Since December 2012 Education development centre is implementing the project “Living in Latvia - 3”. This is already the fourth project, which is the framework of the European third-country citizens’ integration foundation of the European Union. EDC offers an integration program for the third country nationals who have recently settled for living in Latvia about the country, its inhabitants, political, social, economic and cultural life. The project will implement different learning and hands- on activities, interest group meetings, excursions, support groups for learning the Latvian language and other events- more information will be presented in this section.
Project „Living in Latvia - 3” (Nr. IF/2011/1.a/1) is implemented within the 2011 program of the European Integration Fund of the Third country nationals. With the joint funding from the European Union (75%) and Latvia State budget (25%). The organization “Education Development centre” is responsible for the content of the publications
The aim of the project is to implement activities that would promote successful integration of the European third country nationals with different cultural, religious, language and ethic background in the society of Latvia and Europe and active participation in the community life of the country.
The specific aim of the project is to ensure effective integration of the European third country nationals (including the specific group of the third country nationals) in the accepting community and their access to services: 1) actualizing a qualitative adaptation program “Living in Latvia” about the history of Latvia, social and economic features, the issues of state management and basic rights, cultural life and language; 2) organizing the acquisition of the program “Living in Latvia” in the integration courses (face–to face meetings and distance learning) and special support events (support groups for the acquisition of the Latvian language and interest groups) with the participation of local people.
Duration of the project: December 18, 2012 – June 30, 2013.