I blog for Blogging Denmark, Denmark's official website, run by the Danish Foreign Ministry, where you can also find other bloggers blogging about issues related to Denmark. My perspective is obviously coloured by my distance.
My latest post:
The campaign caught my attention when I browsed the Internet, and came across a banner asking me: ‘Should ‘new Danes be like everybody else?’
In Danish we have gradually internalised the concept ‘new Danes’ in our Danish language (‘nydansker’ in Danish). The Danish Language Committee defines a ‘new Dane’ as a person whose family derives from another place than Denmark.
Part of the union’s campaign is an on-line survey here, where some of the questions are (freely translated):
‘Should there be a special room for prayer at work?’
‘Should ‘new Danes’ get used to the regular Friday beer?’
‘Is multiplicity an advantage for the work environment?’
I have worked in East Africa since June 2005, and I couldn’t help wondering about these questions in relation to my own context.
Read it all here.