• 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!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-295 Sustainable, sociable and active Viesite and Rokiškis communities (V-R communities)

The project contributes to the programme priority specific objective – to improve living conditions in deprived communities and territories. It tackles the problems of social inclusion, high emigration rates increasing depopulation, avoiding exclusion and poverty. Promotion of healthy and active life style is an instrument to reach expected results including improvements of living environment. The project solves a mutual regional problem through cooperation between the partners, it is balanced to provide added value. Cross-border challenge addressed by the project is providing communities new opportunities to participate in the local and regional life through interaction between both partners, including social service providers. The activities promote development of deprived communities and contributes to people’s satisfaction with area where they live. The aim of the project is to create conditions that facilitate socio- economic activity of deprived communities and solve defined problems. The concrete objective of the project is to create new social spaces in Viesite and Rokiskis municipalities by promoting active life of social groups in deprived communities to be involved in regeneration activities.

Main activities and expected results:

  • Project management – kick-off meeting organised, Partnership agreement signed, 2 project management group meetings organised, 3 project progress reports submitted
  • Investment – Three public social spaces will be installed in Viesite and seven – in Rokiškis. Construction works of installation of public social spaces – children playground 1 piece, construction work of sports field fence 1 piece and resting playground by Viesite lake 1 piece in Viesite.  Platforms of healthy lifestyle 2 pieces and children playing areas 5 pieces are going to be renewed  in Rokiskis.
  • Implementation
  • Purchase of equipment, joint activities (prevention, medical, etc.) – similar sets in Viesite and Rokiskis;
  • Organisation of events/ training for families – 6 public events organised e.g sports days healthy aging trainings;
  • Creation of the social inclusion enhancement algorithm, its dissemination in neighbouring municipalities and trainings based on algorithm – algorithm carried out 1 piece and 6 dissemination presentations, 2 trainings organised;
  • Communication – project publicity materials – Informative posters 2 units, articles in regional press 4 units and on the websites of partners 6 units, 30 participants in project opening and 30 participants in closing events, T-shirts with project logo for participants240 pieces.

The main outcomes:

Community members ‘participation in joint activities give long-term impact in reduce of social exclusion. The tangible fixed assets will be available to all citizens without any restrictions. Events/trainings for families, young, elderly people and staff of institutions make closer ties between communities in Latvia and Lithuania. Beneficiaries motivation and encouragement will be raised to become more socially involved. Benefits of physical employment to human health, the impact of surrounding environment on the human health are emphasized. Shared activities strengthen co-operation between people, develop mutual dialogue, break down stereotypes. Local recreation and leisure conditions will be improved, openness and social activity increased.


Project partners: Viesite Local municipality, Rokiškis district Municipality administration.


Gunta Dimitrijeva, tel. +37127865802, e-mail gunta.dimitrijeva@viesite.lv

Vilma Mečiukoniene, tel. +370 45871407, e- mail v.meciukoniene@post.rokiskis.lt

Last updated: 13.09.2019 15:25