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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-532 Craftsmanship as Medicine for Deprived Communities ( Med-Craft )

The project will work with unemployed persons residing in deprived communities in remote rural Latvia-Lithuania border areas and offer them education and self-employment possibilities in the field of craftsmanship. Project is targeting young unemployed persons incl. young parents, pre-retirement age unemployed persons and senior citizens – residing in remote rural areas in Utena and Panevežys counties in Lithuania and Dobele County in Latvia (approx.10 thousand persons). The project will motivate and encourage these people to participate in educational and socio-economic processes for unlocking their potential and changing their lives, as well as for becoming role models for other members of their communities.

The project will develop a tailor-made training system for deprived communities and train 40 local craftsmen as mentors who will further train 180 representatives of the deprived communities in certain sectors of craftsmanship – textile, knitting, ceramics, woodworking, paper and packaging, etc. The project will also offer series of theoretical trainings and practical creative workshops for representatives of deprived communities, as well as provide coaching and mentoring support. It will be implemented over the period of 2 years by 3 partners – an art incubator in Anyksciai and adult training centres in Panevezys and Dobele – through combining and exchanging their specific experiences in involvement of different target groups in the labour market.

 

 

Last updated: 07.04.2020 16:16