THE GOOD LIFE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is a good home for children as well as adults

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE GOOD LIFE

Do you want to give your children a safe and healthy upbringing with good day nurseries, schools, and lots of space and activities in nature?

Do you want good job opportunities, living in a good area, and being able to afford both living a life and experiencing a lot?

Besides, do you and your family want a life, where intimacy, a sense of community, and a clean nature are part of everyday life?

Move to Denmark’s geographically biggest municipality - Ringkøbing-Skjern - in Western Jutland.

 

Foto: Vorgod-Barde 

 

Here in Western Jutland you will find jobs and good housing, so you and your children can live in a safe and peaceful environment. The children can cycle on their own to school and leisure activities. We have good schools and institutions. We have a versatile nature with lots of space, and a lot of active associations and clubs, as well as neighbours socializing with each other.

 

Foto: Ralf Andersen

 

SATISFACTION AND SAFETY AT TOP LEVEL

You will find the most important ingredients for the recipe of the good life in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. It has been documented that its citizens feel safe, and are the most satisfied in the entire country.

In a survey about life quality Statistics Denmark has established that the most satisfied citizens in the second happiest country in the world live in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

HAPPY COUNTRIES are characterized by having a healthy balance between traditional wealth, social capital, understood as a high frequency of trust to society, low inequality, and faith in governmental institutions.

We are also world champions in trust. On an international level Danes demonstrate the highest trust to foreigners. 76% believe that you can trust foreigners. In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality the figure is as high as 91%.

The fact that the municipality can pride itself of having the highest level of social capital in the world is explicable by the fact that its citizens are really good at functioning in a joint community, the fact that there is a very active association- and club life, and especially the fact that very many are good at lending a hand to volunteer programs. 57% of the citizens in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality have joined volunteer work programmes.

 

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Foto: Tim Skole

 

WE TAKE THE CHILDREN SERIOUSLY

In the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we guarantee a place in a day care institution. In other words - you will be guaranteed childcare when at work.

Our aim is for children to thrive, develop, and become as competent as possible. Together with their parents we want to create whole correlations in the upbringing and development of the children from the ages of 0 to 18. We therefore have a joint point of departure when it comes to children and education, so there will be a common thread in the life the children experience in the day care, day nurseries, and schools of the municipality. We give high priority to the development of stimulating and supportive learning environments, and we endeavour to make all children feel seen, heard, understood, and taken seriously.

 

We are seen, heard, understood, and taken seriously.

For more information about our OFFER available to children, and on the map HERE where you will be able to see the location of all the municipal day care institutions and schools.

 

A BALANCED LIFE

In the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have many fast-growing companies, and there are good job opportunies. Western Jutland has the lowest unemployment rate in Denmark. Click Here for more information about jobs

We also have good housing facilities with lots of space, indoors as well as outdoors. For more information, click Here.

Of course we also have many activities for an active leisure time life for CHILDREN and for ADULTS, both in nature and in the associations and clubs - all creating the good life, which  we call a balanced life.

 

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 Foto: hvidesande.dk

In the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have many citizens who have moved to the municipality from abroad. We have citizens from a total of 99 different countries and all in all around 4,600 citizens from other nations live in the municipality.

 

Charlotte and Ian

 
Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

 
German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here