List of NGOs
The objective of the Ngo Foreningen Danmark-Letland is to strengthen and develop friendships between people from Denmark and people from Latvia. It is done through: personal contacts, participation in international networks (One example is The Baltic Sea Network), participation in projects, propagation of art and culture of all kinds, publication of a magazine 4 times a year (see: http://www.danmark-letland.dk/)
Nyheimar Knowledge Center was established as an umbrella organization for various institutions and agencies working in education, research, innovation and culture. Its central role is to facilitate cooperation between the various sectors within and as a part of the Municipality of Hornafjordur. Another vital objective is to promote closer cooperation of individuals, businesses, organizations and public entities with a special emphasis on the integration of culture, education, innovation and research. Nýheimar Knowledge Center has an experience in organizing educational events of various kinds, both for residents and student groups. There is a particularly great experience in organizing events such as conference meetings, educational lectures and forums. Members of the research center have extensive interdisciplinary knowledge and experience, especially in the field of environment and education.
Husavik Academic Center is a center for adult education and lifelong learning in Northeast of Iceland. HAC has as well a researching department working mostly with rural researching, with main focus on the Northeast of Iceland. HAC has participated in several international projects related to education, culture and rural researching.
Pechori, Pskovskaya Oblast', Russia
Support and development of NGOs, support for people with disabilities, local community development (Seto and others), ecology and sustainable development of territories, sport and tourism.
The supportgroup in Denmark supports a folkhighschool in Latvia. The school is based on the ideas of Grundtvig. We make courses for older people in handicraft, for children in the summer and different kinds of art courses. We have a building in Latvia where 30 people can sleep and have the activities.
"Network for Ecological Education and Practice" was founded on january 21st 1994, with the object to establish a foundation for information, exchange of experience and dialogue about initiatives in promoting a sustainable development in Denmark. This is done by informing about meetings, courses etc., and by establishing connections between projects and people. Eco-net is a member of the three umbrella organizations: “The Danish 92 Group – Forum for Sustainable Development” (25 Danish environment and development organizations), “Danish Adult Education Association” (34 national, adult education organizations) and CISU – Civil Society in Development (286 Danish development organizations)
Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society is a Danish non-profit association and private research institute, founded in 2008. The aim is to promote humanistic and democratic learning capacities in a civil society context. The activities of Interfolk include research, surveys, development projects, courses, seminars, debate activities and other cultural activities - in a Danish, Nordic and European context. Interfolk’s main area of project activity is in adult education, arts and culture and promotion of the learning capacity in civil society contexts. Interfolk has since 2008 been coordinator for 4 Danish development projects, 8 Nordic projects supported by Nordplus Adult, Culture Point Nord as well as the Nordic Council of Ministers NGO programme for the Baltic Sea region and the open programme for cooperation with Russian NGOs; and 7 EU projects supported by the former Grundtvig programme and current Erasmus+ programme and the Creative Europe programme. All these Nordic and EU programme can to some extent include cooperation with Russian NGOs. Below three typical projects are presented.
Support and development of NGOs, support of people with disabilities, development of local communities, ecology and sustainable development of territories, sports, tourism.
"Order of veche" is a community of active young people who have set themselves the task to unify the most diverse organizations and social movements in the city of Pskov. A large number of significant events took place. "Order of veche" resumed the implementation of several international projects in the Pskov region - "Bookcrossing", "Photo Dryer" and "Total Dictation". At the same time, several own projects were realized - the forum "Employment! Entrepreneurship! Development!", projects "To remember ..." and "LOFTLIFT". The undoubted advantage of the project is the orientation not only of entertainment events, but also the implementation of serious forums related to volunteerism, education, employment and personal growth of the Pskov youth.
village Oktyabrskiy, Russia
"Juventus" specializes in the implementation of social projects, the main target group of which is the youth. Projects cover different domains: innovative education, support of creative initiatives, patriotic education, helthy life style, support of families with children in TJS, etc. The organization also supports youth initiatives, helps activists to develop an idea before a social project and to find variants for obtaining funding for its implementation.