative installations using sculpture, painting, photography and video. Housed in a reclaimed textile factory, Brandts has become the cultural centre of

tive way of seeing a destinaOdense. Of interest now is a curation of short films made by women - “Significant Women,” on through the end of the year.

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ARKEN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj Thirty minutes south of Copenhagen in Ishøj, the Arken Museum occupies a striking building on a manmade island near the sea. The structure itself a perfect backdrop for a rotating curation of thought-provoking exhibitions. Don’t miss the colourful whimsy of Paola Pivi’s brightly feathered and life-size polar bears that fill the front hall. “We are the Alaskan Tourists” is on until January 2021. Or wander around an elephant suspended upside down on the wall, part of the interesting “Animals in Art” exhibition - also on through January. LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk Make your way up the gorgeous North Zealand coastline to the little hamlet of Humlebæk and step inside the incredible Louisiana Museum. At once cosy and accessible, this museum inside a meandering villa sits right on the Danish sea. An impressive permanent collection is balanced and energised with a steady rotation of new exhibits from some of the greatest artists, past and present, around the world. Bring the littles along as Louisiana has brilliant facilities for families to engage and interact with the art. Book a slot in the Children’s wing and don’t miss the epic sculpture park that encircles the grounds. THE-INTL

tion and believes that travel choices can have positive impacts for both the traveller and the communities visited. A local in Denmark since 2014, Erin has embraced the green city of Copenhagen and loves to share her insider tips. For more Scandinavian travel inspiration and Copenhagen culture, follow Erin around the world here: oregongirl aroundtheworld.com @oregongirl_ aroundtheworld @oregongirlworld www.facebook. com/oregongirl roundtheworld/ www.pinterest.dk/ oregongirlworld/

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LEAD THE WAY READ HOW ONE UNIVERSITY SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED TO REDEFINE THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

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INTERNATIONALS AROUND THE globe are intrigued by the Danish way of life, whether following world-renowned university or happiness rankings, Denmark is one of the most desirable destinations to travel, work or study. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, three Danish institutions rank top 200 worldwide and are leading universities in Denmark: the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Technical University of Denmark. Internationals are keen to pursue a degree in Denmark and who could resist joining the land of hygge in one of the happiest countries worldwide?

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campus-taught courses. All courses are credit-awarding ECTS at the Bachelor's or Master's level. As a result of the pandemic, AU continued to offer sixty-five online courses and hosted thirteen courses on campus in 2020, targeted to current and partner AU students globally.

EXCHANGES & PARTNER UNIVERSITIES With over 1000 partner agreements worldwide including the EU Erasmus+ programme. These partnerships are still in effect, although travel restrictions vary by country. With 750 exchange students annually, close to half of incoming students will attend AU in 2020.

EMBRACING THE NEW NORMAL Higher Education, as we know, it is changing dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more innovative virtual experiences. As universities strategise next steps, several considerations are continuously reviewed: flexible study options, student recruitment, campus life, accommodations, student exchanges and partnerships with universities. Similar to institutions globally, the teaching and learning model at Danish Universities adapts monthly, if not weekly. As a premier research institution in Denmark, Aarhus University (AU) has a lot to be proud of. The team at AU has made great efforts to address the diverse needs of the community by ensuring a safe and productive transition during such trying times. International Director, Rikke Nielsen shares some facts about AU and describes how they are embracing the 'new normal'.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS They encourage a culturally diverse environment, representing 120 nationalities. Located in the second-largest city in Denmark, AU works closely with local industries, offering numerous prospects for internationals. With 38,000 students, including twelve percent internationals, AU actively recruits students that may be interested in staying in Denmark.

ACADEMIC & CAMPUS LIFE Following the COVID-19 pandemic, AU took the initiative to act quickly and implement the hybrid learning model, limiting class sizes and social events. Safety is of the utmost priority on campus. Housing is available for internationals, administering an Ambassador programme to ensure a smooth transition. Virtual care packages were introduced to new students, offering free Danish lessons and other perks to help settle into Denmark.

OPEN DAYS Aarhus Universities Open Day on 12 February 2021 is ideally hosted at the main campus, but alternatively, a virtual session will be offered. Students can experience university life, speak to admissions, counsellors and current international students. Visit https://international.au.dk/ When searching for a university, there are numerous variables to consider. Delving deeper into how a university manages during a crisis like the recent pandemic, speaks volumes about the institution and support students will receive. Aarhus University models this successful transition. If you are in the initial phase of exploring higher education or continuing your educational journey: be resourceful, engage with admissions, and ask relevant questions to find that 'right fit' institution for you. THE-INTL

STUDY PROGRAMMES Offering 58 English-taught degrees at the Bachelor's and Master's level, with further options at PhD. English undergraduate programmes. These include Cognitive Science; Economics and Business Administration; Global Management and Manufacturing. AU received a steady number of full degree international applicants for Fall 2020, admitting similar numbers as 2019.

SUMMER UNIVERSITY A thriving summer programme with approximately one hundred

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SKYLER BENTLEY HALL EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT Skyler is originally from Canada, and after living in Switzerland for several years, she transitioned to Denmark with her husband and son all proud Canadians. Skyler has worked in the education sector for three decades and found her true passion for supporting students with their educational journey. As the Founder of Bentley Hall Educational Consulting, she advises on career and university options globally. Skyler enjoys spending time with family, exploring new cultures, and embracing the hygge lifestyle in

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ING, HOMEY, LIVELY AND BEAUTIFUL. THE DANES ARE SOME OF THE MOST GENUINE AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET. AARHUS UNIVERSITY IS AMAZING AND THE CITY IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. YOU'LL BE WANTING TO VISIT AS SOON AS YOU LEAVE...I KNOW I SURE DO." - CLAUDIA, AUSTRALIA

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YOUR MUNICIPALITY

SUPPORT SYSTEM

WE EXPLORE THE DANISH WELFARE SYSTEM WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD.

