Popular Education and Cultural Center
In 1908, the association called "Volksbildungsverein" (educational society) was created in Luxembourg City and extended so rapidly across the country that on July 31, 1910 a federation of popular education associations of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was created.
Its promoters were important personalities of the political and cultural life in Luxembourg as well as of the popular education movement. In 1910, this association became the Federation of Popular Education Associations of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This movement played an important part in the intellectual life of the country, calling upon Luxembourg and foreign lecturers in the areas of literature, arts, and sciences. This has led to the creation of a network of public libraries, the organization of exhibitions, and the beginning of cultural tourism.
In the period between the wars, the movement participated in political debates, fighting for freedom of expression and working for the democratization of culture. However, it was banned and dissolved by the Nazi occupation during World War II. Today, the Cultural and Popular Education Center of Bonnevoie and the Cultural Center of Differdange are similar to popular educational institutions of the first half of the 20th century, with the same cultural and educational ideals.
Founded in 1908, under the name "Luxembourg Association for the Protection of Animals", the association changed its name in 1968 to "National League for the Protection of Animals". In 1964, the League opened a shelter for animals under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Marie-Astrid. In 1984, the Luxembourg Association for the Protection of Animals founded the national Animal Shelter, a recognized public institution, in February 1986.
The main activities of the Luxembourg Association for the Protection of Animals are the maintenance, administration, and oversight of the Gasperich shelter, and the betterment of living conditions of animals. But its work does not stop there, the League prosecutes those guilty of acts of cruelty towards animals and collaborates with the authorities on creating new measures to protect animals.
The Luxembourg Association for the Protection of Animals is part of the °EUROGROUP for Animal Welfare" and the WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals).
Postage stamps in detail
Issue: Luxembourg, 30 September 2008
Stamp design: Repères Communication and Johan de Crem
Printing: High-resolution offset by Cartor Security Print
Stamp sizes: 30 x 40mm
Sheet layout: 10 postage stamps per sheet
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