Our Professional Empowerment Program (PEP) groups are designed to connect people who have similar career goals or who want to learn or brush up on similar skills.



The PEP City SWOT team is working on an assignment for the Eindhoven city government, the Living in and steering committee.  The team, formed by professionals with different backgrounds, has just started and has already made great progress. They are now busy preparing a questionnaire to be answered by internationals. The data collected via survey, research and interviews will be used for the SWOT analysis, end product of the assignment.


PEP Web Development

The PEP Web Development team are exploring php based development solutions for creating a multi-user web platform. Currently they continue working on the realisation of users registration and login.


PEP Finance

The PEP Finance team, which has been launched recently, is busy defining their learning goals, and we have put a call-out for a challenging local assignment.


PEP Medical/Social Care

The PEP Medical/Social Care team aims to start a support group for internationals and their families. The Branding/Storytelling workshop by Anne Yianni earlier this month guided them in shaping their idea and developing it further. The team has been meeting with multiple community organizations, to take their idea forward.


PEP Job Application

The goal to increase the chances of getting THE job one is looking for by searching the right sources, improving CVs and LinkedIn profiles and preparing for interviews. In the group receiving critical and at the same time motivating feedback is the key to success.


PEP Marketing&Communication

The PEP Marketing&Communications have worked on improving marketing strategies for entrepreneurial businesses of community members. They have come up with 2 different strategies: 1) Long Term Vision, which includes complete rebranding, and 2) Tactical Marketing Strategy, which includes interactive events especially designed for fairs, social media strategy and newsletter.
The team is giving a series of workshops, which they created to help the owner of the business to build the necessary competencies to be able to take care of their marketing themselves.


Start your own PEP group

If you have a skill you’d like to learn or improve, or feedback you’d like to give and would like to be connected with people in the same situation, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The international community of Expat Spouses Initiative is more than 700 people strong. Finding people with similar goals and interests can be a start to burst your bubble and to take the next step in your career.

Email us at info@expatspousesinitiative.org.

PEP groups soon to start

To have a strong and driven PEP team following PEP topics are looking for additional team members before starting up the process.

If you like to join on of the following topics, please contact info@expatspousesinitiative.org.

PEP Environment
PEP Video Editing
PEP Research & Survey
PEP JQuery/Angular JS
PEP Education

PEP Architecture & Planning
PEP International Relations
PEP Legal
PEP Testing