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IT IS THE MUNICIPALITY that you live in, which has the overall responsibility for determining if you are eligible for disability assistance and support.

FAMILY COUNSELING (FAMILIEVEJLEDER) Municipalities are required by law, to inform and advise you on suitable support options. If your child is diagnosed with a significant and permanent impairment of physical or mental ability, you may be offered family counselling. A family counsellor may be able to assist you with:  Informing you of your rights  Informing you about where to gain more knowledge regarding your child’s disabilities  Helping you get in touch with other families with children with disabilities.

BE AWARE THAT FAMILY COUNSELLORS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPES OF HELP AND SUPPORT THAT MAY BE RELEVANT TO YOU.

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 Specialised and general advice on having a child with a disability  Family counselling or family therapy  Relief care  Specialised daycare  Residential care  Assistive devices such as wheelchairs, weighted blankets, leg splints etc.  Assistance in covering additional expenses related to your child’s disability, or compensation for lost earnings.

MUNICIPALITY CASE WORKER (KOMMUNENS SAGSBEHANDLER) The efforts around your child will often include many professionals, different administrative offices, and various departments of the municipality. However, it is the caseworker (Sagsbehandler) who is the focal point in your collaboration with the municipality. To obtain a thorough picture of your child’s support needs, the caseworker will

Be aware that family counsellors are required to provide information about the types of help and support that may be relevant to you. It is, however, a good rule of thumb, not to rely solely on a family counsellor as your only source of information, about potential disability support options. Family counsellors can only advise you of your options, but it is not their task nor their capability, to decide if you can receive any assistance or support. The following overview does not provide all the options which may be available. Still, it gives a general overview of some of the primary support options which may be available to your family:

MARTINA POPADAKOVA is Slovak by blood and a Global Citizen by heart. She has completed an MSc in International Security & Law at the University of Southern Denmark in 2018. Over the last 2 years, she has worked as a facilitator and project coordinator in various NGOs. She is multifaceted and committed with an unwavering passion for human rights. Martina is a creator of Empowerment Journey. www.empowerment-journey.com / www.linkedin.com/in/martina-popadakova / www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1107008696 / @martinapopadakova

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need to gather information about your family. It would be best if you were involved in your case from start to finish, as it can be confusing – especially as it’s not in your mother tongue. It’s crucial that the caseworker plans the process in a way that involves you and you can understand. To establish constructive cooperation with your caseworker, it is advisable that both parents, and the caseworker, voice your expectations to each other early on in the process. Caseworkers are required by law, to provide information about the types of help and support that may be relevant to you; however, this is not always carried out in practice. How you can contribute:  Thoroughly describe your child’s support needs.  Describe your family’s overall situation.  Prepare copies of any relevant paperwork before meetings, e.g. doctor’s notes regarding your child’s disabilities and/or diagnoses, relevant information from your child’s school or daycare etc. The caseworker should inform you of:  The process and time frame for handling your case.  Which types of assistance and support may be relevant to your family.  The legal basis for assistance.  Explaining the legal basis for assistance. Remember, if you have a communication problem or do not speak/understand Danish, you are entitled to free interpreting assistance when you attend meetings regarding your child. It is the municipality you live in, or the authority responsible for the meeting, that must provide a professional interpreter. DUKH - The Independent Consultancy Scheme for Disability can be a handy source of information about your rights, as well as which types of help and support may be relevant for you. THE-INTL

SARA R. NEWELL is from Canada, went to high-school in Costa Rica, and has worked and studied in Iceland and Denmark. She is a disability rights activist and has a master's degree in Technological Business Development and Biomedical Engineering from Aarhus University. Sara has lived in Denmark since 2003, and lives with her husband and daughter. She hopes to contribute and share insights with others who have children with disabilities. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sararose-newell-b1904726 / https://m.facebook.com/groups/bakopomdepaarorende


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A BEAUTIFUL BLEND AFTER TWENTY YEARS IN ESBJERG, BEAUTY THERAPIST SALLY RASMUSSEN FINALLY FEELS AT HOME. PHOTOGRAPHS AZIZA BERDIEVA / CÉLINE MARTIN-PEDERSEN

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SALLY RASMUSSEN WELCOMES us into her home with a smile and the offer of ‘some proper British tea?’ A few moments later, she’s leaning back against a Union Jack cushion, and declares, ‘But I’m Danish now!’ It’s taken a while for Sally to get fully comfortable with her dual British-Danish cultural identity. She explains, ‘I’ve taken my time in integrating, but for the last two years, I’ve felt like this is my home.’ Her journey to feeling rooted here began when Esbjerg was a very different town – less international, even though at that time, there was a ferry link between Esbjerg and England.

CATRIONA TURNER WRITER AND BLOGGER Catriona is a writer and blog-

ALL AT SEA Sally shares her ‘Love Boat’ story: ‘I had danced all my life, and got a job dancing on a ship sailing between Harwich and Esbjerg. My husband, Søren, worked on board, in the duty-free shop. After 18 months of dating, we both knew we wanted to get back on land.’ Although Søren is from Aarhus, they moved into his Esbjerg apartment. It was a struggle for Sally at first. ‘It took me ages to fully accept Denmark. I think it was because I left behind a job that I’d loved doing.’ She had to learn the language before she could do anything else. Meanwhile, she was trying hard to fit in. ‘Danish culture can make you feel like you’re not allowed to do something different. That held me back at the time, knocked my confidence.’ Then came marriage and family within a short space of time, and life took over. About three years ago though, with her children more independent, she revisited her own goals. ‘Since I was about 19, I always wanted to be independent, with no boss, and to know that I’d helped people somehow.’

