Five public consultations on education policy in Luxembourg are scheduled for this month.
As part of the "Bildung am Dialog" initiative, the Luxembourg Minister of National Education, Children and Youth Claude Meisch has launched an extensive consultation process that involves the whole of society in reflection on educational policy.
In addition to numerous meetings with stakeholders in the education system, Minister Claude Meisch will also meet the general public to hear their needs and questions, as well as concrete proposals on possible improvements to the different areas of education in Luxembourg. All proposals are welcome, regardless of whether they relate to ongoing reforms and the government programme.
In this context, there will be five regional meetings aimed at allowing the public to express themselves on the major issues of education. These will take place at 19:00 on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at Lycée du Nord in Wiltz, Thursday 7 March at Lycée Nic Biever in Dudelange, Tuesday 12 March at Tramsschapp in Luxembourg City, Thursday 14 March at Maacher Lycée in Grevenmacher and Wednesday 20 March at the Aaler Seeërei in Diekirch.
Each evening will begin with a brief introduction by Minister Claude Meisch. The public is then invited to share their ideas, opinions and concrete proposals in four thematic workshops: school and home, extracurricular activities; chances of success for all; innovation and digital; participation and the democratic process. Each discussion workshop is facilitated by an expert and lasts approximately 50 minutes. To close the evening, the facilitators will present the conclusions of "their" workshop to the assembly of participants.
The evenings will take place in Luxembourgish, with simultaneous translation into French and Portuguese. For the meeting of 12 March, simultaneous translation into English is planned. Upon request, a sign language translation can also be organised (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Citizens will also be able to contribute their ideas via an online suggestion box available on the dialog.men.lu webpage. Internet users can also "like" the proposals of others on this platform. The suggestion box will remain open until 31 May 2019.