The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
In order to provide the research community with useful and up-to-date information, this section will be updated regularly based on the evolution of the situation and the needs to address.
Find useful information in Luxembourg
The government has set-up a center for an initial reception in order to host persons fleeing the war in Ukraine. This emergency reception center, accessible 24/7, is situated at the SHUK (Structure d’hébergement d’urgence au Kirchberg), 11, rue Carlo Hemmer in Luxembourg-City. The center will provide shelter during the first couple of days, as well as food and items of primary necessity, for people wishing to request temporary protection in Luxembourg, but also for those intending to continue onwards to another European country.
Pets are allowed at the initial reception center, where a special area has been set up for them. The Administration of Veterinary Services will ensure the regularization of the animals at the emergency accommodation structure. The practical arrangements to this end are in the process of being put in place.
As soon as you have formally obtained their temporary protection status, you can also register as a job seeker with the Employment Development Agency (ADEM). Beneficiaries of temporary protection status can contact ADEM by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (+352 247 88888).
Research related jobs are published on the EURAXESS Luxembourg portal.
The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) , the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) published their job offers for Ukrainian researchers on the following page: https://scienceforukraine.eu/table.html (filter by country - Luxembourg)
Different Fellowship programmes have been created at the University of Luxembourg, its centres and faculties, more information is available right here: https://wwwen.uni.lu/ukraine
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) offers temporary support for researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine. Get more information of this measure: https://www.fnr.lu/temporary-fnr-support-for-researchers-who-have-fled-t...
The following information is not specifically targeting researchers, but can be of interest for their partners/spouses or relatives having left Ukraine together with the researchers concerned:
The Color Business Center coworking space in Bertrange has announced that it is offering free work spaces to Ukrainians arriving in Luxembourg: Ukrainian refugees can use these coworking spaces to communicate with their families and friends using the computers and means of communication available. Those wishing to continue their economic activity already set up in Ukraine will also have free access to infrastructures in order to try to maintain their occupations at a distance if possible. They can also benefit from the advice and support of the entrepreneurs present at the Color Business Center. A canteen is also available in the same building, with Color Business Center counting on the support of its tenants to help finance meals for Ukrainian refugees making use of this space. To avail of this solidarity offer, contact Elisabeth Bricout via email: email@example.com or via tel.: 269-76583. Further information is available at: www.coworkers.lu. (source: chronicle.lu)
Ukrainian refugees wishing to work temporarily in Luxembourg are invited to contact Adecco to explore their options. The HR service provider will take into account their background, training, language skills, needs and wishes. Furthermore, the group has guaranteed that Ukrainian refugees will work under legal working conditions and receive a fair wage.
Application for academic recognition of foreign higher education diplomas
Registration in the higher education section of the register of certificates is the normal procedure for academic recognition of foreign higher education diplomas. More information here.
Application for recognition of professional qualifications obtained abroad (access to a regulated profession at a higher education level)
The exercise of certain professions in Luxembourg (known as regulated professions) is subject to first receiving an authorisation to practise by the competent ministry. More information here.
Obtaining official approval of a foreign higher education law degree
Approval of higher education law degrees obtained abroad is only required to participate in complementary courses on Luxembourg law and to access certain legal professions. More information here.
The European Migration Network Luxembourg has published a website dedicated to Ukrainian nationals with the latest up-to-date information in English, Ukrainian and Russian on procedures for asylum requests and temporary protection status.
The information links provide useful legal information for Ukrainian nationals and students residing in Luxembourg to regularise their stay. For those who are coming to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this website provides contact details and legal information on how to ask for temporary or international protection. The website also offers the links to the official websites of Belgium, France and Germany on how to stay in these countries.
For personalised help students and staff can reach out to EMN Luxembourg, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone + 352 466644 6246
In the context of the arrival in Luxembourg of people fleeing the war in Ukraine, specific procedures have been set up to welcome and assist them, including those people that have already arrived in Luxembourg. Get more information right here.
Information about contact points
For all questions of Ukrainians trying to leave their home country or in transit to Luxembourg
If you are on your way, or trying to leave Ukraine, and have questions, you should contact the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAE).
You can reach them by calling +352 2478 2386, or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
For medical appointments once onsite
The emergency reception centre SHUK (Structure d’hébergement d’urgence au Kirchberg), 11, rue Carlo Hemmer in Luxembourg-City, which is open 24 hours a day, has a medical office for initial medical care of everyone who is accommodated there.
In case you need medical attention outside of the hours of this medical office, people in need of care are asked to go to a Maison Médicale or, in case of emergency, to the hospital on duty.
In general, the Maison Médicale in Luxembourg-City offers consultations by general practitioners – people from Ukraine can receive treatment there even without CNS membership or registration.
Arrangements have been made to avoid having to pay for hospital care for people who are not yet affiliated.
Address of the Maison Médicale:
Bus lines: 222, 262, 22, 21 230, 16, 31
Bus stops: WANDMILLEN and VAL FLEURI
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 12:00 | 13:00 – 16:30
Another address for those in need of healthcare services: Médecins du Monde. Their clinic is located at 5 Rue d'Audun, in Esch-sur-Alzette. For medical appointments call: 00352 28 89 23 71,
To engage with the Ukrainian community onsite
Organization providing information for Ukrainians in Luxembourg and residents wanting to help.
Member States and Associated countries
The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country: