Why the JAA Club ?
Dear Visitors, dear JAA Club Ambassadors,
Moving and settling to a new country is never easy. Cultural differences, new costumes, getting use to the everyday life, finding your own way through local bureaucracy and administration, children education, acquiring a personal network of support etc… are some of the issues that a new comer will have to tackle.
To this extent, the human support from people having gone through the same integration process is very helpful. Also, when settling in a new country, it is quite common to look for help within its own community of origin.
That is why Just Arrived created the JAA Club in October 2016. You can rely today on almost 30 members of all different nationalities. In April 2017 the JAAClub has established as a non- profit organization (Asbl) and obtained the financial support of the “Oeuvre de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte”, within the Mateneen framework program.
Anyone arriving to Luxembourg can count on the JAA Club and its Ambassadors for a soft and warm transition into a new life in Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.
So, thank you to all the Ambassadors for their involvement in this project and I wish to it a great success!
Laurent Ollier, President of JAA Club Association and Owner of Just Arrived
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The JUST ARRIVED Ambassadors’ Club is an association that was created to provide a human intercultural support to new comers.
Newcomers to Luxembourg, lacking benchmarks in their new life, are seeking practical information, advice, but also personal and human support.
The aim of the JAA Club association is to provide a multicultural platform built by people, the citizen-ambassadors of different nationalities, who are already settled in Luxembourg and are willing to share their integration experience and help.
Also, the JAA Club association, as multicultural group, makes of diversity the foundation of a successful and rich integration thus avoiding any tendency of isolating in one nationality.
The main objectives of the JAA Club association:
- Improve the newcomers integration support in Luxembourg
- Overcome any kind of isolation and accelerate the creation of point of references
- Stimulate the discovery and exchange between communities living in Luxembourg
- Develop a different vision of our daily life and open up new horizons
- Create actions through the realization of integration projects in Luxembourg with a social and cultural aim
What could you do as a JAA Club Ambassador?
- Connect with people of your community living in Luxembourg
- Meet ambassadors of other communities in Luxembourg during events and workshop
- Get tips and information about living in Luxembourg
- Improve your network of support in Luxembourg
- Share your own experience as an expat in order to help others
- Give informations and share events of your community
These activities would be realized through different means such as writing for the blog, adding information and sharing insights in the communities pages and by participating and/or producing and/or displaying events.
The JAA Club web site has been conceived with the purpose to offer the ambassadors a practical and useful tool to achieve those actions.
You can join anytime the JAA Club and become an ambassador !
No particular requirement is demanded except to be open minded, attracted by other cultures, and eager to help others by sharing your experience.
You can meet the ambassadors during different sort of events (new comers Fairs, intercultural events such as the Festival des migrations).
In particular, starting from September the JAA Club is organizing, in collaboration with the City of Luxembourg, a monthly integration event that will take place in turn in the following cultural institutions : Villa Vauban, the City Museum and the Cinematèque. Those events that will take place either at lunch time or after work will be a great opportunity to to meet with the ambassadors, listen to their story, share a joyful moment together followed by a drink within the beautiful contest of three relevant cultural places of Luxembourg.
Besides, the JAA Club will ensure a weekly presence within the integration service of the City of Luxembourg.
The permanence will allow you to come and talk about your integration issues, different questions that you may have and why not share your projects.