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LLI-59 The Cycle of Practical Training and Events Fostering Cooperation between Institutions and Capacity Building of Employees (OPEN LEADERSHIP)
01.05.2017 - 30.04.2019
Project ERDF Financing: 325 267.50 EUR
Project call: 1st call
Euroregion “Country of Lakes” Lithuanian Office together with partners from Latvia, Latgale Planning Region, brought together 17 LV-LT municipalities in a joint public sector training project, which overall objective is in line with LatLit Programme priority IV specific objective: to improve efficiency of public services by strengthening capacities of employees and cooperation between institutions. In order to achieve this objective practical conferences, meetings of working groups and experience exchange, thematic training and individual coaching sessions shall be organised for municipal employees and leaders. In project preparation an online survey was prepared for LV-LT municipalities. Its data revealed the key problem areas and needs of employees according to what training themes were selected for capacity building. Aiming at efficient changes an innovative LEAN system of provisions, management and governance tools and its attitude and methods were selected for adaptation. LEAN methodology is completely new for LV municipalities and during this project they seek to get more acquainted and learn from good practices of LEAN implementation, while LT municipalities shall access and implement LEAN system. LEAN promotes elimination of ineffective activities by directing all resources only towards the creation of municipal service value to residents (customer-oriented services), improvement of overall service quality and continuous development. During the project particularly important is strengthening of institutional cooperation at international, regional and local level. Joint training activities shall create a stronger relationship between different institutions and ensure further long-term development and cooperation. Cooperation also allows to save resources and avoid the fluctuation of municipal services quality, because of constantly changing political representatives (municipal leaders). All activities and responsibilities between the partners are set out equally, also taking into account the individual needs of each municipality.
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Project “Open Leadership” has ended but the aspiration for municipal service improvement is getting even stronger. Implementation of LEAN system showed great first results and encouraged municipalities of Euroregion “Country of Lakes” and Latgale Planning Region to strive for more changes, for even better results. Because LEAN is a never-ending process of changes.
The project video was created to present project results and invite all Lithuanian and Latvian municipalities to implement changes in their municipalities in order to create effective, sustainable, self-improving services open to all municipal residents. The video clip is made in Lithuanian-Latvian languages and can be watched by following the link below:
Gajus stereotipas, kad ES fondų paramos lėšų investavimas į viešąją infrastruktūrą, gamybos plėtojimą yra svarbesnis ir užtikrinantis didesnę finansinę grąžą nei investicija į patį žmogų. Tačiau Ežerų krašto savivaldybėse vykdytas projektas akivaizdžiai parodė, kad investicija į darbuotojų gebėjimų stiprinimą, kolektyvinį ir asmeninį potencialo auginimą, požiūrio keitimą yra ne mažiau svarbu ir reikalinga.
Innovative self-govervnment in the Country of Lakes – project OPEN LEADERSHIP
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
By paraphrasing the words of the influential writer, management consultant Peter F. Drucker, we want to emphasize that it is frequent for an organization to concentrate a large part of human, financial and other resources on activities that neither in the process nor in the final result are beneficial to the organization itself or even to the public. The aim of each organization should be to try to maximize their own benefits and benefits to its customers with the least amount of resources.