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Planning is Carried Out for Commencing Activities Aimed at Persons under International Protection

Ievietots: 27.02.2018

“In order to commence the Latvian language and integration courses under the project “Support Measures for Persons under International Protection II” in March, active preparatory work is carried out right now,” says Zanda Rudene, manager of the said project.

“In February, integration study course “Introductory Course about Latvia” was submitted for licensing. It is planned that the study programme for persons under international protection will include lessons about how various systems operate in Latvia – labour market, education system, housing market, support system for refugees, and others.”

She points out that a Latvian language study programme is also being licensed within the framework of the project and Latvian language teachers will be involved who have experience in working with the target group of the project.

“Acquiring basic knowledge of Latvian language is an essential stimulus for promoting a more active social life. Considering that the groups will mostly consist of people of different nationalities who only speak their native language, the knowledge of Latvian could also serve as a means of mutual communication. We are currently planning to start the Latvian language course in March.”

Z. Rudene points out that work on the development of content for a mobile app about Latvia has also been commenced in February. The target group of the project will be able to use the app to get answers to frequently asked questions about life in Latvia.

It is planned to provide support to at least 500 persons under international protection (adults and children) under the project “Support Measures for Persons under International Protection II” from 2 January 2018 until 30 June 2020. The goal of the project is to promote the integration of persons under international protection into society by providing them with study courses and tailored information on rights and responsibilities in different areas of life.

Project “Support Measures for Persons under International Protection II” is implemented within the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and is co-funded by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/9/2017/2/01/

Information was prepared by: Rasa Saliņa, Multimedia Communication Specialist, tel. 29145314, email: rasa.salina@patverums-dm.lv