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Source of Funding: Swiss - Latvian Cooperation Programme 2009-2012
Program: NGO Fund of Swiss - Latvian cooperation program

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Implementation of project “SENIORS’ WALK” is planned to be carried out between January 1st 2011 and June 30th 2012. Women Rights Institute and cooperation partners Association of Women micro-enterprices,  Center  of  psychological  comfort,  Jaunjelgava  Initiative  Center,  Latvian Locksmith  Brotherhood,  Municipality  of  Talsi  district,  Municipality  of  Jēkabpils  district, Municipality of Pļaviņas district, Municipality of Jaunjelgava district, Municipality of Varakļāni district,  Municipality  of  Aloja  district,  Municipality  of  Rucava  district    and  Switzerland  -  Baltic Help  Committee  (Schweizerisch  –  Baltisches  Hilfskomitee),  attracting  Municipality  of  Nereta district and Municipality of Cesvaine district as  well, will promote with this project civil society investment  in  decrease  of  economical  and  social  difference  with  activities  that  will  improve quality of life for   400 seniors, including 80% women, sustaining capacity of non-governmental organisations of Latvia in Vidzeme, Latgale, Sēlija and Kurzeme.

There are following direct goals set in this project, an achievement of which will provide suitable activities  in  districts  of  Rīga, Talsi, Jēkabpils, Pļaviņas, Jaunjelgava, Varakļāni, Aloja, Rucava, Nereta and Cesvaine, Münchenstein, Region of Basel, in Switzerland,  Germany, Hungary and Norway:

  • To  promote  active  civil  participation  of  seniors  and  to  create  a  linkage  among  seniors involved  in  state,  municipality  and  NGO  to  make  joint  decisions,  providing  training  for  200 seniors  in  development  of  policy  and  supervision,  participation  with  their  representatives  in development of 12 normative acts, 20 informative arrangements about social needs as well as in 40 meetings and work groups;
  • To  steady  capacity  of  Women  Rights  Institute  and  cooperation  partners  Association  of Women  micro-businesses,  Center  of  psychological  comfort,  Jaunjelgava  Initiative  Center, Latvian  Locksmith  Brotherhood  that  are  managed  by  more  than  50%  seniors,  by  improving knowledge  of  400  seniors  in  trainings  of  management  of  organizations,  development  of  civil society, partnership and development of cooperation network;
  • To  promote  strengthening  of  security  for  280  seniors,  providing  training,  accessibility  to information  for  seniors  as  well  as  mutual  cooperation  for  psychological,  legal,  physical  and technical self-defence;
  • To promote development of lifetime education for 200 seniors, providing training of work with modern technologies for seniors;
  • To  promote  decrease  of  social  castaway  and  poverty  of  seniors,  providing  training  of development of interest groups, promotion of active ageing, development of new services and business for seniors involved in Women Rights Institute and cooperation partners Association of  Women  micro-businesses,  Center  of  psychological  comfort,  Jaunjelgava  Initiative  Center, Latvian Locksmith Brotherhood.

For  implementation  of  Project  Women  Rights  Institute  is  planning  to  attract  funding  of  NGO foundation  of  Latvia  –  Switzerland  82 800,00  LVL  (90%)  and  to  invest  co-funding  of  partner organizations  9200,00  LVL  (10%),  including  work  of  volunteers  in  kind  for      4572,00  LVL (4,97%).

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 82800.00 LVL / 117 813.79 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-47
Project Promoter: society "Women Rights Institute"
Partner(s): Society "Sieviešu mikrouzņēmumu asociācija"; society "Psiholoģiskā komforta centrs"; society "Jaunjelgavas iniciatīvu centrs"; society "Latvijas Atslēgmeistaru brālība"; Riga City Council's Housing and Environment Department; Jēkabpils municipality; Pļaviņu
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 30.06.2012.
Place of implementation: Rīga and Jēkabpils, Pļaviņas, Jaunjelgava, Varakļāni, Aloja, Talsi, Cesvaine, Nereta and Rucava counties; Minhenštein (Münchenstein), Bāzele region
Legal address: Pulkveža Brieža st. 7-C420, Rīga, LV-1010
Phone: 22311545
Fax: 67873003