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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

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

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  • 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!

First activities implemented in the project “I can work”

31 January 2022

Kurzeme planning region in cooperation with one Latvian and two Lithuanian partners (Kuldīga municipality, Kretinga Day activity center and Disability employment and service center in Raseiniai) have implemented various activities in the project.

Kuldīga municipality has improved the infrastructure and created a pedestrian path in Skrunda parish in the territory of Kuldīga municipality agency “Social service”.

The newly created path provides access to social service facilities for people with reduced mobility, as well as other visitors.

In order to promote the development of social skills and work skills, as well as the improvement of the territory, people with disabilities participated in wooden and creative workshops, which made flower boxes and created an emotional maze. The emotional maze is a place where visitors can relax and enjoy the visual and fragrant delights of flowers and various herbs.

People with disabilities and their family members receive consultations from a specialist psychologist, physiotherapist, career counselor, social worker.

Within the framework of the project, the Kurzeme Planning Region organizes meetings with employers in all Kurzeme municipalities in order to promote the understanding of the society and employers about people with disabilities, their ability to participate in the labor market and be equal members of society.

Meetings have already taken place in several municipalities and their territories: Kuldiga, Skrunda, Liepaja, Saldus, Dundaga.

Representatives of the State Employment Agency took part in the events, providing more information on the support offered by the state to employers and opportunities to employ people with disabilities. Representatives of the target group shared their work skills and experience in cooperation with employers. Employers, in turn, informed about vacancies and the specifics of the job.

During the event, discussions took place between the participants of the event and contacts were established between employers and potential employees in some places of the event. Thus, it is possible that some of the participants of the event will soon find a suitable job, and the employer will find a good employee.

The Center for the Employment and Services of the Disabled in Raseiniai organizes pottery workshops for people with disabilities and make beautiful and practical things from clay. By participating in these workshops, the target group improves communication and cooperation skills, acquires new work skills and learns to communicate with the public and sell their products.

People with disabilities and their families are provided with psychological counseling and physiotherapy.

Within the framework of the project, the Kretinga Day Activities Center has improved the infrastructure by creating a footpath around the day care center to ensure accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

Within the framework of the project, the target group receives psychologist consultations and physiotherapy classes.

There is a kitchen and pottery workshop in the Day Center. In the kitchen workshop, people learn work skills and abilities and make various confectionery products, while in the pottery workshop they make various beautiful utensils from clay. ‘The Friendship Coffee’ team, with the prepared products, goes to public events, showing their achievements in pottery workshops and honoring the participants with homemade delicacies.

The activities of the project “I can work” are implemented with the support of Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania cross-border cooperation programme 2014-2020 www.latlit.euwww.europa.eu

For more  information:
Ilona Talente
Kurzemes planning region
project “I can work” manager
Telephone: 27016380,
Email: ilona.talente@kurzemesregions.lv

This information reflects the views of the author. The Managing Authority of the program is not responsible for the possible use of the information contained therein.

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Last updated: 25.05.2022 15:15