climate_and_energy / Climate and energy

Climate and energy

nature_and_biodiversity / Nature and biodiversity

Nature and biodiversity

alternative_culture / Alternative culture

Alternative culture

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zero_waste / Zero waste

Zero waste

alternative_economy / Alternative economy

Alternative economy

education_and_learning / Educational offer

Educational offer


Initiative phase: Early beginnings

The Äerdschëff, which will be built between 2019 and 2021 in Redange/Attert, is an innovative pilot project that sets new standards in terms of design and construction.


The Äerdschëff, to be built between 2019 and 2021 in Redange/Attert, is an innovative pilot project that sets new standards in terms of circular design.Its five founding principles of the earthship are based on the off-grid production and management of one's own resources to meet human needs in a resilient and sustainable way:

  • Self-sufficiency in water and sanitation
  • Heating and electricity,
  • and food self-sufficiency.

Beyond its educational scope in the fields of formal and non-formal education, the Äerdschëff is a third place federating citizens committed to the ecological and social transition. Thus, the Äerdschëff is not only a building, but a real platform for educational and economic activities related to the ecological and social transition and the circular economy.The educational methods of the Äerdschëff are based on the idea that the concerns of the 21st century justify a new approach to education. They are inspired by Edgar Morin's Seven Necessary Knowledge for the Education of the Future, in order to enable young people to deal with the multiple global crises (social, ecological, economic, cultural) in a timely manner.

Institution type/carrier




How is your initiative financed?

FNR, Fondation Losch, LEADER, Erasmus+ MECDD, Oeuvre

Are there any additional partners or funders connected to your initiative?


Participation opportunities

Formal Volunteering (ESC, SVN)
Participation at events
Participation at trainings
Participation at the low tech competition & festival

What’s needed

Artists Engaged citizen Full time volunteers Part time volunteers Strong arms Expertise/knowledge


The place serves to inspire to act for an ecological and social transition!

The educational offer aims to :

● use the scientific method to arrive at sound and relevant knowledge

● make sound judgements in the absence of complete data

● communicate conclusions clearly

● demonstrate autonomy and originality in handling and solving problems

● act independently

● develop knowledge and understanding and acquire new skills in the field of sustainable development and circular design

Target audience

Young people (12-30 years)
General public for some events
Multipliers (mainly in education & construction sector)

Name of Organization

Address & geo, Contact person

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The initiative information was originally written in French
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