The social and cultural activities give fellows a better understanding of Denmark and bring about cultural exchange with Danes as well as with other fellows. Furthermore, Danida Fellowship Centre strongly believes that these activities are important because they ensure the happiness and well-being of the fellows, without which they are unable to engage themselves fully in the learning process.
A Danish perspective on life revolves round the concept of hyggelig which, roughly translated, means cosy and snug. It implies gathering round and striving for a warm intimate mood. Danes can give their host no greater compliment than to thank them for a hyggelig evening. In unison with the dedication and commitment of fellows and trainers, a hyggelig stay in Denmark will enhance the effects of the training.
For these reasons, a variety of social and cultural activities are available to the fellow at Danida Fellowship Centre in Copenhagen and at the place of study. Danida Fellowship Centre offers a wide range of activities, e.g. food evenings, women meetings, films and debate evenings as well as weekend excursions.
The programme is advertised every month in the online version of Fellowship Post.
In the hostel at Hostrupvej you find the DFC café.
Tuesday – Wednesday: 7pm – 10:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 7.00pm – 12.00pm
Sunday: 7pm – 10:30pm
In the DFC café, soft drinks, beer and wine are at sale at modest prices, and tea and coffee are free of charge.
Also available at the centre are: a small library with a range of foreign language newspapers and periodicals, a small computer room with Internet access, table tennis, snooker, gym, outdoor badminton and a wide selection of games (chess, scrabble, etc.).
Introduction and Debate
Danida Fellowship Centre organises ‘Introduction and Debate’ on Denmark in the Danida Fellowship Centre’s café on Tuesday evenings once or twice a month. The themes for these events are Family Life and the Political System and Democracy. The purpose of the ‘Introduction and Debate’ is to give the fellows a wide range of knowledge about Danish life and culture and all fellows are strongly recommended to participate.