On 19 April, SHULU Alumni together with our alumni friends from Audencia Business School and the University of Luxembourg met for a guided tour of the Luxembourg parliament. It was a special occasion, gaining an inside look into this political institution and having the opportunity to ask questions concerning the Luxembourgish political landscape.
Upon arrival, we were cordially welcomed by our hosts Clara Moraru, entrepreneur and SHULU alumna, and Claude Wiseler, Member of Parliament and President of the Christian Social People’s Party. After an interesting tour of the parliament premises, we took our seats in the conference chamber, where MP Wiseler presented not only the history of the Luxembourg parliament, but entertained us with fun facts and exciting secrets. MP Wiseler introduced us to the painting’s gallery of the Grand Dukes, ranging from the first monarchical head of state to Henri, the current Grand Duke, and the Grand Duchess, Maria Teresa.
The floor was then opened for discussion. We learned that Luxembourg’s politics pays particular focus on an inclusive approach. Initiatives evolve around the country’s diverse population and the representation of the youth, women, senior citizens, and international population, just to name a few. Discussion points also included important aspects of sustainability and climate change, as well as the contentious topic of Luxembourg’s high housing prices.
A key takeaway from MP Wiseler’s presentation was that politics concerns everyone. Becoming involved in politics means working on change: If you want to see the change, be part of the change.
Following the parliament visit, we enjoyed a pleasant dinner at Bazaar restaurant in company of Clara and MP Wiseler. Existing alumni friendships were revived and new connections were made. The evening also brought about an idea for a future alumni event, so stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
The SHULU Alumni Committee thanks Clara and MP Wiseler for their generous invitation to visit the parliament. We also thank all fellow Alumni who participated in this get-together, making it a special Alumni event.