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Kurzeme NGO Support 2013-2015

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

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NGO Support Center is the only organization, which promotes activation of civil society and supports activities throughout the region and has a thorough knowledge of active local NGOs and their activities. Due to unstable funding the society cannot ensure continuous provision of services.
Aim: To facilitate and promote development of civil society in Kurzeme through NGO information network and to provide operation and visibility of the NGO Support center as a regional NGO advocacy and cooperation partner.
Result: increased society’s visibility,number of members and their capacities.
Key actions: development of local NGO sector networking; representation in policy planning; development of researches and surveys in the area of civil society; training for local NGOs; activation of youth for active life; promotion of volunteering opportunities; activation of citizens in participating in elections.
Target group: members of society, other NGOs, local residents and government.

Project results: Although, KNGOSC (Kurzemes NGO Support center) is the only one organization ir Kurzemes region, that implements civic society’s activating, supportive, consultative, enhancing cooperational and educational activities throughout all the Kurzemes region and which has the widest information and data about Kurzemes active NGO’s and their activities, it is not supported neither by government, non by local municipalities and all the funding is tied by the project funds. That is the reason why project called “Kurzemes NGO support 2013-2015’’ was written, to raise funds to achieve the objectives of the association, that simultaneously relates with the objectives of the project “To facilitate and promote the development of civil society in Kurzeme through NGO information network, and to provide the activity and visibility of North Kurzeme NGO support center in Kurzeme region as a regional NGO advocacy and cooperation partner”. Target is 100% complete.

Key actions and results:
•Kurzeme NGO sector information and contact network development with at least 167 NGOs and 1000 unique persons
•Membership increase of 45% (14 new NGO members)
•Training for NGOs (31 episodes with 457 participants)
•Strengthening the cooperation with regional and local NGOs Kurzeme NGO publicity and availability of contacts (85 episodes)
•Activation of youth for active life (866 youth in 37 meetings)
•Representation in policy planning (55 episodes)
•Development of researches and surveys in the area of civil society
•Promotion of volunteering opportunities (involved 30 participants)
•Citizens' activation in the participation of the 12th Saeima elections

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

Project number: 2012.EEZ/DAP/MAC/018
Project approval date: 20.06.2013.
Project contract date: 16.07.2013.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: North Kurzeme NGO Support Centre
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Place(s) of implementation: Talsu novads
Project implementation region(s): Kurzeme Region
Project duration, months: 30
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 59996.39 EUR / 42 165.70 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 51094.51 EUR / 35 909.43 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 2689.19 EUR / 1 889.97 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 6212.69 EUR / 4 366.30 LVL;
Legal address: Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 17a, Talsi, Talsu novads, LV-3201
Phone No.: 29811722

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