In response to the war in Ukraine, the Fondation de Luxembourg has launched an emergency aid initiative for victims. The Ukraine Solidarity Foundation was created to direct urgent humanitarian aid to victims of the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Actions supported will be centered on providing aid to victims in Ukraine and neighboring areas, as well as initiatives for welcoming refugees in Luxembourg.
EU Skills Profile Tool in Ukrainian: helping the integration into the labour market of people arriving from Ukraine
The European Commission has launched a Ukrainian version of the EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals. The Tool will make it easier for people fleeing Russian’s invasion of Ukraine to map their skills and find jobs and other opportunities.
The Migrants and Refugees Service provides support, guidance in daily life and social follow-up to applicants for international protection as well as support during all administrative procedures. An essential aspect of its work is the organisation of leisure activities that promote the socio-cultural integration of migrants into Luxembourg society.
The national airline of Luxembourg helps Ukrainian refugees traveling to Luxembourg from EU countries bordering Ukraine. Luxair waives the ticket costs for Ukrainian refugees who plan to travel to Luxembourg and who already have an agreement with either a host family or the SHUK (Structure d’Hébergement d’Urgence Kirchberg), provided that there are still seats available on the flight.
The website of the European Migration Network in Luxembourg has all the official information you need, including fellowship programs for students and researchers, school enrollment, housing, working possibilities and helpful phone numbers to supporting institutions.
Specific procedures have been set up to welcome and assist people fleeing the war in Ukraine, including those people that have already arrived in Luxembourg. Detailed information about registration, working permission, medical insurance or accommodation provides the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
Luxembourg’s government has set up an initial reception centre for anyone fleeing the war in Ukraine. The emergency accommodation structure in Luxembourg-Kirchberg (“SHUK” for short) is open 24/7. SHUK will provide accommodation, meals, and the initial information necessary for your stay in Luxembourg.
The department of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, can give you all the necessary information about the Luxembourgish school system. They help you find the right class and school that fit your child’s skills and needs. The main focus of the education provision for Ukrainian refugee pupils will be on international public schools. A special hotline has been also established (in Ukrainian and English).
The non-profit association LUkraine – the first organization to give impetus to the creation and development of the Ukrainian community in Luxembourg – provides useful information for Ukrainians arriving in Luxembourg: Procedure after arrival, work, status of temporary protection, medical insurance, families or where to sign up for a free laptop or desktop computer.
“First Help Ukraine” – Basic legal advice and info on entering and staying in numerous European countries
Well researched and current legal information about entering and staying in different European countries. The site is no substitute for professional legal advice, but it can offer a first overview. The language of the site can be changed in the bottom left part of the website.