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Extended!

After our first call, our working group “Political work” at Foodsharing Luxembourg received interesting input. In addition to the situation in canteens and shops, we were e.g. told that subsidies are paid for the sowing of potatoes, not for harvesting them, and thus for reasons of profitability they often rot away meaninglessly on the fields. As your insight into different areas is really helpful for our work to improve the national legislation on food loss and waste, we extend our call.

Where do you see problems in the system? Are you aware of mistakes that lead to waste? Please contact us by November 6 at moien@foodsharing.lu.

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Political Work Circle calls for help!

We need you!

The working group “Political Work” of Foodsharing Luxembourg is currently working on demands for an improvement of the national legislation on food loss and waste. The starting point should be an inventory.

For this, we would like your help! Where do the problems in the system lie? Are you aware of current failings that lead to food loss or food waste? Do you see patterns or contradictions in your everyday life, at work or at home that lead to waste?

Let us know at moien@foodsharing.lu by 15 October.

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Food waste: “Nothing is lost, everything is transformed!”

(United Nations, UNRIC) [in French]

“On the occasion of the International Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day, various associations in the Benelux region and France explain to us how they help to limit this waste”

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100.7: Interest in “Foodsharing” has increased in recent months

(article in Luxembourgish)

The Foodsharing Luxembourg initiative has been trying for three years to save food that supermarkets, shops and producers would otherwise throw away. The food is collected and distributed by so-called “Foodsavers” – either to people for whom the ecological aspect is important or who may not be doing so well financially.

radio 100,7 (original quote in Luxembourgish)

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Nomadic Island project – call for participants

Nomadic Island is a social experiment which brings together a group of 11 artists from different EU countries and an intergenerational group of local residents. People between 12 and 99 years old can participate in the project, sharing the life of this temporary community on a daily basis.

The project is running from 18.07.22 to 07.08.22 at Thillebierg, in Differdange. Participants stay a minimum of 5 consecutive days to contribute to the artistic creations and to the daily organisation of life at the camp.

Chef Antoine Carteri from Gastronomica Luxembourg will be cooking for all the participants.

Nomadic Island is looking for members and foodsavers who are willing to help implement the anti-waste policy of Nomadic Island. Antoine has his own food providers, but we would like to integrate with delivery from foodsavers. We would be grateful to collaborate with some of you for the pick-ups and the delivery of the saved food to the Nomadic Island camp, which is situated at the Thillebierg football stadium (Rue de l’Hôpital, 4581 Differdange). 

The people who would collaborate with us could join the camp and its activities as participants of the project. They would then work together with the artists to create artworks and commit to our social experiment.

Please, find a flyer which briefly explains what it is about to participate in the Nomadic Island project. For more information on the project and the artists participating, please check the webpage of the Nomadic Island project.

Foodsavers and Foodsharing members who want to take part in the project and help us with saved food will not need to pay any participation fee.

Welcome to the Luxembourg Food Education Days!

The Luxembourg Food Education Days will take place in mid-June to address these and many other questions! There is something for everyone, from training for teachers to a chopping party, and a workshop designed especially for you foodsavers. But most importantly: a lot of fun, exchange and getting to know each other will be put forward. If you love this idea let’s connect and feel free to share it with your friends & family.

Why is so much food thrown away? And why do so few people know and care about it? How can we motivate others to take action against food waste and act more sustainably towards food?

We have put together a colourful programme – now all we need is you! Please register at:

You can find all further information in the attached flyer.
We are looking forward to seeing you! Your team of the Foodsharing Academy in Luxembourg

Cooperation project with Foodsharing Germany: “Foodsharing Akademie” crosses borders

The first international cooperation project between foodsharing Luxembourg and the foodsharing Academy in Germany has been running since the beginning of this year. With the help of funding from the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, the cooperation and exchange between the two food sharing networks in Luxembourg and Germany are to be expanded, the capacities of the partner organisation strengthened, and the implementation of educational activities in Luxembourg promoted. At the same time, both organisations can benefit from each other’s experiences and strengthen the international exchange in the fight against food waste. In the summer of 2022, the knowledge gained will be passed on in the form of a multiplier training course in Luxembourg where multipliers will be trained to implement educational activities.

Together with the Earthship project of CELL, we would like to implement joint educational projects. In mid-March, our project team visited the Earthship and its crew for the first time and received an impressive tour of the (not yet completely finished) building. The Earthship is built entirely from sustainable and recycled materials and aims to produce the human needs of light, heat, water and food in a self-sufficient and cycle-oriented way. A flagship for sustainable building and living!

Here at the Erdschiff, a wide range of educational programmes take place on the topic of sustainability and circular economy – and soon also on food waste and food appreciation. We are happy about the starting cooperation with this great project!

In June, we would like to hold our first educational seminar in Luxembourg. This will be aimed at teachers who can have the seminar hours recognised by the Institut de la Formation Education Nationale as further training hours. On the other hand, in the second part of the seminar, the Luxembourgish food sharers and all those who are interested in this topic would be addressed. For this, we need your input: what would you like to learn more about? What are the topics relating to foodsharing that interest you? Where could you use support from experienced coaches or team members?

If you have topics that interest you, would like to learn more about this project or would like to participate yourself – please write to our project coordinator Taalke Wolf: projektkoordination@foodsharing-akademie.org

More about the project and Foodsharing Academy (unfortunately only in German).

Foodsharing Academy