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  • Bringing neighbours closer

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

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

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

  • Bringing neighbours closer

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

LLI-425 OCTOPUS, Development of Multifunctional Centers as Driver for Social Inclusion and Development of Local Community

Similar demographic and social changes occur in the regions of Latvia and Lithuania: there is an aging population; demographic burden is rising; the number of people with various functional disorders rises; higher risk of poverty is detected in rural and peripheral areas; as well as availability of specialists decreases. Therefore demand for community based and effective social services and social inclusion measures is rising.
In order to minimize the impact of these changes, the Zemgale Planning Region, together with the municipalities of Latvia and Lithuania, has developed a project aimed to promote accessibility of community based services and promote social inclusion of people with disabilities and predictable disability, seniors, families with children with disabilities and children and youth at risk by creation and improvement of social inclusion measures and social services in multifunctional centres.
In two years 4 new social services will be created in Jelgava local municipality, Auce, Vecumnieki and Plunge municipalities. As well as 7 new social inclusion measures created in Jelgava local municipality, Birži and Rokiški municipalities. Specialists form partner municipalities will participate in 4 experience exchange and 3 day long training event. Guidelines for mulit-functional centres as drivers for social inclusion will be created. To create services that fits to the needs of target groups project partners will pilot such social inclusion measures like cross-border event for seniors, camp for children at risk, festival for disabled people. As well as new services in Plunge and Rokiškis will pilot services in newly created centres. After pilot activities social measures will be evaluated and upgraded.
As a result of the project, mulitfunctional centres in project are will be improved and social services and social inclusion measures will become more accessible to at least 706 people with disabilities and predictable disability, seniors, families with children with disabilities and children and youth at risk. Project implementation will bring added value to deinstitutionalisation objectives.

Last updated: 07.04.2020 13:57