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A seminar on successful practices of integration programmes in different countries will be held

Ievietots: 11.10.2019


In order to exchange experience with institutions and organisations working in the area of integration, as well as to ensure effective cooperation between institutions, on October 24 the Information Centre for Newcomers organises a seminar “Successful practices of integration programmes in different countries”. 

During the seminar its participants will be provided with the possibility to learn about the experiences obtained by field experts in Latvia and the Baltics.

Venue: Lāčplēša Street 75 – 1B, Riga

Time: October 24, from 10:30 to 14:30

Application for the seminar: until 22 October 2019. The number of participants of the seminar is limited.    

Application form for participants<<

Topics of the seminar:

Diversity of integration programmes, latest trends (experience)

Experience of the Riga Municipality when implementing integration programmes: success and challenges

Lecturers of the seminar:

Gunta Vīksne, head of the Information Centre for Newcomers

Karolis Žibas, expert of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UHNCR)

Irina Vasiļjeva, manager of Public Integration Projects of the Projects and Social Integration Division of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport of Riga City Council

Additional information on the seminar: tel. 67898343, 29180450 e-mail:

After the event, it is possible to get a certificate about participation in the seminar.

ICN began its work as a one-stop-agency on 18 May 2016. ICN Riga office operates as a coordinating centre in Latvia. It provides assistance in dealing with problems of a particular customer and supports the ICN focal points/branches in the regions (in Cesis, Jelgava, Liepaja and Daugavpils) with regard to provision of services, ensures professional support to service providers in all municipalities in Latvia, coordinates awareness and availability of services to various groups of immigrants.

The activity of the Information Centre for Newcomers within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund is ensured and developed by the NGO Shelter Safe House””. The centre is co-funded by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/12/2017/2/01.