Integration ABC - 2017

Soon - The Third Spring Festival Novruz in Riga

On 24th March 2018, Riga will host the Third International Baltic festival of peoples' friendship Novruz at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H20 6 (Durbes iela 4, Riga).

The incoming of spring has always been one of the heart-warming events in people's life. After all, this is the holiday of nature's revival, celebration of life and hopes for a generous crop year. Translated from Farsi, Novruz means 'new day'. The Earth enters the period of universal astronomical equality, whereas in the hemispheres the seasons of the year change: in the southern hemisphere it is the beginning of autumn and in the northern hemisphere - it is the beginning of spring.

This is the holiday for everyone who is keen on the Oriental culture. This bright, emotional, and exciting holiday will leave no one indifferent.

This year, the representatives of different nationalities from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Russia (Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Yakutia, Kabardino-Balkaria), Turkey, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, India, Latvia, Estonia and other countries will take part in the festival.

During the festival, there will be a folk and contemporary songs concert in which dancing groups and individual performers will appear on stage.

Also, within the framework of the Event, master-classes will be given, the Oriental culture, its traditions and crafts will be introduced, national costumes will be demonstrated, competitions will be held and a lot more.

Novruz is an excellent holiday! There are no analogous events in Latvia. It is unique since it is organised and conducted by the representatives of different national cultural communities.

This holiday is organised under the support of the cultural communities from Latvia and Estonia, students from different countries, Riga's higher educational institutions.

This year, the festival will take place at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H20 6 at Durbes iela 4, Riga. The Event starts at 14:00. Admission is free.

Festival is suported by: Embassy of Turkey in Riga, British Council, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology, ISMA, Transport and telecommunication institute, University of Latvia, Latvian Academy of culture, Sadarbības platforma, Information Centre for Newcomers.

Festival organizers - Ramil Kadyrov (Latvia) and Ilona Thagazitova (Estonia).

Event page - https://goo.gl/c7CZWo

Information provided by:
Ramil Kadyrov
Phone: +371 26705808
E-mail: versante@gmail.com
www.emulators.lv

Foreigners living in Latvia are invited to Tradition Day at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

To introduce the foreigners living in Latvia with Latvian culture and annual customs, the Tradition Day in the framework of the project Integration ABC - 2017 will take place on April 1, 2018 at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum. Third country nationals and immigrants - the project's Integration ABC - 2017 participants from Rezekne, Jelgava, Daugavpils, Liepaja and Riga are invited to take part in the event. The programme includes excursions through the museum, Easter tradition learning and creative workshops.

From 13.00 to 14.30 the participants will have guided excursions that will show the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum as an educational and recreation place that maintains and takes care of Latvian culturally historical heritage. At the museum the visitors will be able to see Latvian traditional life's monuments - peasants' houses and household objects from the end of the 17th century till the middle of the 20th century. Besides, the guests will discover also the influences of other cultures that had lived in the territory of Latvia.

From 14.30 to 16.00 the participants will be able to take part in Easter celebration - to find out Latvian Easter traditions, participate in the creative workshops, paint eggs, sing and play games.

The project's Integration ABC - 2017 participants are invited to take part in the Tradition Day. Entrance is for free!

The project Integration ABC - 2017, within the framework of the Refuge, Migration and Integration Fund, implements the society Cooperation Platform. The project is co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No - PMIF/8/2017/1/02.

More information:
Lauma Celma, T. 29822258
E. celma.lauma@gmail.com
http://www.sadarbibasplatforma.lv/
https://www.facebook.com/sadarbibasplatforma/
https://www.draugiem.lv/sadarbibasplatforma/
https://twitter.com/sadarbibasplatf


Foreigners living in Latvia are invited to free courses in Riga, Liepaja, Jelgava, Daugavpils and Rezekne.

In order to facilitate foreigners living in Latvia - third-country nationals and immigrants' - integration into the society of Latvia, in the framework of the project Integration ABC - 2017, free training - integration courses will be held in five Latvian cities.

What is the Latvian economy, traditions, values and characteristics compared with other countries in Europe and world? Where and how you can make friends with the locals? What you need to know to successfully live in Latvia? On these and many other questions the participants will receive answers during the integration training courses; the learning process will be organised in lectures and practical consultations. Courses will lead knowledgeable and rich in experience lecturers. Training language - Latvian, Russian or English, if necessary, interpreters of other languages will be invited.

