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Description of the project

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In the framework of the operational programme's "Growth and Employment" specific support objective's No.9.1.4. "To increase the integration of persons subject to discrimination risks in the society and the labour market" activity No.9.1.4.4. "Diversity promotion (prevention of discrimination)", a project "Diversity promotion" (No.9.1.4.4./16/I/001) is being implemented.

Implementers:
Society Integration Foundation in cooperation with Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs and Providing State Agency.

Objectives of the project:
To promote the employment and socioeconomic inclusion of persons subject to risks of social exclusion and discrimination, at the same time fostering the increase of the level of information and understanding in the society as a whole on the issues of prevention of discrimination and of inclusive society.

Activities to be implemented in the framework of the project:

  • Providing services of prevention of discrimination and promotion of social inclusion to people subject to risks of social exclusion and discrimination, inter alia, the following:

- defining the profile of the target group (SUMMARY of the research "Profiling of potentional target groups for motivation and support services and the needs assessment study" (2017));
- providing services for increasing motivation and of support;
- mid-term review.

  • Implementation of a pilot project "Gender budgeting" and providing recommendations for the integration of gender budgeting in state and municipality institutions

- Description of the pilot project
- Press realise (14/07/2017)
- The study on Gender Impact Aspect implementation in the State and Municipal Budgetary Processes (2017)
- Summary of the study on Gender Impact Aspect implementation in the State and Municipal Budgetary Processes (2017)

  • Implementing activities aimed at prevention of discrimination, targeting employers and their employees, inter alia, the following:

- educational activities on issues of social inclusion and prevention of discrimination;
- support activities, promoting the creating of inclusive workspaces and diversity management systems.

  • Providing the service of social workers and social mentors for asylum seekers and persons with refugee or alternative status:

- Evaluation Report on Provision of Services of the Social Worker and Social Mentor from 1 December 2016 until 31 May 2017
- Aslym seekers, persons with alternative status and refugees social portrait 2016
- SUPPORT OF A SOCIAL WORKER AND A SOCIAL MENTOR

- SUPPORT OF A SOCIAL WORKER AND A SOCIAL MENTOR on 31.09.2018

- video "Good practices to supporting successful refugee employment"

  • Information and publicity activities on the implementation of the project;
  • Implementation of activities fostering the increase of the level of information and understanding in the society as a whole on the issues of prevention of discrimination and of inclusive society:

- Openness is a Value - Campaign for Diversity, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

Target groups:

  • groups subject to risks of social exclusion and discrimination:

- persons subject to the risk of discrimination due to their gender, including persons returning from parental leave, persons who have suffered from violence, persons who are primary caregivers to other family members, single parents;
- persons subject to the risk of discrimination due to their age (persons over the age of 50);
- persons subject to the risk of discrimination due to disability, including unemployed persons with a disability, persons with a disability and low level of education;
- persons subject to the risk of discrimination due to their ethnicity, including Roma people and other ethnic minorities;

  • employers and their employees;
  • asylum seekers and persons who have received a refugee or an alternative status.

Total funding of the project is 6 813 045 euro, consisting of funding from European Social Fund amounting to 5 791 088 euro and state budget funding amounting to 1 021 957 euro.

The project implementation period is from the 1st quarter of 2016 until the end of the 4th quarter of 2022.

Contact information:
Ilze Dūmiņa
Head of the Project Implementation Unit
Phone: +371 67078187
E-mail: Ilze.Dumina[at]sif.gov.lv