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Programme contributes to the improvement of equal living standards in Latvia-Russia border area

Grant Contract within the 2nd Call for Proposals for 198 202, 50 euro of the Programme co-financing has been countersigned by the JMA of the Programme and Latvian Office of Euroregion „Country of Lakes”. Cross-border social project „Nature Therapy for the Improvement of Equal Living Standards in Latvia-Russia Border Areas” was accepted under the Priority 3 – promotion of people to people cooperation, Measure 3.2. – Cooperation in spheres of culture, sport, education, social and health.


To make an impact into the development of sustainable social environment and improvement of living standards thus contributing to the decision of mentioned problems, the project is planning to popularize nature therapy, to present and use its main types and to ensure equal living standards for children with special needs and social risk groups.

Overall objective

To contribute to the development of sustainable social environment and improvement of equal living standards using nature therapy as an innovative experimental approach thus making more integrated Latvia-Russia wider border area.

Specific objectives
-  To popularize nature therapy as an innovative approach for rehabilitation of children with special needs and children of large and one-parent families living in the most remote border regions of Latvia and Russia
-  To present the main types of nature therapy, emphasizing animal - assisted therapy, to social workers in order to develop their skills and to local inhabitants in order to raise their awareness about the ability of nature to stimulate human senses in a way no man-made environment can, and to use these therapy types
-  To increase the living standards and social environment accessibility for children with special needs and social risk groups by improvement of social infrastructure, strengthening and developing 7 sustainable local Latvian and Russian communities.

Beneficiary
Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes” (Latvia)

Partners
1.  Daugavpils City Social Department(Latvia)
2.  Dagda Local Municipality(Latvia)
3.  Līvani Local Municipality(Latvia)
4.  Ilūkste Local Municipality(Latvia)
5.  State Administration of Social Welfare of the Pskov Region(Russia)
6.  Centre for Curative Pedagogy and Differential Learning (Russia)

Total budget of the Project: 220 225, 00  EUR


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