Nordic-Baltic mobility programme


Learning from Nordic countries – best practices and experience sharing to raise administrative capacity of municipality Nr.PA-GRO-259

 

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

General objective is to promote and strengthen cooperation, exchange of knowledge between

municipalities on local level.

Specific objective is to raise the administrative capacity of Jekabpils municipality sharing experiences between Baltic and Nordic countries through organizing two study visits to similar rural municipalities in Finland and Norway. There are concrete common objectives within the project for all partners – sharing experiences, organizing team building exercise, supporting staff, building up new contacts, widening the world-view.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT

There are three activities planned within the project:

1. Study visit to Kauhava municipality in Finland for 4 participants in March, 2013,

2. Study visit to Averoy municipality in Norway for 6 participants in May,2013,

3. Project management and publicity.

Project budget covers expenses of the 1st and 2nd activities.

The direct target group is 8 specialists of Jekabpils municipality, 2 specialists takes part in both study visits, but 6 others – in one study visit each. The council of municipality has accepted study visits and has made the decision to co-finance the project.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS

8 specialists from Jekabpils municipality working in different spheres have obtained new experiences. Two study visits are organized, 10 mobilities of 8 participants are implemented. The

project provides opportunity for experience exchange on best practices among 2 Nordic and 1 Baltic countries. Facilitation of joint Nordic-Baltic utilization of different EU funds by creating new and innovative ideas are highlighted. Administrative capacity is raised in 3 involved partner municipalities through meetings. The further cooperation plan is created. Knowledge transfer among specialists of public administration is ensured. The project promotes local and regional development. Total project budget 7142, 9 Euro, NB Mobility program grant 5000 Euro, municipality co-financing 2142,9 Euro.

 

Project manager Gunta Dimitrijeva

Contacts: gunta.dimitrijeva@jekabpilsnovads.lv , tel. +371 26625480

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