Study Tours

The study tours include a thematic program organized in each of the 5 LEADER-regions of Luxembourg, where the participants are introduced to development projects supported by LEADER program. The study tours give the opportunity to experience different topics and thematic visits. They are coordinated in a way to give an opportunity for the participants to get to know several projects during the day, meet project administrators & locals directly and try their project-related activities.

50 people can register in each study tour. We ask participants from the same organization to register to different study tours in order to familiarize themselves with more projects and locations.

The day programmes include water and lunch.

Each study tour will afterwards be documented and available at the linc2017-website.

Study Tour 1 - Éislek region

Regional development: how to balance economic, environmental and social needs to improve the added value of regional products
09:30 Departure
10:00 Arrival at Lullange
10:00-13:00

Welcome – Presentation of LAG Éislek and LEADER in Luxembourg

Workshop and presentations: How to increase the added value of regional products? Presentation of 2 projects.

Visit "Sënnesräich"

Lunch at restaurant "Sënnesräich"

13:00 Departure to "Kalborn-Mill"
13:30 Arrival at Kalborn-Mill: visit of the mussel breeding station
14:30 Departure to Kalborn
14:45 Arrival at Kalborn: visit of different infrastructures for regional products
16:00 Departure to Vianden
17:00 Arrival at Vianden
Eislek

Study Tour 2 - Atert-Wark region

Rural Economy & Sustainability
08:45 Departure from Vianden
10:00-12:15
  • Welcome in the mill of Beckerich (an old restored mill with facilities as restaurant, bistro, meeting rooms, art gallery, saw mill museum, cultural events and workshops organised by the association “d’Millen” (www.dmillen.lu)
  • Presentation of LAG Atert-Wark and LEADER in Luxembourg
  • The ART of sustainable acting in the Rural Economy- key speech by Camille Gira - Secretary of State in Ministry of sustainable development - Former mayor of Beckerich and very active promoter of bottom-up approach & LEADER philosophy
  • Presentations of 3 regional LEADER projects linked to rural economy & sustainability
    • Climeec: regional cluster of SMEs in eco-construction
    • Community supported agriculture
    • Regional currency
  • Moderated discussion & exchange of experiences
12:15 Walking lunch with regional products prepared by associations working with disabled people
13:15-14:30 Mill of Beckerich: Presentation of the cultural center, visit and interactive activities (e.g. transnational slow tourism project Cult.Trips)
14:30 Departure to Redange – Lycée
14:45-15:45 Presentation of the association Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg with their activities (transition town, trainings in resilience, permaculture,…) and the Earthship project (www.cell.lu)
17:00 Arrival Vianden
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Study Tour 3 - Mullerthal region

Forest and Tourism
09:00 Departure Vianden
09:45 Welcome at Heringer Millen
10:15-14:00

Presentation of the LAG "Regioun Mëllerdall" and LEADER in Luxembourg

Presentation of the transnational LEADER cooperation project „Forest project – network of densely wooded regions“

Discussion„Hands-on Workshops“ Wood => practical workshops !

Lunch between the practical workshop session

14:00 Departure to „Predigtstuhl“ (famous rock formation in the region)
Hiking tour (around 3 – 4 km) with explanation to different tourism projects, e.g. „Mullerthal Trail“, „Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe“, „Biking“
Campground Maartbësch: Concept of the „Pods“
16:00 Departure
17:00 Vianden

Attention: for the short hiking tour and the practical workshops, participants should wear suitable clothes, e.g. good shoes for walking and clothes that fits for work with wood.

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Study Tour 4 - Miselerland region

Transnational cooperation: Living together in the border triangle Luxembourg-Germany-France
08:45 Departure Vianden
10:00-11:45

Welcome in Remich 

Statements and explanations about Europe’s very first transnational LEADER-strategy for the neighbor regions Miselerland (Luxembourg) and Moselfranken (Germany)

Workshop “Transnational cooperation in border regions – tough glue for cohesion and solidarity between European nations.

12:00 Lunch on board of a Moselle passenger liner and shipping to Schengen
14:30-16:00

Welcome reception in the historical Kochhaus in Schengen

Statements and explanations about Schengen and the EU 

Visit of the European Museum and its surroundings

17:15 Arrival Vianden
Miselerland

Study Tour 5 - Lëtzebuerg West region

Agriculture and tourism in the Valley of the 7 castles
09:00 Departure Vianden
09:45 Arrival Beringen, restaurant, hotel & event A Guddesch (www.gudd.lu)
10:00-14:15

Presentation of the LAG Lëtzebuerg West and LEADER in Luxembourg        

Visit of the agricultural projects of “A Guddesch” entreprise

Workshop: regional products, cooking and tasting

Lunch

14:15 Departure to the castle of Ansembourg
14:45

Presentation of the LEADER project « Living history » & other touristic LEADER projects of the region

Guided visit (http://gcansembourg.eu)

16:00 Return to Vianden
17:00 Arrival Vianden
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