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Contact: Christian Dreyer, kommundirektör (tel. + 358 405255820, e-mail: email@example.com)
Municipality of Vecumnieki district is looking for Nordic partners for group visits. We are interested in cooperation and experience exchange in following topics/fields:
• regional planning and development;
• entrepreneurship and development of business cooperation opportunities;
• cooperation with local inhabitants;
•development projects in general
• culture, cultural heritage;
• collaboration in common projects and events;
• labour and working environment;
• education system, youth affairs;
• sustainable development of the rural teritories;
• social services and promotion of healthy life style, cooperation between institutions on solving social and health issues (police, health care institutions, social care and educational estblishments, NGO etc.).
If you are interested to develop cooperation and exchange information in this field we are looking for cooperation partners. Please contact Ms Iveta Balcere, project coordinator on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +371 63920596.
A brief overview of Municipality of Vecumnieki district
Vecumnieku municipality located in the center of Latvia, to be precise - in Zemgales planning Region, which is known as the “barn of bread”, because there is the most fertile land.
Vecumnieku district located in the European Union, the Latvian Republic. It is bordering by Biržai district municipality which locates in the Republic of Lithuania and territory is close to Riga’s region. Vecumnieki district consists of six parishes: Vecumnieki, Stelpe, Barbele, Skaistkalne, Kurmenes and Valle.
District’s administrative center is Vecumnieku village, which is located 50-70 kilometers from Latvian capital city – Riga.
The total area of Vecumnieku district is 844,4 square meters.
Vecumnieku district is rich with gypsum, peat, forest and farmland resources.
District’s area is largely made up of forests, ( 53%) and agricultural land ( 35%). Swamps takes a minor area (2%), scrub (2%), land under water (2%), built-up areas (3%) and other land (3%). As You see Vecumnieki it is territorially large rural area.
Region is crosed by railway line, through which are transported cargo from CIS countries to Ventspils.
Population in Vecumnieku district on the first of January, 2016 was 8931. Population in Vecumnieku territory in recent years has decreased, the same trend has been all over the country. Half of the population concentrates in district’s administrative center – Vecumnieki.
Vecumnieku district is not rich with large factories and developed business environment. One of the reasons could be the capital city closeness of the county, which contributes people going to work in Riga and go back to Vecumnieki afer work. More developed business sectors are wood processing, grain production, peat processing. In region there are gypsum deposits.
There are six general education institutions in Vecumieku district:
Secondary school of Vecumnieki with 339 pupil and with 168 pupil in pre-school;
Secondary school of Misa with 149 pupil and with 63 pupil in pre-school;
Secondary school of Skaistkalne with 148 pupil and with 16 pupil in pre-school;
Secondary school of Valle with 132 pupil;
Elementary school of Stepe with 59 pupil and with 22 pupil in pre-school;
Preschool educational institution “Cielaviņa” of Valle with 56 pupil.
There are Music and art school in Vecumnieki with 196 pupil. And also Sports School with 204 pupil.
Contact: Iveta Balcere, Project coordinator of Vecumnieku Municipality (tel. + 371 63920596, e-mail: email@example.com)
Otepää is looking for partners from Nordic countries for some study visits. Interesting themes concern to different fields of activity: infrastructure projects, financial management of municipality, tourism and sports, democratic processes in self-government, development of regional economy. About the municipality: www.otepaa.ee.
Please contact: Aado Altmets, development adviser of Otepää Rural Municipality, e-mail: Aado.Altmets@otepaa.ee, phone: +372 503 9529
Contact: Rutt Riitsaar, Head of development and planning department (tel. + 372 7998928, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Aado Altmets, development adviser of Otepää Rural Municipality (tel. + 372 5039529, e-mail: Aado.Altmets@otepaa.ee)
Municipality of Ropazi district is looking for Nordic partners for group visits. We are interested in cooperation and experience exchange in following topics/fields:
x) development projects in general,
x) cooperation with local inhabitants,
x) youth affairs.
If you are interested in cooperation with us, please contact:
Sandris Krūmiņš, Specialist of Tourism and Youth Affairs (tel. + 371 20383948, e-mail: email@example.com)
A brief overview of Municipality of Ropazi district
Ropazi district is a typical peri-urban region. The total area is 326,4 km2. The number of inhabitants is around 7 000 in the whole region. Ropazi district consists of relatively small, all together 19 villages. Biggest villages are Ropazi, Silakrogs, Zakumuiza, Mucenieki, Tumsupe and Kakciems. Ropazi district is very green – 67% of the territory is covered by forests, 20% – agricultural land and 4% – swamps. In the meanwhile the administrative center of municipality, Ropazi, lies only 35 km away from capital city of Latvia – Riga.
There are two general education institutions in Ropazi district: Secondary school of Ropazi with 303 pupil and Elementary school of Zakumuiza with 301 pupil, including 114 children in pre-school groups. In village of Ropazi there is also Preschool educational institution “Annele” with 167 children and Music and Art school “Rodenpois” with 138 pupil.
There are three multifunctional centers in Ropazi district. Multifunctional centers in Silakrogs and Tumsupe were launched in 2013 and multifunctional center in Kakciems was opened in 2015. Main task of those centers is to offer local inhabitants, including youngsters, opportunity of social life enrichment by organizing educational and leisure time activities thus fostering the participation of locals in social activities.
Culture and Education center of Ropazi started its work in 2008. It organizes not only cultural events for adults, but also different youth activities, educates youngsters and promotes volunteering.
There are two sport complexes in Ropazi district – Sport center of Ropazi (since 2002) and Sport hall of Zakumuiza (since 2009). Both of these sport complexes are being used for local school purposes for pupil, as well as for after school activities and different kind of sports for adults.
Main partners at various events and activities for municipality of Ropazi are local non-governmental organizations:
x) association “Aktivi vecaki Ropazu novadam” – aims: representation and advocacy of Ropazi district children and youth interests, etc.;
x) association “Ropazu partneriba” – overall aim is to develop and form favorable living environment in Ropazi district and to increase the quality of life for local inhabitants;
x) history and reconstruction club “Rodenpoys” – the main task of the club is to reenact the history of Medieval period (14th century) in Ropazi (Rodenpoys – The Iron Son – from the Livonian language);
Contact: Sandris Krūmiņš, Specialist of Tourism and Youth Affairs (tel. + 371 20383948, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)