Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of Families, Integration and the Greater Region and the National Reception Office (ONA) have announced that the new National Reception Office and Integration Department has been created.
Based on the law of 4 December 2019 establishing the National Reception Office (ONA), the reception of applicants for international protection (DPI) has been placed under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Jean Asselborn.
With the entry into force of the law on 1 January 2020, the ONA has replaced the Luxembourg Office for Reception and Integration (OLAI) and is now attached to the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
This change is provided for in the 2018-2023 coalition agreement: "In order to provide a dignified reception, applicants for international protection (DPI) must be able to address themselves throughout the processing of applications for international protection, and also for all aspects of reception such as accommodation and material conditions, through a single interlocutor, in this case the ministry having immigration in its attributions”.
In the coalition agreement, it is also stated that integration is at the heart of government action. For this reason, an “Integration Department” has been created within the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater Region, placed under the authority of the Minister of Families and Integration, Corinne Cahen, in order to promote living together in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and in order to be able to focus even better on living together and the integration of all.