LIME project presentation
NGO Talent City, Latvia
June 12-16, 2013
Culture and Education Studio „Talent City” has been established with the aim to offer various creative free
time activities to children and adults in Latvia. Two main activity directions are: organizing various
educational and creative courses and maintaining Latvian cultural heritage through ancestry traditions.
There are various handicraft courses in Talent City where people can get new knowledge and know-how like:
bijouterie making,decoupage, leather crafts, glass painting, , felting, knitting, crocheting, candy bunch
making, embroidery etc.
new - Study circle method
• A specially designed course "Discovering
Latvia" in English gives an opportunity to
understand the Latvian culture, traditions,
language and today’s situation.
Refugees and asylym seekers in Latvia
• . Numbers of immigrants
• 2,4 % of population (45 870)
Latvia's population is 2.2 million: 82% Latvians, 15% Latvian non-citizens, 1.4% are citizens of
Russia, and 0.85% other registered immigrants
• Origins of immigrants
• Russia, Afganistan, Georgia. Immigrants mostly are in the age from 20 to 40 years with a
• education (85%).
• . Reasons for immigration
• Latvia is not a target country for immigrants; comparatively low level of social welfare in Latvia.
Reasons: Family reunification 56 % (spouses and children) Employment 14 %, students
CONSULTATIVE BOARD (on national level, as in most EU countries).
Sample model will be taken from Spain, Ireland and Finland
New - e-platform of NGOs : http://www.ngolatvia.lv/en/
NGO Shelter SAFE HOME
on grass root level deals with REFUGEES.
Other organizations only train their staff
and sate institution staff ( social workers, municipality
workers, school teachers).
Learning Town – Learning on Immigrant and Multicultural Education
Grundtvig Learning partnership (Nr. 2011-1-F11-GRU06-061584)
• 2011-2013 , 8 countries
• Coordinator – Finland, partners – Latvia, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands,
Iceland, Italy, Cyprus
• Latvia – 16 mobilities
Foundation for International Migration
On March 7, 2013, in the European Union House, there was a project meeting and discussions. Participants listened toOn March 7, 2013, in the European Union House, there was a project meeting and discussions. Participants listened to
NGO Providus researcher Linda Curika’s presentation on the integration of Russian-speaking population in Latvia,NGO Providus researcher Linda Curika’s presentation on the integration of Russian-speaking population in Latvia,
Gunta Viksna from NGO Shelter Safe House told stories about working with refugees and victims of human trafficking.Gunta Viksna from NGO Shelter Safe House told stories about working with refugees and victims of human trafficking.
On March 8, we visited Jurmala Red Cross, where Ketija Tālberga introduced to social inclusion and the Red CrossOn March 8, we visited Jurmala Red Cross, where Ketija Tālberga introduced to social inclusion and the Red Cross
work, and there was a practical integration lesson – decoupage of a candle. In the evening - meeting in Riga Latvianwork, and there was a practical integration lesson – decoupage of a candle. In the evening - meeting in Riga Latvian
Society House, Lauma Celma told about the ABC Integration project, and in the evening guests listened to the vocalSociety House, Lauma Celma told about the ABC Integration project, and in the evening guests listened to the vocal
group "Birds" 20th anniversary concert. March 9 was the final discussion day of the project and trip to Sigulda.group "Birds" 20th anniversary concert. March 9 was the final discussion day of the project and trip to Sigulda.
Final product, Latvia –
“Discovering Latvia in Study Circles”
Discovering Latvia in Study Circles”- inside
Project “Create to Integrate”(Nordplus Adult Development project)
5 partners – from Latvia, Sweden and Lithuania
Aim – develop new creative integration methods,
Final product – Step by Step crafts
• Riga, Latvia, Dzirnavu 135-313
• N 56° 56.841'
• Rita Liepiņa: +371 22131435
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