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Social long-term care insurance

As part of last year's awareness weeks, two lectures were held to inform the public about long-term care insurance. They were organised by the City of Luxembourg's Service Seniors (Department of Senior Services) in partnership with RBS and the Administration for the assessment and oversight of long-term care insurance (Administration d'évaluation et de contrôle de l'assurance dépendance).

Presentation by Pascale Kolb of the Administration for the assessment and oversight of long-term care insurance:

  • When can I make a claim for social long-term care insurance?

  • What does it mean to "be dependent"?

  • What services are covered?

  • How do I apply for services?

  • How will my individual care and needs be assessed?

Diabetes

Lecture organised by the Service Seniors of the City of Luxembourg, the Konviktsgaart and the Maison du Diabète (Diabetes Centre).

Lecture by Sylvie Paquet of the Maison du Diabète:

  • What is diabetes?

  • What forms of this disease are there?

  • What preventive measures and treatments are available?

  • What is the importance of diet and exercise?

Mainstreaming children with autism

Advising

Interested parties also had the opportunity to request an individual consultation by appointment with Luciano Lazzarotto, a trainer at IFEN (Institut de formation de l'éducation nationale – National Education Training Institute) and lecturer on schooling children with autism at the Institut de l'Education Nationale Française (French National Education Institute).

Film: "Inklusioun – Jo x Nee –"

This film was produced by ZEFI ASBL in cooperation with the National Audiovisual Centre (Centre national de l'audiovisuel) and shows two examples of mainstreaming children with autism in Luxembourg.

Lecture

Lecture on mainstreaming children with autism (ASD) by Luciano Lazzarotto, an educational consultant who specialises in ASD.

"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – A sharp sword or a blunt knife?"

Organiser: Nëmme mat Eis!

For some people, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a complex, abstract legal construct that does not address the day-to-day struggles of people with special needs. Others believe they can use this as a basis for forcing the Luxembourg government to find a solution to their personal problems. In most cases, this is done based on a personal sense of fairness rather than on concrete familiarity with the laws. Local associations for people with special needs have done a great deal of work in the past to address this problem. As a result, last year in Geneva, they submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities an alternative report that critically analyses the situation of persons with special needs in Luxembourg.

This evening, which recapped the events of the last year while looking towards the future, addressed the following topics:

  • What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?

  • What commitments has the Luxembourg government made?

  • Report of the Luxembourg government and the alternative report

  • The assessment by the United Nations Committee

  • Parallel initiatives, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, European Disability Strategy and the European Accessibility Act

  • The government's responsibility

  • The responsibility of the municipalities and civil society

  • Future outlook

Contact details

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Opening hours

Monday–Friday

8:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, or by appointment