Final Mobility Plan: Your Guide to Enhancing Mobility

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European schools system is like a never-ending maze of paperwork and bureaucracy.

It’s as if they believe that the more forms you fill out, the smarter you become. Secretary general and deputy secretary general are too busy worrying about their pensions and summer vacations to actually produce anything useful.

It’s a system where children are just tiny cogs in a big bureaucratic machine, and education takes a backseat to administrative tasks.

It’s time for a major overhaul, because right now, the European schools system is about as effective as a chocolate teapot.

European school Luxembourg 2 published latest and final version of mobility plan.

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This note presents information about the mobility plan as now finalized for implementation in September 2012. This version of the mobility plan has been developed by the Luxembourg II School Director Mr. deTournemire, the President of the Parents’ Association (APEEE) Mr.Dennis, the President of the Transport Association (ATSEEE) Mr.Blommaerts, in collaboration with representatives
of the Transport Division of the Luxembourg Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure (MDDI), the Heads of Administration of the EU institutions in Luxembourg (CALUX), the Commission Directorate for Human Resources in Brussels (DG HR), the Coordination Committee of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs (COCO) and other actors.

Given the applicable constraints, this plan is an attempt to offer the most comprehensive solution possible to the problem facing EU officials and other parents of how to organize the safe transport of their children to school, whilst minimizing the disruption to their busy professional and private lives – and thereby contributing to the good functioning of the EU institutions.

The plan promotes the use of public transport and encourages the use of other sustainable means of transport. Every effort has been made to respond to the needs identified in the consultative stages. With the support of parents, this mobility plan is considered to offer a workable solution. It will be evaluated after its implementation, and lessons learned will help improve subsequent versions. This note does not review all the different steps in the elaboration of this mobility plan.


  1. Apart from moving to mamer, the new issue is that travelling on the Atsee buses will cost (to a family with 2 children) 17 times more than last year ( 100 euro jumbo card….. 1.700 euro the new bus). Where was the Apee during the negotiations ? Why they said the the cost where not to change ? Perhaps this is not important for the cat. 1 parents…..but what about the cat 3 ? who cares….they are only a minority…they don’t count !

  2. As I know APEEE was always there during negotiations. If you can call it negotiations since it was more like we won’t pay you anything so stop bugging us. We should put more pressure on everyone’s involved.

  3. I have a couple of questions that are not quite clera for me from the Mobility Plan:
    as for the shuttle service – with just one week left till the opening of the school, I still do not know where the collecting points exactly are located, if there are all promised measures put in place (the parking lot for the parents´ so that they do not disturb the traffic, the shelters so that the chidlren do not have to stay in rain and snow,etc.), how many “safety agents” are on each schuttle supervising how many children. But we already have the application forms with corresponding fees! However I do not know which one I should chose, since I do not know to which zone I belong.
    This is in case I would chose the shuttle transport for my 4-year olds, which I doubt under these circumstances.
    Can anybody, please, tell me, if I can accompany my children on ATSEE school buses in case I opt for this means of transport? Naturally, I cannot put my children there alone, since it is inappropriate for younger children and no liability is accepted by ATSEE.

  4. On the last transport meeting we were told that we can accompany our children. My wife will definitively be there on the navette from EE1.
    Regarding collecting points: EE1 – where the other buses stop – Quai 1, Adenauer point was cancelled with no obvious reason. For the Eurostat and EIB you have to ask them because they will organize collecting points.

  5. Thank you. But can I accompany my children on the school bus (not navette) that passes near our residence? And what about the Gare collecting point?
    And if a parent wishes to accompany his/her child on the navette/school bus, how can he/she then go to work, are there any suggestions?

  6. No you are not allowed to accompany your child on the ATSEE buses since they are only for children and they will have some sort of supervision by older pupils.
    Gare collecting point is currently not an option, the same as Adenauer parking near old EE2.
    For coming back you will have to use public transport. Sorry.
    This are current rues which I hope we will be able to change and add some other lines too when everything falls apart on 4. September.
    Even school is not ready yet. It is still a construction site.

  7. Thank you for your information. In this case the whole mobility plan for the youngest children makes no sense at all. If they my children older, they could happilly catch a school bus at the bus stop just in front of our place, leaving their home at 8.15. But unfortunatelly, they are very young and because of that they will have to be taken not even to the Gare collecting point, which would be the closest to our residence, but they will have to leave our home at 7.30 to go to Kirchberg and from Kirchberg they will spend one more hour to finally arrive to their Maternelle classroom. I am sure lot of efforts were put into the whole scheme, but unfortunatelly the most afflicted will be the youngest children. Plus I will have to pay according to my, probably wrong calculations, since I do not know the criteria for calculating the zones, 55 euros per child, that is not reimbursable 110 per month. I will be taking them by car for sure and will not care about the time I will arrive at work. Hopefully when the respective administrations of the institutions see the impact of the whole non-sense on their work, they will make some pressure to change it.

  8. I would have one more question regarding the shuttles: is there a possibility of one-way subscription? I am sure there will be cases where let´s say a mother would take her child by car to the school and the father would prefer to pick up his child at Kirchberg from the navette. Do they have to pay the whole tariff or isthere any reduction? is it even possible?

  9. Yes it is possible. With the navettes that ATSEE organizes you have to register your children and then you can use this service as much as you like. It is like a monthly subscription and institutions will pay for that service. You can use them once a month or every day.
    It is important that you register you children. ATSEE office is in SCH building, first floor. You need a form that you can get on our site and 2 pictures. Two ladies are there all day.

  10. You are right and this is discrimination. You will have to pay for your children to use navettes. The whole point of the transport plan was to arrange transport for the youngest ones and now you will have to pay.

  11. If anybody read today´s (29/08) L´Essentiel, there is an article entitled “La circulation s´annonce délicate près de Mamer” about the upcoming difficult traffic situation in Mamer. I was wondering if we could give a hint to the journalist that the school is istuated in the Natura 2000 protected site. Maybe we could raise a general public awaireness about the environmental impact aggreviated by the fact that a natural protected site is concerned. Because as far as I know the action based on this fact was dropped by the Court of Auditors, due to a lack of too low response to catch the deadline.

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Aim of the European Schools

Educated side by side, untroubled from infancy by divisive prejudices, acquainted with all that is great and good in the different cultures, it will be borne in upon them as they mature that they belong together. Without ceasing to look to their own lands with love and pride, they will become in mind Europeans, schooled and ready to complete and consolidate the work of their fathers before them, to bring into being a united and thriving Europe.

Marcel Decombis, Head of European School, Luxembourg between 1953 and 1960