Project opening event took part in Biržai
24 May 2017
On May 18, 2017 Project No. LLI-136 Regenerate deprived communities in the region was organized in Biržai. Project partners from Nereta municipality and Lead partner Biržai district municipality administration discussed project goals, activities, methods and timetable, shared plans and agreed on communication and management system.
Theproject aims to improve living conditions and the environment in deprived communities by equipping social spaces and increasing the employment of social groups, as well as involvement in community activities, using the experience of cross-boorder cooperation in the territory. The objective of the project is to improve the living conditions in Biržai and Nereta municipalities by promoting the employment of social groups.
The planned activities will generate long-term results. New social spaces will be created in the municipalities of Biržai and Nereta: Biržai will have a new skate park and the sports hall of Nereta scholl will be reconstructed, the hall will be modernised. The premises will be used for all population groups. The hall will be used not only for sporing activity – it will also hold community meetings. After the installation of the skate park in Biržai the busyness of the youth will promoted, as well as a closer relationship with the family or elderly people, because young people will be encouraged to visit the skate park not only with their peers. The implementation of project activities includes training/practical activities and sports festivals. Training events wil seek to forge a closer link between the communities, motivate and encourage the social inovolvement of the residents, emphasize physical activity benefits for human health, the impact of surrounding enivironment on human psychological comfort, prevention lectures for the youth.
The overall objective of cross border cooperation between Lithuania and Latvia is to achieve an even Lithuanian – Latvian border regional development in the social, economic and cultural fields, to enhance, stimulate and support the municipalities and communities across the border, as well as to imrpove the partnership between the two countries.
Total value of the project – 199 725,25 EUR, ERDF – 169 766,45 EUR.