Bringing neighbours closer
Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Project Duration: 01.07.2020 - 31.12.2021
Project ERDF Financing: € 199 866.12
Project call: 3rd call
The objective of this project is to improve living conditions in deprived communities that are located in Mazeikiai and Saldus districts.
Living environment of both municipalities will be improved by building skate parks in Mazeikiai and Saldus and also implementing various educational activities for young people, seniors and all residents of Mazeikiai and Saldus during the project. This will create closer community links and encourage local residents to interact more with each other.
Educational activities will include training for young people on the prevention of harmful habits and the prevention of bullying, training for seniors on the promotion of physical activity and stress management and team building for all residents. Training for all groups first will start in Mazeikiai. After the end of trainings in Mazeikiai, the methodology of educational programs will be improved according to participant survey results. Afterwards, updated training program will be implemented in Saldus. Up to 165 people will participate in educational activities.
After the construction of skate parks in Mazeikiai and Saldus, the opening ceremonies of these parks will be organized, in which the residents of both project partners will participate. These opening ceremonies will include joint sports games, contests, skaters’ performances, short introduction of places where residents of Mazeikiai and Saldus districts can spend their free time, various team building games (teams will be mixed from Lithuanians and Latvians) and also clean up around the skate parks.
Project partners will develop new approaches and ideas on how to improve living conditions and the environment in both partners deprived communities and to increase community motivation to take part in social activities. Both project partners are close to each other and have the opportunity to collaborate better in different areas of the project, including working with disadvantaged communities. Community members and municipal workers implementing this project activity will have the opportunity to get to know each other better, make new connections, to find new opportunities to remove barriers for growth and change communities from deprived to prosperous.