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Approved projects: Strategic projects in programme Democratic culture

About project

  • Project title: Civic Expertise Incubator
  • Regions of execution: Kurzeme, Zemgale
  • Project budget: 104 568.35
  • Project status: Closed
  • Cooperation partners from donor countries: "Fjellugla Kompetanse AS" (Norway)
  • Project contact person: Ilze Garda, e-mail:, ph. 29895722

The aim of the project "Incubator for Democratic Competences" is to promote civic competences of representatives of vulnerable groups in Kurzeme and Zemgale regarding following issues: democracy / politics; media literacy; the rule of law; national economy.

The target group of the project in four cities will be constantly, interactively charged with initiatives that will promote constant involvement in the understanding and impact of city, regional and national issues. Within the framework of the project, five activities will be implemented in Kandava, Ventspils, Liepāja and Dobele for three years: non-formal education cycle "Civic Competence Brewery", "Silent Voices Are Voices", "Pop-up" Tastes Democracy ", a social memory online tool for young people "It's good that those times are over" and the virtual participation tool "If there is an ELECTION, then you have to participate in the ELECTION".

The project will promote the growth of long-term civic competences in the population of Latvia (around 400 people), as well as understanding, critical thinking and the ability to engage in meaningful, goal-oriented civil society activities and initiatives. The project will also strengthen the city's local communities, as well as form a core of new activists from among vulnerable groups. The participants will independently continue the activities started in the project, as well as implement their civic initiatives.

Cooperation with donor countries: the project is being implemented in cooperation with the Norwegian organization "Fjellugla Kompetanse AS".



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