Ministry for sustainable development and infrastructure, Luxembourg

In Luxembourg there does not exist an administrative regional level, but only a national and communal level. For the implementation of the EU 2020 Going Local project the Luxembourgish government and the Syndicate PRO-SUD did sign a convention, in order to regulate the involvement of the PRO-SUD and the South Region of Luxembourg as “deep delegation”. Therefore the territorial focus of the implementation of the project is in the South of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg South Region
The South of Luxembourg, bordering France and Belgium is one of the most important interfaces of Europe. Here is where Western and Central Europe meet, in a region with a high tradition as a business location of industry and commerce.

The region currently has a population of about 150 000 inhabitants on 200 square km (about 31 000 inhabitants in the regional capital Esch-sur-Alzette). This represents approximately 30 percent of the national population, which makes the region the second most populated urban pole after Luxembourg City and its suburbs. The South region is the most densely populated area with 715 habitants/square km. It also hosts around 16 percent of the national total number of companies in Luxembourg (primary sector excluded).

The South strives self-confidently into the future. The revaluation and return to use of brownfield sites hold an enormous potential. Particularly Belval, the huge reconversion area of the city of Esch and the Sanem municipality, offers in the future a multitude of top-class technology firms and practically oriented institutes in close neighbourhood, as well as the University of Luxembourg – that is, the best conditions for a cooperative exchange, for intensive knowledge transfer and profitable partnership. The South of Luxembourg unites the best of the three working cultures of the Grand Region, which enter into a perfect symbiosis right here. Active persons who speak at least four languages are not unusual.

A strong national and regional engagement is the basis for economic change. The region follows a Mission Statement on its own initiative and has opened an office for regional marketing and sustainable development.


Contact details:
Ministére du Développement Durable et des Infrastructures 
Département de l’Aménagement du Territoire
4, Place de l’Europe
L-1499 Luxembourg
B.P. L – 2946 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 2478 69 26
Mobile: +352 621 356630
Fax: +352 40 66 95

The syndicate for regional marketing and sustainable development of the Southern Region
B.P. 145
L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette

Department of the Regional Management of PRO-SUD
22, rue du Commerce
L-4067 Esch-Sur-Alzette
Phone : +352-547383-537 FAX : -636

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