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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-474 Living by the rivers: development of tourism products based on ancient and modern history in Baltic countries (LivingRivers)

All project partners are located next to the remarkable rivers – Koknese and Jaunjelgava in Latvia are located next to the largest Latvian river Daugava and Kaunas district in Lithuania is situated next to the longest river in Lithuania – Nemunas. Both rivers are known as important ancient trade routes.
Potential of natural water resources (rivers) for tourism purposes is not fully used in the area. There is a lack of innovative and modern ways to show glorious historical past of riverside towns, lack of common cultural events. The overall objective of the project is to boost tourism development built upon the historical, natural and cultural heritage linked to living by the rivers. Project activities will attract tourists to rivers in three ways – to offer new destinations, new attractions and new events at existing and new tourism sites, therefore attract new tourists, invite tourists who already have visited to return and to prolong their stay the area.
During the project following activities will be carried out:
1. Tours for media and tourism professionals;
2. Experience exchange of trips for entrepreneurs, tourism and culture specialists to partner sites in order to give opportunity to learn some best practise of project partners;
3. Promotional video of riverside towns Kačerginė, Zapyškis, Kulautuva, Vilkija in Lithuania and Koknese and Jaunjelgava in Latvia for potential visitors;
4. Residency of young painters in Koknese and residency of young photographers in Kačergine to attract the attention of visitors by organising expositions of created works;
5. Array of cultural events;
6. International conference about water tourism;
7. Creation of QR code system will serve as a tour guide. It will enrich walking tours in Kačerginė, Zapyškis, Kulautuva, Vilkija, Koknese and Jaunjelgava;
8. Historical research of Jaunjelgava town Obtained historical information about the period of river trade will be used for virtual reality tourism stands, tourist information point and tourism routes
9. Creation of place for boat park near Koknese castle ruins and Koknese park and construction of exhibits – examples of ancient water transportation means – a raft, a long boat, a cargo platform (struga), that will serve as open-air stage;
10. Creation of comfortable resting places on the other bank of Daugava – next to Staburags in Jaunjelgava county;
11. Construction of mineral water buvette in Kulautuva;
12. Informative stands in Latvia and info terminal in Lithuania.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +371 26227581
E-mail: baiba.kellere@aizkraukle.lv
Website: www.aizkraukle.lv
Address: Lacplesu street 1a, Aizkraukle, Latvia

2 August 2022

Apply for participation in the plein air of artists in Koknese 15.08.-20.08.

Aizkraukle Local Municipality invites you to apply for participation in the plein air of artists in Koknese from August 15-20 (6 days, 5 nights). If you are between the ages of 16 and 30 (including) and have experience in visual art, then take part in the plein air “Life by the Rivers”. We especially invite participants from the Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania cross-border cooperation program territories (Kurzeme, Zemgale, Latgale, Klaipeda, Telslal, Slaullal, Kaunas, Panevezys, Utena). During this week, we will visit the most beautiful places in Koknese and capture them in works of art, we will make new friendships with creative people, take a boat trip along the Daugava and Perse rivers, take part in various master classes, as well as enjoy live music and, in the end, create an exhibition. Participation in the plein air is for free, but the materials for work must be provided by participants them self (paints, brushes, canvas, paper or cardboard, portable easel and other materials required for the chosen technique). The organizers will provide accommodation in dormitories, meals, transportation during the plein air, master classes, recreational activities, as well as a limited number of easels and canvases for painting. Arrival is with own transport on August 15th (transport from Kuanas to Latvia is provided and covered by Kaunas District Municipality). A more extensive program will be sent to those interested. The plein air will be held in both Latvian and English, as 10 participants will be from Latvia and 10 from Lithuania. To learn more, contact Ieva Rusiņa, project manager of Aizkraukle Local Municipality, tel. +371 27298666, e-mail ieva.rusina@aizkraukle.lv
Please fullfill the survey for participation in plein air of artists in Koknese: Pieteikšanās mākslinieku plenēram Koknesē/ Application for artist plein air in Koknese, Latvia 15.08.-20.08. (google.com)

Project No.LL-474 “Living by the rivers: development of tourism products based on ancient and modern history in Baltic countries” (Living Rivers).

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