Vikings were once "fierce" farmers - today Denmark leads the sustainable food revolution
When thinking of Denmark, you probably picture violent Viking raids – yet most Vikings were actually farmers. Denmark has always been an agricultural nation. And it became a pioneer in the field around the mid-1800s, when small farmers decided that collaboration would foster the best innovation – and keep everyone well fed. Today, Central Denmark is home to a cluster of global frontrunners within the entire food chain.
NUMBER 1 IN EUROPE: DIGITAL TALENTS ARE HAPPIEST IN DENMARK
Denmark ranks #1 in Europe, when digital talents are asked to rate their happiness on the job. This is evident in a recent study, also pointing to personal influence as an important happiness factor. With their tradition for a flat hierarchy, Danish companies give digital talents exactly that.
‘Coopetition’ = a career destination with room to grow
Central Denmark’s companies are close to each other – and not just geographically. Here, collaboration is widespread, even between competitors. This drives innovation and creates a fertile ground for job opportunities, making Central Denmark an ideal destination for expats who don’t want to move for just one job, but for an ecosystem filled with possibilities.
Danish researchers are tackling renewable energy’s biggest challenge
As a frontrunner on climate action, Denmark is leading the way to more sustainable energy use. Wind production per capita already exceeds that of any other OECD country and Denmark aims for 100% of renewables by 2050. A new project now supports this goal by tackling one of renewable energy’s biggest limitations: its storage.
What is work-life balance?
Denmark is world-famous for its work-life balance. In fact, expats view it as the number one reason for moving to Denmark, according to the 2020 Expat Survey. But what exactly does work-life balance mean? And how can you achieve it?
Why tech talents choose to live in Central Denmark
More and more internationals with skills within IT and tech are choosing to live in Central Denmark. A good work-life balance and opportunities to develop their career play an important role in attracting them to the region.
What to expect of Christmas in Central Denmark
Christmas in Denmark is a holiday filled with traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. From lighting the calendar candle on December 1st to dancing around the Christmas tree on the 24th, find out how Danes create Christmas “hygge”.
Digital Denmark: driving licence goes digital
As one of the most digitally advanced nations in the world, Denmark is also a front runner regarding the use of digital identification. This makes life easier for all residents, who have secure and easy access to a wide range of services digitally, both in the public and the private sectors.
Danish flexicurity: what’s in it for you as an employee
In Denmark, companies can easily hire and fire to adjust to ever-changing market conditions. But employees are not left to fend for themselves: a well-knit safety net ensures a smooth transition to the next job. That’s the perks of a flexicurity model.
A stronger identity in fairy-tale surroundings
When Antoniya and Stanislav Petkov moved to Central Denmark, they first landed in Aarhus thinking it was a very small city, but that they would get by. Now they own a house in even smaller Ringkøbing – and simply love it there!