Foreigners living in Latvia in the period from January 2018 until December 2018 are invited to attend courses in Riga, Liepaja, Jelgava, Daugavpils and Rezekne, in which they will be able to learn Latvia's history, political system, knowledge of the social, educational and health systems and the availability of care services in Latvia, to get acquainted with the situation on the labour market, employment, opportunities to work or to build one's own business, as well as to learn Latvian culture and traditions.

In Riga the integration courses will start on February. The courses will take place in Mensarius LTD premises in Blaumana Street 38/40 (entrance from Perses Street 9/11).
Application and more information:
Courses' coordinator Ramils Kadirovs, e-mail: versante@gmail.com, phone: 26705808.

In Daugavpils the integration courses will start on March. The courses will take place in the Society's Erfolg premises in Mihoelsa Street 7-1a.
Application and more information:
Courses' coordinator Vitālijs Karpovičs, e-mail: erfolg_biedriba@outlook.com, phone: 20371892.

In Rezekne the integration courses will start on February. The courses will take place in Rezekne Technology Academy's Student Parliament's premises in Atbrivoshanas Alley 115.
Application and more information:
Courses' coordinator Marija Dubicka, e-mail: domu.biedri@inbox.lv, phone: 29414010.

In Liepaja the integration courses will start on February. The courses will take place in Liepaja University premises in Liela Street 14.
Application and more information:
Courses' coordinator Anita Smilkts, e-mail: anita.smilkts@gmail.com, phone: 25408337.

In Jelgava the integration courses will start on March. The courses will take place in Jelgava Integration Administration's premises in Skolotāju street 8.
Application and more information: Linda Vovere, e-mail: linda.vovere@inbox.lv, phone: 29433212.

The foreigners living in Latvia are welcome to attend the courses in order to get to know more about Latvia and Latvians! Integration courses are for free. The certificates will be issued at the end of the courses.

To learn more about course content, duration and lecturers, please, contact the courses' coordinators.

The project Integration ABC - 2017, within the framework of the Refuge, Migration and Integration Fund, implements the society Cooperation Platform. The project is co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No - PMIF/8/2017/1/02.

More information:
Society's Cooperation Platform Board Chairwoman
Lauma Celma
E-mail: celma.lauma@gmail.com
Phone: 29822258


During the project Integration ABC - 2017 the immigrants will learn Latvia's culture and Latvians

In order to facilitate persons', who are nationals of third countries and, who legally reside in Latvia (immigrants), integration into the society of Latvia, the society Cooperation Platform is implementing the project Integration ABC - 2017 that will last until 31 December 2018.

The aim of the project is to implement the qualitative programme for the integration of immigrants, to organise interactive, educational and mutual awareness promoting measures for the immigrants' and host society's representatives to improve the process of integration and intercultural dialogue, promoting effective immigrants' integration into the society of Latvia.

The main activities in project Integration ABC - 2017 will be the integration courses that will take place in Riga, Liepaja, Jelgava, Daugavpils and Rezekne in the period from September 2017 until November 2018 and intercultural communication promotional measures - Intercultural Day, Tradition Day and event See You in Ziedondarzs.

The successful integration is possible only if the immigrants are given the opportunity to obtain basic knowledge in the society's history, the local community and the political situation in the area. The participants of the integration courses will learn Latvia's history, its values and the political system, will gain knowledge of social, educational and health care services and access to its system in Latvia, will get acquainted with the situation in the labour market, employment, opportunities to get work or to build one's own business, as well as - knowledge of the Latvian culture, traditions and skills in intercultural dialogue. In the courses it is planned to teach 360 immigrants. Integration courses are free of charge.

To present the Latvian culture and values to the immigrants, three intercultural communication promotional measures will be organised. In autumn 2017 the Intercultural Day will be organised presenting its participants the Latvian National Library work and meeting near the cup of tea in the afternoon. In spring 2018 on Easter the project participants will have the opportunity to participate in the Tradition Day in the Open Air Museum and find out Latvian annual customs, Easter rituals, ancient crafts and cultural history heritage. In summer of 2018 during the informal event See You in Ziedoņdārzs the immigrants will be able to meet various representatives of non-governmental organizations, national institutions and employers to encourage free and mutual acquaintance.

Entrance in the events - free of charge.

The project Integration ABC - 2017 within the framework of the Refuge, Migration and Integration Fund implements the society Cooperation Platform. The project is co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No - PMIF/8/2017/1/02.

More information:
Society's Cooperation Platform Board Chairwoman
Lauma Celma
E-mail: celma.lauma@gmail.com
Phone: 29822258