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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-457 Improvement of living conditions in deprived cross border region by promotion of safe and responsible communities (SAFE COMMUNITY)

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. Objective were reached by installing video surveillance cameras: 24 in Birzai, 95 in Aizkraukle and involving local residents into social activities and community life. During the project informational campaigns to promote the initiative of the safe neighborhood launched in Biržai were organized, experience exchange events for representatives of Birzai and Aizkraukle municipalities took place. Meeting of Birzai and Aizkraukle residents to exchange experience about the measures to ensure the safety of the communities were organized as participation of local residents is crucial to ensure safe and qualitative environment for living. Establishment of video surveillance cameras is not the goal, but the tool to enhance such cooperation and communication as well as promote idea of safe neighborhood.

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Phone: +370 618 25832
E-mail: jurga.bagamoloviene@birzai.lt
Website: www.birzai.lt
Address: Vytauto g. 38, Birzai

13 June 2022

Toward the safer community: the project No. LLI-457 is finished!

The project No. LLI-457 „Improvement of living conditions in deprived cross border region by promotion of safe and responsible communities“ / Safe community has been successfully finished. In order to improve living conditions, life quality and safety in Biržai and Aizkraukle municipalities, 95 video surveillance cameras are established in 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.

Birzai district municipality has located 24 video surveillance cameras in the most visited places in 7 villages.

Video surveillance cameras installation was not a goal of the project, but a tool to enhance cooperation and communication inside and among communities, promote the idea of safe neighbourhood.

The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions, life quality and safety in Biržai and Aizkraukle municipalities by increasing social responsibility and activity of residents. The objective was reached by installing video surveillance cameras: 24 in Birzai, 95 in Aizkraukle and involving local residents into social activities and community life.:

– informational campaigns to promote the initiative of the safe neighbourhood launched in Biržai was organized;

– experience exchange events for representatives of Birzai and Aizkraukle municipalities took place;

– meeting of Birzai and Aizkraukle residents to exchange experience about the measures to ensure the safety of the communities were organized as participation of local residents is crucial to ensure safe and qualitative environment for living.

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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.

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31 May 2021

Birzai and Aizkraukle are improving life quality and safety

The project No. LLI-457 „Improvement of living conditions in deprived cross border region by promotion of safe and responsible communities“ / Safe community successfully goes on. In order to improve living conditions, life quality and safety in Biržai and Aizkraukle municipalities, 65 video surveillance cameras are already established in 19 different parts of Aizkraukle. Additional 23 cameras in 9 places will be arranged in the nearest future. Aizkraukle municipality will also purchase 2 body cameras. Body cameras are wearable cameras used by police and other law enforcement organizations in countries around the world.

Birzai district municipality also has finished the public procurement procedure and video surveillance cameras will be soon located in the most visited places in 7 villages. Initially the LP of the project has planned to install 8 rotatable cameras in the busiest and the most important places of 7 rural parishes. However, after analysing today’s needs and the situation, which has changed since the application was submitted, it was decided, that it would be more rational to install 3 stationary cameras instead of 1 rotatable (total: 24 stationary cameras instead of 8 rotatable) as this way the continuous and uninterrupted observation of the location will be ensured. Installation works will be finished until October, 2021 at the latest.

Video surveillance cameras installation 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.

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The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions, life quality and safety in Biržai and Aizkraukle municipalities by increasing social responsibility and activity of residents. To achieve this, 95 video surveillance cameras have been installed in different parts of Aizkraukle during the project. Aizkraukle municipality has also purchased two body cameras used by police. The cameras are intended to improve interactions between officers and the public. They are typically used when evaluating certain incidents or reports about misconduct.
For its part, Biržai district municipality has installed 24 video surveillance cameras in the most visited places in 7 villages.

Video surveillance cameras installation was not a goal of the project, but a tool to enhance cooperation and communication inside and among communities, promote the idea of safe neighbourhood:

– 7 informational campaigns were organized in the rural territories of the Birzai district: Medeikiai (April 22, 2022 – 20 participants); Vabalninkas (April 8, 2022 – 20 participants); Papilys (March 25, 2022 – 20 participants); Paceriaukste (March 18, 2022 – 20 participants); Pabirže (June 15, 2021 – 20 participants); Paroveja (June 16, 2021 – 20 participants) and Rinkuskiai (June 17, 2021 – 20 participants). In total 140 inhabitants took part in the informational campaigns organized by LP. Accordingly, 5 informational campaigns for the different age and interest groups (children, youngsters, adults, seniors, NGOs, stakeholders, state and private companies) were organized in Aizkraukle by PP2: children (February 25, 2022, 21 participant); youngsters (March 15, 2022, 21 participant); seniors (April 20, 2022, 39 participants); adults (May 18, 2022, 21 participant); interest groups (May 18, 2022, 21 participant). In total 123 inhabitants took part in the informational campaigns organized by PP2.

2 experience exchange visits for local administrational services providers (workers of parishes and municipalities responsible for public order, safety, communication and cooperation among communities) were organized: on April 27, 2022 such meeting took place in Biržai (8 Lithuanian and 8 Latvian participants. Total: 16 participants) and on May 23, 2022 such event was hosted by Aizkraukle municipality (8 Lithuanian and 8 Latvian participants. Total: 16 participants).

–Joint activities involving representatives of Birzai and Aizkraukle communities were organized: on July 27, 2021 international meeting was organized in Aizkraukle (15 Lithuanian and 35 Latvian participants. Total: 50 participants). On April 27, 2022 similar event took place in Biržai (17 Latvian and 33 Lithuanian participants. Total: 50 participants).

Last updated: 29.09.2022 14:48