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The Second Survey Report About Support Measures Provided to Persons Under International Protection Made

Ievietots: 23.08.2019

SIA (limited liability company) “Weitner” has performed satisfaction survey of the participants of training courses for persons under international protection to provide feedback on Latvian language courses and the integration training course about Latvia implemented under the project “Support Activities for Persons Under International Protection II”. This is the second interim survey report of the project and it encompasses the period from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2019. Based on the survey work assignment SIA “Weitner” implemented the survey in the form of group discussions and prepared reports containing conclusions and proposals, which can be used in the future to improve training courses and training programmes implemented by the society “Shelter “Safe House””.

The report on the survey results concludes that participants of Latvian language courses surveyed during the survey period all in all are satisfied with the location, the process of Latvian language courses, as well as the frequency of classes, contents of the courses and the quality of teaching. Asylum seekers, who live at CAS “Mucenieki” for a considerable time already, would be interested to be able to employ their time more actively and study for a longer period to enhance their knowledge and avoid forgetting what they have learned previously.

The surveyed participants of the integration training course on Latvia are generally satisfied with the fact that training takes place outside CAS “Mucenieki”. Participants of integration training are mostly recent arrivals in Latvia and are glad about every opportunity to see more of Riga. The trainees are very satisfied with the contents of the course and the way it is taught. They are happy with the covered topics, all of which are interesting and useful, in their opinion. Participants of the training consider especially useful topics dealing with asylum seeking, employment, health and education. The possibility to ask questions at any time is regarded positively and the group uses it actively. The surveyed participants of the training value positively also the fact that classes are translated, because the provided information is crucial to them. The work of interpreters is especially appreciated by those participants of the training, whose knowledge of other intermediary languages is weak or if information about the situation in Latvia is not available in their mother tongue. Observations made by SIA “Weitner” indicate that the way of presenting information during classes has improved compared to the previous half-year.

From 2 January 2018 until 30 June 2020 support under the Support Actions for Persons under International Protection II project will be provided to 500 persons, among them adults, children, and illiterate asylum seekers.

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/