DoubleCup is an initiative from Trollhättans Business Council that started in 2015. They wanted an easy way to engage in the integration issue. The answer became a simple cup of coffee and a chat between two persons that have a lot to learn from each other. A meeting focusing on the future.
DoubleCup enables integration and networking using personal and easy meetings at a workplace. This meeting is arranged as an unconditional fika between Futureguide (business or organisation representative) and Candidate (newly arrived or refugee).
We arranged over 120 meetings during the first year. This would not have been possible without the participation and commitment from the local businesses, Arbetsförmedlingen and Support Group Network.
Networking is very important in Sweden, both socially and professionally, but it can be tough to build from scratch. Through DoubleCup Futureguides and Candidates have a chance to meet and learn from each other. We believe it to be a good first step towards the swedish labour market and society.
The Futureguide acts as a mentor for an hour. Answering the Candidates questions based on his/hers knowledge and experience regarding the Swedish labour market. The Futureguide’s connections might help the Candidate both professionally and socially.
We believe meetings and conversations to be the best tools for integration!