Become a local with us Welcome Hub Agder (WHA) was created following the establishment of a groundbreaking battery factory in Arendal municipality in 2021. Arendal municipality is located in the […]
Welcome Hub connects new residents with everything they need to “become a local!” in Arendal and Agder. Funded by local businesses, service organisations and local municipalities, WHA is positioned as an integrated part of the community with over 100+ network organisations - together we provide information activities, networking opportunities and support with the Norwegian system to those that need it most.
The network behind WHA understands that moving here impacts the whole family, and this important life transition should be exciting and positive. So let us help you get comfortable. We think you’ll be here a while!
There’s more to see than a desk in Southern Norway, and there is a lot to learn about how to settle here comfortably.
Want to buy a house, learn about the Norwegian pension system, start your own business, understand how to get a driver's license or just meet other people, foreigners and Norwegians alike? Then our informational events and social gatherings are perfect for you.
New to Agder and not familiar with your new surroundings? Wouldn't it be nice if you could have someone show you around or help you get aquainted with interesting people?
That is exactly what our ambassador network is all about. Our ambassadors will connect you with both established citizens and new ones. They will inspire, support and guide you, easing your integration and increasing your satisfaction with Arendal and Agder.
The Job-Start program is a readiness support programme aiming to inspire and share experiences on how to find employment for accompanying spouses/partners.
The program is a collaboration with local recruitment agencies to provide tools such as writing a Norwegian-style CV and interviewing skills, to increase your chances of finding a job.
Drop-in is an opportunity to get support and meet a friendly face. As a Welcome Hub, we also have a Welcome Center located in the heart of Arendal at Torvgaten 7 (inside Unwrapped Butikkafé).
Come on over for a cup of coffee and a chat!
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