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Working and living in Luxembourg

Located at the crossroads of France, Belgium and Germany, Luxembourg is famed for its cosmopolitan vibe coupled with its renowned quality of life and outstanding living standard.

No wonder it is one of the happiest countries in the world.

A true microcosm of European diversity, this prosperous nation is home to 645,000 people of more than 170 different nationalities, speaking some 80 different languages.

The country and its capital – Luxembourg City – are a unique example of tradition and modernity, blending contemporary buildings, castles and spectacular nature. All within a short walk or drive from each other.

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In recent years, many international companies have chosen Luxembourg as their headquarters, joining numerous EU institutions, agencies and bodies

Currently boasting the world’s third highest GDP per capita and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone, Luxembourg has become increasingly attractive to skilled professionals. The country’s expanding international job market is highly appealing to spouses of EU civil servants in search of attractive work opportunities.

Luxembourg’s economic growth and development has fueled a population increase and created an open society where everyone feels at home. Cultures and languages mix seamlessly and families and singles alike can easily make friends.

In this multilingual nation, English, French, German and Luxembourgish are the four most spoken languages. With expats making up almost half of the total population, daily life also unfolds in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Romanian, amongst others.

In addition to a flourishing economy, Luxembourg offers a wide range of benefits, such as:

Luxembourg sprawls harmoniously between city and nature, extending from urban and historic buildings to lakes, hills and forests.

The country’s serene and diverse landscape keeps families and individuals entertained and is perfect to unplug from daily life stresses.

Whether on foot or on wheels, exploring Luxembourg means embarking on a whirlwind tour: from Luxembourg's old city center – a UNESCO World Heritage site – to castles perched on hilltops, plateaus, valleys, rivers and the first European cross-border nature reserve.

Respect for the environment is paramount in Luxembourg and when it comes to having fun, nature is your ally here. A large network of hiking trails and 600 kilometres of cycling paths make eco-friendly, cross-country travel possible and safe.

Water lovers can choose from a wealth of activities such as canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, and much more.

A wide array of resolutely international leisure and culture activities offer entertainment opportunities for everybody, including families.

As one of the EU’s original founding members and first seat of European institutions, Luxembourg hosts a high concentration of EU institutions and bodies, allowing for attractive interinstitutional mobility opportunities:

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The European Commission has made available online a brochure introducing many aspects of life and work in Luxembourg: Soon in Luxembourg (

Although this brochure is aimed at staff already recruited by the European Commission to work in Luxembourg, it can also be of interest to all those who are planning to join EU Careers in Luxembourg.


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The Cultural Circle of the European Institutions in Luxembourg (comprising the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Auditors, among others) offers you a wide range of cultural and leisure activities. Learn more about their offer on their website.


You can visit our "Job vacancies" page to find the jobs in Luxembourg which are currently open for application.


Learn more about the multilingual network of European Schools in Luxembourg where many children of EU staff go to school.