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

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Establishment of socio-cultural network in Zarasai–Daugavpils–Braslav cross-border region by attracting the youth and inducing activity of local communities

Short title:  The joy of mobility


Festival "Augšdaugava 2012"     Ambeli theatre festival    FINAL EVENT - MIDSUMMER 2013

PRIORITY 1: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Measure 1.5. Strengthening of social-cultural networking and community development

Beneficiary: Centre of Culture of Zarasai Municipality (Zarasai, Lithuania)
Partners: Culture  Department of  Daugavpils Amalgamated Municipality (Daugavpils, Latvia), Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Braslav Regional Executive Committee (Braslav, Belarus)

Associates: Lithuanian Folk Culture Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), Public organisation ”Show empire”(Kaunas, Lithuania), Public organization ”Arturas Novikovas Jazz School” (Vilnius, Lithuania)
PROBLEM: Joined by rich common history and cultural traditions, the border regions of Zarasai (Lithuania), Daugavpils (Latvia) and Braslav (Belarus) are facing the difficulty of successful integration into the EU cultural-economic space due to their peripheral location and high level of youth emigration. Ensuring new quality of cultural relations should contribute to enhancing cultural attraction of the border regions and facilitating the intercultural dialogue.
    
OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of the project was enhancement of socio-cultural networking between border regions of Zarasai (Lithuania), Daugavpils (Daugavpils) and Braslav (Belarus) through development of human resources abilities in the culture sector, consolidation of creative youth and promotion of traditional culture values in the society.
 
RESULTS&OUTPUTS:

The project encouraged development of cooperation, creativeness and artistic self-expression among young people of the cross-border regions by organising 4 artistic camps with involvement of qualified teachers (choreographers, ethnographers etc.).

12 spectacular concerts and performances were staged during artistic camps in all project countries.
Experience sharing seminars and work group meetings of culture professionals strengthened the capacities of cultural staff and started new long-term culture cooperation relations on the level of the regions and small communities.

Spectacular final event of the project.

The project was the core partner of the Programme in holding the Cooperation Rally, designated for the European Cooperation Day 2012 in Zarasai: LINK.

The project was represented in the short-movie competition "Be part of it" of the Programme, designated for the European Cooperation Day 2013: WATCH FILM "GAME OVER"

The project took part in the making of the COOPERATION REMIX of the ANTHEM OF EUROPE during the celebration of the European Cooperation Day 2014: ENJOY THE CLIP. 

 

Project number:

LLB-1-063

Grant Contract number:

1VL-1043

Total budget:

260 053 €

EU contribution:

234 047,70€

Implementation period:

18 months (01.2012-07.2013)

Contact:

Jovita Mikutavičienė
Vytauto str. 1a/2a, Zarasai, Lithuania
+37038551667; z.k.r@mail.lt; www.zkc.lt

 



 

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