Le Fonds culturel national - FOCUNA entend encourager et valoriser les jeunes talents, les artistes confirmés et les professionnels du secteur à l’étranger, en attribuant des bourses sur base de candidatures évaluées par un jury d’experts.
Avec 9 auberges de jeunesse réparties sur tout le territoire, le Luxembourg a su comptabiliser 151.248 nuitées en 2017, contre 135.084 nuitées en 2016. Un chiffre en hausse, qui est symptomatique de l’attrait des nombreuses attractions touristiques à visiter.
Carnival season is here. Traditionally, masks appear on Candlemas Day, which officially strikes the beginning of 'Fuesent' and lasts until Ash Wednesday (Aschermëttwoch), when the Stréimännchen (strawman) is burned down.
According to the latest figures from the National Employment Agency (ADEM), the number of job seekers at the end of 2017 stood at 17,283. In 2016, that figure was 18,122 – meaning that in one year, unemployment fell by 4.6%, or 839 people. The unemployment rate is currently 5.8%. In late 2014, the rate touched on 7%.
Founded by the Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois – COSL (Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee) and the Société Luxembourgeoise de Médecine du Sport – SLMS (Luxembourg Society for Sport Medicine) - the LIHPS offers the ideal conditions for specific training sessions, along with the relevant medical and psychological monitoring.
During a press conference, Minister of the Environment, Carole Dieschbourg, and the le Secretary of State, Camille Gira, outlined the state of play regarding the Government's climate protection policy and charted the course for the development of a third national climate plan.
The international business school INSEAD recently published the latest edition of its Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) produced in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications.
On 19 January, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch presented the citizen participation process in the review of the Town and Country Planning Master Plan (TCPMP). Interested parties are invited to register on www.notrefuturterritoire.lu before 18 February 2018.
According to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Grand Duchy is one of the industrialised countries that offer the best living conditions. In the annual Inclusive Development Index for 2018, the Grand Duchy has moved into third place, out of the total of 103 countries included in the study. Among the countries with an advanced economy, the Grand Duchy is only beaten by Norway and Iceland; it is ahead of the G7 countries (Germany (12th place), Canada (17th place), France (18th place), Great Britain (21st place), USA (23rd place), Japan (24th place) and Italy (27th place).
According to the last calculations, Luxembourg City, the capital of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, counts 116,328 inhabitants (31 December 2017). In comparison: in 2010, 93,865 people lived in Luxembourg City. This considerable increase of the population by 2.238 inhabitants is mostly due to natural movements - 1.197 births and 630 deaths - and immigration.
As part of the digitalisation programme, the Chamber of Trades, with its, “eHandwierk” service, and the Chamber of Commerce, with its “Go Digital” team, each offer an initiative adapted to the needs of their citizens in order to raise businesses' awareness of digitalisation challenges and to inform, guide and advise them in their efforts.
Luxembourg City is the 11th most expensive city in Europe. This was the result of a recent study on rent costs carried out by ECA International, a consulting firm that supplies solutions and information to international HR professionals.
The national agency for the development and promotion of tourism in the Grand Duchy (Luxembourg for Tourism, LFT), under the auspices of the Ministry of the Economy, has just published four brochures in English, French, German and Dutch listing by theme what is available to tourists in Luxembourg City and the five tourist regions of the Grand Duchy.
The Ministry of the Economy and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides a framework for the development and implementation of scientific, technical, economic and political cooperation between Luxembourg and China in the
During a press conference on 10 January 2018, the Secretary of State for the Economy Francine Closener presented the Tourism 2022 strategic framework for the development of the tourism sector over the next five years.
Over the next four years, the government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is supporting research and education with a budget of €1.44 billion. 766.8 million will be allocated to the University of Luxembourg and 383 million to the three public research centres LIST, LIH and LISER. Another 265.4 million will be dedicated to programmes and instruments of the National Research Fund. Compared to the 2014 to 2017 period, this is an additional investment of €284 million, in other words a 25% increase.
Vakanz tourism fair seeks to be both informative and fun, and along with the many information stands, it also offers three days of festivities, culture, activities and unique opportunities, all on the theme of holidays.
Since re-opening in June 2017, the National Museum of Natural History (Musée national d'histoire naturelle) has recorded 48,813 visitors. The new permanent displays at the 'natur musée', plus a highly attractive temporary display on felines, have proved very popular.
2017 was relatively sunny, and quite warm. And seven months of the year were warmer than the corresponding months during the reference period from 1981 to 2010. This is what the meteorological department of the Administration of Technical Agricultural Services (administration des services techniques de l'agriculture - ASTA) reports in its meteorological analysis of 2017.
The objective of these two social housing developers is to contribute to the development of housing through the construction of homes which are accessible to all households, according to their needs and means.
EAEC – European American Enterprise Council and its partner Luxinnovation are jointly organising the first Luxembourg pavilion at the famous CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018. The event which takes place between 9 and 12 January 2018 hosts some 200,000 professionals and 600 start-ups. Eight start-ups from Luxembourg were chosen to represent the Grand Duchy at the heart of the 'Eureka' space, which is entirely dedicated to start-ups.
According to the 2017 general report on social security published by the General Inspectorate of Social Security (Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale, IGSS), the number of people covered by the Grand Duchy's social security scheme has been increasing constantly since 2012. Between 2012 and 2016, the IGSS notes an increase from 739,862 to 813,124 people covered - a rise of 9.9% (an average of 2.4% per year), which is mainly due to the steady growth in the active population. 66% of the people covered by the scheme live in the Grand Duchy; 34% live elsewhere.
Each 1 January, the Inspectorate General of the Social Security (Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale, IGSS) updates the list of social parametres for Luxembourg. It is based on these parametres that e.g. salaries, pensions, contributions, allowances and benefits are calculated.
In keeping with the theme for Expo 2020 Dubai - "Connecting minds, Creating the future" - the artistic project for the Luxembourg pavilion will go with the idea of connecting minds - in this case artistic minds - in order to create collaborative works.
In the Grand Duchy, the duration of annual leave consists of 25 workdays per year, regardless of the age of the employee. However, a collective convention or an individual agreement between employer and employee may allow a higher number of days of annual leave. Added to the annual holidays are ten statutory public holidays per year.