Public history Contemporary history of Luxembourg

Social inequalities in Luxembourg?

2 October 2018

Social inequalities in Luxembourg?
This Forum Z looks at the concept of social inequality and how social status affects the realities of life in Luxembourg. Alongside a panel of experts, social education and pedagogy students will develop unorthodox suggestions to tackle these issues and encourage thinking outside the box.

For the past 20 years, the question of social inequality has been a dominant feature in descriptions of post-war societies by humanists and social scientists. Even during this short time span, working conditions have undergone further significant changes and new forms of insecurity have developed despite a smoothly functioning welfare state. At the same time, social ties in families and communities have shifted considerably and appear to be loosening. New forms and functions are emerging. Terms such as “solidarity”, “risk society”, “exclusion” and “vulnerability” are used to describe these changes. Are they still applicable? What role do social inequalities play in today’s society and the way it is perceived? How can they be defined within the framework of the welfare state? How can they be measured when personal outcomes are influenced by individual choices? This Forum Z aims to provide unorthodox solutions (developed by students) that will encourage thinking outside the box and reflection on the individual’s role in society.


Keynote by Professor Dr. em. Hartmut Kaelble


Round table moderated by David Angel (Woxx, OGBL)

with the participation of

Pierre-Henri Golly, Communication Manager at Fondation du Luxembourg

Antoine Fischbach, Université du Luxembourg, LUCET Acting Director

Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Charel Schmit, President of Caritas Accueil et Solidarité asbl and Vice-President of Caritas Luxembourg



Tuesday, 2 October 2018

18.00 - 20.00

at Maison du Peuple, 62, Boulevard J.F. Kennedy, L-4170 Esch-sur-Alzette.


Free entrance, registration via Eventbrite is appreciated for practical reasons


With the kind support of


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