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PRO-SUD

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Regional development

Pro-sud

is the syndicate of regional municipalities and promotes

and develops the southern region

The eleven municipalities that are members of the PRO-SUD union constitute the biosphere reserve.

Goals of the syndicate

PRO-SUD's objective is to associate its 11 member municipalities with the aim of developing common projects.

Its main areas of focus are sustainable development and the promotion of the identity of the Southern region.

The aim is to give concrete expression to the regional approach by initiating or supporting innovative projects of regional, national or cross-border scope.

Consequently, PRO-SUD joins forces with its partners not only to participate in the implementation of territorial strategies of inter-municipal interest but also to raise awareness and improve the living environment of the inhabitants of Southern Luxembourg.

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PRO-SUD office & committee

Pro-sud

is run by a committee for which each municipality

delegates a representative from the town council

Since 17 December 2019, the committee includes the following people.

office 12.2019

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Mondercange

Anouk Boever-Thill

President

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Esch-sur-alzette

Georges Mischo

Vice-President

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Dudelange

Dan Biancalana

Bureau member

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Differdange

Fränz Schwachtgen

Bureau member

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THE COMMITTEE FROM DECEMBER 2019

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Bettembourg

Laurent Zeimet

COMMITTEE member

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Differdange

Fränz Schwachtgen

COMMITTEE member

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Dudelange

Dan Biancalana

COMMITTEE member

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Esch-sur-alzette

Georges Mischo

Vice-President

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Käerjeng

Joseph Hames

COMMITTEE member

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Kayl

John Lorent

COMMITTEE member

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Mondercange

Anouk Boever-Thill

President

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Pétange

Guy Brecht

COMMITTEE member

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Rumelange

Henri Haine

COMMITTEE member

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Sanem

Simone Asselborn-Bintz

COMMITTEE member

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Schifflange

Paul Weimerskirch

COMMITTEE member

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office 2018- 11.2019

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Differdange

Roberto Traversini

President

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Esch-sur-alzette

Georges Mischo

Vice-President

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Dudelange

Dan Biancalana

Bureau member

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Mondercange

Anouk Boever-Thill

Bureau member

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THE OCTOBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2019 COMMITTEE

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Buttembourg

Laurent Zeimet

COMMITTEE member

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Differdange

Roberto Traversini

President

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Dudelange

Dan Biancalana

COMMITTEE member

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Esch-sur-alzette

Georges Mischo

Vice-President

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Käerjeng

Joseph Hames

COMMITTEE member

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Kayl

John Lorent

COMMITTEE member

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Mondercange

Anouk Boever-Thill

COMMITTEE member

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Pétange

Guy Brecht

COMMITTEE member

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Rumelange

Henri Haine

COMMITTEE member

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Sanem

Simone Asselborn-Bintz

COMMITTEE member

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Schifflange

Paul Weimerskirch

COMMITTEE member

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THE 2014 - 2017 COMMITTEE

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Bettembourg

Laurent Zeimet

COMMITTEE member

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Differdange

Erny Muller

Bureau member

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Dudelange

Dan Biancalana

President

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Esch-sur-Alzette

Henri Hinterscheid

COMMITTEE member

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Käerjeng

Michel Wolter

COMMITTEE member

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Kayl

Carlo Birchen

COMMITTEE member

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Mondercange

Danielle Becker-Bauer

Bureau member

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Pétange

Guy Brecht

COMMITTEE member

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Rumelange

Henri Haine

Vice-President

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Sanem

Simone Asselborn-Bintz

COMMITTEE member

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Schifflange

Paul Weimerskirch

COMMITTEE member

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PRO-SUD team

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GAËLLE TAVERNIER

General manager

Tél.: 26 17 97 – 771

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ISABELLE RENOIR

Task officer

Tél.: 26 17 97 – 772

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YANN LOGELIN

Communication manager

Tél.: 26 17 97 - 773

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LYDIA PALLUCCA

Secretary

Tél.: 26 17 97 – 774

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HANA PROSSER

Volunteer

Tél.: 26 17 97 - 1

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Regional plan SUD

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The beginnings of PRO-SUD

In the aftermath of the steel crisis, where many points of reference disappeared into thin air, the economy of the South had to be rethought. The history and memory of the steel industry was promoted by municipalities, national administrations and associations as early as the 1980s and the Fondation Bassin Minier was created in 1989 to set up and support scientific, cultural and socio-cultural activities in the mining area.

However, the South needed a global approach to significantly improve its economic, social and environmental standing. Building a shared vision of the region became a central concern for public stakeholders. The potential of the land left behind by the mining industry triggered the debate on the future of the region while other cases were made for drawing up a development plan for the South as a whole. Local stakeholders concerned for citizens’ quality of life began taking an interest in intermunicipal collaboration and the cross-border context and national policy aimed to promote a regional approach to spatial planning.

Several tools have been developed to drive regional development:

May 1999: The law of 31 May 1999 on regional planning encouraged municipalities to create intermunicipal associations for the harmonious and sustainable development of the regions defined in the plan. Luxembourg state’s intention to prioritise the development of the South is clearly stated here.

July 1999: The Ministry of Spatial Planning played an active role in setting up a regional observatory in the South. The municipalities of the region and the ministry signed an agreement and co-financed ORESUD which was created in July 1999. This tool is designed to help municipalities implement and monitor Luxembourg state’s regional policy in statistical and cartographical form and represents a step forward in intermunicipal cooperation.

2000: Luxembourg state and the steel group Arbed jointly set up the development company Agora in 2000, whose mission was to restore former steel sites in southern Luxembourg, starting with Belval. The aim was to create a modern and dynamic urban district on the former industrial site with a 40/60 modal split between public transport and car.

May 2003: Finally, the municipalities of the South joined forces in a municipal syndicate called PRO-SUD whose statutes were approved on May 19, 2003.

In fine, les communes de la région Sud se sont regroupés au sein d’un syndicat de communes nommé PRO-SUD dont les statuts sont approuvés le 19 mai 2003.

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