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

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Expansion of potential possibilities in an education sphere by creation of a bilateral network of cooperation “Zemgale-Novka”

Short title: Creation of a bilateral network of cooperation “Zemgale-Novka”


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

Beneficiary: Daugavpils District Municipality Zemgale Secondary School (Daugavpils, Latvia)
Partners: Department of Education, Sports and Tourism of Vitebsk District Executive Committee (Vitebsk, Belarus), Daugavpils Rural Amalgamated (District) Council (Daugavpils, Latvia)

PROBLEM: Similar problems in the field of further education emerged in both Latgale and Vitebsk regions. Novka state general educational secondary school (Belarus) and Zemgale Secondary School (Latvia), as modern rural schools partially take over functions of the municipal institutions and become the peculiar community centres. The lack of proper social services near the place of residence, high level of unemployment and limited opportunities to benefit from employment contributing services in the territory of local community, including educational after-school activities for children, stimulates the necessity to enhance the cooperation even further. In order to solve these issues, both schools require equipment suited to the modern needs.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote the collaboration of cross border educational institutions Zemgale Secondary School (Latvia) and Novka Secondary School (Belarus), investing in the development of professional, social and scientific-technological branches, popularizing cultural heritage and furthering exchange of knowledge and research.

RESULTS&OUTPUTS: 2 schools from Latvia and Belarus created a network for their sustainable development. Partners organised intensive experience exchange among 100 pupils and 60 teachers in astronomy and vocational training during joint camps, seminars, scientific-practical conferences held in both countries.

Professional vocational training classrooms for agricultural trainings were renovated and equipped at Zemgale school.

Observation area for astronomical telescope was built and digital planetarium with necessary equipment for teaching astronomy lessons was purchased for Novka school.

Project number: LLB-2-267
Grant Contract number: 1VL-931
Total budget: 166 667,00 
EU contribution: 150 000,30
Implementation period: 20 months (November 2012 - July 2014)
Contact:

Aleksandrs Petkevičs
‘Zemgales-16', Zemgale, Demene parish, Daugavpils County, Latvia
+371 29545098, +371 65471757, e-mail:
skola@demene.lv, www.demene.lv

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