138 Bd de la Pétrusse
- Youth and education
“Formation et Sensibilisation de Luxembourg” Association was registered in 2020 on the basis of the non-formal group "Foreign Students of Luxembourg '' (FSL) which was created in 2013.
The head of the organization Tatevik Margaryan has 20 years of experience and implemented around 300 international trainings for intercultural groups.
Haythem Kamel is responsible for finances. He specializes in the topics of human rights, integration and participation, intercultural research, migrants’ issues, etc. He did PhD on the integration of the Arab speaking refugees in Luxembourg, at the University of Luxembourg.
Seg Kirakossian – the coordinator of the FSL is in charge of the team, provides creative, IT and technical support.
Taguhi Kharatyan – assistant.
The annual budget is approximately 100.000 EUR and main sources of funding are Erasmus+ programme and several national grants. FSL’s main activities are long term training courses, youth exchanges, seminars and conferences. Main partners are from EU, MEDA and EECA countries.
The mission of FSL is to empower young people and to develop societies based on human rights, respect for diversity and a sense of responsibility for social and natural environment. The objectives and principles of the FSL are:
- To establish, promote and support social awareness of the importance of education to build skills and capacities;
- To promote education and awareness that acquires the tools of knowledge and contributes to the development of personality;
- To support the art-science dialogue as a mean and expression of a sustainable transfer of knowledge;
-To promote intercultural, inter-religious and inter-civilization dialogue, human rights education through the non formal education;
- To consolidate the potential of youth representatives of different cultures and subcultures for the solution of local and global problems.
The target groups and beneficiaries:
Members and volunteers of the FSL;
Participants (youth and youth workers) of the activities and events organised by the FSL;
Members of our branches (for the moment we have 2 branches - FSA and FSG) out of Luxembourg;
Youngsters from Luxembourg and foreign countries (social/ethnic/cultural minorities are always involved in our projects and events);
Experts involved in the projects/activities of FSL;
All the other people and organisations interested in youth and civic education.
The geographical reach: the geographical area that FSL projects and activities cover are: EU member countries (in the frame of the Erasmus+ the Programme Countries), EECA(particularly we have strong partnership with organisations in Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Belarus) and Mediterranean countries (here particularly Egypt, Jordan and Morocco). For the moment the FSL has branches in Armenia and Germany.
The main activities are:
Human Rights Festivals (in cooperation with the local organisations interested in the HRE, annual since 2022);
Long -Term Training Courses on the competences of the youth workers (periodically since 2015);
Various international youth programs in the framework of Youth in Action/ERASMUS+ Program of EC (Seminars, Youth Exchanges, Training Courses, etc.);
Research and Publications (Transnational Research “Understanding the Needs of Migrant and Refugee Women in Entrepreneurship and the Creative Sectors”, “A handbook on self-production of promotional videos for Social Entrepreneurship”, Handbook for youth workers “Inclusive Art and Youth Work”);
Work with youth from ethnic/cultural/sub-cultural minority groups living in Luxembourg
Study Visits with intercultural explorations to Luxembourg and other countries of the world (in the frame of the cooperation between Network of Anna Lindh Foundation);
Annual project “Never Again” on remembrance organized from 2015 to 2019 in Armenia, Germany in France (supported by OFAJ);
Living Library: FSL is a member of the consortium of the 5 local organisations interested and motivated to implement Living Library in Luxembourg and to promote Human Rights Education events and activities.
Personal development and healthy lifestyle has become one of the priorities of the organisation and we have been involved in several projects on outdoor education.
The target group of FSL in Luxembourg are mainly cultural and national minorities, expats, refugees and migrants. After becoming a member of Anna Lindh Foundation network we will organize more offline and online activities to share and spread three main purposes that ALF believes in. FSL is planning to organize info sessions for other organizations in Luxembourg about the Anna Lindh foundation, the possibilities it provides. During our future projects that will be funded by the ALF we will include the logo of the foundation on our promotional materials to raise visibility in this way as well. Despite this, we will follow the projects financed by AFL and implemented by other organizations to share the best results through our social media accounts.
Besides the above mentioned, we can also suggest training activities for the staff of Luxembourgish members of the Anna Lindh Foundation about basic video making, that can develop their organizational capacities.
Formation et Sensibilisation de Luxembourg
“Formation et Sensibilisation de Luxembourg” Association was registered in 2020 on the basis of the non-formal group "Foreign Students of Luxembourg" (FSL) which was created in 2013. The main objectives of the Association are: to establish, promote and support social awareness regarding the importance of education with a view of strengthening skills and capacities and to promote education and awareness that contributes to the development of personality. Our team brought together researchers and practitioners in the fields of youth research, youth policy and youth work. The team members conducted their activities particularly in the framework of the Council of Europe (as members of the CoE Pool of Trainers’) and European Union in the three geographical dimensions: EU, EECA and Euro-Med. Thanks to personal practical experience of members of our group in conducting projects for young people with special needs (deaf, young people with mental and physical disabilities), as well as for young people from minorities (social, national, language and religious) and majority as a group of young people, we developed competencies not only on theoretical, but also on practical levels. Becoming member of the ALF network will enlarge our cooperation and will allow reaching much more beneficiaries in Euro-Med and partnership within the network.