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

 
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Promoting nature education as efficient mean of awareness raising
ESTLATRUS/2.1./ELRI-156/2011/24 - "People with nature”
 
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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
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)

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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


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NEWS

2014.
2014.
30.09.2014.
March 2014
Project Newsletter #2   (PDF 4.05 MB)
16.12.2013.
30.09.2013.
30.08.2013.
14.08.2013.
24.07.2013.
10.07.2013.
03.07.2012.
11.06.2013.
01.06.2012.
 
May 2013
Project Newsletter #1   (PDF 2.8 MB)
07.03.2013.


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