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1 Living and working in Denmark Turin 12-13 October 2007

2 this presentation about Denmark and the Danish society characteristics of the Danish labour market possibilities for working in Denmark where can you find information


4 Denmark appr. 43.100 square km 5,4 mill. inhabitants since 2007: 5 regions since 2007: 98 municipalities parliamentary democracy with a royal head of state

5 Denmark - currency Danish crown (DKK) DKK 100 = euro 13,40 euro 100= DKK 746,04 Denmark does not (yet) participate in euro

6 Denmark – labour market 37 working hours pr. week 6 holiday weeks pr. year + 9,5 bank holidays workforce 2,9 mill. people (18 – 65 years) employment rate 78% high rate of working women (since 19- sixties) 2 earnings pr. family --> nurseries, kindergartens and municipal day care unemployment rate 3,2% (August 2007)

7 Wages and taxes -no minimum wage -collective agreements -relatively high wages - relatively high cost of living tax municipality, the county, the state, church 3 levels: basic, medium and top level taxation deductions: personal deduction, interest expenditures, transport, trade union dues and benefit fund contributions VAT 25% work taxcard yearly tax declaration free tax amount pr. day, max. 12 month contract and double housing

8 Social security – taxfinanced social security benefit in the event of illness or child birth benefit in the event of an accident at work/occupational disease early retirement and old-age pension contribution towards funeral expenses family benefits

9 Insurance against unemployment voluntary arrangement administrated by the unemployment insurance funds. 30 - 40 unemployment insurance funds most unemployment insurance funds associated with trade unions transfer your unemployment insurance seniority from your country to Denmark (E301) register within 8 weeks ask your EURES-advisor

10 To Denmark with E303 E303 – transfer of unemployment benefits to Denmark for up to 3 months unemployed in your home country for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your departure register as a job seeker at a local Public Employment Service within 7 days European Health Insurance Card and form E119: free acute medical treatment and sickness benefits

11 How to find a job in Denmark




15 good job opportunities bricklayers carpenters painters electricians lorrydrivers carmechanics plumbers sales staff Welders Engineers

16 good internet jobsites Employment Service: newspapers: magazines and tradeunions private jobagencies: f. inst. Portal Job:



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