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Initiatieves for spouses

Many initiatives exist to help partners of expats find a suitable job, share experiences and meet others. Many companies and other organizations, like the Eindhoven University of Technology also help the partners of their international employees feel welcome and settle in the region.

Expat Spouse Initiative

Expat Spouses Initiative helps the partners of expats to make better use of their qualifications and realize their potential as international professionals. Expat Spouses Initiative began in 2014 when two women with a vision decided to do something to address the disconnect between the expat partner population in Eindhoven and the local Dutch community.

Since its launch, the initiative has taken off at full speed. It has rapidly grown into a proactive network of professionals working together to help men and women start their own business or find a job that matches their unique qualifications. Expat Spouses Initiative aims to change the role of the expat spouse in Eindhoven. It invests in the members of its network by organizing events, training sessions, language classes, and community-building projects. Many of these activities are organized with the intention of encouraging more interaction between internationals and locals in Eindhoven.

Expat Spouse Initiative works together with various employers of the region. An example of one of the fruitful collaborations can be found in this news article of

Visit the website of Expat Spouses Initiative for additional information and see what opportunities it may offer you!

The region is currently looking into what activities for spouses are not yet covered and how to combine all initiatives and join forces so as to offer spouses a rewarding and meaningful time in the Brainport region.