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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Enhancement of Education, Health and Social Development for Joint Community Target Groups in Cross Border Region of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus

Short title:  HEALTH IS WEALTH


PRIORITY 2: ADDRESSING COMMON CHALLENGES

Measure 2.2.: Enhancement of education, health and social sphere development

Beneficiary: Latgale Region Development Agency (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Partners: Anyksciai District Municipality Administration (Anyksciai, Lithuania), Department of Sport and Tourism of Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee (Vitebsk, Belarus), Zarasai District Municipality Administration (Zarasai, Lithuania)

PROBLEM: The urgent problem of joint cross-border region of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus is unhealthy lifestyle of the inhabitants. The common problems of Latgale region (Latvia), Utena County (Lithuania) and Vitebsk oblast (Belarus) are also lack of public infrastructure and services, low involvement and integration of community and social risk groups, lack of awareness raising actions. During the project activities children, youth, disabled, and elderly people will have an opportunity to participate in joint sports events popularising healthy lifestyle, increasing social inclusion and mobility, as well as promoting social integration.

OBJECTIVE: To increase population involvement in healthy lifestyle activities leading to more integrated and healthy society and improve diversity and accessibility of public sports infrastructure in cross-border regions of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.



RESULTS&OUTPUTS:

The project invited sportsmen and sports lovers of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus for joint sports activities. International basketball, volleyball, football and judo tournaments were organised involving over 1000 participants.

The sports field “Krauja”, situated near Daugavpils was renovated. 5 outdoor sport grounds opened in Lithuania and Belarus: a complex of outdoor body-builders (training machines) in Anyksciai (Lithuania) and multifunctional outdoor sport grounds in Verkhnedvinsk, Braslav, Postavy and Miory towns of Belarus.

Sports equipment for various kinds of sports was purchased.

Project number:

LLB-1-099

Grant Contract number:

1S-438

Total budget:

525 555 €

EU contribution:

472 999,50 €

Implementation period:

16 months (09.2013-12.2014)

Contact:

Jānis Veips
Saules street 15, LV-5401, Daugavpils, Latvia
+371 2942 7490; janis.veips@latgale.lv; www.latgale.lv

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