Long weekend is approaching…

Hello dear trainees,

This will be a short working week, we can start to relax as from Wednesday evening, yay!

If you are still looking for something different to do, we can suggest to take a look at Neumünster Abbey (Gründ) this Wednesday evening and Thursday during the day. They are celebrating the 10th anyversary of the abbey’s inauguration with a lot of activities and performances.

“Inauguré en mai 2004 après dix années de travaux et situé au cour des vieux quartiers, sur un itinéraire classé patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, le Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster ( CCRN ) s’est vite imposé dans le paysage culturel luxembourgeois.

10 ans de dialogue, de découvertes, d’échanges et de rencontres dans le tempo des plus prestigieux musiciens

et interprètes, sous les vibrations des plus belles plumes, des plus grands penseurs, d’ici et d’ailleurs…

Ça se fête !”


Wednesday evening programme: https://www.ccrn.lu/en/Culture/Offre-diversifiee-Calendrier-shop-visites/Programmation/Autres/10-ans-au-coeur-du-Grund!-Wednesday-28-May-2014-9-00-00-pm

Thursday programme: https://www.ccrn.lu/en/Culture/Offre-diversifiee-Calendrier-shop-visites/Programmation/Autres/10e-anniversaire-10-ans-au-coeur-du-Grund!-Thursday-29-May-2014-11-00-00-am

We hope you have a great long weekend, and if you have suggestions for activitities, feel free to communicate them via the blog!

The Communication SC

ps: don’t forget to send us your questionnaire for the who is who book, now you will have lots of time to think about your answers 😉


Jogging together

The Sports SC is organizing jogging trainings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, everyone can participate, no matter what your level is. The goal is to participate at the city jogging event on the 6th of July.


The first training is today, but you can join at any moment, just be sure to confirm your attendance, in order to facilitate communication.
You can sign up on the list provided here: http://1drv.ms/1nhevxW (In order to tick off or make notes, click “Edit in Browser”, see at the top of the page.)

If you are unsure whether you will participate in the event or not, don’t worry, you always have the possibility to sign up for free on the very day of the run. You can also join the trainings without participating in the event, of course.

Your person of contact is Marlen, if you have any questions (note that she is away from from the 28th of May until the 9th of June).

Practical info:

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m.
WHERE: JMO (in front of the entrance, there are changing rooms and showers), unless indicated otherwise (see excel file).

WHAT: Varied training routes. Please feel free to suggest a nice route. We start with a 30 minutes jogging, and for the rather untrained among us we can establish a sort of step-by-step training plan.

RACE: In order to perform well at the race itself we should consider the following:
– For the 10 km distance the aim is to endure ca. 1 hour. We should try to approach this time during the course of our training sessions.
– For the 6 km distance the aim is 30-35 minutes.

The Sports SC

Trips Coming up!

Dear trainees,

You might not see it, but behind the scenes the Trip SC is always busy!
Now they have not just one, but four trips to announce!
Here is a nice overview to print  out (click the image to enlarge) and hang above your bed, in order to not miss out on anything…
The blog calendar has been updated with these dates as well.


More info:




Strasbourg & Europa Park


Green Week 2014

The European Union is currently holding a Green Week 2014 campaign in Luxembourg and the exhibition can be seen in the JMO building. Please visit it and get some practical information about what you can do with your clothes, your waste and how you can live a greener life. It is very informational and fun! Have a look at the pictures below!

Green week 1 Green week 2 Green week 3 Green week 4 Green week 5 Green week 6 Green week 7 Green week 8 Green Week 2014

Green Tip of the Week

No doubt you’ve seen green beer highlighted at a bar for St. Patrick’s Day a couple of weeks ago, and maybe you’ve even tossed back a few to celebrate the holiday. But what about making sure your beer is ‘green’ – meaning, earth-friendly – all year?

Here are some tips to help you make a more sustainable brew choices:



  • Opt for an organic brew. When grown commercially, beer ingredients are typically chock-full of pesticides and chemicals. Do yourself and mother earth a favor by choosing beers made with fresh, pesticide-free hops, wheat, and barley.
  • Go for glass over aluminium. When you have the option, it’s always best to choose glass over cans since recycling glass is more environmentally friendly. Also, look for bottles packaged with little or no paper labels. More paper and packaging = more waste.
  • Hosting a party? Skip the cans and bottles and go for the keg! Kegs are a win-win for your wallet and the environment. Not only are kegs reusable, but they also cut down on the waste you’d normally accumulate with loads of bottles and cans.
  • When you break out the keg, be sure to have reusable glasses and cups on hand for your guests. Steer clear of those convenient solo cups – they will inevitably end up in a landfill near you.
  • Order beer on tap when dining out. Many restaurants recycle, but it’s always best to use fewer individual bottles. And if your favourite establishments don’t recycle, now may be the perfect time to kindly suggest that they start.
  • Speaking of recycling, be sure to remember to sort your own empties into your recycling bin. If you haven’t gotten involved your local recycling program yet, there’s no better time than the present to locate your best local options and nearest centers.
  • Another great way to green your brew is to sip on some local brews. These days more and more beer enthusiasts are breaking into the brewing scene. And the good news for us? These beers are traveling shorter distances so they are often less expensive and fresher than foreign imports. Look for beer festivals and brewery tours near you to begin sampling some local flavors

The Go Green SC


Casino Party

The Party SC presents….cat
The European Commission’s Party Subcommittee has the pleasure of inviting you to the CASINO PARTY !!
This night is going to be about Glamour, Games, Cocktails and serious partying!
You can buy your entrance for 10 €, which will also give you two free drinks, including a very special Cat’s Cocktail! …

Dress that classy casual look you’ve always wanted to pull off 😉

Let your fellow trainees, flatmates and friends know what’s happening on Saturday! You can even invite your whole unit if you want to, including your boss! European Commission trainees’ won’t miss this party for the world and we are counting on you too!!!


ANA Andrade: 661 920 227 – works in Drosbach/Gaasperich.
ANDREA Servalli: 691 90 80 90 – works in Gaasperich.
KASIA Sawicka: 691 846 157- works in la Gare area.
RAQUEL Dias: 691 875 604 – works in Eurostat, Kirchberg.
YVONNE Urzi: 621 663 178 – works in Jean Monnet, Kirchberg.

 We can easily go to the centre as well.

 See you on Saturday!! 🙂

The Party SC




J.P.Morgan City Jogging and picnic

On 6th July 2014 we would like to enjoy together with you a sightseeing tour of another kind, namely a race!

It is time for the next…


The JP Morgan City Jogging is a popular race through the city of Luxembourg. You can choose between the 6 or 10 kilometre routes, both of which are closed to traffic for the races, and both go via the Place d’Armes, Grand-rue and Pont Grand-Duchesse Charlotte. The start is located near COQUE, the aquatic centre in Luxembourg city.
The same route is also available to fans of Nordic walking and city walking either with or without a companion.

Last year a total of 4,000 runners took part in the JP Morgan City Jogging event on Saturday morning, with many runners signing up spontaneously on the day.

You can find some impressions of the last year’s event here.

Further information to the city jogging is available here: http://www.fla.lu/cityjogging/.

The idea is as well to have a nice Sunday morning meet-up and all the others not interested in participating actively are invited to cheer for the runners J After the race we may have a summerly lunch together!

In order to be prepared properly we would also like to have some training sessions in advance, with various courses – through the green spots as well as through the city.

We hope to see you there, either as a runner on Sunday, as a faithful support for our competitors or simply at the loose training sessions in advance.

The Sports SC