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Voices for Votes

Project details

Logo of Communities cooperation network “Selonian islands” | Kopienu sadarbības tīkls “Sēlijas salas” 
  • Organization name: Communities cooperation network ‘Selonian islands’ | Kopienu sadarbības tīkls “Sēlijas salas” 
  • Location: Gunja, Aizkraukle, Jēkabpils and Augšdaugava counties, Latvia
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The project is implemented in the region of the external border of Latvia and the EU with a low population density and remote public administration institutions. It is intended to promote the cohesion of civil society and increase its competencies by organizing training seminars and developing practical tools for citizen participation.

The project’s target group is the inhabitants of the Historical land of Selonia, paying special attention to the integration of non-citizens and ethnic minority residents with poor knowledge of the State language.

During the project, four focus groups, four seminars and four practical workshops will occur in communities with a particularly high proportion of non-citizens and minority residents.

The document will lay out the rationale, framework and means for enhanced civil participation. As a result of the project, a practically applicable civil participation document and a project resolution for local governments are being developed. Eight short videos and four infographics about the progress, problems and results of the project have been published to provide a wider impact.

Grant Amount: 15.000 EUR

This content was published in the context of our ‘Minorities, Accountability, Rights, Independence and Organizational Development’ (MARIO) programme. Learn more >

MARIO is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (2021-27) of the European Union (ref: 101091387).