KEHSIA asbl had the pleasure of participating in the Boost Lokal Lëtzebuerg initiative! 

Boost Lokal Lëtzebuerg” is a project launched by the Center for Ecological Learning Luxemburg (CELL) in the pilot canton of Capellen. By supporting citizen participation in local economies, the initiative aims to mobilize residents and municipalities for locally meaningful projects.  

Following a presentation on ‘Territorial Start-Up’ by Eric Marion, a facilitator from the Departmental Council of Meurthe-et-Moselle, participants were divided into working groups to develop responses to their suggestions. 

KEHSIA Asbl participation 

Thanks to the initiative of Co-createurs asbl, KEHSIA was able to participate in one of the discussion roundtable organized during the event. In Table 2, which explored the question: “What are the benefits for territories, citizens, and partners?” As a result of exchanging our views, we reached the significant conclusion that more local consumption increases the attractiveness of municipalities, increases inclusion, and reduces loneliness. Furthermore, it enhances citizen cooperation by enhancing proximity between residence, work, social life, and leisure. 

This captured the attention of the approximately twenty participants present, who are committed to transitioning to a more sustainable and solidaristic economy. The project currently involves only the 13 municipalities in the Canton of Capellen. The project, however, will expand eastward in 2024, reaching Junglinster and Grevenmacher. In the coming years, other cantons will follow suit, as indicated by CELL, which relies on municipal support to cover a broad spectrum 

Boost Lokal Lëtzebuerg next steps 

Starting in 2024, CELL will issue more calls for ideas for Boost Lokal Lëtzebuerg through workshops in the Canton of Capellen, which will serve as a pilot. This will be followed by a co-creation phase before providing concrete support to the projects that will be developed.  

KEHSIA asbl will continue to actively follow this interesting project to find inspiration for its projects and new connections with local stakeholders.  

For more information about the initiative check the article in the Guardian (FR)