UP_FOUNDATION initiates educational projects for children and young people in Luxembourg.

We are committed to the success and well-being of children, young people and learners in Luxembourg and strive for equity of opportunity in education.

We consider education a driving force for societal progress and support civil society’s commitment to education.

People learn everywhere and at all times. Therefore, we adopt the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung’s (DKJS 2012: Praxishandbuch) broad definition of education, which distinguishes between formal, non-formal, informal and wild education.

Formal education

The hierarchically structured and chronologically organised mandatory school and university system that leads to certificates and diplomas.


We recognise exceptional individuals and initiatives in the educational field. The flowerpot refers to a trophy, a sign of recognition awarded for outstanding efforts.

Non-formal education

Various optional educational activities that are offered by institutions, clubs and associations.


We initiate new projects and solutions in the educational field. The watering can refers to the act of watering to make something grow. For new initiatives and projects to emerge, it takes time, measured watering and constant care.


We organise meetings, forums and debates to address current educational challenges. The warming metaphor of the campfire refers to the gathering around a fireplace to discuss, listen and get inspired.


We connect people, associations and initiatives to support the educational cause. The mushroom refers to this network. Like mushrooms connected by underground linkages, we bring together people and initiatives.

Informal education

Any unplanned and unintentional educational process determined by daily life amid family, friends, school, work and leisure.

Wild education

Spontaneous and sometimes risky actions that are part of children and young people's normal evolution.


The Board of Directors


  • Raymond Schadeck, president
  • Christianne Wickler, vice-president
  • Liz Kremer-Rauchs, director
  • Sonia Hoffmann, secretary
  • Nadia Faber
  • Marie-Adelaïde Leclercq-Olhagaray
  • David Schrieberg
  • Gaston Ternes

The Scientific Board


  • Gaston Ternes, president
  • Jean-Paul Bertemes
  • Françoise Gillen
  • Liz Kremer-Rauchs
  • Jacques Küntziger
  • Marie-Adelaïde Leclercq-Olhagaray
  • Serge Linckels
  • René Schlechter
  • Luc Schroeder

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