A Panel Discussion as a National Network Activity has been organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation Network Member of Luxembourg - Luxembourg School of Contemporary Etiquette, in the
40, bd Pierre Dupong
- Democracy and community development
- Environment/Sustainable development
- Human rights
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
AGD main objectives are focusing on the follwing aspects :
AGD is concentrating on the idea of the sustainable development goals which been released by the united nations to promote for what the world needs in order to survive and current issues for the world to focus on, plus the idea of sustainability in general to have a cycle of education and information with easy access to youth for the best benefits for all human beings.
Non Governmental Organizations NGO’s
AGD offers a wide attention to NGO’s whether locally or internationally based, assisting this wide list to network and appear firmly, process their documentation and proposals professionally, while supporting their channels of fund through allocation and resources effectively.
At AGD we are highly concerned about the human well-being in mind, thus education always comes as our number one priority when we get to engage to shape one’s own academic future, we focus on non formal education in topics related to the day to day needs, also the Adult Education and Vocational Education Traininsg are both a big focus of our main objectives and mission.
For the time being AGD is responsible of implementing two big European Projects :
1-Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth (Entrepreneurship To Empower ENTEM)
"Entrepreneurship to Empower" (ENTEM) addresses the identification of existing best practices and the development of support schemes for the transmission of attitudes, skills and competences of Social Entrepreneurship to disadvantaged young people (NEETs) in partner countries and at the European level.
The project objectives will be achieved by exchange of ideas, practices and knowledge between the partners and joint work in the elaboration of 3 educational modules as following:
1. Personal Empowerment –an educational module which will seek to accompany youngsters on a self-development path and will cover the following subjects - What is a personal empowerment, developing a personal vision, setting personal goals, planning personal development, job employability, entrepreneurial employability
2. Community surrounding – an educational module which will seek to make youngsters aware about their wider surroundings, foster connections and increase awareness on how they can relate to their communities through social initiatives.
3. Social enterprise– an educational module which seeks to develop youngster’s knowledge and skills in the development social innovation activities within their communities.
2-Training of Trainers under Erasmus Youth Mobilities:
AIM of this project is to support capacity building of partner organizations through professional development of youth workers, youth leaders and trainers in the field of dialogue facilitation with multicultural groups.
In addition AGD is preparing two major strategic partnerships in the field of Adult education and VET, which aims to dialogue among European Organizations regarding Citizenship issues, the second one is to empower migrant females in 6 European countries to create their own start up business related to sustainable food industries.
AGD with its European Network can contribute a lot in the education sector, exchange best practise among the ALF member organizations will be a great asset and we are confident to be able to contribute to the ALF general mission and objectives
We would like to join ALF Network because it will enable our organization to be part of international community and thus have the chance to exchange experiences with other members and get to work on bridging the gap between Europe and the Euromed area which ALF Network is quite active, in addition we would like to expand our Network for further development cooperation projects that it will enable us to sustain our educational mission.
5 avenue Marie Thérèse
Amitié Plurielle Luxembourg a.s.b.l. is an intercultural and intergenerational organization.
Amitié Plurielle - Luxembourg a.s.b.l., was founded in 1969 to promote better relations between Portuguese speakers and Luxembourgers. It is therefore one of the first Luxembourg associations to work in the field of Migration.
The APL is a network formed by a.s.b.l. following:
-Amitié Plurielle - Luxembourg a.s.b.l.
- Centre Social et Culturel Portugais d'Esch-sur-Alzette, a.s.b.l.
- Centre Interculturel Nord, a.s.b.l.
- Amitié Portugal-Luxembourg de Dudelange, a.s.b.l./ Groupe de Folclore “Províncias de Portugal”
- Amitié Portugal-Luxembourg d'Echternach, a.s.b.l./ Folclore Group “Os Minhotos” from Echternach
- Centre de Formation Lucien Huss, a.s.b.l.
- Antenne d'Ecoute, a.s.b.ll.
- AIC Inter Culturelle Association
Amitié Plurielle Luxembourg a.s.b.l. is an association of plural friendships, which promotes intercultural and intergenerational dialogue
Objective to develop activities around the Book and literature
APL library of +/- 7,000 books
Refugibrary in Interaction
The Group of Seniors
Started in 2014, this is a project aimed at promoting the participation of seniors in various activities concerning them, in particular those in which the APL is a partner (“Café des Ages”, “Kino mat Häerz”)
Café des Rencontres
The project of this group is the inclusion of senior migrants in Luxembourg society either through internal meetings, or through external visits and other activities. The goal is to meet, to help each other, to share life experiences.
