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Alternative culture

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Inner Transition

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Educational offer

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Project proposal


Initiative phase: Waiting for funding/approval

Léieruert fir Demokratie, Uechtsamkeet a Selbstbestëmmung


LuDUS is an initiative to establish and develop a democratic place of learning where young people can learn in a self-determined way and participate on an equal footing, accompanied by benevolent, non-judgemental adults. LuDUS is modelled on free, democratic schools such as Summerhill (UK), the Sudbury Valley School (USA), the Hadera Schools (Israel), Kapriole (D) and Les Quatre Sources (B). The initiators believe that young people must be given the opportunity to make decisions from an early age, to try out and explore things that interest them, and to play and carry out projects in mixed-age groups with partners of their own choosing.

Institution type/carrier

Non-profit organisation


LuDUS asbl

How is your initiative financed?

through membership fees and donations

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


Participation opportunities

Becoming a member, looking for buildings, active cooperation (concept, lobbying, funding opportunities), initiatives to spread the idea of democratic education, visits to democratic schools abroad

What’s needed

Financing Engaged citizen Full time volunteers Part time volunteers Expertise/knowledge A Building/house A garden


Website administrator


The aims of LuDUS are (1) to promote the natural curiosity, self-knowledge and social responsibility of children and young people; (2) to once again understand education as a natural human right and not as a one-sided imposition defined by adults; (3) to grow self-confident, critical, responsible citizens who actively support the UN's sustainability goals, among other things.


When children visit and help shape democratic learning centres from an early age, they retain the curiosity, imagination, spontaneity and openness that they are usually "trained" to lose at school. As a result, a generation is growing up that is far better able to cope with the huge ecological and social problems of the present and near future than today's adults, who are largely conformist and consumer-orientated (due to their school careers).

Target audience

The target group is young people from the age of 4, but of course also all adults who are open to new ideas and want to ensure that the precious potential of the next generation can develop unhindered.

Challenges and learning successes

LuDUS has already carried out a pilot project. The challenges were (1) finding a suitable and affordable location, (2) developing, implementing and communicating the concept, (3) obtaining support from the Ministry of Education.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Good Health and Well-being Quality Education Reduced Inequality Responsible Consumption and Production Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

PDAT 2 : Ensure territorial, social and economic cohesion PDAT 3 : Ensure sustainable use of natural resources

Sustainability Targets

  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


  • PDAT 2: Ensure territorial, social and economic cohesion
  • PDAT 3: Ensure sustainable use of natural resources

More on PDATs

Name of Organization

Address & geo, Contact person

  • LuDUS
  • rue Saint Laurent, 15
  • 7370 Lorentzweiler
  • Georges Pfeiffenschneider
  • 00352 621 768 119
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The initiative information was originally written in German
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