Zanda Rudene, the Support Measures for International Protection Persons II project manager, informs that two training groups, with a total of 24 international protection persons studying, will start an integration training course about Latvia at the end of November. She notes that persons from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Egypt, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Palestine study in these groups.
Both groups start training on 29 November with expected closing on 10 December. Interpreters from the Information Centre for Newcomers help to ensure good communication with the members of the training groups.
In October, the integration training course was completed by Group 14. From 3 October to 15 October, 14 international protection persons from Azerbaijan (5), Tajikistan (4), Iraq (1), Cameroon (1), Sri Lanka (1), Mongolia (1) and Bangladesh (1) studied in the group.
Integration courses provide an opportunity to their participants to acquire knowledge about Latvia, its state system, history, culture and traditions, practical information about Latvia, information about integration into the society, non-discrimination principles, communication, religious and cultural differences, housing market, employment options, education system and opportunities to obtain education. Participants can also learn about spending their leisure time, the health care system, social security network and social assistance system in Latvia.
"The Support Actions for Persons under International Protection II" project is implemented with the support from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/9/2017/2/01/