"Komm, mir grënnen e Veräin!" Associative life in Luxembourg City since the 19th century
The first associations were created in Luxembourg at the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, thousands of associations have been founded, many of which have been dissolved. Their purposes were and still are diverse: conviviality, sport, health, culture, science, faith, social commitment or politics. Today, an estimated 7,000 associations are active in Luxembourg, with more than 500 in the capital. The exhibition presents the associative phenomenon in all its facets, from its precursors in the late medieval brotherhoods to bourgeois and working-class associations and to the present day. It highlights the characteristics of the functioning of associations as well as their important contribution to our society.