The aim of the project “Living in Latvia – Learning Latvian (2nd stage)” is to ensure the acquisition of the Latvian language to the third country nationals that will promote their integration in the education system and labour market of Latvia. To achieve this aim, during 24 months EDC offers intensive Latvian language courses (120 hours) in total for 350 third country nationals in 28 groups with different initial language knowledge level and in four Latvian language interest groups to support the using of the Latvian language after completing the language course.Read More
From March 9, 2020 until December 31, 2020, the Education Development Center (EDC) is implementing the project “Living in Latvia” (No. PMIF/8/2019/3/02). The project is implemented with funding from the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and Latvian state budget.
The aim of the project is to implement an integration program that promotes the inclusion of the target group in Latvian society. The target group of the project is third-country nationals and persons in need of international protection (refugees, asylum seekers and persons who have been granted subsidiary protection status) and who are legally residing in the territory of Latvia. The overall aim of the project is to promote the inclusion of these persons in Latvian society.Read More
Through creating media literacy program for public schools and providing training of educators
The project is funded by the US Embassy
Nowadays the impact of media has increased, especially on young adults. Media have become the space of the value clash and the tool of influencing the society. The inability to use adequately the media in the complicated geopolitical situation of Latvia can have especially far-reaching negative consequences. Media literacy (ML) in the schools of Latvia up to now has been acquired insufficiently and episodically. This can be explained with the lack of ML programs and course materials, insufficiently trained teachers in the issues of ML and the lack of awareness about how to integrate the media literacy content in the current curriculum.
Youth integration and empowerment project
Based on the successful experience of the previous activities, such as “EXPLORING. BELONGING. ACTING” and “Participation, Cooperation, Integration: Together in the 21st century”, Education Development Centre (EDC) with the support of the British Council Latvia in November 2018 has started implementation of the new Youth integration and empowerment project “Living, Learning and Working TOGETHER”.Read More
Education Development center (EDC) has been implementing the project Media literacy for schools from August 2019 to May 2020. The project is financially supported by US Embassy.
The aim of the project is to strengthen democratic values in the society of Latvia educating teachers for integrating the media literacy in their teaching and educational work and promoting the young people’s media literacy.Read More