Blog no.1: The first international Expat center is being established in Košice, which will help with the adaptation of foreign people in our region
Moving or coming to live in another country is often a difficult process, which, in addition to a new living space, also requires the creation of new contacts and acquaintances, which can make the process of adaptation on the spot much more pleasant. Recently, we have received information about the influx of new investments, such as Volvo, which will bring with it many new foreign people who will live in Košice and explore its surroundings.
For this reason, the Innovation Center of the Košice region decided to create a new platform called the Košice Expat and International Center, which will help with the adaptation of foreign people in our region. Similar to what we see in other metropolises, these centers have an important place and help with socialization, the creation of new partnerships, but a human space where in a new country one can meet a group of people facing similar challenges.
And who can we consider an Expat? An expatriate or expat is an individual living and/or working in a country other than their country of citizenship, often for work reasons. An expat can also be a natural person who renounced the citizenship of his home country in order to become a citizen of another country.
We want to launch our platform with the first event, which will be held on October 7 at Kulturfabrik Tabačka. This event will mainly be about socializing and making new contacts, but in addition we want to correctly identify the needs of Košice Expats and then adapt the services we will offer to them. In addition, our Expat center will also offer individual consultations, where they will be able to have meetings with our expert, who will provide them with basic advice and information, or they will be able to ask her various questions that will interest them.
I firmly believe that the Expat Center will become an important part of the Košice international community and will help its members to live in our region easier and better. Becoming a member of Expat in Košice is easy, just register on the website of Expat center.
The Innovation Center of the Košice Region was established in August 2021 as an interest association of legal entities between the Košice Self-Governing Region, the City of Košice, the University of Pavel Jozef Šafárik, the Technical University of Košice and the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy. The main goal of this cooperation is to support the development of the innovation goal, increase the innovation potential, create sustainable conditions for the growth and development of new business entities, slow down or completely stop the brain drain and connect individual innovation actors.