JULY

  • SIC Grundtvig Project SYNERGY granted.
  • SIC Leonardo da Vinci project: Fascinating ICT Tools for People with Disabilities – FIT granted.
  • SIC Nordic Council of Ministers project: Social innovation – way of living granted.
  • 29.07. Interest group meeting about possibility to facilitate a common social environment establishment.

AUGUST

  • 04.08. Meeting with peers on  idea of social place promotion.
  • 05.08. Social innovation centre (SIC) participates at “Celebrating the Future” – Social Change conference online.
  • 06.08. Social innovation centre representatives meet with Swedbank representative and discuss youth motivation and business building program 2013-2014.
  • 09.08-11.08. SIC attends training “Volunteering occupation!”. Practical perspective on how to implement the EU program “Youth in Action” European Voluntary Service (EVS) project has been explained. Location: Drabešu pagasts, Amatas novads, Latvia. Primary objective: assess the possible participation in the EVS field.

 

SEPTEMBER

  • 03.09.-12.09. Five members of SIC will take part in the EU program “Youth in Action” youth exchange project “Muses in Action” Pieria region, Greece. Project goal – get to know the ancient Greek myths and develop creativity. Project coordinator “Social Innovation Centre” collaborative partner in Greece” System & G Athens” more info: www.systemandg.comlu.com.

 

OCTOBER

  • 02.10. Center for Social Innovation Swedbank organized a seminar on “Social innovation and entrepreneurship – another career opportunity”

Guest speakers:

    • Bert-Ola Bergstrand – Swedish social innovation expert;
    • Sarah Pērkone – London’s Westminster HUB expert;
    • Bitten Schei – Norway promoted social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneur.

Location and time: 10:00 to 16:00 Swedbank, Sunstone, Riga.
Target group: Youth.
Online program and registration will be available soon.
Program and registration closed (in Latvian). 

  • 02.10. Discussion evening at Nordic Council of Ministers with the Swedish expert Bert-Ola Bergstrand. Location: Premises of Nordic council of ministers, time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 03.10 – 4.10. Nordic Council of Ministers granted  project seminar “Social innovation – way of living” will take place.

Approved trainers:

    • Bert-Ola Bergstrand – Swedish social innovation expert;
    • Bitten Schei – Norway promoted social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneur.

Target group: local government officials, representatives from ministries and planning regions and NGOs interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • 16.10 – 19.10. Six SIC members will visit Romania and take part in the training “Empowering youth leadership for sustainability Democracy”.

Target group: 18-30 year old youth.

  • 16.10 – 22.10. SIC  members shall attend the Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig project “SYNERGY” first kick off partners meeting in  Amarante, Portugal. Project SYNERGY.

Duration: 1st of August, 2013, till 31st of July, 2015.

Project partners – youth centers and non-governmental organizations in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Finland and Latvian. Objective – develop international cooperation platform for social innovation and entrepreneurship. SIC is responsible for good practice in social and business success stories and guidelines material preparation. Overall, the project is planned  with 24 Latvian mobilities and 96 other mobilities from partners.

  • 24.10 – 27.10. SIC representatives will participate in Grundtvig project “Common Ground” meeting in Marseille, France.

 

NOVEMBER

  • 07.11.-11.11. First meeting of “Fascinating ICT Tools for People with Disabilities” (FIT) partners and first mobilities to Rybnik, Poland.

Target group: NGOs representing disabled people and special educational institutions, local government employees who work in areas of social protection.

Description of the project and registration closed.

  • Nordic Council of Ministers granted project Social innovation – way of living trainings – in regions of Latvia.

Date and place to be confirmed.

 

DECEMBER

  • Nordic Council of Ministers granted project Social innovation – presentation about guidelines to boost and support social innovation.

Target audience: municipalities of Latvia.

Date and place to be confirmed.