A ROOM OF HER OWN That’s when the idea for Beauty Room was born. ‘I loved the idea of giving massages, of taking people’s stress away and leaving them feeling better.’ She completed her beauty therapy course in an intense year of full-time study. The business, where she offers facials, pedicures, and other treat-

ger currently living in Esbjerg, Denmark. A veteran of six international moves since leaving Scotland just over a decade ago, she’s also lived in France, Uganda and the Republic of Congo. At her blog, The Frustrated ments, as well as her signature massages, has grown ever since. I wonder aloud if having her own sense of purpose was the reason she finally felt rooted here. ‘I think that’s exactly what it was. I didn’t realise it at the time, but then suddenly I felt…at ease.’ The timing was right too. ‘It’s great to have a business now in Esbjerg. It’s developed a lot in the last ten years, very quickly. The town is up-and-coming, with a lot more small businesses popping up.’ She has plans to expand her services – and to help more people. ‘In the next year, I hope to do training that will let me add massage for cancer patients to my menu. If people who are having a hard time can come to me and feel better, even for an hour, that’s just the kind of help I really want to offer.’

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH As an international who has settled in and ‘become’ Danish, what insights does she have for new arrivals to Denmark?

‘Don’t ever question yourself. Accept the differences in Danish culture, enjoy them, don’t fight them. But be secure in who you are as well. People used to make me think that speaking English with my family was a bad thing. But don’t let them make you question yourself. Be who you are.’ Now she has a ‘room’ of her own, Sally’s finally at home with her beautifully blended cultural identity! THE-INTL Go to beautyroom.dk for the full treatment menu.

Nester, she writes about Danish living, travel and the expat life. Her writing has also been published in the anthology Once Upon an Expat, and its follow-up Life on the Move, published in June 2019. She’s working on a memoir of international living, and is also a freelance copyeditor and proofreader at thewordbothy.com

www.thefrustrated nester.com www.facebook.com/thefrustratednester @thefrustratednester

"IF PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING A HARD TIME CAN COME TO ME AND FEEL BETTER, EVEN FOR AN HOUR, THAT’S JUST THE KIND OF HELP I REALLY WANT TO OFFER." - Sally Rasmussen

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DEAR BRAVE HEART PHOTOGRAPHS ISTOCK / CÉLINE MARTIN-PEDERSEN

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I AM REFERRING to all of you who currently are spouses/partners! To all of you who are Re-pats, Love -pats, Internationals, Expats, International Hires, Foreign Assignees, whichever name makes you feel most comfortable. You are on a journey that takes courage and compromise, a journey that is so challenging and at the same time immensely rewarding. Those of you who have walked the international life path know this is a journey that can be at times very emotionally and physically draining. I am writing this letter to highlight all that you are so that you know that YOU are not alone - that you are heard, seen, acknowledged, and valued. What you do matters, and none of it would be possible without YOU. Sometimes, starting all over again in a country can feel as if you have had your identity erased, that you are unheard, and you may feel invisible. Language gives us a voice. Purpose gives us meaning, and the possibility to show who we are. Networking is what connects us and allows us to thrive professionally. Please, remember yourself always! Make sure you voice your needs and aspirations, and that you gain as much as the rest of your family out of any international move. As a spouse/partner, you can feel proud and vulnerable at the same time. You certainly do not want to seem weak and incapable. It is tough to leave all behind, your professional self, your family and friends, your comfort zone that you created, and be on the move once again. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Asking someone to simply listen does not mean that you are ranting and raving. It is ok to have a bad day and to be honest with your loved ones about your feelings. Remember to share your feelings and experiences with people who make you feel safe and heard. Expressing feelings about the new host country will vary depending on the cultural adjustment stage. At times your experiences and days will be fantastic, and other days may seem horrible. It is necessary to share what you feel, it is part of the adjustment process. As a family or couple, you are in this together. Your days are made up of different tasks, but each member plays a vital role in this international life. The reason it works is that everyone is contributing, and each individual deserves recognition. We need to listen, acknowledge, and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. The only way to experience positive transitions is to work together, to collaborate, to support one another, communicate our experiences and feelings, listen and raise awareness. THE KEY COMPONENTS OF POSITIVE TRANSITIONING ➤ Having purpose/vision for yourself in a new host country ➤ Having a sense of belonging ➤ Sharing transitioning experiences and feelings in a safe environment

KATHY BORYS SIDDIQUI FOUNDER, ACTIVE ACTION

“The only way to experience positive transitions is to work together, to collaborate, to support one another, communicate our experiences and feelings, listen and raise awareness.” ➤ Being aware and acknowledging what a cultural adjustment transition is for you ➤ Taking action-finding a support system and using tools to cope with a transition ➤ Acknowledging your skills, talents ➤ Building a network and collaborating ➤ Being seen ➤ Being heard ➤ Being valued and acknowledged ➤ Using and exercising emotional resilience ➤ Taking control and action to create a desired life

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE Change is our loyal companion; it is with us whether we want it or not. I have learned to embrace change and accept it. As we move into new territories, we experience so many emotions and discover new and exciting people, adventures, and challenges. I am grateful for the abundance of my international experiences, and one of them has been writing for YOU. I am ready for my next chapter, and that is writing a book. So, this is not a goodbye, but more of a see you later! It has been a pleasure! With gratitude, Kathy. THE-INTL

Kathy was born in Poznań, Poland and has lived in 4 countries and on 2 continents. Growing up as an immigrant and a cross cultural kid she was able to discover a multicultural world that shaped her into the person she is today. As an adult she experienced life as a re-pat as well as an expat and she is not a stranger to the challenges and opportunities that life abroad offers. Just when she least expected it, she met her Danish husband and once again packed her life in boxes and set off to live the happily ever after in the land of the Vikings and Hygge. Over the span of 10 years she has lived on Fyn, in Jylland and currently in Nordsjælland. Kathy has a background in Cultural Studies and also a degree in American Studies. She has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural trainer, Personal Branding and Expat Spouse and Partner Specialist at Active Action. A firm believer that if you are lacking something - create it. She is the co-founder of #BeGreatCollaborate, a running enthusiast, speaker, active lifestyle advocate, wife and Mom. www.activeaction.dk kbs@activeaction.dk https://www.linkedin.com/ in/kathybsiddiqui/

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FOOD ART

APPLE CINNAMON CUPCAKES

Nothing says "autumn" like apples and cinnamon. These cupcakes are bursting with juicy apples and topped with decadent cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Finished off with a drizzle of homemade salted caramel, they make for a delicious and quintessentially "fall" treat!

