CIC at a glance
The CIC - Carinthian International Center - facilitates and supports a person's introduction to social and economic life in Carinthia. It offers information, advice, and networking activities to enable contact with people from all over the world. The CIC association is financed by membership fees. A list of current member companies and institutions is available here.
Individuals who are interested may acquire membership for themselves and their family. Employees from member companies benefit from a reduced rate. To membership.
WHAT WE OFFER
CIC networking activities
CIC networking sessions - monthly meetings to chat and get to know each other
CIC coffee mornings - once a month in the morning for employees' partners
CIC get togethers. These are free events for you to come along to. They are opportunities to make contact with other expatriates and local people
CIC culture clubbing
A celebration of the cultural diversity of colleagues working together - this is a local tour through the global world
A diverse programme of activities
Regular opportunities to join in (e.g. excursions, cultural events, family events, international afternoon, Dragonboat Cup, cross culture talks and special events)
CIC advisory service and social assistance
CIC Welcome Package, available from your company's Human Resource department. The welcome package offers key information about your new host country and helps you to take your first steps in Carinthia so that you can quickly settle in
CIC contact hours
Private, personalized advice available in member companies to help with settling in. Appointments in member companies on demand.
Guidance and Support Service
(e.g. work opportunities for family members and advice on schools, what qualifications are recognised here, etc.) Meetings by appointment. Please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CIC language swap
One to one language coaching: the CIC brings two individuals together with different mother tongues so that they can brush up their language skills
CIC be active
Get involved and have your say as a CIC member e.g. ideas, translations or writing articles for the website
Childcare (bilingual) in August in Villach, Klagenfurt and Lavanttal for CIC members
Language Groups: German groups, German conversational groups, a German conversational cooking group, English, Italian for children and contacts for learning German. CIC members can get a special discount of 10% for all "Deutsch in Österreich" (German in Austria) courses at Klagenfurt University's language centre, (but not for "German as a Foreign and Second Language" semester courses).
FOR CIC COMPANY MEMBERS
• Good practice guidance for Human Resource departments
• Development of tools for cultural diversity accompanied by Univ. Prof. Erol Yildiz (Alpen-Adria-Universität).
• CIC Welcome Package for new employees
• Job service
• CIC events and network (get togethers, networking sessions etc.)
For institutional company members (associations, honorary consulates)
• CIC events and get togethers.