Ongoing projects

Culture as instrument for implementation democracy, participatory democracy and rights for culture

On August 2013 Vidzeme Culture and Art Association “Haritas” started to implement the project “Culture as instrument for implementation democracy, participatory democracy and rights for culture”.

Project will be implemented in Vidzeme planning region to promote using culture as instrument in realization of democracy, participatory democracy and rights for culture from August 2013 to December 2015.

As a result of the project the circulation of information about NGO sector will enhance, the capacity and knowledge of Vidzeme region NGO’s will improve, understanding about civic participation, to promote voluntary work will be promoted, informative and analytic materials will be developed and also number of different culture initiatives and social culture projects will be implemented.

Implemented activities will promote: developed environment for sustainable, results-oriented non-governmental organizations activities; increase the efficiency of citizens, informal groups and public organizations participation in the political process at the municipal, regional and the central government level.

Project implementation is supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway within the financial mechanism of Europe Economic Area (EEA) and the Latvian State.

2015 

The main activities planned for the project in year 2015:

  • Circulation of NGO information (12 informative pages) and 200 consultations;
  • Promotion of voluntary work (40 volunteer involvement);
  • Broadening, development, official registration of Culture Organization Cooperation Network “European Culture Identities”, attraction of funding;
  • Participation in policy planning and development in local, regional and national level;
  • Development of 8 social culture projects;
  •  Development on 10 videos marking 10th Anniversary of organization;
  • Project Publicity.

Total funding of the work program: 26 666,12 EUR, from them the co-financing requested is 23 732,85 EUR for implementing the work program 01.01.2015. -31.12.2015.

2014

The main activities planned for the project in year 2014:

  • Circulation of NGO information (12 informative pages) and 60 consultations;
  • Implementation of research “Culture consumption in Vidzeme: accessibility of culture and participation of population in cultural processes”;
  • Work on the development of cooperation model of Vidzeme region culture organizations;
  • Promotion of voluntary work (40 volunteer involvement);
  • Broadening and development of Culture Organization Cooperation Network “European Culture Identities”, research on possibilities to officially register the network, attraction of funding;
  • Development of 10 social culture projects;
  • Development of organizational strategy 2014-2018, completion of organization strategy for donor attraction;
  • Project Publicity.

Total costs of the project in 2014: 26 666,66 EUR, from which 24 000, 00 EUR is from EEA financial mechanism

2013

The main activities planned for the project in year 2013:

  • Circulation of NGO information and consultations;
  • Development of Association’s Strategy and Action plan 2014 – 2018;
  • Development of materials “Forming democratic cultural policy”, “Democratic culture: the right to culture and public participation” and implementation seminars;
  • Promotion of voluntary work, popularization in local and international level;
  • Broadening and development of Culture Organization Cooperation Network “European Culture Identities”;
  • Work on the development of cooperation model of Vidzeme region culture organizations;
  • Development and implementation of social culture projects and initiatives;
  • Development of “ABC of civic participation”;
  • Project publicity.

The total costs of project for 2013 is 9 273,03 LVL of which 90% or 8 345,73 LVL is from EEA financial mechanism.