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Project „Let’s Open the World for Opportunities and Skills”


(Contract nr. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/054/022)

On December 11, 2013 project’s „Let’s Open the World for Opportunities and Skills” opening event took place that was organised by the Riga Latvian Society in cooperation with its partners – Creative association for youth TREPES, Strazdumuiža Boarding school – development center for the visually impaired and blind children and Latvian society in Norway.  


Project’s aim is to promote social castaway risk subjected children and youth integration in the society in all life spheres, reducing social inequality, ensuring understanding of sex equality and social alignment in the society.


Social castaway and poverty risk subjected children and youth with families and NGO that represent rights and interests of the named groups.


1. Experience change activities

2. V. A. Mozart’s comic opera „Bastien und Bastienne”

3. Creative work competition „Me and My Motherland”

4. Activities’ cycle for children „Let’s Open the World for Opportunities and Skills”

5. Seminars about children and youth rights and opportunities in different life spheres

6. Discussions about sex equality themes

7. Mini-festival „Popular Together with the Friend!”

8. Campaign „Breath Green!”

The project is implemented from December 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014.

Creative work COMPETITION „Me and My Motherland”

 Youth and children are welcome to participate in the competition by creating written and visual creative works. During the activity 2 creative work competitions will take place, in each of them will be 2 nominations. Themes of the first competition are: „Me and my home, my family”, „Me and my school” and themes of the second competition are: „Me and my friends, my environment” and „Me and my Latvia’s future”.

In the jury will work 2 voluntary jurors from the organisations, who implement the project.

Activities’ cycle for children „Let’s Open the World for Opportunities and Skills”

 Each second Saturday children and youth will have opportunity to participate in special activity programmes that will include different creative workshops, demonstrations of Latvian animation films and wide range of culturally educational activities.

5 three day seminars

Seminars will take place in all Latvian regions with an aim to popularize implementation and approbation of innovative social services and activities for social, education, culture workers and others, NGO representatives, who work with social castaway risk subjected people, promoting enlargement and quality improvement of non-governmental organisations’ services.

During the seminars the participants will find out the most topical problem questions in work with social castaway risk subjected people, will be made work groups, dividing participants in accordance with interest spheres with a task to prepare during the seminar answers and activities for solving different problems that will be asked by other groups.

Participating organisations of „Cooperation platforms for intercultural dialogue making in Latvia” are organising their experience transfer for region organisations’ participants, social, education, culture, etc. workers, by introducing with their experience and work methods during discussions and work groups.

Discussion about sex equality themes, sex role and reducing of stereotypes 

3 discussions will take place. During the discussion „Family” the participants will talk about how they explain works, what in their families do men, women, will explain their notions about what rights, duties and roles are for both sexes in the family in Latvian society. Special role will be devoted to the question about children rising in the family, dividing of duties and roles between men and women and family’s financial maintenance. The participants will tell their experience about duties’ dividing reasons and conviction about their rightness.

During the discussion „Career” themes about men and women main roles in the society, career, traditions and society attitude, payment’s adapting taking into account profession, work duties, sex, career opportunities, as well as paid and unpaid work division between sexes, time tension and conflicts at work will be discussed.

Main themes of the discussion „Balance in equality” will be sex equality notion, associations, sex equality in career making, family, social work, difference between sex discrimination and sex inequality and successful merging of career and family life.

Mini-festival „Popular Together with the Friend!”

During the activities – creative workshops and events – will be included informal educational methods. Young people will present themselves, disclosing their interests, self-confidence and world perception. Young people will introduce with their understanding about avant-garde (crazy, outfit, body art), youth social advertisement (Latvia, Europe, world, each place in this world, patriotism), youth attitude towards sub-culture (image, street, music, school, society, system, situations, style), youth talent and creation in different genres (opportunity to be together with friends, family, confederates, popular people in the society), team work, POPULAR together with the friend during good work, social work, voluntary work (together with NGO, person popular in the society). The concluding event of the activity is planned to take place near the shopping centre „ORIGO” as a small youth free time activities’’ festival with their friends.

informative campaign for society groups „Breath green!”

By finding new methodology, an interactive game will be made during the campaign to make interest for youth and teenagers to work together in the process of their health saving by touching themes: tuberculosis, smoking, immunity and green lifestyle. For the game floor square will be made with dices that would promote youth creativity and interest. During the game several teams will discuss topical questions. During the campaign poster competition will be organised about green thinking and lifestyle, immunity, against smoking and other hazardous habits, about tuberculosis. In cooperation with professionals interactive seminars will be organised in schools in Riga and outside it, informing about tuberculosis, immunity and self guarding in order to protect others. In conclusion all the campaign participants will take part in a big clean.

Project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

This publication has been made with European Economic Area’s Financial Mechanism’s and State of Latvia financial support.

The Riga Latvian Society is responsible for the content of the publication.

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