Natural Playgrounds

  The Danish way of parenting has lately been discussed internationally, touching upon issues as Danish children TV-programmes and forest kindergartens. Especially the forest kindergartens “struck a nerve internationally” according to The Local. Other nationalities simply found it chocking, that Danish children play independently outside in all year around, not matter the weather. However, in…

How long should your working week be?

Employees in Denmark has some of the shortest working hours in the world, with an average of 37 hours per week. An average that also applies to medical professionals. Nevertheless, getting an even shorter working week, is one of the core issues of the Danish political scene right now. They believe, that if the working…

All about why Danes value Organic food products

Denmark has been at the forefront of organic farming and production for a long time. Today, Denmark has developed a large range of authentic, organic products and specialities. This is just one reason why the Danes buy more and more organic products. In 2015, the consumption per citizen of organic food was more than 200…

The childcare system in Denmark

The childcare system for children aged 0-5 in Denmark is very prioritized, since both parents usually work. This means that your child can be looked after in a safe and stimulating environment, while you focus on work. From age 6-10, kids will be looked after in an institution called “Fritidsordning or SFO” located next the…

New Innovative Hospital in Denmark

A new multifunctional hospital is currently being built in western Denmark. When the new DNV-Gødstrup Hospital opens in 2020, it is going to consist of a 125.000m2 somatic department and a 13.500m2 psychiatric hospital. The main vision is that “The New Hospital in Gødstrup will be the patient’s hospital”, and in achieving that goal, the…

International Schools in Denmark

An international school welcomes students and cultures from all over the world. One of the main benefits of international schools is that the qualifications the students gain, easily can be transferred to other countries. In Denmark there is currently 24 international basic schools. These are all approved by the Ministry of Education, and offer education…

Why the Danes do volunteer work for the greater good?

A perfect example of how you become strongly connected to the Danes besides the forenings, might be found in the way we join volunteer organisation to support a chosen course. There exists nearly 101.000 volunteer organisation scattered all over Denmark, and the explanation is to be found in tradition, social trust and the logic of our…

The Danish honesty

Danish children’s programs, has lately been discussed internationally, as a surprising and strikingly outspoken phenomenon.   Other nationalities, often find that Danes have a more direct way of communicating, than what they are used to. Danes prefer honesty and openness, and that is also reflected in the children television programs. According to Time Magazine Danes…

Foreningskultur

  Finding new relations or connections may be difficult when moving to a new country. One of the most promising ways of getting a “social life” in Denmark is through a membership in a union or club. Being a member of a union or a specific club culture, also known as “foreningskultur” will enhance your…

If you love food, Copenhagen is the place to be!

  With approximately 100.000 visitors and more than 100 unique events, the Danish Cooking & Food Festival is the largest of its kind in northern Europe. Starting on Friday the 19th of August, the 10 day long festival takes place in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen and celebrates the great Danish seasonal products, culinary experiences and of course…

Why Danish women remain the envy of many in the world?

The awareness of gender equality in remarkably high in the Scandinavian countries. The initiative for gender equality in Denmark roots back almost a century when the Copenhagener Clara Zetkin in 1910 first suggested the idea of having a day across the world to highlight and raise awareness across the world of issues women have to face….

Danish life saving app in case of emergency

  The number of cardiac arrests is still aggravatingly high, however according to WHO: 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. FirstAED is a ground-braking Danish innovation that is significantly increasing chances of survival after cardiac arrest. The arrival of aid in crucial in case of cardiac arrests , nonetheless the current system may have difficulties…