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Source of Funding: EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
Program: NGO Project Measure (2009-2014)

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Aim of the Project is to ensure social integration of persons at risk of social exclusion via use of sustainable development values grounded innovative interest education and social support measures. Target group is represented by community representatives: children and youth, including those with disabilities, families with children, seniors. Activities of the Project will be implemented in 3 planning regions of Latvia between 01.10.2014. and 31.12.2015. They will include: acquisition of knowledge, practicing and developing of skills in safe, socially accepting environment, with participation of partners from Norway, bringing elements of sustainable environment into the whole process, where the representatives of the target group will gain self - actualization, education and joy-of-action at creative workshops, environmental studies and studies of local lore, acquisition of digital and technical skills, innovative processes of technical creativity. At the result they will develop knowledge, self - awareness, communication and participation skills, competences necessary for the solution of extraordinary issues. Education programs will be available for local municipalities to implement in their settings.

Project results: Aim of the Project was to ensure social integration of persons at risk of social exclusion via use of sustainable development values grounded innovative interest education and social support measures.
The Project target group were the social exclusion and poverty and at risk population, including: 439 children, 143 young people, 65 families with children, 46 persons with disabilities and 69 adults disadvantaged. As well as NGOs representing the above groups of people's rights and interests, including: 20 members, 6 employees and 33 volunteers.
The following results have been achieved:
• IT and social media use skills in children and young adults - 2 days training in Limbaži (28 participants), and a one-day practical training (9 participants) - excursion to the Ogre Service Centre and the project partners in Madona.
• Workshops Limbažos intergenerational cooperation - Cars race track and in car production (38 participants), the workshop "Household appliances research" workshop "Woodworking machines for children" (it was made 70 automodelīši) Minikāru manufacturing activities (7 participants) and competitions.
• The program "Youth mobile technical service SOS" - trained 24 young people, 51 households visited, registered 140 calls. In this manner, while on the one hand it was dealt with socially excluded people in need and the other young people got to know the real situation and the needs of other generations.
• Workshop program Madona intergenerational cooperation - to launch a new, innovative activity - track car building lessons. There was also a competition, which was also attended by families with children, encouraging parental support for children who will continue to track car building lessons.
• Seminar, workshops youth involvement in environmentally sustainable municipal building solutions - workshop (36 participants) teachers and volunteers dedicated to adult and children's environmental and sustainability education held Krapes primary school premises. Environmental technologies master classes (94 participants) - were involved in cross-generational participants who worked together and explored the different laws of physics in action.
• Thematic summer schools in Rugāji (93 participants) - 2 summer camps for special-risk families and children with disabilities to reduce the risk of social exclusion the number of people Stubble region.
• Prepared methodological guide - within the activity was collected, systematized, edited information on the "Youth SOS mobile technical service" experience and presented materials methodological manuals form. Guide presented the project final conference on 4 December 2015.

Supported by the EEA Grants. Case number: LV03. Programme name: „NGO fund”

Project number: 2013.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/064
Project approval date: 09.07.2014.
Project contract date: 17.09.2014.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Latvian Community Initiatives Foundation (LCIF)
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Biedrība „Mēs pasaulē”,Biedrība „NĀC KOPĀ”,Biedrība “Dzirnavu spēks”,Maini pasauli, norvēģu valodā - Forandre Verden,Madonas Bērnu un jauniešu centrs
Place(s) of implementation: Limbaži,Madona,Krapes pagasts,Madlienas pagasts
Project implementation region(s): Latgales region,Vidzemes region,Rīga
Project duration, months: 15
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 110331.37 EUR / 77 541.33 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 94333.32 EUR / 66 297.83 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 4964.91 EUR / 3 489.36 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 11033.14 EUR / 7 754.13 LVL;
Legal address: Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 149-507, Rīga, LV-1013
Phone No.: 26558082
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Website: www.iniciativa.lv

Link to a website of the EEA Grants Managing Authority in Latvia: www.eeagrants.lv
Link to a website of the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism Office: www.eeagrants.org