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APPLE CINNAMON CUPCAKES (MAKES 12)

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CUPCAKES: 156 g flour (hvedemel) 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground cinnamon (kanel) ¼ tsp ground ginger (ingefær) 56 g softened butter 200 g granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla sugar (vaniljesukker) 1 egg, room temperature 90 ml soured milk (tykmælk) 3 medium apples, peeled and diced small

TIPS AND HINTS Leftover caramel sauce can be stored in your refrigerator for up to one month. Heat gently before serving.  Le f t o v e r c u p c a ke s c a n b e stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: 225 g softened butter 200 g softened Philadelphia cream cheese 2 tsp vanilla sugar (vaniljesukker) Pinch salt 450 g icing sugar (flormelis) 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon (kanel) INGREDIENTS FOR FOR THE CARAMEL SAUCE: 200 g granulated sugar 90 g softened butter, cubed 120 ml heavy cream (piskefløde) ½ tsp sea salt Optional: apple chips to decorate cupcake tops CUPCAKES METHOD #1 Preheat oven to 160°C. Line muffin pan with paper liners. #2 In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside. #3 Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter for about 2 minutes, until soft and creamy. Add granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes more, stopping to scrape bowl as needed. Add egg and vanilla sugar and beat until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.

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#4 Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in half of the flour mixture until mostly combined, then pour in the soured milk (the mixture may begin to look curdled - that's okay), then add the re maining flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl and fold in diced apples. #5 Divide batter between muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean (about 20-25 minutes). FROSTING METHOD #1 With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until fluffy (2-3 minutes). #2 Add cream cheese, vanilla, and salt. Continue to beat for an additional 2 minutes, scraping sides of the bowl as needed. #3 Reduce mixer speed to low and add icing sugar gradually. Mix until smooth and combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. #4 Add cinnamon, mix until incorporated, then increase mixer speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. #5 When cupcakes are completely cool, frost tops using a pastry bag and piping tip or an offset spatula. CARAMEL SAUCE METHOD #1 Heat granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Sugar will form clumps first, then eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-coloured liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn. #2 Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add the butter. Be careful; the caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added. #3 Stir butter into the mixture until it is completely melted, about 2 minutes. If you notice the butter separating or if the sugar clumps up, re move from heat and vigorously whisk to combine it again. Return to heat when combined. #4 Very slowly drizzle in heavy cream while stirring. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils. #5 Remove from heat and stir in salt. Allow to cool down slightly before using, and drizzle over the tops of frosted cupcakes.

CLAIRE BOGUSZ BAKER AND BLOGGER Claire grew up moving around frequently, never imagining she’d have the opportunity to experience raising her own children as expats one day. In 2018, her husband’s job relocated the family from the USA to Copenhagen. Living in the capital city, they’ve loved biking, travelling, and the ability to immerse their three children in a foreign language. Donuts to Danish was born out of Claire’s passion for creating art and her love of baking. She finds great joy in helping others celebrate special moments with custom-made cakes and cookies. For order inquiries, email claire@donutstodanish.com www.donutstodanish.com @donutstodanish

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CAT FOOD CHOOSING THE BEST FOR KITTY

Cats are finicky eaters, yet there are tons of brands out there to choose from. So, how do you know what is best to keep kitty happy and healthy?

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THERE'S AN OLD saying, "You are what you eat," and that is mostly true. If you consume empty calories or excessive carbohydrates, the chances are good that you are going to be heavier than your ideal weight. The same is true for your furry friends.

CAT HEALTH AND NUTRITION Providing high-quality sources of nutrients is very important to help minimise the possibility of health issues in cats as they grow and develop. Cats are obligate carnivores. This means that cats get their nutrients from animal products. Feeding your cat a vegetarian or vegan diet is generally frowned upon by the veterinary community because your cat is not likely to get all of the essential nutrients that they need. A cat's ideal diet includes high protein from an animal source, moderate fat, and minimal carbohydrates. Specific vitamins and minerals are also necessary to keep your cat healthy. The amino acid taurine is one example. Many years ago, there was an epidemic of cats developing a cardiac condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and it was eventually linked to the fact that many cat foods did not have adequate levels of taurine in them. The good news nowadays is that most cat foods that are considered "complete and balanced" have appropriate levels of taurine. It is essential to read the bag or can of food that you are considering and ensure that it has that phrase on the label.

