Workshop Welcome-Services Groningen 2018 From 12 till 14 March 2018, the team of the project "Welcome Centre Campus & Region" visited the international office of the University of Groningen, the "International Welcome Centre North" (IWCN), the Campus "Wageningen University & Research" and the "Expat Center Food Valley" (ECFV). The IWCN and ECFV are pioneering projects showing that the reduction of red tape in universities, firms and government highly accelerate the onboarding process.

During the staff mobility, the team received extensive insights about the diverse working processes, ranging from setting up welcome services to the guidance provided to new citizens and the transition to routine business. Ynske Joustra (University of Groningen), Karen Prowse (IWCN), Petra Kop and Lennart Verhoeven (ECFV) shared their profound experience with the guests and provided valuable tips and answered questions concerning finance, public relations, dual career service or acquisition of new partner companies.

The staff mobility was grant aided by the mobility program Erasmus+ and the U4 Network.

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