Mensa here in Luxembourg
It all started about 20 years ago when Mensa Belgium-Luxembourg was founded. Initially activities were mostly located in Belgium but since 1999 events also took place in the Grand-Duchy .
It really began in year 2000 with regular monthly meetings (every last Thursday of the month) about interesting and diverse themes. The first SIG (Special Interest Group) was set in February 2000 and we launched our own Internet site in May of the same year.
In December 2000 Mensa Luxembourg was founded and became an autonomous National Group.
Mensa Luxembourg accounts for almost 80 Members.
In addition to these regular meetings they share other events.
There is also the possibility for Members to initiate specific groups (SIG) whenever sharing a specific interest. Currently there are three SIGs:
- MENSA Kids and Family
- SIG Finances
We meet once a month typically on a Thursday at 7PM in the neighbourhood of Luxembourg City to examine and discuss diverse interesting and/or challenging themes, serious and funny, presented by guest speakers or by some of our Members. The attendance is multi-cultural and multilingual, representing a mixture of social backgrounds. The atmosphere is very relaxed but at the same time enriching and inspirational. After the meeting most Members go to a nearby restaurant and have dinner together.
Plans for the future
Mensa Luxembourg wishes to attract new Members and develop many interesting activities as well as new SIGs. In addition Mensa wants to do more to help and support gifted children.