Interakcia Foundation is the project partner.
Partners: Association EAPN-Latvia, Women’s Rights Institute (Latvia), Union of Women of the Kaliningrad Region (Russia), Stowarzyszenie Vesuvio (Poland), Eesti People to People (Estonia), Lithuanian Multiple Sclerosis Union, Odense Aftenskole (Denmark), People to People (Norway), PSP-Fond (St. Petersburg, Russia),Velferds Alliansen (Norway), b-Creative Cultural Association (Sweden), Interfolk – Institute for Civil Society (Denmark).
The projects have been financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The projects focus on capacity building and exchange of expertise in social rights’ advocacy among NGOs from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Belarus, Poland, Russia, Estonia, and Norway.
The first project “Empowering NGOs for efficient social rights’ advocacy” was successfully implemented in August 2018 – October 2019. Right away, in October 2019, a second project was launched in Riga, entitled “Equal opportunities – a way to social welfare”, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, study visits as part of the project had been postponed until early 2021.
In February 2021, the project resumed its activities in the online mode. The same mode was used for a third project “Strengthening the NGO network – a tool for social security”. During 2021, the partners have been exchanging experiences on how to cooperate and promote equal rights in the social sphere, through webinars and online workshops.