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  • We request fair and equal attitude towards farmers in the EU. The level of direct payments for Latvian farmers has been the lowest so far and this tendency continues in the next financial period.
  • 13.ppt lps launching conf grisi plus

    1. 1. Launching conference Toulouse, 9th of February 2012
    2. 2. Presentation of LatvianAssociation of Local andRegional Governments (LALRG)
    3. 3. Latvia at a glancePopulation (inhabitants) 2 067 887Surface area (km2) 64 589Density (inhabit/ km2) 34.8% rural population 30GNP per capita ~10000 EUR 3
    4. 4. Local governments in Latvia110 municipalities(«novads»)9 citiesTotal number: 119 4
    5. 5. LALRG• Voluntary public organization, established in 1991, from 2004 defined as association• Recognized as the legitimate partner in negotiations with the Cabinet of Ministers• Has the right to appoint representatives to the CLRAE and the Committee of the Regions EU 5
    6. 6. Main goals of LALRG • to represent members’ interests and protect their rights • to form common opinion regarding self- governments’ proposals • to promote cooperation between self- governments • to disseminate information for self- governments • to provide training for self-governments • to promote cooperation with self-governments abroad
    7. 7. Input of the LALRG in development rural territories• Advocacy of rural LAs interests in negotiations with central government and the EU institutions• Implementing projects 7
    8. 8. Advocacy In EU level: We request fair and equal system of direct payments for farmers In national level: • advocacy in negotiations with Ministry of Agriculture • work in councils and working groups in national level 8
    9. 9. Achievements in national level:• Increase of investments for improvements of infrastructure of rural LAs• Legislative amendments which results with the development of rural LAs• Advocacy of individual rural LAs interests in land ownership disputes
    10. 10. Types of Projects• Development cooperation• Territorial cooperation• TWINNING
    11. 11. Territorial Cooperation Projects• EgoPrise• OSEPA• Baltic Sea Challenge – Cities for a Healthier Baltic Sea• 4POWER• Geomatics Rural Information Society Initiative PLUS
    12. 12. Baltic Sea Region Programme Egoprise – to promote the approach of entrepreneurship in public service sectorAim: to develop e-governance solutions in order to provide support for small and medium enterprises in Baltic Sea Region, evaluating existing situation, available services for entrepreneurs for reducing administrative burden to business development, as well as develop new e-services.22 project partners involved from 8 Baltic Sea region countriesProject duration: till December 2012
    13. 13. INTERREG IVC OSEPA(Open Source Software Usage by European Public Administrations) • Aim: to raise awareness to benefits from using open source software and identify obstacles to its implementation. • 13 project partners from 11 EU countries • Project duration: till December 2012
    14. 14. INTERREG Central Baltic IVABaltic Sea Challenge–Cities for aHealthier Sea • Aim: to promote voluntary actions for water protection among coastal municipalities • Partners: LALRG, City of Helsinki, City of Turku, Centrum Balticum (Finland), Tallinn City, REC, ERKAS (Estonia) • Project duration: till April 2012
    15. 15. INTERREG IVC 4POWER – Policy and Public-Private Partnerships for Offshore Wind Energy• Aim: to prepare EU (coastal) regions for off shore wind developments by exchanging knowledge, experience and best practices• Lead partner - Provincie Groningen (NL)• 12 partners from Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, UK, Latvia• Project duration:01.01.2012-31.12.2014
    16. 16. TWINNING ,, Europe for Citizens” Programme ,, Small Towns for Sustainable Growth”• Aim – to promote the active participation of local entities and the cultural and employment cooperation at local level• Partners:Municipality Town Network Casalbeltrame, ItalyTown Network Mühlberg, GermanyConsorcio Eurolocal, SpainRegional Association of Municipalities, BulgariaLALRG, Latvia• Project duration: till December 2012
    17. 17. TWINNING,, Europe for Citizens” Programme,, Winning in Twinning!” Aim: to exchange best practices and to pool experiences between different programme stakeholders promoting active Europe citizenship Partners: LALRG, Latvia Regional Association of Municipalities, Bulgaria Association of Estonian Cities, Estonia CEMR French Section, France Local Councils’ Association, Malta The Mountain Community Iezer Muscel Association, Romania Downpatrick Twinning Partnership, United Kingdom Project duration: till December 2012
    18. 18. LALRG in GRISI PLUS and its expectations1. LALRG as awareness raiser on geomatics2. LALRG as promoter of the use of geomatics tools3. LALRG as disseminator of good practisesLALRG expectations: Better quality of life 18
    19. 19. Thank you!Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments 1 Maza Pils street, Riga, LV 1050, Latvia Ph.: +371 6750832, mob.ph.: +371 29197601 E-mail: mudite.priede@lps.lv www.lps.lv