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Closing event of the Swiss-Latvian Cooperation Programme Grant Scheme „NGO fund”

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On April 24, 2013 the Society Integration Foundation organizes the Closing event of the Swiss-Latvian Cooperation Programme Grant Scheme „NGO fund”. 62 projects, interesting and significant for society, have been completed. These projects were implemented during three year period.

Representatives of media are welcome to get familiarized with results achieved in the Swiss-Latvian Cooperation Programme Grant Scheme „NGO fund” during the panel discussion to be held at 11.50 at the Spīķeri Concert Hall at Maskavas iela 4/1, Riga.

Swiss - Latvian cooperation programme is financial assistance mechanism used additionally to financial assistance of European Union Structural funds and Cohesion fund as well as European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

The objective of the Swiss-Latvian Cooperation Programme Grant Scheme „NGO fund” was to promote civil society's contribution to economic and social cohesion by supporting activities that improve quality of life of children and youth, which are subject to risks of social exclusion and poverty, as well as of seniors.

In their projects, non-governmental organizations included activities that directly addressed the target audience of children, youth and seniors.

Within this programme, support was rendered to more than five thousand seniors and to more than 14 thousand children and youth, subject to risks of social exclusion and poverty. Indirectly implementation of projects has touched upon the society at large – parents, children, social workers, families, and teachers. Financial support rendered by the Swiss Confederation was in the amount of 3.5 million Swiss Francs. More than 2.1 million Lats were made available for non-governmental organizations for implementation of projects. Almost all projects were implemented in partnership with other organizations.

Timeline of the Swiss-Latvian Cooperation Programme Grant Scheme “NGO fund”:

  • Block Grant Agreement signed regarding commencement of implementation of the Grant Scheme “NGO fund” on December 11, 2009;
  • Open calls for proposals announced on April 6, 2010;
  • First project implementation contracts signed November 25, 2010;
  • Implementation of projects continued until end of 2012.

Guests of the Closing event will have the opportunity to participate at the creative workshops offered by the project promoters.

| pdfAgenda of the closing event |

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