TAREK ABU SHAM OWNER, MYPETERINARIAN

SELECTING A CAT FOOD When combing through the options of cat food, you need to consider your cat's age. Cat foods are typically formulated for specific life stages, such as for a kitten or a senior cat. These diets contain specific nutrient levels to foster the proper growth and development or maintain the health of your cat. For example, many senior cat foods are restricted in protein and phosphorus, to help lessen the impact on potential kidney disease. It would be best if you also keep your cat's activity levels and lifestyle in mind. For example, some foods are designed for indoor cats to help them lose weight, while other diets support the caloric needs for a more active pet. Some companies have specific breed diets, which may contain certain nutrients to help prevent health conditions or help them eat easier, like the kibble shape for a short-nosed or brachycephalic Persian. Picking the right cat food can depend on several factors, including the cost and your cat's taste preferences. Typically dry cat food is less expensive and may be easier to keep, while canned food goes off quickly when opened and can be more costly to feed your cat an appropriate amount. Cost and convenience aren't the only things that matter, however. If your cat is prone to urinary issues, they

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may need to be kept mostly or solely on a canned food diet to ensure they get the appropriate level of moisture from their meals. Food sensitivities and other health issues may also be a factor. Some cats are sensitive to specific protein or grain sources, and they may even need a "hypoallergenic" diet, such as Hill's z/d. Your veterinarian may recommend a gastrointestinal diet if your cat has intestinal issues, such as chronic constipation. It can be challenging to find the right cat food for your kitty, and sometimes it takes a little trial and error, offering them different flavours until you find the one that they like that doesn't upset their stomach or coat. Your veterinarian can also work with you to find the right option if your cat has any "A CAT'S IDEAL DIET INhealth conditions, such CLUDES HIGH PROas joint disease or being TEIN FROM AN ANIMAL overweight, so that you can feed an appropriSOURCE, MODERATE ate amount of the right FAT, AND MINIMAL CARfood for your furry famiBOHYDRATES." ly member. THE-INTL

Tarek was born in Amman, Jordan and from an early age has had a love for animals. He met his spouse in Amman and then soon embarked on an expat lifestyle that took him to Dubai, Prague, and now Copenhagen. Originally a veterinarian, Tarek reinvented himself professionally and decided to launch his own company. With mypeterinarian, Tarek has combined his veterinary experience with his entrepreneurial spirit. Mypeterinarian cares for pets in the Copenhagen area, offering services including pet-sitting, walking, and more to come soon. www.mypeterinarian.com


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JUTL AND

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TO EBELTOF T AARHUS AND EASTERN JUTLAND IS HOME TO MANY INTERNATIONALLY-MINDED COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS THAT ALL CONTRIBUTE TO THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF THIS AREA. THIS MONTH WE GIVE THE FLOOR TO DAVID SURLEY, DIRECTOR ROUTE DEVELOPMENT AT AARHUS AIRPORT.

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Growth highs of 2018 and the even greater high of being awarded the title European Airport of the Year by Europe’s regional airlines in 2019, meant the airport was already taxiing towards a good 2020 trajectory. I don’t think anyone in aviation was prepared for this scale of a worldwide halt in movement arising from a virus outbreak. It’s the most dramatic impact on global travel habits since 9/11. Of course, travelling in a pandemic situation is very difficult where government-imposed restrictions continue to keep us all on edge and partly grounded, despite enormous safety efforts ensuring excellent customer welfare for those that do get to fly. Just like in the wake of 9/11, positivity, a can-do attitude, optimal information flow and solution-orientation are the critical drivers in navigating uncertainty. Personally, I draw from those post 9/11 days in pinpointing the most vital informative touchpoints that can help keep airport-airline relations on track; full readiness to facilitate services operations into place and working as anticipatory and intuitively as possible, to be optimally placed as things start to improve.

"I don't think anyone in aviation was prepared for this scale of worldwide halt in movement arising from a virus outbreak." David Surley, Director of Route Development at Aarhus Airport

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BACK IN 2016, I decided I was very ready to exit UK shores and develop my career overseas. It was then that I first talked with the leadership at Aarhus Airport, which quickly led to a firm decision to make the cross-channel jump to Scandinavia. I was genuinely captivated by what the “second city” was flourishing into and was in no doubt that I wanted to be a contributory element. Ironically the ‘moving day’ for house, home and the dog, from Cambridge to Denmark, fell on the exact same day as the Brexit referendum, in June. Overnight we became ‘Brex-ugees’, although during the 4.5 years since then Denmark has truly become home.

FOSTERING, GROWING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS When I first walked along the streets of Aarhus in 2016 and took sight of all the construction, evident growth and outward expansion of the city’s core it became immediately apparent to me that this was really an economy in a sharp upturn. A fast-growing city requires great outward and inward connectivity to enable its people to go about their professional and private lives fully. Fixing the need to take overly long journeys before reaching an extensive choice of flights was something I could help with – my career in airline marketing and network development as well as with airports, has well equipped me to identify the opportunities and turn them into subsequent air service solutions. I was very impressed by the city’s wider tourism and trade development infrastructure. Fostering, growing and maintaining relationships with airline planners who don’t necessarily know Scandinavia that well is what makes my role as Director Route Development so exciting. By the end of 2018 Aarhus Airport had become the fastest-growing in Scandinavia.

Surrounded by genuinely exceptional natural beauty, just a stone’s throw from one of Scandinavia’s most thriving cities, friendly people and a short commute to work – what’s not to enjoy about living in Ebeltoft. I’m just one of many internationals that seem to have settled there, among more and more. Often I hear that some in Aarhus think the 40-minute drive to Ebeltoft is quite lengthy, but to most coming from overseas, a journey of less than an hour is on the relatively short side. Becoming part of local society has been easy. I have heard mixed experiences from others moving here, but for me moving to Denmark has been extremely positive. Everyone has been very friendly, welcoming and open towards us. My neighbours said we should get a sailing boat to join the yacht club and make friends – they weren’t wrong – it has been easy to mix, make great friendships and now we struggle for time to fit all the social activities in - albeit the pandemic has slowed things a little this year. Other internationals have mentioned the complexity and importance of language, and I can’t argue, I have also struggled with Danish as it’s the most difficult by far of the three other languages I’ve learned – and I still feel like a beginner after all this time. I am determined to make the confident speaker stage, even if my work is mainly in English and just a little German or Spanish. I thank the Danes for making us feel very accepted here from day one. THE-INTL

