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Located in the valley of the Aa near Den Bosch, Kasteel Heeswijk played an important role in Brabant's history. For more places to visit, subscribe to the VisitBrabant Magazine

Jean-Paul Linnartz is a co-founder of Radio4Brainport: An independent English radio station that broadcasts music, news, information about expat life, culture, social events, career, and more, around the clock. It is a community radio station for internationals in Brainport, and is happy to engage more volunteers! Tune into DAB+ or 747 AM to listen!

Diana Angelova is the lead coordinator of Meerhoven Internationals Platform (MIP). Next to its other activities, she and her colleagues initiated Coffee and More/Koffie en Meer in 2019. What started as a casual coffee morning, turned into a networking opportunity where everyone is welcome to meet, share and learn! The event takes place every third Friday of the month in Meerhoven. 

The Brainport region is becoming increasingly international in character. And not just because of the many knowledge workers who find jobs here. There are also lots of migrant workers and asylum permit holders settling in the region. This international society also translates into the classroom. To prepare students optimally for an international future, a programme has been developed in Brainport Eindhoven that focuses on the internationalisation of education. One of the things to come out of that is a cooperation project between schools in the Brainport region and the Basque Country in Spain. Read more

Coronavirus R number rises above 2 and set to climb higher
The reproductive rate of coronavirus surged to its highest level since the start of the pandemic at the end of June, according to the RIVM’s latest calculations.

High school students get a taste of engineering education
The development of the 4TU.VO platform has launched, an online education platform for secondary education from the four Dutch universities of technology.

Huge blanket for the fight against climate change
At the town hall on Monday, a special embroidery blanket was handed over. It was given to Councillor Rik Thijs as a contribution to save the environment.

At Coffee and More (Koffie en Meer) you can meet with others over a cup of coffee! It takes place on the third Friday of the month in Meerhoven. Join event 

The 'I Do' Exhibition presents weddings of the Get In Touch community, and the challenges and opportunities that these international partners face. Join event

Meet each other, discover talented entrepreneurs and support local businesses at the International Creative Women's Creative Market in Meerhoven! Join event

During the Natlab Open Air event, you can enjoy a film on the Natlab patio every Friday and Saturday in July, and from Wednesday to Saturday in August! Join event

Eating herring is a Dutch tradition. The Hollandse Nieuwe has been linked to Dutch culture for centuries, but not every freshly caught herring can bear that famous name. So, where exactly do these kinds of herring come from? Read more

Starting over in a new culture and living in a multicultural society is not easy. It is even more challenging when we have strong opinions about issues and language barriers. Here are some tips on how to live a fulfilling life as an international talent. Read more

The Corona Portal provides the non-Dutch speaking community in Brabant with links to the latest COVID-19 information and official resources in the Netherlands. The portal also shares ideas and tips on how to be socially safe whilst remaining connected to others. 

This e-newsletter is a joint initiative of the following organisations.

Have you got a story, community, company, or upcoming event that you would like to share with Brabant's international community? Please contact us!

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