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Job offer at LUGA 2023 asbl

In order to complete the a.s.b.l. LUGA 2023 located on the territory of the City of Luxembourg, the a.s.b.l. seeks to hire full-time with immediate effect under a CDI contract:

THE LUGA EXPERIENCE : SOW in 2023 – HARVEST in 2025

Since its official launch in 2019, the association LUGA 2023 has received a multitude of project ideas in anticipation of the horticultural exhibition “LUGA 2023 – Luxembourg Urban Garden”, which had initially been scheduled to take place in Luxembourg City from May to October 2023. The exhibition has aroused great interest nation-wide and its focus on “green” themes has resonated strongly with the public, proving that the organisers made the right choice in mounting an exhibition in the spirit of partnership with the support of a host of players from the Grand Duchy.

However, the vagaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the shortage of raw materials and labour, together with the ongoing economic uncertainty, have significantly delayed the exhibition plans.

In the interest of putting on an exhibition that would showcase the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region in their best light, while at the same time opening a green window to the capital and the country as a whole, Romain Schneider, Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, and Luxembourg City mayor Lydie Polfer have announced that “LUGA 2023 – Luxembourg Urban Garden” will be postponed for two years.

While the organisers have made significant progress in planning the event, drawing on hundreds of ideas collected through a participatory process launched in November 2019 involving players in the agricultural, ecological, cultural and tourism sectors, they decided it would be best to postpone the exhibition to ensure its resounding success in 2025. Implementing the themes covered at the LUGA exhibition, which are of crucial importance for our plural societies, demands careful preparation and appropriate budgetary support, especially since the preliminary work undertaken so far has already created a spirited dynamic among the partners involved.

The Minister and the mayor are convinced that “THE LUGA EXPERIENCE: Sow in 2023 – Harvest in 2025” (
L’EXPERIENCE LUGA: semer en 2023 – récolter en 2025), coming on the heels of the completion of the first phase of the Pétrusse Valley restoration project, will be the perfect springboard for the horticultural exhibition in 2025. Actions undertaken include a public consultation on the first set of development projects – most notably the horticultural development projects, the launch of a website to facilitate dialogue between players in the “green” sector, and the programming of events in the lead-up to the exhibition.

Owing to the scope of the projects and their financial implications, and economic factors such as the increase in prices, substantial budgetary allocations are required. As such, the Government and the City of

Luxembourg have reviewed the budget and as the initial allocation of €10 million – which was based on cost estimates determined through a feasibility study carried out in 2015 – no longer reflects today’s realities, have decided to increase the amount allocated to LUGA 2023 to €22 million.

The LUGA exhibition, which seeks to promote Luxembourg’s horticultural, viticultural and agricultural products, and “green” professions, while at the same time casting the spotlight on the country’s historical, architectural and cultural heritage, is gearing up to be an unforgettable experience not only in Luxembourg City but throughout the entire country.

 
Communicated by LUGA 2023 A.s.b.l.

Press contact : LUGA 2023 A.s.b.l. – Tel. 4796-4455 – presse@luga2023.lu

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LUGA photo competition “My Urban Garden Luxembourg”

To all fans of Luxembourg City and its green spaces!

In the run-up to the first national garden show LUGA 2023 – Luxembourg Urban Garden, LUGA 2023 A.s.b.l. is organising a photo competition, open to anyone aged 18 and over.

The #MyUrbanGardenLuxembourg photo competition is a MUST for all photographers who have an eye for the capital’s most beautiful green spaces at different times of the year and of the day! Send your latest photos of parks, gardens, green areas, hidden oases and of course your favourite green spots to myurbangarden@luga2023.lu. And with a bit of luck, you’ll be one of the lucky winners featured each month until September 2022 on our website and Facebook pages. The photos and names of the winners will also be published on our digital media before and during the LUGA 2023.

We look forward to receiving your exciting photos!

Duration of the competition: until 30 September 2022.

Call for ideas for LUGA’s participation in the Floriade Expo 2022

The LUGA 2023 A.s.b.l. is launching a tender for the conceptual design and project development of an installation that will represent the LUGA 2023 at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere (Netherlands).

The national horticultural exhibition “LUGA 2023 – Luxembourg Urban Garden” will promote areas such as agriculture, viticulture, horticulture, green jobs, ecological urban development, and recreational tourism. The horticultural exhibition will take place in Luxembourg City from May to October 2023, notably in the Pétrusse valley, the Parc Municipal, the districts of Clausen, Grund and Pfaffenthal and on the Kirchberg plateau. For more information on the LUGA 2023, please visit https://luga2023.lu/en/ .

The installation will promote the LUGA 2023 in an innovative and emblematic way to the general public and to visitors to the Floriade Expo 2022 horticultural exhibition, which runs from 14 April 2022 to 9 October 2022. Floriade Expo 2022 is organised under the theme of “Growing Green cities” (https://floriade.com/en/participate-at-the-expo/).

The proposed installation may take the form of a design, architectural, plastic or artistic installation or a prototype and must fit in with one or more of the LUGA 2023’s key themes: Pure Nature, Nature & Social, Nature & Culture, Nature & Urban Development.

The plot planned for Floriade Expo 2022 is 13 m2, in the shape of a triangle (5 x 5 x 7 m). The installation must be visible from afar and from the sky and be easily dismantled and/or moved to other locations, in particular to take its place on the LUGA 2023 site. It must operate without staff presence on site. It will be considered an asset if the concept fits into the circular economy. The installation should be low maintenance.

A first memorandum of intent should be submitted by 19 July 2021.

Selection of the applicant: 9 August 2021.

Study and project must be finished: 15 November 2021.

Implementation must be completed: 15 March 2022.

For more information and to receive the full terms of reference please contact: info@luga2023.lu.

LUGA has been seeded

Preparations are in full swing for the first major national horticultural exhibition to be held in Luxembourg City from 23 April to 23 October 2023. While the seed of ideas has been planted, a first large-scale project tells the story of the genesis of the LUGA project.

Launch press conference

LUGA 2023 was presented to the media at a press conference by the City of Luxembourg and the ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development.

LUGA 2023 in the magazine “GUDD”

A special feature with a presentation of LUGA 2023 and an interview with Romain Schneider, the minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development.