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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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The aim of the project „Look Farther!” is with a period of 12 months to improve quality of life for 200 children and young people with social inclusion and poverty risks. Project will take place in Kuzeme, Vidzeme  and Zemgale reģions, and will contribute to increasing participation skills of target group and giving the opportunities to be involved in local decision making and development of local municipality. 

The target group of the project is children and young people with low participation skills and poverty risks from geographically remote and economically less developed regions of Latvia.

The main activities of the project are:

  • training for Project partners and other involved organizations and institutions about working with youth with low participation skills as well as youth participation methods and opportunities in Latvia.
  • participation method „coffee with politicians” activities
  • participation method „children’s panel” activities
  • participation seminar „I have something to say!”
  • experience Exchange visit in Switzerland
  • publishing of participation methodological material
  • final conference

The results of the project include increased knowledge, skills, experience, motivation and encouragement level for target audience as well as enhanced motivation and capacity for other organizations and institutions to work with target audience and its problems, especially in connection with youth participation issues.


Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Kurzeme Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 30109.35 LVL / 42 841.75 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-130
Project Promoter: Association „NEXT”
Partner(s): Aizpute county council, society of "Ogres Jauniešu klubs "Projektu
darbnīca"", society "Verein Pro Aizpute/Pro Aizpute Society"
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Aizputes county, Talsi county, Saldus county, Ogre region, Baldone, Gulbene, Balvi, Alūksne, Švarcenbaha
Legal address: Katoļu st.5, Aizpute, Aizpute county, LV-3456
Phone: 22382139; 26414822