Eurofound's Working Life Country Profiles contain a wealth of information on key components of working life in the EU 28 Member Sttes and Norway. the profiles complement other EurWORK research by providing relevant background information on the strucutres, institutions and regulations underpinning working life.
This profile describes the key characteristics of working life in Luxembourg. It includes indicators, data and regulatory systems on the following aspects: actors and institutions, collective and individual employment relations, health and well-being, pay, working time, skills and training, and equality and non-discrimination at work.
The following is an excerpt of the report focussing on skills and training. The full report containing background information, key figures and statistics can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Skills, learning and employability
National system for ensuring skills and employability
The State plays a very active role in continuing training provision as a whole. It acts in particular
to enhance legislation in this area for collective access and individual access, to co-fund company
investment and to facilitate the governance of the system.
The employers' professional chambers and the employees' professional chambers are also
involved in shaping educational and vocational training policy through the recommendations
they make. Professional chambers are strongly involved in upskilling.
The national institute for the development of continuing vocational training (Institut national pour
le développement de la formation professionnelle continue, INFPC) is a public institution under the
supervision of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministère de l’Education nationale, de
l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse). Its tasks are to promote lifelong learning within an economic network,
and to unite all of the social and economic stakeholders around the common purpose of
developing continuing training.
There are currently several sector-specific bodies that are involved in delivering continuing
Private sector companies legally based in Luxembourg and that carry out their activities mainly
there, can obtain training support worth 20% of the sum invested annually. The State's financial
contribution increases to 35% for participants' salary expenses if certain criteria are met on the
date on which the training plan starts; the employee must have either no recognised diploma
and less than 10 years' seniority, or a recognised diploma plus either more than 10 years'
seniority or aged over 45.
The responsibilities of training regulation and development are shared between the Ministry of
Labour and the Ministry of Education. The first supervises the Employment public service – the
Agency for the Development of Employment (Agence pour le développement de l’emploi – ADEM).
The second supervises the Adult Training Service (Service de la formation des adultes - SFA) and
the Vocational Training Service (Service de la formation professionnelle - SFP). The National Centre
for Continuing Vocational Training (Centre national de formation professionnelle continue – CNFPC)
also plays a role in providing professional training.