Turning international talent into local strength.

For companies, Expat Spouses Initiative (ESI) is the gateway to finding the right person for the right job by tapping into a talent pool of over 9,000 highly-skilled international workers.

For the expat spouses in Eindhoven, ESI is the door to opportunities and to realizing their potential in an international career. It is the plugin to the network and the means of enriching their lives as global citizens.

For the local community, ESI is a driver of change; a channel for communication and collaboration between the international and local residents of the Eindhoven region.

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Success Stories


Apply a full set of professional skills

Karen Choo-Haeberle, PR & Communications Director at STARSKIN® When I moved to Eindhoven with my husband (for ASML), there was little demand for native English PR and Communications professionals — most of the international companies are in the Randstad region. But because he enjoys his work, we decided to stay put for a couple more

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Science meets Art

Chiara Gamara obtained a Master’s Degree in Conservation Science at the University of Turin, Itay, in July 2015. My interdisciplinary background consists of supporting the work of conservators and restorers with scientific analyses aiming at understanding the properties of the materials of Cultural Heritage. “I enjoy working as part of multidisciplinary teams, and I am truly

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Academic background plugged into startup world

My name is Dr. Verónica Albrecht-Borth, a plant scientist. I obtained my doctoral degree in plant stress responses at the University of Ulm, Germany. After that I pursued my research in plant genetics, plant phenomics, plant physiology, and plant ecology for 12 years in international cooperations at the Eidgenossisch Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich and the

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This is the most exciting thing happening in EHV in 2015. When Kavitha and Anne told me that there are 9,000 highly skilled internationals in the region who aren’t being utilized, I said, ‘that’s insane! Let’s plug them in to the network.’ Which is what we did. I am truly proud of them today.


At EY we are committed to building a better working world, and I believe that one of the ways we can do that in the Eindhoven region is by supporting Expat Spouses Initiative. It’s an opportunity that more companies should be taking advantage of as either being a company hiring expats (…..)


I’ve been very impressed by the skill, drive and determination of the expat-spouses initiative. They have teamed up with several high-tech accelerator programmes in South-Eastern Netherlands to provide extremely useful start-up scouting and screening services. …


Many “internationals” bring their partners, who turn out to be extremely well qualified. Yet, it is never easy for a partner to find employment in a foreign country and, until recently, Holland was no exception. So we all applauded the emergence of the Expats Spouses Initiative …..