Ongoing projects

Project: Promoting intercultural dialogue in European cities and combating discrimination against migrants and minorities (European Towns Fostering Intercultural Dialogue and Minorities).

Project budegt – 148.680 EURO

Start date – 20/09/2019

End date – 20/12/2020

The project seeks to raise awareness on the richness of EU cultural environment and promote key European values such as pluralism and tolerance, facilitated by intercultural exchange, this way contributing to the development of a respectful, dynamic and multifaceted European identity. Key project priority is fostering intercultural dialogue between diverse communities and political actors in Europe, preventing discrimination and combating the stigmatization of migrants and minority groups.

Activities will take place between September 2019 and December 2020, involving 15 partners from 14 countries – 11 EU members: Latvia, Poland, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Romania, UK and Bulgaria and 3 neighbor countries-Serbia, Macedonia and Albania. In accordance with the priority to share good practices on transnational scale, our partnership involves 5 future and present European Capitals of Culture: Rijeka (2020), Kaunas (2022), Timisoara (2021), Novi Sad (2021) and Plovdiv (2019).

Over 3000 participants will take part in the design and implementation of 5 international events in Croatia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania, as well as in 5 on-line civic debates. At least 500 EU citizens (30 to 40 local participants/partner country) will actively contribute to the design and publication of social media content as well as in project materials design and dissemination.

The project is planned to reach around 20.000 Europeans. Expected outcomes include promotion of active civic participation on transnational scale; support to local and European policy makers’ and citizens`efforts in jointly address challenges of intercultural dialogue and stigmatization of minorities and migrants; support the activities of local authorities and CSOs that aim to influence social interaction, communication and mutual understanding between different cultural groups and to promote the inclusion of migrants and minorities in social and cultural life of all European towns.

NETWORKS OF TOWNS are expected to:
– Integrate a range of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or multiannual priorities;
– Have defined target groups for which the selected themes are particularly relevant and involve community members active in the subject area (i.e. experts, local associations, citizens and citizens’ groups directly affected by the theme, etc.);
– Mobilise citizens across the Europe: a project should involve a minimum of 30% of invited participants. “Invited participants” are international participants sent by the eligible partners.
– Serve as a basis for future initiatives and actions between the towns involved, on the issues addressed or possibly on further issues of common interest.

Project partners: Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Albania, Netherlands, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Greece.

Project – Development of Information Infrastructure of Routes Connecting Jonava, Kėdainiai and Raseiniai Municipalities

Project applicant: Kėdainiai District Municipality Administration

Project partners:

Jonava district municipality administration, Raseiniai District Municipality Administration, Public institution Kaunas Regional Development Agency.

Project is funded under the 2014-2020 project. European Union Funds Investment Program Operational Program Priority 5 “Environment, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Adaptation to Climate Change” 05.4.1-LVPA-R-821 “Development of Information Infrastructure for Municipal Routes ”.

The main objective of the project is to design and install a marking infrastructure (369 units) to inform and mark the points of interest along the tourist route linking Jonava, Kėdainiai and Raseiniai municipalities.

The project will produce and install:

The implementation of these measures will improve the information about the objects of interest in the municipality, help tourists to find the desired objects, increase their interest in cultural and natural heritage objects, contribute to the creation of a coherent tourism information and labeling system, encourage incoming tourism.

Project – “Development of Information Infrastructure of Routes Connecting Municipalities of Birštonas, Kaišiadorys District and Prienai Areas”

Project applicant: Kaisiadorys District Municipality Administration.

Project partners: Birštonas Municipality Administration, Prienai district municipality administration, Public institution Kaunas Regional Development Agency starts.

Project is funded by 2014-2020 European Union Funds Investment Program Operational Program Priority 5 “Environment, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Adaptation to Climate Change” 05.4.1-LVPA-R-821 “Development of Information Infrastructure for Municipal Routes ”.

The main objective of the project is to develop a labeling infrastructure (274 units) to inform and mark the points of interest along the tourism route linking Birštonas, Kaišiadorys and Prienai municipalities.

The project will produce and install:

The implementation of these measures will improve the information about the objects of interest in the municipality, help tourists to find the desired objects, increase their interest in cultural and natural heritage objects, contribute to the creation of a coherent tourism information and labeling system, encourage incoming tourism.

Project – “Living in a Cleaner Environment for a Better Future!” (LLI-303, Clean Brownfields)

Kaunas Regional Development Agency, in cooperation with project partners from Lithuania and Latvia, started implementing this project of the Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Program.

The main project partner is the Kurzeme planning region. Lithuanian partners are Kaunas Regional Development Agency, Kaunas City Municipality Administration, Klaipėda District Municipality Administration and Telšiai District Municipality Administration. Project partners in Latvia are Kuldiga District Municipality, Skrunda District Municipality, Ventspils District Municipality and Saldus District Municipality.

A common area problem that will be solved with the partners during the project is the rebuilding of brownfields belonging to municipalities in a harmonious and efficient way. This will bring clear economic, social and environmental benefits to local communities.

The overall aim of the project is to solve brownfield problems in Kurzeme region and several regions of Lithuania.

Expected results of the project:

During the project, identified brownfields will be managed in the partner municipalities, innovative and professional brownfield planning will be ensured, and the project will contribute to the qualitative development of brownfields in the future. The Cross-Border Cooperation Network will demolish abandoned homes, clean up contaminated water bodies and former military sites, develop a technical site remediation project, and increase the professional capacity and experience of local government practitioners in brownfield regeneration through training and exchange of experience.

The target group of the project is residents of the partner municipalities, businesses, municipal administrations and professionals.

Last update: 25-02-2020