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In terms of integration, the main goal of the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques (Integration and Special Needs Department) is to carry out measures to promote the integration of citizens of different nationalities. In close collaboration with the municipal advisory committee on integration, associations working in the intercultural sector and the other Luxembourg City municipal departments, the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques strives to identify needs arising from the mix of cultures living in Luxembourg City, and to develop a plan of action to best respond to these needs.
The gender equality officer takes part in their role as expert in meetings of the municipal advisory committee on integration.
As regards special needs, the department serves as a point of contact for people with disabilities, as well as for all organisations working in the disability sector. This work, carried out in close cooperation with the aforementioned organisations and other Luxembourg City municipal departments, helps to continuously improve the services available to residents with special needs. Since 2012, the participative committee has enabled the direct and effective involvement of people with disabilities in all projects. The department also organises interpreters for sessions of the municipal council, and also handles the translation of preparatory texts into German for sign-language interpreters.
The department's philosophy is to plan and carry out measures in direct consultation with the people affected by them.
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Several lectures and theme days are planned as part of the 2019 Awareness Weeks.
Dinner in the Dark
As the name suggests, participants enjoy a meal in the dark, but are also guided by visually impaired people through a totally unique experience.
Exhibitions – Guided tours
Exhibitions by different associations working in the field, photo exhibitions, guided tours at the Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Invitation to the museums, and more
In partnership with "ALAN – Maladies Rares Luxembourg", APEMH and Kinepolis, two pre-features and one full feature film will be shown.
In partnership with "Trisomie21", "Fondation Ecouter pour Mieux s'Entendre" and Kinepolis, two feature films and a pre-feature film will be shown.
German sign language courses
Beginner course (DGS1 – Deutsche Gebärdensprache 1), advanced course (DGS2 – Deutsche Gebärdensprache 2) and one DGS3 at the weekend.
Helping foreign nationals
Practical advice for new residents is available in the form of a paper guide and online portal, as well as from the "Association de Soutien aux Travailleurs Imm...
Involving people with disabilities
Involvement of people with disabilities through the participative committee with its working groups and brainstorming sessions.
Learn Luxembourgish with free MP3 files
Download the <i>Lëtzebuergesch léiere mat MP3</i> brochure and listen to the audio recordings or save them for later
Several lectures and theme days were planned as part of the 2018 awareness weeks.
Luxembourgish language and culture courses
The courses are divided into four levels: A1 Beginner, A2 Intermediate, B1 Advanced and B2 Conversation.
Meetings of the municipal council
Dates of upcoming meetings, live streams and minutes
Municipal integration plan
This plan makes it possible to implement various initiatives in a more targeted and consistent fashion. It creates shared responsibility involving as many playe...
People with disabilities
Involvement of people with disabilities (brainstorming sessions, participative committee, awareness week, etc.), joint setting of priorities, consideration of a...
Inclusion Gala, performances and benefit concerts: "Sangen ALS Challenge", "Birdwatching"
Special Needs Action and Sports Day / Third "Roll & Run"
Rencontres sans frontières
Sports meet in June