Through our activities and active participation in Anna Lindt projects/meetings/activities
We can work and develop common projects, share our experiences and help each other to better achieve our common goals
Amitié Tunisie Luxembourg - 51, Grand Rue, L-6310 Beaufort
- International/Cultural relations
- Réunir et unifier les tunisiens vivant au Luxembourg et à ses frontières. - Favoriser les rencontres entre tunisiens et les autres résidents du Luxembourg. - Promouvoir des activités favorisant la connaissance de la Tunisie, du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et de leurs cultures respectives. - Promouvoir des activités sociales, culturelles et sportives entre membres et amis, pour enfants et adultes au Luxembourg et en Tunisie - Promouvoir des activités de soutien et d’aide au développement en Tunisie.
- Participation à différentes manifestations culturelles( comme le festival de l’immigration festival des cultures, etc...)et enrichissement du paysage associatif Luxembourgeois avec une présence tunisienne remarquée. - Lancer un projet de micro crédits pour les zones isolées en Tunisie. - Promouvoir l'art tunisien et venir en aide à la jeunesse révolutionnaire en lui offrant le soutien et cadre nécessaires pour exprimer son talent.
Notre contribution au réseau FAL luxembourgeois se fera à travers une aide logistique. Les membres de notre association se mobiliseront dès que le réseau entreprend un projet. On compte également contribuer à travers l'apport de nouvelles idées et le lancement de projets novateurs.
Le réseau du FAL Luxembourg réunit des associations partenaires, avec lesquels nous avons déjà collaboré avec sucées. De plus, nous avons l'ambition de lancer un nouveau souffle dans notre organisation, longtemps sous le contrôle de l'autorité tunisienne. Pour cela, nous comptons travailler avec des associations anciennes et sérieuses qui nous guideraient et nous soutiendraient.
10, Rue Jean Engling
- International/Cultural relations
Amities Luxembourg - Armenie a.s.b.l. (ALA) was registered at the beginning of 2016. The president of the organization is Mr. Samvel Arakelian, who is responsible for the general operations of the NGO. The key staff members are:
Seg Kirakossian is the project coordinator of the ALA. He is in charge of the project management several components: general, creative, IT and technical support. He is specialized in filmmaking and media production, leading training projects for different organizations, among them the US-based MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL (MSI). Since 2012 he is working as a trainer of media production and peace education, implemented workshops and trainings in Armenia, Luxembourg, Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic etc.
Taguhi Kharatyan is the coordinator of international educational projects. She is responsible for the organization’s educational activities as well as for finding partners, creating effective cooperation, and monitoring the quality of ALA participation in the projects.
Usually, the annual budget is approximately 100.000 EUR and the main sources of funding are Erasmus Plus programme and several national grants. ALA’s main activities are long term training courses, youth exchanges, seminars and conferences. ALA is cooperating with many national and international organizations, mainly from EU, MEDA and EECA member countries.
The mission of the ALA is to assist and strengthen the Luxembourgish society where cultural diversity is respected and valorized, and where people from different cultural backgrounds work hand in hand for the solution of global problems and sustainable development.
Aims and objectives of the organization:
Promotion of intercultural, inter-religious and inter-civilization dialogue;
Consolidation of the potential of representatives of different cultures for the solution of global challenges;
Promotion of the cultures and sub-cultures represented in Luxembourg.
Organization of various international youth projects in the framework of the programs of Council of Europe and European Commission
Despite the ALA was registered at the beginning of 2016 but the initiative group started its activities already in 2014 when the 3 of the representatives of the Armenian community in Luxembourg participated in the “No hate speech” campaign of the Council of Europe. As a follow-up idea, the initiative group of the organisation implemented a raising awareness campaign on combating hate speech. The organisation started several workshops on intercultural learning in the frame of which representatives of the different cultural, language, national and religious communities of Luxembourg had an opportunity to present the singularities of their cultures and try to find commonalities with the others. Since the initiative group of the organisation consists of youth workers, trainers of human rights education and intercultural learning specialists, ALA develops its methodological toolbox for the realization of Intercultural Learning activities and has developed several exercises, handouts, presentations, simulations, role-plays and other tools for intercultural, inter-faith and other types of activities.
Some of the previous projects:
“InFormalBasic Course” long-term training course (2018)
The main aim of the training course was the integration of a non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at the local level. It was an attempt to use non-formal education (NFE) to build a productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and the youth field. This training course was the third edition of “InFormal” project. Its idea was developed due to the experience and learning outcomes of the first 2 versions of InFormal and it was adjusted to the feedback and evaluation of the participants as well as general assessment by the project team.
