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Mir wëllen iech ons Heemecht weisen is a grassroots NGO that was founded in 2015 when a large number of refugees suddenly arrived in Luxembourg. Initially a volunteer-led initiative, a program of intercultural activities quickly emerged to support refugees’ cultural integration and to create opportunities to meet locals. In our experience, we’ve found that cultural workshops and artistic expression are excellent vehicles to facilitate verbal and non-verbal communication amongst different communities.

Ever since, we’ve collaborated with artists, musicians, designers and other cultural actors. We are co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, foundations, and private donations.

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Activities

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Concerts

Local artists perform intimate concerts inside refugee residences for refugees and locals alike, after which they can get to know the artists. These live music events bring about a sense of community, connection and ease in places that are rife with uncertainty. Previous concerts include: Sascha Ley (vocal improv), David Ianni (classical music), Maxime Bender (jazz), Dreamcatcher (folk), Fruz Tonteling (contemporary), Serge Tonnar & Legotrip (Luxembourgish folk), Tommek (hip hop) and d’Cojellico’s Jangen (a capella).

Project coordination
Project & Communications Manager
Maida Halilovic


Cultural Programming & Project Management
Patricia Abdelnour


Community Development
Sarah Ketema
Board Members
  • Martine Wiltzius
    (President)
  • Christiane Krecké
    (Vice-President)
  • Romy Hutmacher
    (Treasurer)
  • Misch Donven
    (Secretary)
  • Serge Tonnar
  • Rita Neu
  • Sabine Tonnar
  • Arend Herold
Objectives
  • Promote Luxembourgish values, customs, practices and culture in a spirit of exchange with refugee cultures
  • Create moments of cultural enjoyment and relaxation
  • Cultivate impressions of Luxembourg as a host society by facilitating access to cultural offers
  • Promote social inclusion
  • Reinforce social cohesion
  • Create lasting connections and sustainable partnerships

Supported by

  • Ministère de la Culture

… And all the wonderful volunteers and artists who support our projects!

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