Meerhoven Internationals Platform
The Meerhoven Internationals platform supports internationals living in (or moving to) Meerhoven to socialize and integrate in Meerhoven. Would you like to get in touch with fellow internationals living in Meerhoven? Are you curious about current and future developments in Meerhoven? Or do you have ideas to make this place (even) better? Then join the Meerhoven Internationals Platform. Fill in the online registration form and we will inform you about activities and practical topics in Meerhoven.
In November 2014 the first meeting for internationals was held in De Blinkerd in Grasrijk. The meeting was organized by the United Residents’ Associations Meerhoven in cooperation with Holland Expat Center South, The Hub Eindhoven for Expats and the Municipality of Eindhoven. About 55 internationals from more than ten countries registered to the meeting. It was the first event for internationals in Meerhoven which brought together internationals living in Meerhoven to discuss issues related to the urban heating system, parking, communication, activities and immigration rules. Most importantly, people got to know each other better. In March 2015 a follow-up meeting was organized at child care center Korein Kinderplein where children of expats were entertained in a separate room by professional staff members of Korein. A third meeting was held on Sunday 6 September 2015. See the articles in Eindhovens Dagblad (Dutch) and e52 (Dutch/English).
The Meerhoven Internationals Platform is coordinated by Congli Dong. Congli moved to Meerhoven with her husband in the Summer 2015. In the same year, her daughter was born here. “I think Meerhoven is a family-friendly neighbourhood with good facilities and nature. I kept on looking for platforms to interact with locals and internationals in the neighbourhood and I got in touch with the Meerhoven International Platform. I am now the lead coordinator in the organisation. As an active person in social life, I am willing to connect people and to create a more interactive and happy community for internationals and locals.”
Internationals are more than welcome to join the platform and are invited to register through the online registration form.