The duo, who work with the immigration service at Skellefteå municipality, are the ones who handle the questions from those who received the newsletter with the theme Det enklä lifet/Change Your Live. The Swedish venture was launched at the end of March last year and a few months later they introduced an English one.
9,000 of the 12,000 who responded are English-speaking.
– If we make 250 mailings, at least 10 will respond, notes Silenstam.
Many want to know a lot about jobs and housing.
– They also wonder, for example, about schools in Sweden and the possibility of ecoliving here. Many would like to live close to nature and would like a rural life, says Englund.
– We explain that they can get in touch in a week or in six months. but that moving is a long process that takes time, says Silenstam.
Silenstam especially remembers a Spaniard who works in marketing who got in touch:
– He wrote: I want to start by praising the campaign. I have no ambitions to move, but would like to see what you do next.
During the spring, the Welcome House, a meeting place for new residents to get together, opens physically next door to the reception in the municipal hall, where both Silenstam and Englund will be located.