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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-237 Creation of Healthy Lifestyle Network of Basketball Enthusiasts in Venta River Communities in Lithuania and Latvia (BVENTA)

This Project is jointly developed by the partners from Lithuania – Šiauliai region and Latvia – Kurzeme region. Communities in these regions are facing serious challenges of intensive depopulation, lack of employment, possibilities, skills, knowledge, deficient infrastructure and services. Therefore, this project is tackling such problems and is primarily designed to improve the living conditions of the targeted deprived communities in the regions.
Specifically, they main output of the Project is to create the cross-border network of the healthy lifestyle and basketball enthusiasts through the regular Venta River Basketball Tournaments and networking activities. Such experience sharing and sports activities will empower members of the selected six deprived communities in Lithuania and Latvia to participate more actively in the processes affecting their daily social life, and will build commitment and confidence in tackling their problems.
The communities participating in the project are located in the districts of Akmene, Lithuania and Saldus, Latvia that are bordering each other, and both having the same river Venta running through them. This symbolic natural connection will be used to facilitate broader knowledge exchange and cooperation initiatives in the field of healthy lifestyle and sports. There was very little cooperation in the area of sports and healthy lifestyle among these particular districts and communities over the years and the game of basketball – well admired and played in both countries – will become a new catalytic factor of bringing them


Social media and contacts:
Phone: +371 22848274
Address: Jelgavas 6, Saldus

17 May 2017

Project press release

To inform and encourage to participate all the sport enthusiasts in upcoming events we have prepared a press release.   Relize-apstiprinata

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One of the priority of project sharing  sports activities in deprived communities were implemented by training sessions during whole project timeline. Members in communities gain basic knowledge in sports and healthy lifestyle. In total 144 training session in Latvian communities implemented.

Project started with Implemented successful seminar training on Healthy Eating and Physical Training in Latvia that was presented by Ms. VIneta Ikauniece – Ozolina. A regional champions tournament was implemented in Saldus in two age groups 2005 and expert (no age limit group) – 2 teams from Latvia and 2 teams from Lithuania took part in this tournament. The key event of the Project – Venta River basketball tournament was sucessfully launched on 16th and 17th of December in two age groups. Total 10 teams will be participating in the tournamet: 5 teams in each group. First big collaborating stage was done in Saldus city. All 3 project communities from Latvia took a place (Saldus, Kalni and Zirni) and also 2 teams from Lithuania – Papile and Venta. TheProject also purchased basketballs for each of the 3 communities in Latvia. The project has procured basketball uniforms for each of 3 communities. In Period 3 the main event – Venta River Basketball Tournamet was organised between Latvian and Lithuanian partners. It took place from February to April months. Seven teams from Lithuania and Latvia took a part in championship. Tournament turned out very well organised and collaboration between both country basketball players was taken to the next level. Next Implemented 2×2 summer basketball tournament in age group 2004 and younger boys and girls. Three stages implemented in three weeks. Then Venta Basketball mini-tournament in two age groups implemented on 29th and 30th of September.

Notable moment purchased and received the automated Basketaball Shooting machine for the improved trainings of the community teams.

Period 5 Friendly tournament in Telsiai with Lithuanian partners U13 group was organized in preparation for Venta Basketball League (VBL) final games. Training sessions and completions of 5 days in Telsiai were organised, including basketball tournament with U13 Lithuanian boys’ teams.

The biggest VBL outdoor 3 x 3 tournament during project timeline was implemented on 29th of June. Attended by approx. 100 players and more than 200 spectators in Latvia, which was a very successful event. Last period Four Main Venta Basketbal League Summer Outdoors Tournament “Street Basket Saldus” stages were implemented in 4 weeks. Latvia parter has also implemented Venta River pre-season Tournament on 7th and 8th of September in 2 age groups 2003 (U-17 boys) and PRO (No Age limit men)

Notable event High quality Scoring Board Purchased for main Sports Hall Saldus, at Jelgavas 6 for future collaborating events between Latvians and Lithuanians.

Coach Edgars Buikis implemented very interesting and highly attended training sessions during project timeline in all three communities in Latvia – Zirni; Saldus and Kalni

Esi laimīgs – Nāc un sporto!

Eiropas projekta ietvaros basketbola treniņi vēljoprojām tiek organizēti Kalnu vidusskolā, Zirņu pamatskolā un Saldus sporta kompleksā katru nedēļu.Treneris Edgars Buikis vienmēr parūpēsies par interesantiem treniņiem, kas pielāgoti visiem sportot gribētājiem!Nepalaid šo lielisko iespēju garām un nāc trenēties, un gūsti zināšanas par pozitīvo ietekmi, ko cilvēkam sniedz sports.Projketu līdzfinansē Eiropas Reģionālās attīstības fonds.#Interreg#LatviaLithuaniaProgramme#LATLIT

Posted by Venta Basketball on Ceturtdiena, 2018. gada 15. Novembris

Street Basket Saldus 2019 was the biggest outdoors event attended by almost 100 participants Latvians and Lithuanians and more than 200 spectators. This event collaborated Latvian and Lithunian basketball players younger and older.


[VIDEO ATSKATS]STREETBASKET SALDUS 201929. JŪNIJSVēlreiz sakam LIELU PALDIES visiem dalībniekiem, skatītājiem un sponsoriem par dalību šīs vasaras lielākajā ielu basketbola turnīrā Saldus novadā ! ! !EMOCIJAS, UZVARAS, ZAUDĒJUMI, DARBS un GANDARĪJUMS! Uz tikšanos nākošgad!!!#LATLIT#INTERREG#LatviaLithuaniaProgrammeProjektu līdzfinansē Eiropas Reģionālās attīstības fonds.

Posted by Venta Basketball on Pirmdiena, 2019. gada 15. jūlijs

Picture Gallery from Pre – Season Tournament

Picture gallery from 4th stage of 3×3 Street Basket mini


Picture gallery from 3rd stage of 3×3 Street basket mini


Latvian and Lithuanian best three point shooters

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