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Personalised support
for Employment in Reception Facilities

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Are you an asylum seeker or refugee in Luxembourg and don't have a job? Do you need training to prepare you for the job market and don't know where to start? We can help you develop your professional skills through the APES programme.


Request information for the APES programme : 


Information request


Aim of the project


The main objective of the project is to empower applicants and beneficiaries of international protection (DPI, BPI and BPT) through personalised support for employment. 


We will help participants to develop a personal career plan, get a good basic education and acquire their first professional experience on the Luxembourg labour market.




24 months: January 2024 - December 2025




Residents of accommodation facilities (DPI - BPI - BPT).




In order to take part in the programme, beneficiaries must have a sufficient level of French, English or Luxembourgish (A2). 


The programme takes place in several stages: 


  1. Personalised professional project

    Each participant receives personal support in developing a tailor-made career plan. This is a written document that includes a skills assessment, one or more career objectives and, finally, a strategy with a concrete action plan (including training) for attaining the goals set out in the project.

    The vocational project is therefore personalised, tailored to the profile and interests of each beneficiary.

  2. Basic training courses

    1. Labour law and the functioning of the labour market in Luxembourg (ADEM)

    2. Temporary agency work in Luxembourg (Randstad Luxembourg)

    3. Digital citizenship training (CLAE) : 

      • Internetführerschäin ; 

      • @Job Search Support ; 

      • Internetstuff

    4. Training offered to young people (SNJ): 

      • Four-week work experience placements in companies ; 

      • Voluntary service (3 to 12-month placements in associations or local authorities) ;

      • Workshops (handicraft experience for 5 hours a day for a year); 

      • Training aimed at developing social skills and preparing people for certain professions (including a three-day training course for the catering trade).

    5. Job interview training

  3. Tailor-made training

    These courses aim to provide specific professional skills to implement a personal project (Chambre des Métiers; Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Centre). 

  4. CV and covering letter

    Participants are helped to draw up their CVs and covering letters, which are aligned with their career plans and enriched with the programme's basic and tailor-made training.

    CVs and covering letters are key tools used by participants in the search for placements and jobs, and for administrative applications (recognition of professional skills, etc.).

  5. Mentoring

    Each participant is supported in all the necessary steps to find a work placement or a job by an individual mentor who has many years of professional experience in Luxembourg.

Network of partner companies

We have a network of partner companies that are interested in implementing their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy.

These companies fulfil several functions: 

  • advising us on the needs of employers and the skills required on the labour market, thus guiding us towards the identification of key training courses;

  • involve their employees in the Mentoring programme;

  • offer work placements or jobs to participants.

Would you like to become a Mentor? 

Contact Elisabetta Lano:


Would you like to become a Corporate Partner?

Contact Roberto Marta:

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Thank you!

The project team

Roberto Marta (Founder of North-South Cooperation, Project Manager): 
621 163375 /

Elisabetta Lano (Pedagogue, Responsible for personalised support): 
691 103033 /

Simona Palladino (Responsible for coordinating the Chrysalis and Apes projects): 
691 545291 / simona.palladino@cns-asbl.or



This project is funded by the European Union (AMIF Fund) and the Luxembourg Ministry of Family Affairs, Solidarity, Living Together and Reception of Refugees.


Co-funded by
the European Union

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