Bringing neighbours closer
Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Project Duration: 01.06.2020
Project ERDF Financing: 184557.10 EUR
Project call: 3rd call
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.
No news for this project!
First project results are comming! During 1st project year experts were concentrated on elaboration of methodology on how to work with deprived communities and motivate and prepare them for involvement in self-employment activities in the field of craftsmanship. Methodology is elaborated targeted at artisans who will be willing to work with the representatives of the deprived communities and teach them practical skills in certain sectors of craftsmanship. The Methodological Handbook for Mentors is already elaborated in English and is on developement stage on Latvian and Lithuanian languages. Soon Handbook will be available through parner websites. It will be as basis of future project activities – mentors trainings, trainings for representatives of deprived communities and creative workshops!