Integration policy in Luxembourg
Luxembourg’s population is growing every year in a very significant way as a result of a growing economic situation, favorable to a positive net migration rate.
Therefore, the integration of these newcomers is a major challenge for Luxembourg, so that immigrants from other European countries, or other continents, can integrate easily, quickly and then participate concretely in the development of the country.
The process of integration is a two-way process, which must be done by both parties: the immigrant and the host country. In Luxembourg, the state, municipalities and civil society work together for the successful integration of newcomers.
The implementation of integration policy in Luxembourg
The integration of foreigners and the reception of new arrivals in Luxembourg are the subject of a genuine government policy.
The National Action Plan for Integration
A new National Action Plan for Integration (PAN intgération) was adopted in July 2018 and will be implemented by the Ministry of Family and Integration. It provides the integration of all non-Luxembourg residents but also the reception and social support of applicants for international protection, through access to information, quality of services offered, coordination and cooperation in Luxembourg and internationally.
Education and Luxembourgish lessons
Foreign children arriving in Luxembourg and enrolled in the Luxembourg primary education system benefit from a specific system that allows them to integrate quickly and easily thanks to personalized support in their new school. More information.
A 200-hour training leave is allowed throughout ones working life in Luxembourg to enable employees to learn Luxembourgish.
The National Council for Foreigners
Implementation of the integration policy by the OLAI
Under the supervision of the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater Region, the OLAI – Luxembourg Office of Reception and Integration is responsible for coordinating and implementing the reception policy and integration in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Contrat d’Accueil et d’intégration (welcome and integration contract in Luxembourg)
Do you wish to discover or learn more about the history, customs, languages or values of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ? Through the OLAI, the Luxembourgish government has created integration measures brought together within the framework of the “Contrat d’Accueil et d’Intégration” (CAI).
Services offered with the CAI are:
- discounted language courses (Luxembourgish, French and / or German). The objective is to enable the learner to attain at least level A.1 in one of the 3 reference languages in Luxembourg
- civic education courses, which allow the signatory of the contract of reception and integration to know the modalities to live together in a multicultural Luxembourg, to learn the luxembourgish morals and traditions, the historical bases and the political organization of the country in order to integrate in the Grand Duchy
- a free orientation day that will allow the participant to become familiar with the official organizations in a friendly atmosphere.
Contact OLAI for a collective information session by calling 247-85785 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org