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Best Practices

The best practices presented below are concrete measures that can be implemented to promote intercultural living-together at the local level. They can be adapted to different contexts and reproduced in all Luxembourg municipalities.


Welcome and orientation

best practices intercultural living-together welcome orientation

Living-together in municipalities starts with a quality welcome and orientation for new residents. Transparent, multilingual communication and systematic information sharing help residents to feel "at home" and get actively involved in the social, cultural and political life of the municipality.

Languages, education and training

best practices intercultural living-together languages education training

Providing citizens with the opportunity to learn and/or practice a language increases their chances of actively participating in local life. Combined with a range of training courses on subjects related to interculturality, municipalities can create a living and working environment that promotes inclusion and living-together.

Political and civic participation

best practices intercultural living-together political civic participation

Encouraging citizens to take an active part in local decision-making should not be limited to informing them of their right to vote. The provision of citizen training and discussion platforms, and the funding of citizen-led projects, are just as important in enabling everyone to participate.

Volunteering and intercultural encounters

best practices intercultural living-together volunteering intercultural encounters

Creating spaces to celebrate diversity is an important factor in living-together. Getting to know one's neighbours, building networks, launching joint activities in "third places": this is how citizens move from being "guests" to being "hosts", and get involved as volunteers in local activities.

Diversity and the fight against discrimination

best practices intercultural living-together diversity fight against discrimination

Intercultural living-together is based on mutual respect and solidarity between all citizens, regardless of age, gender, culture, religion or ethnicity. By setting up mediation structures, racism prevention programmes or inclusion projects, municipalities can establish diversity as an asset, thereby promoting social cohesion.