Signing of the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen” in the municipalities of Niederanven and Steinsel

  1. Group photo

  2. (from left to right) Martine Dupong-Kremer, councillor, municipality of Niederanven; Fred Ternes, alderman, municipality of Niederanven; Louis Oberhag, vice-president of Syvicol; Raymond Weydert, mayor of the commune of Niederanven; Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration; Jean Schiltz, alderman, municipality of Niederanven

    (from left to right) Martine Dupong-Kremer, councillor, municipality of Niederanven; Fred Ternes, alderman, municipality of Niederanven; Louis Oberhag, vice-president of Syvicol; Raymond Weydert, mayor of the commune of Niederanven; Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration; Jean Schiltz, alderman, municipality of Niederanven

  3. Group photo

    Group photo

  4. (from left to right) Emile Eicher, president of Syvicol; Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration; Fernand Marchetti, mayor of the municipality of Steinsel

    (from left to right) Emile Eicher, president of Syvicol; Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration; Fernand Marchetti, mayor of the municipality of Steinsel

The “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen” was signed in Niederanven on October 2 during a welcoming event for new citizens. Raymont Weydert, mayor of Niederanven, and Margaretha Inghelram-Maeyens, president of the Consultative Integration Commission, underlined the importance of welcoming newcomers as well as the commitment of their municipality to integration and living together. Indeed, within the framework of the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen“, the municipality will continue its efforts to promote living together for all citizens.

On the occasion of the signing of the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen” in Steinsel on November 7, 2022, Mayor Fernand Marchetti affirmed that each resident has a right to harmonious cohabitation. Everyone’s opinion counts and the philosophy of the pact, as a participatory project, fits perfectly into integration activities already initiated and carried out in recent years.

The Minister for Family and Integration, Corinne Cahen, in turn congratulated the municipalities of Niederanven and Steinsel in her respective speeches. It has shown that citizens are the actors of living together. Living in a municipality means engaging and participating at the local level. The Minister thus recalled that one way of participating is to register on the electoral lists and to vote in the municipal elections of June 2023. In addition, Corinne Cahen stressed that the promotion of intercultural living together involves sharing good practices and the communes of Niederanven and Steinsel having initiated very promising actions can be sources of inspiration for other communes.

In Niederanven, Louis Oberhag, vice-president of Syvicol, highlighted the dynamism of the municipality and thanked it for its desire to continue, through the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen”, its commitment to integration and social cohesion. at local level.

In his speech in Steinsel, Emile Eicher, president of Syvicol, also thanked the municipality for its participation in the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen” and reiterated Syvicol’s support throughout the process.

By signing, the municipalities express their commitment to a multi-annual process based on three pillars, which are communication, access to information and the participation of all persons residing or working in the territory of the municipality.

They are assisted by integration advisers who accompany the process as well as by the ministry in close collaboration with its contracted partners CEFIS and ASTI.

Over the next few months, other municipalities will join the 30 municipalities that have already signed the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen“.

The origins of “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen

At the beginning of 2021, the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater Region initiated a pilot project aimed at a more dynamic and multi-annual integration process.

Since the launch of the project, 30 municipalities have signed the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen“.

The “Pakt vum Zesummeliewenin five steps:

  1. Political commitment by signing the “package
  2. The inventory identifying the needs of the municipality
  3. Citizen workshops developing actions to promote integration
  4. The implementation of actions promoting integration
  5. The evaluation of the work done and the planning of the next acts

The implementation of the “package” is closely supported by a team from the Department of Integration of the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater Region, its approved partners ASTI and CEFIS, as well as four integration advisers. The latter provide their expertise and convey good practices between the participating municipalities. Other partners, in particular local actors, are called upon to get involved and participate in the design and implementation of living together on the territory of their municipality, even the surrounding area.

To illustrate the possibilities of getting involved as a citizen in the different stages of the process, the ministry has drawn up a brochure in four languages ​​made available to the participating municipalities. The “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen” is also summarized on the ministry’s website: Pakt vum Zesummliewen

Communicated by the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater Region

Signing of the “Pakt vum Zesummeliewen” in the municipalities of Niederanven and Steinsel