Get together for events and meet up for a bite or a drink in Essen and the Ruhr region. Some international and bilateral clubs welcome expats and locals who enjoy the opportunity to get together with other English speakers. Listen to talks, speeches on current topics and meet with other residents from home and abroad.
And Amazing Capitals has also set up groups on a few of the social networks to help readers get connected, if they so wish.
The Ruhr Metropolis can be a difficult place for foreigners to get to know each other, so readers may wish to join Amazing Capitals groups that can be found on social networks. Most have a facebook account, Linked is popular among business people in the US as is XING in Germany.
A few international clubs can be found scattered across the Ruhr Metropolis, most of which organise get-togethers and meet-ups in assorted places. These vary from bilateral clubs between Germany and another country to international networks based on the web which offer local groups.
Expats sometimes get together in a neighbourhood locality of choice and word spreads. These almost spontaneous gatherings can become tradition. Word spreads slowly that foreigners can appear and meet others. Any such places in the Ruhr Metropolis will be posted for readers to discover.