Support actions

Annual cake sale in LGE for the benefit of refugees in Ukraine

From the 21st of October to the 12th of November, the students of the Lycée de Garçons Esch sur Alzette have organised their traditional cake sale whose profits will go to Ludmila Bazhenova and her grand-son Danil.

Danil and Ludmila are refugees who have left war-torn Donetsk in 2017, occupied by pro-russian separatists. A very sad family story has preceded their departure: The mother of Danil , gave birth while under occupation to a handicapped daugther. Unfortunately, she could not count onto the support of her partner, who became a prisoner of the separatists. On his return, he suffered from imbearable psyscological trauma and further upset the already precarious family life though violent behaviour. Unable to change the situation, Grand-mother Ludmila took the matter into her own hand and decided to escape with the 12-year old Danil to the city of Dnipro, which remains peaceful so far. On their way they had to pass a number of dangers, a minefield being the most noteworthy one.

Their few savings having rapidly been used up, they turned to the Greek-Catholic church for help, who turned to Caritas for help, who further passed their case on to our organisation.

Our money collection this year will thus go to help these two remarkably brave people. We have visited around 10 classes, during their weekly course “Life and society” to tell about their ordeal and the ongoing war in Ukrain in general. We encouraged the students to bake their own cake and sell it during the breaks for 1 euro per piece (under the motto “a piece for peace”). This sale brought a total of 650 euros, which will allow Ludmila and Danil to pay their rent up until April 2020. Caritas, in the meantime, looks for solutions to help them build up a strong and stable life.

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Conferences, Round tables / Debates

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: Cross-European order of peace between ideas and reality

Our conference, entitled “Cross-European order of peace between ideas and reality, organised in the creative Hub 1535° of Differdange, on the morning of the 9th of November was amply visited.

The conference was led in German by Dr. Bruno Schoch, a leading expert and researcher at the Leibnitz and Hessian Institute for peace and conflict research, located in Frankfurt-on-the-Main (Germany).

We also invited a panel of politicians to assist: Luxembourgish MPs from various parties as well as representatives of German political parties will be assisting the conference and participating in the debate.

The following special invitees participated in the debate:

  • Ms Tilly Metz, déi Gréng (Green Party)
  • Mr Gary Diderich, Déi Lénk (Left Party)
  • Mr Sven Clement, Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourg Pirate Party)
  • Mr Thomas Barth, European Speaker of the CDU-Fraction in the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)
  • Mr Stefan Thielen, Chief Whip of the CDU-Fraction in the state parliament of Saarland (Germany)

A detailed report about the conference will be available soon on this website.

Tageblatt 11.11.2019

Luxemburger Wort 13.11.2019

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Conferences, Round tables / Debates

Cross-European order of peace between ideas and reality

Invitation

Saturday, the 9th of November from 10am to 12 pm,

in the venue “Creative Hub 1535°” in Differdange (115, rue Emile Mark), Luxembourg

We invite all members of our association and all interested people to our conference, followed by a political debate.

The conference is led by Dr. Bruno Schoch, a leading expert and researcher at the Leibnitz and Hessian Institute for peace and conflict research, located in Frankfurt-on-the-Main (Germany). The conference, under the headline ” Cross-European order of peace between ideas and reality”, will be held in German.

We also invited a panel of politicians to assist: Luxembourgish MPs from various parties as well as representatives of German political parties will be assisting the conference and participating in the debate.

So far the following people have confirmed their participation:

  • Mr Gary Diderich, Déi Lénk (Left Party)
  • Mr Fernand Kartheiser, ADR (centre-right)
  • Mr Sven Clement, Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourg Pirate Party)
  • Ms Tilly Metz, déi Gréng (Green Party)
  • Mr Thomas Barth, European Speaker of the CDU-Fraction in the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)
  • Mr Stefan Thielen, Chief Whip of the CDU-Fraction in the state parliament of Saarland (Germany)

We would be very happy to welcome you to what promises to be a very interesting Saturday morning!