Bringing neighbours closer
Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Project Duration: 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2022
Project ERDF Financing: € 451 656.92
Project call: 3rd call
The overall objective of the project is to improve efficiency of public services by strengthening capacities and cooperation between institutions in the regions of Western Lithuania and Kurzeme. Project goal is to improve cooperation and coordination between institutions responsible for the safety of people in the water, 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, 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 winter time, 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.
Last updated: 06.08.2020 08:59