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Worklife Balance - the Danish way: Parental Leave

Could it be that the Danes are always being voted the happiest people in the world because of their healthy balance between work and private life?

Denmark prides itself on having a healthy work-life balance. The Danish welfare model, with its flexible working conditions and social support networks, including parental leave and childcare facilities, not only puts Denmark at the top of the international equality league table, but also contributes to a generally high standard of living.

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The sprit and the special atmosphere in SAIF Badminton is unique. You can feel a kind of togetherness when you are in the hall. Many club members help out on a voluntary basis to keep the club... Watch video
Once a year - on Friday in week 41 - Danish schools a day dedicated to exercise, with pupils from the entire country taking part in some kind of exercise. Most schools have an exercise run. The... Watch video
A wonderful view created by Olafur Eliasson, on top of ARoS, the art museum of Aarhus. Watch video
Today, H.R.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, celebrates her 72th birthday. As the tradition prescribes, thousands of Danes will be present in front of the Queen’s home, Amalienborg Palace, waving... Watch video
As in many other countries Denmark celebrated the International Workers' Day. This is from Fælledparken, a huge park, in Copenhagen where people gathered to celebrate the day. Watch video
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The leading bicycle brains in Copenhagen.

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Around 20,000 Danes swim in the sea during the winter, and swim even when the water is frozen over and icy. During the last decade, Copenhagen harbour has become so clean that it’s almost always... Watch video
Around 20,000 Danes swim in the sea during the winter, and swim even when the water is frozen over and icy. During the last decade, Copenhagen harbour has become so clean that it’s almost always... Watch video
The Department Of Transportation, New York City, found great inspiration in the streets of Copenhagen on how to make New York City more bicycle-friendly. Watch video
Everyday the bells in the tower of Our Saviors Church in Copenhagen play a concert for the entire city. Lars, the organ player, has the entire city as his audience. Watch video
With water on three sides, beautiful light and a thriving fishing culture, Skagen in Denmark attracted painters from all over Scandinavia. From here they started a revolution i Danish art. Watch video
Internationally renowned Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed their design of "west 57th", a new 600-unit residential building in new york city. located between 11th and 12th avenues... Watch video
We met The William Blakes at the SMUK FEST Festival 2011. Watch video
The Danish Island of Samsø is world famous for being a CO2-neutral community. Søren Hermansen - The director of The Energy Academy - showed us the alternative energy sources on offer to the... Watch video
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We meet four students from Aalborg competing for an international prize award in Future Textiiles. Watch video
Follow Denmark.dk in the search for the best Danish meal at Roskilde Festival.

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Every year more than 25.000 people volunteer at Roskilde festival. They contribute making it a success for the rest of the approx. 75.000 festival guests. (Roskilde Festival 2011)

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The Bradleys love Danish design and traveled all the way from California to Denmark just to see how the Danish architecht FINN JUHL lived! Have a look...

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We followed some of the finalists during The Future Textile Competition at TEKO in Herning.

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Nikolaj shows us around in "Nimbusparken" at Frederiksberg, where he lives with his familiy and all his friends.

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In Northern Denmark is a small and windy place called Klitmøller, which is also known as Cold Hawaii because of it's great surf conditions and cold climate. Kenneth is 25 years old and has moved to... Watch video
Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark and has one of the largest cultural festivals in Scandinavia.

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We went to Aalborg and Aarhus to ask the locals

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We meet Cecile who shows us around her family home in Horsens

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We meet Kirsa who shows around at her farm in Flemming.

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We travel to a village in Friland to see sustainability in action.

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Honey - we are hooooome! The Danes are welcoming you into their homes. We visited several Danish homes and brought our camera! Welcome inside!

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We meet Mette Gassner from Restaurant "TI TRIN NED" in Fredericia who has just been voted the best chef in Denmark 2011. Watch video
Get a look into the curious life of a family that collects flies, and porcelain. The Collectors is Denmark and the nordic countries contribution to the Venice Art Biennale 2009. Watch video
The Mysterious Mr. B. is lying face-down in the swimming pool outside of his home. Who was he, and how did he end his life so miserably? The Collectors is Denmark and the nordic countries... Watch video
We visitedthe restaurant Nomain Copenhagento meet the headchef, René Redzepi. Watch video
FemiCamp is showing us their crib at the Roskilde Festival. Morten is giving us a guided tour around the happy camp.

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Jakob and Tue presents their Roskilde Festival Wagon: Gerda!

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The Danish board game bob gets a lot of attention in Zona Tortona when the Danish interior company Normann Copenhagen makes a happening and the Danish design Lovers spikes it up. (2010) Watch video
As an alternative to the design fair Solone del Mobile many makes parties and exhibitions in the part of Milan called Zona Tortona. Danish Design Center were represented throuhg the exhibition... Watch video
Nordic Academy of Culinary Leisure, NaCL, is a group of prominent young chefs. At Dragsholm Castle, they share creativity and experiment with food and fresh ingredients from the nearby fjord and... Watch video
For world class restaurants, you need world class vegetables. At Kiselgården almost all the crops are biodynamic, and that makes all the difference for the taste - and for the farmer. Watch video
In the Nørrebro area just north of Copenhagen's city centre a new park is situated and it is called Superkilen. The park comprises three areas, The Red Square, The Black Market and The Green Park.... Watch video
Byhaven 2200, a community garden, is located right in the middle of the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. Here some very enthusiastic young people have started the garden in Nørrebroparken. One of... Watch video
In just three years Københavns Fødevarefællesskab (KBHFF), a food co-op, has grown to more than 3500 members in 10 different shops. A great succes, that started out small but now almost have taken... Watch video
The theater association 'Dramaterne' would not exist without the help from volunteers.The Creative Director in 'Dramaterne', Morten Dahl Lützhøft, tells about the volunteer work, that is being done... Watch video
What else to see in Copenhagen besides the most popular places like The Little Mermaid, Tivoli and Strøget. Here some Danes gives their point of view on what to see in Copenhagen. Some... Watch video
The small vineyard Garbolund lies 50 kilometres north of Copenhagen outside the village of Annisse. The owner of the vineyard,Jette Haugaard, invited us to the harvest which was in mid-Oktober.Her... Watch video
Klejner are Danish fried biscuits/cookies. It is commen in Denmark and Sweden to make these 'klejner' when it is close to Christmas. It is a dough made from flour, egg yolks, sugar and butter. The... Watch video
Christmas donuts (Danish: Æbleskiver) can be made in under one minut. Just take a look at this video. To this dough there is used 1/2 litre milk, 30g yeast, 6 eggs, 2 tbs suger, 400g flour, 1/2... Watch video
Upcycling (unlike recycling) is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value, leading to a higher material and energy benefits.... Watch video
Not everyone has a 9 to 5 job. Lars Teil Hansen works at Storebæltsbroen (Great Belt Bridge), where he is maintenance manager. But he also has another job, where he shows journalists both the top... Watch video
At the University of Copenhagen a new initiative has been set in motion. It's a bicycle repair shop, and the service is free for all students and employees. Peter Lange brought the idea back from a... Watch video
The Royal Danish Lifeguard was formed in 1658 by King Fredrik 3. At that time the King found it necessary to form a regiment which was separated from the army. At that time it was the only regiment... Watch video
Northside Festival is held each year in Aarhus. It is a three day festival that takes place in June. Without a campsite and with only fifteen minutes between each concert, the music is the main... Watch video