Working with Studio Tast, we experimented with gamification to foster
social connections and expedite information filtering. In 2023, we conducted two extensive sessions in collaboration with the Expat Spouses Initiative to explore how internationals engage with the content on thisiseindhoven.com. Can users easily find what they need? Moreover, what's the primary query that arises for internationals when they start their online search in Eindhoven? (Hint: 'Where can I buy a bike?')
What's on our agenda?
Let's look ahead and address what we are currently working on. Our solution to help newcomers settle better is Homewards, a social onboarding program for newcomers. It's the starting point to find your groove in this region and make a bunch of new friends.Homewards kicks off with in-person events because, let's face it, the best connections happen in real life. That's why we launched Homewards The Quiz—a fun, casual way to meet fresh faces and connect with your inner Eindhoven local. In 2024, we're expanding to an online space—a hub for practical info and social connections. It's where you'll discover tips to navigate social scenes and meet awesome folks in a relaxed vibe. All the cool newcomer events in the city will be in one place!
Our aim? To make Homewards a toolkit for newcomers, giving them the scoop to jump-start their social life in Eindhoven. We're all about building that sense of home and a tight-knit community.
Within Homewards, our attention is on both Dutch and international newcomers. We're banking on the belief that the best integration might just happen when you're all in the same boat—building a life in a place where everyone's pretty much starting from scratch. Plus, we're reaching out to the local Eindhoven folks too. They're keen on helping out, like sifting through info to get you off to a great start here.
Do you want to join Homewards?
Homewards is a joint effort involving Holland Expat Center South, Brainport Development, Expat Spouses Initiative, and Eindhoven365. Homewards' identity is a design by fffunction.studio.
Do you have suggestions or wish to be a part of Homewards? We're eager to hear from you! Drop us a line at email@example.com