ERASMUS+ Small-scale partnership
Local activities in the partner countries
17.06.2022. Sigulda, Latvia
Local workshop of NGO educators on competencies
for strengthening social inclusion in Latvia
The activity increased the competence of 25 NGO educators in the
field of social inclusion.
The target group of this activity was NGO educators - staff, experts
and volunteer specialists with various ages (36-84), Latvian
nationality (25), both sexes (19 women, 6 men), people with
disabilities, incl. mental (9), persons with low-income (3), seniors
with low- income (12), unemployed person (1), persons with different
educational level (higher - 10, professional - 5, secondary - 9,
basic - 1). However, every target group member's level of education
and previous experience in promoting non-formal adult education are
key determinants for them to participate and expand their knowledge
in this activity, then pass on their knowledge to the members of
their organization, especially to the most vulnerable people.
The content of this workshop was aimed at increasing knowledge and
information about social rights and social inclusion in the public
environment, to which the non-governmental organizations contribute.
The legal and operational nature of EAPN-Latvia made it necessary to
discuss during this workshop the capacity of the association
"Aicinājums Tev" to pursue its goals for social inclusion.
This workshop addressed issues related to providing NGO employees
with the understanding, knowledge and skills to offer support for
the inclusion of each individual, as well as to building capacity of
the association to support the inclusion of such an individual,
while paying particular attention to the disadvantaged groups of
Through informative materials and discussions, EAPN-Latvia educators
Marite Rozentale, Lelde Calite, Andris Burtnieks,
Elina Alere-Fogele and Ilga Liepina shared their
experiences of the situation within the network and put together
proposals that will contribute to the improvement of the socially
inclusive environment and the inclusion process.
This workshop also provided an opportunity to involve in the
discussion the participants with less experience in the programs
offered by Erasmus+ and in the context of the European dimension.
Attracting educated professionals to the NGO network will be an
important tool for increasing people's well-being in Latvia.
At the end of this workshop, the results achieved were evaluated and
no less than .... proposals of the participants were summarized.
Agenda (.pdf) >>