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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-441 Increasing people safety in the Baltic Sea through cross-border cooperation in the Western Lithuania and Kurzeme (ONLY SAFE!)

The overall objective of the project is to improve the efficiency of public services by strengthening capacities and cooperation between institutions in the regions of Western Lithuania and Kurzeme. The project goal is to improve cooperation and coordination between institutions responsible for the safety of people in the water, the readiness of rescuers and to ensure the daily use of modern rescue equipment.

Staff training, organization of joint exercises, cooperation, exchange of experiences, and good practices will take place between Palanga City Municipality Administration, Beach Rescue Service of Liepaja City Municipal Authority “Komunālā pārvalde”, Liepaja Municipal Police, Latvian State Police, Administration of Neringa Municipality and Fire and Rescue Department of Lithuania.

Two joint trainings – the drowning peoples’ rescue training and training on peoples’ safety assurance during low season – will take place in Lithuania (Neringa) and Latvia (Liepaja). Informational – educational campaigns will be organized to train tourists and fishermen to behave in and on the water, to inform them about the existing environmental conditions (water temperature, swell, dangerous places and objects, ice conditions, etc.).

Moreover, the observation tower at the central public beach in Liepaja will be built. The following rescue equipment will be bought for project partners: 4 special cars adapted for rescue services off-road conditions, including sandy beaches, three specialized quadricycles one with trailer, two specialized water vehicles with trailers and one trailer for water scooter, one specialized ice sled for reaching the accidents on the ice in wintertime, one specialized water boat with trailer, 5 dry-type immersion suits with gloves and helmets, three kits of other diving and rescue equipment, the set of first aid medical equipment, 5 automated external defibrillators, two surf rescue boards, 10 manual activation rescue vests.

This equipment will remain at the disposition of the partners and will be used to ensure public safety and rescue services on the programme territory during and after the project.

Joint exercises and demonstration of equipment acquired during the project to the public will take place in Klaipeda.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +37046048705
Address: Vytauto street 112, Palanga, LT-00153

30 December 2020

LLI-441 project initial stage tasks and deliverables

The LLI-441 project named “ONLY SAFE!” was launched at the beginning of August 2020.  The quarantine restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic slightly adjusted the project activities – the first meeting was organized remotely and the meeting of the project partners together with the training was postponed to 2021.

Project consortium partners to start the project “ONLY SAFE!” held an online kick-off meeting on 29’th September 2020.

Lead by the Palanga City Municipality, project partners were given the opportunity to meet each other, familiarizing themselves with unknown faces, and marking the beginning of two years of intensive collaboration.

The main aim of the online Kick-off meeting was to meet with partners, present the project “ONLY SAFE!”, its aims, work packages, last changes in the Application Form (changes of activities, deadlines, budget).

Ingrida Borisenko, project coordinator – LP organization – presented “ONLY SAFE!” project’s work packages, last changes of them, activities, noted partners responsible for those activities, the draft version of Communication Plan, the 3 versions of Informative Posters. 

It is considered that the participants of the online meeting are the members of the communication group, the list will be shared among the partners. All Partners were informed and agreed on publishing the article in local media during the Kick-off phase in the official language of Partner countries, putting information on the Partner’s websites, and presenting the Informative posters at premises.

Also, after the meeting, the draft version of the Communication plan was revised by partners and the final version was approved.

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