“CommunicART” long term project (2019)
The main aim of the long term project CommunicART was to foster non-violent communication in the educational process addressing current challenges such as intercultural dialogue in the work with people coming from rural areas or preventing the radicalization of young people through music and drama as effective tools.
Facilitation Guide long term project (2019)
This long term training course was focused on building on facilitation skills targeting all types of educators working in the formal or non-formal educational sphere. Facilitation skills are often taken or educators have to learn them by practice, often instinctively. However, facilitation is an essential generic skill and it is hard to overestimate the importance of it in the group (learning) process. This long-term course was an attempt to give a structured approach to the art of facilitation among educators.
“WomInPower” long term project (2019-2021)
The aim of project "WomInPower” is the empowerment of on different levels: at the individual level, to support the creation of their autonomy and economic independence, and on the social level, to promote their equal access to political, social power and to the power enabling the forming of opinion. We are sure that the process of empowerment should be started by the youth workers and our project idea is to support them in this. The project is aimed to promote young women entrepreneurship by empowering youth workers from different countries with project development and implementation competencies.
ARTinclusive long term project (2019-2021)
Human rights practitioners prove that theatre is used as a powerful tool in human rights work and theatre exercises and tools have been particularly useful for groups and communities that are looking to solve their problems. Yet, despite this, one of the biggest "minority" groups of our world, people with special needs are limited in their possibilities to use this powerful tool. The idea of the project is to provide a space for youth workers to experience, exchange and develop new methodologies for implementing activities in the local reality for the inclusion of people with special needs by using theatre and performance arts. We have realized that even those who involve young people with special needs in their training courses or local activities never asked themselves such questions: How inclusive can we be in our creativity? Creative activities and self-expression can so often seem off-limits to many people – and this includes the world of theatre equally.
The target group of ALA is not only Armenians living in Luxembourg, but also other cultural and national minorities. After becoming a member of Anna Lindh Foundation network we will organize more offline and online activities to share and spread three main purposes that ALF believes in. ALA is planning to organize info sessions for other organizations in Luxembourg about the Anna Lindh Foundation, the possibilities it provides. During our future projects that will be funded by the ALF we will include the logo of the foundation on our promotional materials to raise visibility in this way as well. Despite this, we will follow the projects financed by AFL and implemented by other organizations to share the best results through our social media accounts.
The Amities Luxembourg - Armenie a.s.b.l. is a relatively new organization but our team consists of experienced professionals working in the fields of education, human rights, integration and intercultural learning. We believe that it’s important to foster intercultural, interreligious and international competences, develop dialogue between the countries, minority and majority groups. We are very interested in becoming member of the ALF Luxembourg Network as during our experience of cooperation with the Heads of the ALF Networks in Jordan and Slovenia realised that there is a great potential of networking with the organisations that share the same values as the ALA. Our EuroMed experience was limited in cooperation with the organisations from Egypt, Jordan and Turkey, but we are interested in enlarging our network and promote the values of Democracy, Dialogue and Diversity.
21A, rue de la gare
- Youth and education
The association was created to manage EU project in 2013. As coordinator for Luxembourg we participate to several European Youth Events (EYE). Since few years, we are developing more local projects around youth, cultural and social rights. We are also working with a partner LIFE asbl on social issues like the housing in Luxembourg and providing solutions by developing colocations. Current housing crisis is a real challenge for young people and we now have 30 houses with different concepts (monoparental, youth colocations) with the support of Housing Ministery. Other topics we deal with is all around the sustainable development. In the housing project, we are looking to develop ecological and sustainable way to living and also the values that are important for us : autonomy, solidarity, ecology, inclusivity.
We are also supported by Council of Europe to develop Youth projects and initiatives.
We have only volunteers for the moment but looking to hire one person. We are partner with LIFE asbl and Maison des associations. We received funding for Erasmus + projects with 8 others partners on a project "Find the Fake". We investigate how to develop exchanges for youth people.
Our mission is to improve youth social rights and awareness of their rights.
We have a participatory approach and they directly take the decisions within the working projets of the projects.
Our objectives are to guide them, to give them the tools and the time to realize things. We also work to recognize their competences (Youthpass and "validation des acquis")
- participation and/or organisation of cultural activities
- Erasmus + project : Find the fake
- Trainings (exchange of competencies, conferences)
- Games, discussions, presentation, workshops (for example we have a project on democracy)
We want to create a youth worker network to improve collaboration and exchange of competencies.
We think we can create bridges between the different actors.
To benefit from others, experiences, advices and to collaborate.
In our development we always look for the best practice and proved methods.
We also want to show to young people that they are important and listened and that they need to involve themselves.
Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic and its bad effects of youth health and social life.