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF AARHUS We offer a wide range of events, seminars and online activities that help internationals get settled in Denmark. Learn more on our website or follow us on: @internationalcommuni tyAarhus @internationalcommuni tyaarhus www.erhvervaarhus.dk www.internationalcom munity.dk

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CHOOSING A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHS ISTOCK

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DENMARK IS PROBABLY one of the countries that offer the most diverse varieties of high school educations. There are mainly four types of youth educations (ungdomsuddannelser): STX: 3-year ordinary high school education which offers science, maths and arts subjects. HHX: 3-year commercial high school education which also offers trade and commerce related subjects. HTX: 3-year technical high school education which has more focus on science and mathematical subjects. HF: 2-year ordinary high school education, which consists of both compulsory and elective subjects. To read more about the different educations, you can visit this link (in Danish only): https://www.ug.dk/6til10klasse/hvilken-gymnasial-uddannelse-skal-jeg-vaelge

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STUDENTS CHOOSE THEIR OWN PATH

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In my previous articles, you would have read about the Danish culture and how they encourage and nurture their children. Young Danes are brought up to think independently, which is why they choose their education according to their interests and goals. This is a strange concept for internationals coming from other countries, where they might be more involved in their children's choice of education. By offering different types of educations (ungdomsuddannelser), they have the perfect opportunity to choose their path towards their future. If, however they choose the wrong education, there is the opportunity to change and choose another one. This is a valuable lesson for youth growing up in Denmark, that it's okay to make wrong choices, as you can always make it right. According to a report by the EU commission in 2018, 48.8 percent of Danish students between 30 and 34 years old had completed their tertiary educations - compared to only 39.9 percent as the average in the rest of the EU. It shows how important it is to have chosen the right youth education that prepares them for tertiary education - and how important it is to have the chance to change if they make the wrong choice the first time.

Sense of community (fællesskab) is extraordinarily strong among these high school students. They spend these important years of their lives together, both in school and outside socially. You have probably come across the word fest, which means party? Most people misunderstand them and think it is all about drinking, but it mostly means hygge for young people. This is how they spend time together to get to know each other, develop friendships and shares different experiences together.

SCHOOL LIFE Like in folkeskole, school life is relaxing and fun, but this doesn't mean that they don't learn anything. They learn by reading and researching, then discussing and presenting their results in groups as a class activity. Teaching is very interactive, and it consists of discussions and debates. It also changes from folkeskole as they start receiving homework; this can be hard for some students to adjust to. The task usually comes in the form of written assignments (afleveringer). Most students enjoy the freedom of working on these and look forward to getting feedback from their teachers.

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Different educations have different focuses along with their regular subjects. However, it is unlikely you can avoid some subjects totally. For example, in some countries, if you are an art student, you won't have maths at all. In Denmark, even you are an art student; you will still need to have maths, just at the basic level. This is useful if you happen to have chosen the wrong education type and need to enter another one.

OTHER ACTIVITIES Besides classes and assignments, students also have other activities such as visiting museums and corporates etc. Most youth educations include a study trip (studietur). Study trips are relevant to their studies, and can sometimes take them on a trip overseas. These trips are exciting experiences for young people.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HAT Before corona dampened celebrations, high school students in the final months of their education, order their graduation caps. This is a typically Danish tradition and is very much part and parcel of high school student life. Celebrations usually begin with a big ceremony, emotional teachers and parents, and a lot of champagne. During summer it's common to see the Student Transport (Studenterkørsel) driving around Denmark with loud music and partying students. Each class rides on either a tractor/or open truck, stopping along the way at every student's house for snacks and drinks prepared by parents and friends.

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JOSEPHINE WAN PRODUCT MANAGER Born and raised in international Hong Kong, Josephine developed her interests in languages and culture from an early age. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English, German and Danish, and she has travelled to over 20 countries. Living in Denmark since 1999, she’s been a Danish citizen for 10 years and speaks fluent Danish, and considers herself fully integrated. However, she still remembers the challenges when she first moved here: the language barrier, who to ask for help and advice, etc. She hopes to contribute and

If you've moved to Denmark with a teenager who is still coming to grips with the language, you're not alone. There are over twenty private and public schools in Denmark that offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) that you can choose from. Visit this website for more information: https://www.uvm.dk/gymnasiale-uddannelser/uddannelser/internationale-aktiviteter-paadet-gymnasiale-omraade/internationale-aktiviteter-paa-detgymnasiale-omraade-i-danmark THE-INTL

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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TRANSPARENCY AND EFFICIENCY IN FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

