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  • 1. LIME project presentation NGO Talent City, Latvia http://www.talantupilseta.lv/ June 12-16, 2013
  • 2. Our activities 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. • www.talantupilseta.lv
  • 3. Our activities 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.
  • 4. About Latvia and Riga
  • 5. 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 secondary • 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
  • 6. 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). http://www.patverums-dm.lv/lv/starpvalstu-diskusija-par-beglu- integraciju
  • 7. LIME project 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 • http://i-lime.com/ • Latvia – 16 mobilities Foundation for International Migration and Development
  • 8. Project meetings • Seminar no. 1: Cyprus - 13.10.2011 – 15.10.2011 • Seminar no. 2: Switzerland – 21.03.2012 – 25.03.2012 • Seminar no. 3: Iceland – 16.06.2012 – 20.06.2012 • Seminar no. 4: Italy – 17.10.2012 – 21.10.2012 • Seminar no. 5: Latvia – 6.03.2013 – 10.03.2013 • Seminar no. 6: Finland – 12.06.2013 – 16.06.2013
  • 9. Project meeting in Latvia March 6 -10, 2013
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Final product, Latvia – programme “Discovering Latvia in Study Circles”
  • 12. Final product Discovering Latvia in Study Circles”- inside
  • 13. Project “Create to Integrate”(Nordplus Adult Development project) Nr. AD-2012_1a-29626 5 partners – from Latvia, Sweden and Lithuania Aim – develop new creative integration methods, Final product – Step by Step crafts
  • 14. CONTACTS: • Riga, Latvia, Dzirnavu 135-313 • N 56° 56.841' E 024°07.627' • www.talantupilseta.lv • info@talantupilseta.lv • Rita Liepiņa: +371 22131435 » Thank you for attention!