Social interaction in the BENU workshops
Ecological excellence in all areas
Local production and local activities
Transparent communication and information
Cooperation and collaboration
BENU is committed to integration, inclusion and equal rights for all. One third of the jobs at BENU VILLAGE are reserved for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market or in need of some special protection. BENU integrates, for instance, the long-term unemployed, refugees and asylum seekers, young people without work experience, and national and international volunteers. In addition, BENU offers apprenticeships and gives interns the opportunity to get to know the world of work.
The BENU VILLAGE ecovillage is built using sustainable construction methods, by resorting, for instance, to used materials whenever it is possible. Our resource consumption is optimised through a sustainable energy and rainwater concept. As an innovative pilot project for the circular economy, BENU is continuously looking for improvements in all its activities: be it in reducing waste, using traditional techniques or developing new solutions.
All BENU creations are designed and manufactured locally at BENU VILLAGE. Local production guarantees craftsmanship and fair working conditions, saves resources and reduces transport distances. Being locally active also means being part of the city life of Esch-sur-Alzette! BENU works with local associations and residents, promotes social urban development and supports the city in implementing its climate pact goals.
BENU is an innovative pilot project of the socio-ecological circular economy. Research and discussions with experts and interested people help us in the continuous development of BENU. For us, transparent communication means pointing out possibilities for action, as well as limits. It is important for us to inform about our work: why do we do something? How do we work? What possibilities do we have? BENU wants to inspire people!
BENU VILLAGE is a place where encounters happen. Young or old, private individuals, associations or companies - we invite you to join BENU. BENU offers advice, workshops and various activities. The participatory art project BENU METAMORPHOSE also brings together volunteers and artists from different cultural backgrounds. For people who want to contribute to a sustainable change in our consumption behaviour, BENU REUSE - exchange platform for used objects - is an ideal opportunity.
The ecovillage is under construction!