Connect with Danes around the world

Join the community for global Danes today.

DANIAS is a place to meet, help each other, plan events, share knowledge, network and to help investment and business opportunities prosper.

Dear Dane

You represent the more than 250,000 Danes who live outside Denmark’s borders (UN). Whether you ventured out into the world because of your career, for love or for your education, you are all just as different as your motives. Some of you have only just left Denmark, while others have been away for a number of years. But you all have at least one crucial thing in common: you all have a connection to Denmark.

A connection that is of great value to Denmark and Danish businesses. Because of your fundamental understanding of the Danish society and Danish values, you are excellent advocates for Denmark in the world.

You can help Danish companies and organisations overcome linguistic and cultural barriers and assess their strengths and weaknesses in emerging markets. You can share positive stories about Denmark and our strongholds in your network and create international awareness about Denmark as an attractive career destination. And you can provide invaluable international experience, if you one day decide to return home.

DANIAS is building a community of global Danes for global Danes and for Denmark. We hope that you will join us on this journey.

Best regards,


Why join

We connect global Danes all over the world to each other and to Denmark and Danish businesses. We’re building a digital platform, a place to meet, help each other, plan and join local events, share knowledge, network and to help investment and business opportunities prosper. Join us today.


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Denmark often experience challenges with language, culture and lack of networks when seeking new export markets. A new project driven by DANIAS will change this.

The project, funded by The Danish Industry Foundation, will build a network of Danes based in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. By utilizing the specialist knowledge that already abounds among Danes abroad, the project aims at increasing Danish SME’s export and innovation. Read more about the project at The Danish Industry Foundation.

Contact us for further information.


Global Danes are valuable to Denmark and Danish businesses. The time has come to unite Denmark across national borders

Flemming Besenbacher
Chairman of DANIAS


We connect global Danes & Denmark

DANIAS works to improve the economic development of Denmark through a strengthened relationship and collaboration with global Danes. 

Global Danes are Denmark’s extension in a globalized world where networks across borders play an increasingly important role. Good connections and close collaboration with our global Danes represent an important asset for the continued value creation in the Danish society.

Most global Danes feel a special connection to and pride in Denmark. Many of them wish Denmark to do well and use their love for Denmark as the driving force to contribute positively to the country’s development. 

We work closely together with existing Danish diaspora networks. DANIAS is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and private businesses.


To strengthen the relation between
Denmark and global Danes

and to engage global Danes in...

Innovation & Export

We want to connect global Danes to Danish businesses to increase sharing of international knowledge, experience and networks that can help them internationalize

Professional ties

We want to retain and strengthen the professional ties between Danes abroad and Denmark


talent attraction

We want to activate global Danes to create international awareness about career opportunities in Denmark or take up a career in Denmark themselves

promoting denmark

We want to activate global Danes to create international awareness about Danish strongholds


Thomas Andersen

Head of Secretariat