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"Shaping a Responsible, Informed Public Opinion in the Area of Animal Protection"

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

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The action programme is aimed at achieving a growth level of civil society that ensures that people are not obstructed from cooperating and collaborating in solving animal protection issues by continuing to develop the public animal police movement launched within the framework of the project Strengthening Capacity of Animal Protection Organizations in the Area of Animal Protection. The action programme is implemented all across Latvia.
They key measures include providing an informative platform for the main animal protection issues and solutions of animal related problem situations as well as modes and forms of public cooperation in decision-making and measures related to animal protection.
The expected results include shaping of a responsible and informed public opinion in the area of animal protection and attitude to animals as well as increasing the number of independent volunteers, developing public animal police movement, encouraging use of the website http://www.dzivniekupolicija.lv not only by non-governmental organizations and population but also for the purpose of practical activities of municipalities and responsible authorities for the sake of animal protection.

Project results: The aim of the project is to promote more active and effective involvement of animal protection organisations in the drafting of policies as well as to involve the society in
dealing with the issues of animal protection. Aim have been achieved, with the implement of the project activities: 1) public education: there have been conducted 36 informative lectures in educational institutions, attended by 1391 students; association participated in 18 public events (total 54 days) with stand, speaking to event visitors; have been implemented 6 information campaigns; the informative materials for seasonal animal protection issues have been developed; have been prepared 6 videos about volunteering work and animal protection; have been provided 128 legal advices about animal protectiona and welfare; information has been updated on website http://www.dzivniekupolicija.lv (80 new entries) and on website www.ulubele.org (65 new entries); 2) strengthening the capacity of association: 19 activities in various forms of participation (working groups, applications, etc.) have been implemented; have been given 13 interviews and the association views to the media; have been implemented a cooperation with 13 animal protection organizations (covering all Latvian regions). Audience response has been so great that the results are higher than planned. The target group has been involved in a diverse range of: classes, voluntary work and informative campaigns - gaining additional knowledge and experience on the protection of animals. The Project results and informative materials remain publicly available on the associations website http://www.ulubele.org. Educational work with the public and participation in public administration will continue even after the project ends.

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

Project number: 2012.EEZ/DAP/MAC/009
Project approval date: 15.09.2014.
Project contract date: 20.01.2015.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Ulubele Animal Shelter
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Project implementation region(s): Whole Latvia
Project duration, months: 12
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 26664.89 EUR / 18 740.19 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 22798.48 EUR / 16 022.86 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 1199.92 EUR / 843.31 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 2666.49 EUR / 1 874.02 LVL;
Legal address: "Jaunsalenieki", Salaspils novads, LV-2121
Phone No.: 29216113
Fax: -
Website: http://www.ulubele.org

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