46, rue de Mühlenbach Luxembourg-Mühlenbach
- International/Cultural relations
The aim of MA is to strengthen the associative movement as engine and voice of civil society, to emphasize the importance of valuing the efforts of citizens who actively participate in the shaping of society and to raise awareness within associations regarding their role in societal dynamics. The objectives are: - To be a resource center within civil society through supporting the local associations in the implementation of their projects and developing new forms of associative engagement such as volunteering - To play active role in solving problems existing in civil society by initiating projects which support coexistence and by being active in migration policy - To promote and enhance the initiatives carried out by civil society through creating a space for reflection and dialogue between associations
Among our permanent projects is Cuisines du Monde which allows to people from migrant background and from hosting society to know about each other’s history and culture through spending time in informal atmosphere and by cooking food from different countries. One of the other monthly projects is Millefeuilles which as a literature evening which gives a chance to people from different social and cultural background to express themselves through different art means (poems, songs, dances). One of the other monthly projects is radio program Kuddel Muddel the main idea of which is to give space to the citizens to express ideas about topics which relate to their everyday life. Our seminars and trainings relates to volunteerism and migration (to get familiar with forms of volunteering in the countries of origin of migrant communities and in Luxembourg and to value the work done by volunteers in the life of local community), human rights and media (to find out about human rights and how much it is presented in daily media), citizenship and nationality and so on.
MA has strong partnership both with number of local and international organizations and structures. Thanks to this fact MA will be happy to support to the ALF Network of Luxembourg by its contacts, previous experience in realization of local and international the projects. Thanks to our publications and radio programs we will be able to secure visibility of ALF in general and ALF Network of Luxembourg in particular.
The interest of MA to become member of the ALF Network of Luxembourg is based on our respect and interest of the contribution of ALF in the overcoming the misunderstandings and stereotypes which affect relations between and within the societies of the Mediteranin Region. The objectives and the values of our organization are in line with the aim of ALF to improve mutual respect between cultures. Our membership in the Network should positively impact on the lives of our beneficiaries: cultural and ethnic minority communities, migrants in Luxembourg.