Mir wëllen iech ons Heemecht weisen

National Network

12, rue du Puits
2355 Luxembourg

E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information

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. We create activities that foster inter-cultural dialogue between refugees and residents of Luxembourg through the arts. we have 3 employees who work closely to the board of directors, most of our funding comes from the Ministry of Culture but we also have private donors. We do monthly "soties culturels" to local arts performances as well as cooking or dancing ateliers. Some of our partners include many local artists, the Ville de Luxembourg, Ministry of Culture, Croix-Rouge, Caritas, MUDAM; CAPE, Esch Theatre and others.

Mission and Objectives

To promote inter-cultural dialogue, social cohesion and to facilitate the intergration process of the newly arrived by creating spaces of encounters with locals, engaging artists, creators and cultural institutions.

Main Projects / Activities

Visits to the National Public Library, "2x2 dialogues" with MUDAM, Chess sessions, hikes, walking tours, artistic ateliers, sorties culturels...

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Mir wëllen iech ons Heemecht weisen has the particularity of focusing on using the arts as an instrument for social transformation, dialogue and integration. The members of our team form a dynamic and diverse group who, working together with artists and creators produce activities that promote profound dialogue between participants. We believe we can enrich the Network's exchanges by contributing with ideas, perspectives and projects from our social/artistic work.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We believe we will benefit from being a part of activities where other organizations with the same or similar objectives meet and exchange ideas.

Contact (1) Full Name
Patricia Abdelnour
Job Title
Cultural programming & project manager
Head of the organisation
Serge Tonnar
Contact (2) Full Name
Sarah Ketema
Job Title (2)
Community development & project management