Following the great success of the very first virtual orientation day in 2020, the second one was organised on 8 May 2021, also in virtual form.
More than 400 signatories of the Reception and Integration Contract (CAI) participated in this event, which was organised by the Integration Department of the Ministry for Family, Integration and the Greater Region. The aim of this day is to give CAI signatories the opportunity to familiarise themselves with administrative procedures, institutions and community life in Luxembourg.
“Living together is very important here in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Living together of all communities, all nationalities, all genders. With almost 50% of residents not having the Luxembourg nationality, Luxembourg is characterised by its diversity”, stressed the Minister for Family and Integration, Corinne Cahen, during her welcome address.
Representatives from various Luxembourg ministries, administrations and associations were present at 23 virtual stands to answer the signatories’ questions on integration issues, such as participation in associations, education, recognition of diplomas and culture.
The participants could also choose between 12 thematic workshops (e.g. on nationality, language practice, entrepreneurship and housing) and had the opportunity to exchange ideas in a virtual forum (“Networking lounge”).
The CAI is an optional integration programme for all non-Luxembourgish residents which allows its signatories to discover Luxembourg, its languages, its customs and its institutions through language training, civic education courses and an orientation day.