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

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Project target: The integration of Latvian national minorities - Roma and Russian – into the civil and socio-economic society as well as the promotion of intercultural dialogue between the majority and national minority population.
Project target group: 82 national minorities and the majority nation 40 people in Kurzeme region.
Location: Ventspils, Saldus, Valdemārpils, Sabile
Activities and results:
• An innovative 10-lesson course on "Understand the country you live in." 105 participants.
• Innovative simulation game "Make decisions in Latvia" with the majority and minority members. 32 participants.
• Video short story series "I live in Latvia", with the aim to develop intercultural dialogue and tolerance, to reduce discrimination and stereotypes between the majority and minority populations, as well as motivating Roma community for education and improving quality of life. 6 video.
• Latvian language courses in spoken and written language organized in 3 cities in Kurzeme region. 45 participants.
• Informative afternoon "Latvian citizenship” to non-citizens living in Ventspils. 7 participants.
• Volunteering opportunity identification and targeted youth involvement in it. Raising awareness of it to at least 100 young people, and at least 10 young people involved in voluntary work.

Project results: PROJECT TARGET: The integration of Latvian national minorities - Roma and Russian – into the civil and socio-economic society as well as the promotion of intercultural dialogue between the majority and national minority population.

PROJECT TARGET GROUP: 259 people in Kurzeme region, include 173 national minorities and 86 the majority nation.

LOCATION: Kandava, Kuldīga, Liepāja, Sabile, Saldus, Ventspils

PROJECT PARTNERS: project involved one partner – NGO “Ventspils Youth council“

ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS:
• An innovative 10-lesson course on "Understand the country you live in." 184 participants.
• Innovative simulation game "Make decisions in Latvia" with the majority and minority members. 27 participants.
• Video short story series "I live in Latvia", with the aim to develop intercultural dialogue and tolerance, to reduce discrimination and stereotypes between the majority and minority populations, as well as motivating Roma community for education and improving quality of life. 23 video.
• Latvian language courses in spoken and written language organized in 3 cities in Kurzeme region. 62 participants.
• Informative afternoon "Latvian citizenship” to non-citizens living in Ventspils. 24 participants.
• Volunteering opportunity identification and targeted youth involvement in it. Raising awareness of it to at least 500 young people, and 21 young people involved in voluntary work.

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

Project number: 2014.EEZ/PP/2/MIC/027
Project approval date: 08.04.2015.
Project contract date: 28.05.2015.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Kurzeme NGO Support Centre
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Biedrība „Ventspils Jauniešu dome”
Place(s) of implementation: Ventspils,Saldus,Sabile,Valdemārpils
Project implementation region(s): Kurzeme Region
Project duration, months: 9
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 22216.41 EUR / 15 613.78 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 18995.03 EUR / 13 349.78 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 999.74 EUR / 702.62 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 2221.64 EUR / 1 561.38 LVL;
Legal address: Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 17a, Talsi, Talsu novads, LV-3201
Phone No.: 29811722
Fax: -
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.kurzemesnvo.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