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Annual event "Latvia-Lithuania: ACHIEVEMENTS" 2011

The Annual event of the Latvia-Lithuania Programme "Latvia-Lithuania: ACHIEVEMENTS" was held on 22 September in Latvia and Lithuania border territories and Rokiskis (Lithuania).

The highlights of the events in Rokiskis:

Over 240 people from Latvia and Lithuania attended the Latvia-Lithuania Programme’s annual event “Latvia-Lithuania: ACHIEVEMENTS” that was organized on 22 September 2011 in Rokiskis, Lithuania.The Projects Market took place in Rokiskis Museum, which was renovated within the Programme's project "Museum Access".

22 September is known as Balts Unity Day and this was a great occasion to show how united the Balts are.

Both ambassadors greeted the participants. The ambassador of Latvia in Lithuania Mārtiņš Virsis is certain that all these many cross border projects of Latvia and Lithuania make daily life of the inhabitants of the border area better and more qualitative. While new ambassador of Lithuania in Latvia Ričardas Degutis pointed out that Baltic region has all preconditions to become the most attractive in all European Union. "We already have opportunities to get closer to this aim. But it will be fully achieved just if we bet a brick at the building blocks - how it is done by the administrators of the cross border programme."

During the Project Market 16 projects presented themselves by giving a promotional lecture or preparing a representative stand. Promotional lectures where presented within the tourism, environmental and social fields. The project STELLA has presented the developed recreational infrastructure at Kupiskis Lagoon and Lake Luban and results of cleaning campaigns, workshops and consultations. The project LIVE VENTA introduced the results of the research and informational campaign to the local inhabitants of the basin of the river Venta. And project BE ABLE presented the research on disabled people integration and work possibilities.

Participants had a possibility to get to know each of the project. The moderator of the event introduced each project by asking shifty questions and offered to demonstrate the project results by some quiz, competitions, or even a life music performance.

The event was a great chance to introduce the project results to other projects and Project Market participants and Programme's stakeholders and representatives of media which where arrived to the Project Market within the organized bus tour as well as share the experience and gather new ideas.

Click bellow to check the picture gallery from the event:

Project Market 2011

In parallel over 600 people participated in the OPEN DAYS where project partners presented the project results at their own institutions: Maritime college, primary school, craft centre, exhibition in the park, excursion along the town and other places.

Below you can find the places and descriptions of events which were offered to the visitors. More information of event and picture gallery is available here >

In order to introduce the project results to the Programme stakeholders, decision makers and media representatives TWO BUS TOURS in the frame of the Programme's Annual Event were organized.
More information of event and picture gallery is available here >.

During the event representatives of both countries' Ministries of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas and Alberts Sarkanis were invited to give an introduction into the report on future cooperation perspectives of Latvia and Lithuania. More information and full speech is available here >.

For more information:
Laura Melne
Latvia-Lithuania Programme
Joint Technical Secretariat
phones: LV: +371 6735 0610, LT: +370 6999 4692
email: info@latlit.eu

The Annual Event of the Latvia and Lithuania Programme is organized by:
  • Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme's Joint Technical Secretariat
  • Ministry of Environment Protection and regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
  • Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania