Latvia: transforming handicrafts from hobby to source of income

LATVIA – Latgale, the easternmost region of Latvia, is known for its rich cultural heritage and the vibrancy of crafts tradition. Trades such as pottery, woodworking, stone-cutting, knitting, and weaving continue to flourish here alongside the new forms of craftsmanship, like glass decor, porcelain, production of cosmetic products, demonstrating the evolution of traditions in response […]

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When Art is the key to vulnerable kids

They come mostly from rural areas, and they are vulnerable children: they have slight intellectual disabilities, motion or neurological disorders, behavioural and emotional problems. They come from social-risk, or refugee families. And now, after experiencing exclusion and isolation, they can go back to an active social life, thanks to painting, sculpture, music. Because art therapy […]

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Brigita Tivca

High-quality, easy-to-use, attractive agricultural products packed in a way to match the desires of modern customers and to conquer stores’ shelves: this is how the “Green Agriculture without Borders” project (BAG) is supporting farmers in Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, three countries linked by historically fertile land and hard-working people. BAG is an initiative helping local […]

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Telling your programme story on TV: the experience of the Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Programme

For some, gathering audiences for “standard” communication activities such as publications or events is a big enough challenge in itself. We can only dream of getting the word out about ENI CBC on television….right? Wrong. The Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Programme has breached a new frontier in this regard for their European Cooperation Day (EC Day) activity this […]

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Statistics for the Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Programme’s 1st Call for Proposals released!

The Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus ENI CBC Programme’s first Call for Proposals closed on 20 December 2016. In total, the programme received 245 project proposals: 130 applications were submitted under thematic objective 1 “Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty” 38 applications were  submitted under thematic objective 2 “Support to local and regional good governance” 77 applications […]

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