PHOTOGRAPHS ISTOCK

TEXT MARIANO ANTHONY DAVIES

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ed to the block chain, it becomes challenging to edit and impossible to delete. 5. To address the issue of trust, blockchain networks have also implemented tests for computers that want to join and add blocks to the chain. These tests, called “consensus models”, require Users to “prove” themselves before they can participate in a blockchain network. One of the most common examples employed is called “proof of work.” In a “proof of work” sys tem, computers must “prove” that they have done appropriate “work” by solving a complex computational mathematical problem. If a computer solves one of these problems, they become eligible to add a block to the blockchain. However, the process of adding blocks to the blockchain (called “mining” in the cryptocurrency world) is not "BLOCKCHAIN, AS ITS NAME SUGGESTS, CONSISTS easy. In fact, the odds of solvOF MULTIPLE BLOCKS OF STORED DATA TRANSACing one of these problems on the Bitcoin network were calculated TIONS STRUNG TOGETHER." to be one in 17.56 trillion in August 2020. HOW BLOCKCHAIN WORKS chronologically. Each block has a specific To solve complex mathematical probWhenever a transaction block stores new position on the chain. lems at those odds, computers must data, this data is added to the blockchain. 2. After a block has been added to the end run programs that cost them significant In other words, a blockchain, as its name of the blockchain, it is very difficult to go amounts of power and energy. suggests, consists of multiple blocks of back and alter the contents of the block. “Proof of work” does not make attacks stored data transactions strung together. That’s because each block contains its own by hackers impossible, but it does make For data to be added to the blockchain, hash, along with the hash of the block bethem somewhat useless. Why? If a hacker four things must happen: fore it. Hash codes are created by a mathewanted to coordinate an attack on a block1. A specific transaction between two or matical function that turns digital informachain, control must be gained to more than more Parties must take place. tion into a string of numbers and letters. If 50% of all computing power on the block2. This transaction must also be verified. that information is edited in any way, the chain to be able to overwhelm all other par3. The transaction must be stored in an hash code changes as well. ticipants in the network - probably imposidentifiable block. 3. As soon as someone tries to edit a transsible. THE-INTL 4. This identifiable block must be unique. action payment amount, the block’s hash It is given a “hash” tag. will change automatically. The next b l o c k in the chain will still contain the old hash, These data principles create data visibiliand the hacker would need to update that ty that is constant and transparent for all block to cover the hacking tracks. Howevthose given access to the data. It cannot be er, doing so would also change that block’s altered or manipulated. This is why it is alhash. And the next, and so on. so called a “distributed” ledger. 4. Therefore, to change a single block, a hacker would need to change every single IS BLOCKCHAIN SECURE? block after it in the blockchain. RecalcuBlockchain technology tackles the issues of lating all those hashes would take an enorsecurity and trust in several ways. mous and improbable amount of computing 1. New blocks are always stored linearly and power. In other words, once a block is addblockchain are incredibly complex, the basic idea is simple: to decentralize the storage of data so that such data cannot be owned, controlled or manipulated by a central actor. Blockchain is literally just a chain of blocks, but not in the traditional sense of those words. When the words “block” and “chain” are used in this context, they actually refer to digital information (the “block”) stored in a public database (the “chain”). These “Blocks” on the blockchain are made up of digital pieces of information that have three essential elements: 1. They digitally store information about transactions like date, time and the currency amount of the transaction. 2. They also digitally store information about the Parties in the transaction. 3. They assure that digitally stored transactions have unique identification codes.

MARIANO ANTHONY DAVIES PRESIDENT & CEO OXFORD BUSINESS SERVICES APS Mariano has over 35 years global experience as a business executive. He spent ten years with KPMG, thirty years with British Chambers of Commerce (while also running his own companies). He is a British citizen, who grew up in Kent, went to boarding school in Sussex and has a British university education. He has been married to a Dane for over 44 years and has held over 100 official anti-Brexit speeches since 2016. He both speaks and writes Danish without difficulty. www.oxford-business.com

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SENIOR CITIZENS T H E P O L I T I C A L BA R O M E T E R O F D E N M A R K

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AMID A CORONA second wave, more substantial than the first one. The political scene, the media and in general the lunchtime discussions, got locked into the same topic at the time of going to press: with the workplace sexual aggression scandal. On this backdrop of sexual discrimination cases, some even decades old, the prime minister Mette Frederiksen has made the state of the country speech, which marked the re-opening of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget). An address, unwelcomed by many, be that by climate activists or civil rights advocates, a speech that got lost into statistical details. Yet, for our older generation in Denmark, some had reason to celebrate, as they now have the right to an early pension from January 2022." So, what does this have to do with me? Well, let's fast forward to the year 2063. I’ve finally turned 73, and those retirements checks are beginning to appear in my bank account, or so I was led to believe. It seems that due to an increase in life expectancy combined with a massive automatisation and digitalisation, there are too few workers to carry the burden of the Danish welfare system. The new government is working on a solution to the problem. Well, not really a solution, just another delay. Increase the retirement age to 80 - that is if you have time to enjoy retirement. The pension crisis is just another stumbling block for my generation, together with the expected massive unemployment crisis, and the effects of climate change. Will we ever get to retire? That is a question that remains unanswered for many post-Soviet born children. However, the above is not meant to terrify you, merely food for thought for the future. Now, we should focus on making the current pension system fairer. The government has made an important step in that direction by allowing the citizens with the longest working lives to retire earlier. Therefore, if you’ve worked for 44 years, you can retire 3 years before retirement age, 2 years early if you’ve worked 43 and 1 year early if you’ve worked 42 years. Included in the working years are unemployment periods, sick leave, maternity leave, parttime work and internships. This will cost us 3,5 billion DKK annually, and it will be financed by taxation on the financial world.

THE DANISH PENSION SYSTEM You can find out about your pension rights by logging into www. pensioninfo.dk and can even calculate the amount a spouse can receive in case of death (wink wink). Joking aside, knowing more about your pension and how to prepare yourself for retirement, can ensure peace of mind. The Danish pension system can be divided into three pillars: the public-sourced, the labour market and the individual voluntary schemes.

