Citizen's pact for intercultural living together - 'Biergerpakt'

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The 'Biergerpakt' (Citizen's Pact) is one of the 4 instruments introduced by the law on intercultural living together of 23 August 2023.

Intercultural living together is a participative, dynamic and continuous process that enables everyone living or working in Luxembourg to live, work and decide together.

It is founded on mutual respect, tolerance, solidarity, social cohesion and the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination. It establishes diversity as a an asset for the development of an intercultural society.

The 'Biergerpakt' (Citizen's Pact) is a moral commitment that testifies to the willingness of its signatories:

  • to participate in the intercultural living together approach; and
  • to promote the values associated with it.

Joining the 'Biergerpakt' is voluntary and gives access to the intercultural living together programme.

Who is concerned?

Any person of legal age who lives or works in Luxembourg.

How to proceed

Submitting the application

To join the citizens' pact, you need to apply for membership online via This is a procedure with authentication that requires a LuxTrust product or an electronic identity card (eID) or an eIDAS authentication device.

Supporting documents

As a cross-border worker, you need a certificate of affiliation from the Joint Social Security Centre (dated less than 3 months) to finalise your application.

Intercultural living together programme

Through the intercultural living together programme, members of the citizen's pact have access to information and training modules that:

  • promote access to information; and
  • encourage civic participation.

The programme consists of:

  • 3 introductory modules to life in Luxembourg, including:
    • a module of at least 4 hours to facilitate access to information, provide guidance in everyday life and encourage civic participation in Luxembourg;
    • a module of at least 6 hours providing an overview of Luxembourg, including:
      • its history, geography and natural and cultural heritage;
      • its political, educational and social systems;
      • its intercultural and multilingual context and its values;
    • one or more modules leading to at least introductory level A.1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in at least one of Luxembourg's 3 administrative languages (Luxembourgish, German and French); and
  • advanced modules, a catalogue of individual modules that take into account the diversity of participants and contain a choice of activities and training courses aimed at:
    • language learning and practice;
    • understanding administrative procedures;
    • deepening knowledge of life in Luxembourg, its history and cultural heritage;
    • promoting diversity and interculturality;
    • raising awareness of the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination;
    • discovering the values of Luxembourg and its range of social, economic, political and cultural activities;
    • civic commitment and active participation at national and local level.

These modules are set up in collaboration with a wide range of partners from the state, communal and voluntary sectors. They aim to promote access to information and encourage citizen participation. The offer will be developed on an ongoing basis, and the catalogue is continuously adapted according to the needs identified by participants.


Because the modules bring together people who live or work in Luxembourg, regardless of their origin or status, taking part in the programme makes it easier to meet people, exchange ideas and views and interact with each other, which are important factors in intercultural living together, especially if you have just moved to the country and do not know much about Luxembourg yet.

Completion of the introductory modules to life in Luxembourg:

  • is taken into consideration when applying for long-term resident status;
  • allows access, under certain conditions, to the option procedure for applications to acquire Luxembourg nationality.


'Biergerpakt' membership is voluntary and there is no time limit or deadline for taking part in the modules of the intercultural living together programme.

However, the 'Biergerpakt' ends if the member does not take part in any of the programme's modules for a period of 2 years. After this period, any personal data is rendered anonymous.

Good to know

For more information on the citizen's pact and the intercultural living together programme, please visit

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Ministry of Family Affairs, Solidarity, Living Together and Reception of Refugees

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Related procedures and links


Further information

Legal references

Loi du 23 août 2023

relative au vivre ensemble interculturel et modifiant la loi modifiée du 8 mars 2017 sur la nationalité luxembourgeoise.

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