1 December 2021
The duration of the project No. LLI-457 Safe Community was prolonged
The project No. LLI-457 „Improvement of living conditions in deprived cross border region by promotion of safe and responsible communities“ / Safe community moves forward. In order to improve living conditions, life quality and safety in Biržai and Aizkraukle municipalities, 90 video surveillance cameras are already established in 27 different parts of Aizkraukle. Aizkraukle municipality also purchased 2 body cameras. Body cameras are wearable cameras used by police and other law enforcement organizations in countries around the world. The cameras are intended to improve interactions between officers and the public. It is typically used on evaluation of certain incidents or reporting about misconduct.
The installation of 24 cameras in the busiest and the most important places of 7 rural parishes in Birzai district municipality is also finished. .
Even though video surveillance cameras in Biržai and Aizkraukle are already operating, the delay with the implementation of the soft activities has occurred. The organization of the informational campaigns/training events for inhabitants of both participating municipalities as well as international experience exchange events for local administrational service providers were postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Due to the above mentioned reason, the project duration was changed and now the project will be finalized on May 31, 2022.
Installation of the video surveillance cameras is not a goal of the project, but a tool to enhance cooperation and communication inside and among communities, promote the idea of safe neighbourhood. Installing more cameras will have a more positive impact on life quality of the deprived communities.
The main objective of the project – to improve living conditions, life quality and safety in Biržai and Aizkraukle municipalities by increasing social responsibility and activity of residents.