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NARCIS GEORGE MATACHE POLITICIAN Born in 1990 in a village in the

"The government has made an important step in that direction by allowing the citizens with the longest working lives to retire earlier."

north-east of Romania, Narcis made Aalborg his new home since 2009. Smitten by the Danish model, he decided to

With every citizen (including European non-Danish) once you reach the retirement age of 66 in 2020, you will receive a minimum universal old-age pension of 72000 DKK per year. That oldage pension will be supplemented with 76800 DKK yearly if you have less than 82600 DKK in liquid wealth. If you earn from other incomes more than 556400 DKK yearly, then you lose the universal pension. Also, in the first pillar, there is the disability pension and the labour market supplementary pension scheme (ATP). For a full-time employee, the monthly contribution to ATP should be 95 DKK, supplemented with 189 DKK by the employer. The ATP contribution also continues during periods of unemployment. Labour market pension schemes represent another source of income during retirement. The pension benefits depend directly on the contributions paid and the accumulated return on savings. The contribution rate can be between 5 and 18%, and it depends if a union-negotiated collective agreement covers your work contract or a firm established fund. Unfortunately, not every employee has access to a labour market pension scheme. Private pension savings plans are started on the initiative of individuals and are independent of employment conditions. In these schemes, one makes its own choices about the size of the contributions. Individual pension schemes can be set up with banks, insurance companies or pension funds as defined contribution plans. THE-INTL

get involved in the local community leading to him becoming a strong voice on the topic of usage of the local political rights by the internationals. In 2017, he became the first nonDanish citizen to run for regional elections and to represent Denmark in the Council of Europe. He holds or held leadership positions in European Youth Denmark, Europabevægelsen, Socialdemokratiet Nørresundby, DSU Aalborg, and Frit Forum International. www.facebook.com/ NarcisGeorge.Matache/


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B e s t BEAUTY BUYS

BEAUTY EDITORS FAVOURITE COSMETICS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FRANCE

Let's take a trip around the world and find out what other countries have to offer when it comes to cosmetics. I have chosen a handful of countries and products that are made with love from a particular country.

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1. Caudalie - Vino Perfect Radiance Serum 396 DKK - lookfantastic.dk A huge favourite in France. The ultimate serum to perk up the complexion of the skin. Leaves skin looking radiant and fresh. Its unique ingredients Viniferine (a compound found in vine sap), olive squalane, organic camomile and organic grape water, give the plumping effect to the skin. 2. Rene Furterer - Forticea Energising Shampoo 124 DKK - lookfantastic.dk Another favourite amongst the people of France, in particular, the french hair community. This energising shampoo works on all hair types. Packed full of antioxidants and vitamins to strengthen your hair.

JAPAN

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3. Shiseido - Ultimate Power Infusing Concentrate 817 DKK - lookfantastic.dk A skin-boosting pre-treatment that defends skin against damage and ageing. It preps skin for products that will be used on top. Allows products to be absorbed and acts as the perfect base for skincare routine.

GERMANY

BARBARA MENSAH BEAUTY EDITOR & MAKEUP ARTIST Barbara was born in England, London and relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017. She has been a professional International Makeup Artist for 11 years and a professional Lash Stylist for 3 years. After moving to Copenhagen, Denmark, Barbara became the owner of Barbara Mensah Beauty Studio. Her stylish, cosy and chic studio provides

4. Dr Timm Golueke - Royal Fern Phytoactive Anti - Ageing Eye Cream 595 DKK - shop.topclinic.dk A plant-based anti-ageing eye cream. Its made in Germany and has some of the most potent antioxidants incorporated inside, making it super useful. It's rich, nourishing and also lightweight.

a welcoming, comfortable

BRAZIL

tension and Makeup can be

5. Teadora Wild Superfoods Lip Drops Amazon UK A cruelty-free, vegan blend. These little pearlike drops are easy to use. A simple twist releases a luxurious, moisturising lip condition plump moisturiser. Soothes and protects the lips.

RUSSIA

6. Natura Siberica Available from Kvickly Made in Russia, this brand uses extracts from roots, medicinal herbs and flowers from Siberia. The plants that are used are eco-friendly. Their products range from night and day moisturiser, masks and cleansing waters.

space for clients to spend their time getting glammed and pampered for those special moments and occasions. All bookings for Lash Exmade via her social media or tel: +45 53564504 barbaramensah. beauty@gmail.com @barbara.mensah.beauty @barbaramensahbeauty

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DARK NOVEMBER SUSAN JESSEN SPIELE LIBRARIAN Susan is a librarian at Roskilde Library, and in charge of the English section. She does English events all year; everything from expat dinners and pub quizzes, to karaoke nights and book talks. She is also busy with Roskilde Hor-

I used to mock my dad when he moaned about the dark November, but alas, now I agree! However, the month is perfect for lots of cosy reading and stocking up on your chocolate for Winter. Enjoy!

SHARP, FUNNY AND WISE THE LIGHTNESS BY EMILY TEMPLE Olivia enters a Buddhist Summer camp for “bad girls” in the mountains, looking for her father, who went there and never came back home. Searching for clues, she finds a trio of close-knit girls determent to achieve enlightenment, no matter the cost.

THRILLING, THOUGHTPROVOKING FUTURE HISTORY THE SECOND SLEEP ROBERT HARRIS A young priest is sent to a remote village to oversee the funeral of a heretical priest. Once there, he not only discovers the priest’s illegal collection but that the church has lied about the history of the ancestors and their technology.

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ATMOSPHERIC, DARK AND CHILLING

WARM, RELATABLE AND FRIENDLY

BLOOD & SUGAR BY LAURA SHEPHERD ROBINSON

THE 24 HOUR CAFÉ BY LIBBY PAGE

In June 1781 a tortured

friends, and both work

body is found on a hook

12-hour shifts at Stel-

at Deptford dock, bear-

la’s café in London. We

ing the brand of a slav-

follow them and the

er. Shortly afterwards,

costumers for 24 hours,

Captain Harry Corsh-

as their stories are told.

am discovers that his

Both women love work-

friend, abolitionist Tad

ing at the café, but they

Archer, has vanished.

dream of something

Trying to find him can

more.

be very dangerous.

ror, a club dedicated to scaring the town.

Hannah and Mona are

DID YOU KNOW?

We do love a good conversation about books and current affairs at Roskilde Library. The subject will be the situation in the US after the election. You don’t need perfect English, just be willing and able to join a conversation – a respectful one! Bring your own beverage and get free tickets here: https://www. place2book.com/sw2/ sales/1c6sc2qmed Date: 26 November Time: 19:00 Place: Roskilde Library


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