JANUARY

  • SIC representative goes to France to get acquainted with best practices in social innovation and social entrepreneurship in France and its neighbor countries, as well as to establish long term partnerships with the local NGOs.
  • Intensive work continues on concept of IEDVESMOT.LV (Inspire) development.
  • Guidelines for the municipalities on facilitating social entrepreneurship will be presented.
  • An informative booklet in Latvian “First steps in social business” is published in terms of the Norden project “Social innovation – way of living” (more about the project).
  • Work continues on collecting best practices from the schools for children with disabilities in collaboration with the teachers who participated in the exchange trip to Polan, Rybnik, in terms of the FIT project (more here).
  • Development of the projects for Nordplus and Erasmus+.

FEBRUARY

  • Finalization of the Norden project “Social innovation – way of living” (more about the project).
  • Development of the projects for Nordplus and Erasmus+.
  • Submitting project application for Nordplus.
  • 11.-17.02.2014. Second international mobility in Latvia in terms of Grundtvig Lifelong learning Project “SYNERGY – when local partners become a European Network” (more about the project here and about the mobility here).

During the mobility an intensive English language course and intercultural learning will be offered for 24 international participants from Portugal, Finland, Italy, Romania, Latvia. This will be a great opportunity to feel and experience REAL intercultural learning – Riga will be the European Culture Capital in 2014! The main MOTO of Riga this year is FORCE MAJEURE meaning feelings, inspiration, creativity, intercultural learning! Participants will improve English presentation skills, project management language, topics related to youth, social work and non-governmental work. The hosting organization – Social Innovation Centre, Latvia.

MARCH

  • 08.-09.03.2014. Leaders meeting in terms of the project “Sow respect, harvest citizens” in Palermo, Italy (more about the project here and meeting here).
  • 08.-15.03.2014. Youth exchange in terms of the project “Mathematics for All” in Ankara, Turkey (more about the project here).
  • Development of the projects for Nordplus and Erasmus+.
  • In terms of Lifelong Learning project SYNERGY starting the selection of participants from local network partners for third mobility in Romania  (more about the project here).

APRIL

  • Continuing development of a project for Erasmus+ and submitting application.
  • 03.-07.04.2014. In terms of project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) visit to Bulgaria (more about the project here and the mobility visit here).
  • 07.-13.04.2014. First international workshop in terms of the project  (more about the project here and participant’s reflections here).
  • 24.-28.04.2014. Common Ground project hosting event. Organizing training.
  • 28.04.2014. The concept submitted for the Social Innovation Tournament 2014
  • 30.04.2014. Several Erasmus+ KA1 un KA2 projects submitted.

MAY

  • 01.-09.05.2014. Third international mobility in Romania in terms of Grundtvig Lifelong learning Project “SYNERGY – when local partners become a European Network” (more about the project here).

25 participants, including 8 participants from Latvia, will participate and learn about new EU programme Erasmus Plus. The aims of mobility – get introduced with Erasmus Plus and develop new project proposals among partners. In March 2014 Social Innovation Centre will start selection of participants from local network partners.

JUNE

  • 02.-07.06.2014. Youth exchange meeting in terms of the project “Sow respect, harvest citizens” near Palermo, Italy (more about the project here).
  • Work on the project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) and preparation activities for the mobility visit in Latvia (more about the project here).
  • Work on the Social Business Incubator concept.

JULY

  • Work on the project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) and preparation activities for the mobility visit in Latvia (more about the project here).
  • Work on the Social Business Incubator concept.

AUGUST

  • Work on the project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) and preparation activities for the mobility visit in Latvia (more about the project here).
  • Work on the Social Business Incubator concept.

SEPTEMBER

  • from 01.09.2014. initiation activities for the project “Making Good Deed Profitable” with partners from Lithuania and the United Kingdom, the project will last 2 years and will facilitate the development of social entrepreneurship in Latvia among youth. Selection of 20 youngsters will take place for the 1st round.
  • 25.-29.09.2014. Mobility visit to Latvia in terms of the project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) (more about the project here).

OCTOBER

  • Selection of 20 youngsters is ongoing for the 1st round participation in terms of the project “Making Good Deed Profitable”.
  • 03.-05.10.2014. Partners meeting in terms of the project “Making Good Deed Profitable” in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Work on the project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) – preparation of the informative material about good practices and examples in Art Therapy (more about the project here).
  • Initiation activities for the project “Social entrepreneurship development in Baltic sea region” with the Baltic sea region countries.

NOVEMBER

  • Date TBA. Training “Creative Laboratory” in terms of the project “Making Good Deed Profitable” in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Work on the project “Fascinating ICT tools for people with disabilities” (FIT) – preparation of the informative material about good practices and examples in Art Therapy (more about the project here).
  • Initiation activities for the project “Veni Vidi Comedi” with the partners from Luxembourg, Greece and Italy to popularize healthy food among youth via IT technologies.
  • Activities implementation for the project “Social entrepreneurship development in Baltic sea region” in the Baltic sea region countries.

DECEMBER

  • Social ideas consulting activities for the youngsters in terms of the project “Making Good Deed Profitable
  • Initiation activities for the project “Veni Vidi Comedi” in Latvia.
  • Activities implementation for the project “Social entrepreneurship development in Baltic sea region” in the Baltic sea region countries.