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Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighborhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013

 

 

 

 

Project completed

Promoting nature education as efficient mean of awareness raising

ESTLATRUS/2.1./ELRI-156/2011/24 - "People with nature”

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ISSUES ADDRESSED

Development of nature education and institutions capacity

BACKGROUND

The main objective of the project is to unite ideas, capacity and tools for improvement of nature education situation and so awareness of the society on sustainable development and integrated nature conservation in the project region of territories of Estonia, Latvia and Russia. During the project it is foreseen to create cooperation network between public and non-governmental organisations in Estonia, Latvia and Russia, promote exchange of experience between partners and target groups, raise capacity of 14 nature education centres, elaborate advanced environmental education methods, train target groups to secure spreading out ideas of sustainable development of a long term basis, inform general public about importance of integrated nature conservation that takes into account needs of people but at the same time secures conservation of nature values and functions necessary for secure and sustainable existence of society. The idea of cooperation project has been developing over several years through contacts and cooperation among part of partners. Some of the project partners from Latvia and Estonia have been working in cross-border projects already for several years and have come to conclusion that cross-border cooperation provides very effective problem solutions for regions and activate considerable growth of involved partner organisations. Besides it promotes various contacts among target groups, promote attractiveness of regions, attract investments, provide working places and influence positively self-confidence of society. During these projects they also got to know partners from Russia that resulted in an idea to develop a new common project in order to promote sustainable development in all three countries. All partners are significant stakeholders in their regions concerning nature education, conservation and promotion of sustainable development.


 

GOALS

The main objective of the project is to unite ideas, capacity and tools for improvement of nature education situation and so awareness of the society on sustainable development and integrated nature conservation in the project region of territories of Estonia, Latvia and Russia.


 

PROJECT MAIN TASKS (ACTIVITIES)

During the project it is planned to implement various activities adjusted to various target groups that would not just provide knowledge about nature, its values and functions, but also to add personal emotional attitude and in this way promote more nature friendly behaviour in daily life. The planned activities are diverse, aimed to reach as wide part of society as possible, like development of nature education centres, create new interactive exhibitions, innovative education materials, training and seminars for young people, teachers, representatives of municipalities, journalists, etc. Activities will be carried out in all three partner countries, mainly in border regions, both in rural and city environment. Activities will be accessible to wide part of society without any exceptions.

  • To raise awareness of general public on nature conservation in the project area and at the same time in a main part of the Programme area.
  • To create cooperation network between public and non-governmental organisations in Estonia, Latvia and Russia.
  • To exchange of experience between partners and target groups, dissemination of project results to other interested organisations.
  • To develop 14 NECs – strengthen their capacity, elaborate best practice, secure recognition and accessibility.
  • To advance environmental education methods that attract people and provide knowledge and skills needed for daily life.
  • To train teachers and nature specialists that would secure spreading out ideas of sustainable development of a long term basis.
  • To inform general public about importance of integrated nature conservation that takes into account needs of people, but at the same time secures conservation of nature values and functions necessary for secure and sustainable existence of society.

OUTPUTS

The most visible outcomes of the project will be jointly developed modern nature education methods, study materials, as well as trained specialists in order to ensure sustainable nature education development and to inform public about the necessity of nature conservation. It is planned to develop capacity of 14 different nature education centres by ensuring more favourable conditions for successful development of them.


 

BENEFICIARIES

 

LEAD PARTNER

Nature Conservation Agency (Latvia)

   

Baznīcas iela 7, Sigulda, Siguldas novads, Latvija,

LV-2150.

E-pasts: daba@daba.gov.lv

Mājas lapa: www.daba.gov.lv

 

PARTNERS

Natural History Museum Support Society (Latvia)

Gauja National Park Foundation (Latvia)

Dagda local municipality (Latvia)

Tartu Environmental Education Centre (Estonia)

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (Estonia)

Pskov regional public organization "Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov" (Russia)

Federal State Institution "The Sebezh National Park" (Russia)

Pskov regional center of the development of gifted children and youth (Russia)

State committee on natural resources use and environment protection (Russia)

Saint-Petersburg charitable public organisation "Biologists for nature conservation" (Russia)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DATA 

 

REFERENCE

ESTLATRUS/2.1./ELRI-156/2011/24

 

DURATION

30 month (01.04.2012 – 30.09.2014)

 

TOTAL BUDGET

1 499 977,00 EUR

 

EU CONTRIBUTION

90% (1 349 979,00 EUR)

 

CONTRIBUTION

10% (149 998,00 EUR)

 

PROJECT LOCATION

Latvia, Estonia un Rusiian Federation

  ACRONYM People with nature


 

NEWS

2014.

Concept of Nature Education Centres management  (PDF 1.38 MB)

2014.

Joint Manual “Promoting nature education as efficient mean of awareness raising” or “People with Nature”  (PDF 4.3 MB)

 

30.09.2014.

The project "People with Nature" has been completed

March 2014

Project Newsletter #2   (PDF 4.05 MB)

16.12.2013.

Four nature education centres began work in Latvian regions

 

30.09.2013.

Project “People with nature” participates in the European Cooperation day

 

30.08.2013.

A Step Forward in Implementation of Green Ideas

 

14.08.2013.

Opening of Environmental Education Centre Meža māja

 

24.07.2013.

International Environmental Education Camp Has Started

 

10.07.2013.

Nature education specialists from Estonia and Russia visited Latvia

 

03.07.2012.

Project „Promoting nature education as efficient mean of awareness raising” has been kicked off

 

11.06.2013.

Invitation to participate in Creative Work Contest

 

01.06.2012.

A new Estonia – Latvia – Russia cross border cooperation project for development of nature education started

 

May 2013

Project Newsletter #1   (PDF 2.8 MB)

 

07.03.2013.

Nature education in the fair „School 2013”


 

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