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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I have been living in the Netherlands for nine years. I first came in contact with Expat Spouses Initiative in 2015 at the conference Global City Eindhoven, where I was immediately enthralled by the vision and mission of ESI. At that time I was living in Nijmegen and I was doing an internship at the
“SUCCESS IS WHERE PREPARATION AND OPPORTUNITY MEET” For all of us, there are multiple things that make up our identity-the many roles that we play in our personal lives, our passion or hobby, our job, etc. But what happens when we have to give up on one of these roles to honour another? A humungous
Chief Marketing Officer, Expat Spouses Initiative I was born and raised in Romania, partly in Bucharest and partly in Transylvania. I have a double citizenship Italian and Romanian, and I am ‘heart and soul’ a citizen of the world. At 19 years old, I worked for a summer in a US Camp, and then travelled
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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 (…..)Joost Smits – EY
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. …Jonathan Marks, International Media Strategist
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 …..Bert-Jan Woertman
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.Guus Frericks – Managing Director at Startupbootcamp HighTechXL