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Latvian Partner. Our Country. Proposals for W-EDUCATION. Bauska District and Council. Egija Stapkēviča, Main expert of Development and Planning Department. November 18, 1918 – Proclamation of Latvia’s independence. Translation “ For the Fatherland and Freedom ”. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Latvian PartnerProposals for W-EDUCATION

    Bauska District and CouncilOur CountryEgija Stapkvia, Main expert of Development and Planning Department

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazNovember 18, 1918 Proclamation of Latvias independenceTranslationFor the Fatherland and Freedom

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazNovember 18, 1918 Proclamation of Latvias independenceLatvia celebrates its 90 Anniversary

    Occupied by the Soviet Union (1940-1941, 1945-1991) and Nazi Germany (1941-1945)Restored its independence and sovereignty in 1991Joined the United Nations, WTO, European Union, NATO

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazLatvia - GeographyLocated on the East coast of the Baltic Sea, central country of the Baltic States.Strategic location: international crossroad for trade, commerce, cultural exchange.Area 64,589 sq. km (twice the size of Belgium).Consists of fertile lowland plains, most of the territory > 100 m above sea level, highest point: 311.6 m.Extensive network of rivers, thousands of lakes and hundreds of km of undeveloped seashore lined by pine forests, dunes, and white sand beaches.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazLatvia - GeographyRegions: Kurzeme, Zemgale, Vidzeme, LatgalePopulation in 2008 2 270 894 peopleUrban 68%, rural 32%

  • Administrative Territorial ReformThe goal - to form capable authorities to ensure their functions and dynamic development of the local territories.In September 2008: 550 authorities 26 regional and 524 local: 59 cities and towns, 37 counties, 428 parishes.

    Mostly there are small authorities (for 2,3 mil. peoples)In average in one authority live 4,3 thousands inh.In Bauska District for 50 811 inh. 18 authorities.To be changed from 2008 till 2010.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazRga capital of LatviaFounded in 1201.Home to 788 000 residents one third of Latvias population.Centre of finance and economy.Popular tourist destination well connected with European cities.Largest city in the Baltic States.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazRga capital of LatviaHosted Eurovision Song Contest, 2006 NATO Summit.Site of 2006 World Hockey Championships.Listed on UNESCO World Cultural Sites.Art Nouveau (Jugendstill) architectural capital of the world.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazEducationThe Latvian State guarantees free primary and secondary (high school) education.More than 90% if children attend state schools.Latvia has a long history of a vibrant academic life and over 60 higher education institutions.In Bauska District: 16 primary schools, 12 secondary (high school) schools, 1 vocational secondary school, 3 higher education institutions (Rigas branch)

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazCultureLatvian cultural heritage dates back well over a thousand years.For Latvians the four most popular holidays are Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter and Ji.The celebration of the summer solstice, or Ji is one of the oldest and most popular pre-Christian traditions in Latvia.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazCulture- For Latvians, singing is something that unifies.The Song and Dance Celebration is a unique cultural phenomenon that has thrived for 135 years.UNESCO list Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.< 30 000 singers, dancers, musicians - in the 2008 Song and Dance Celebration.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazNatureLatvia can truly be viewed as one huge nature park white, sanday beaches, green forests, clean air, water and soil, and ecosystem barely touched by civilization.Lush forests cover nearly one half of Latvias territory.- The longest beach in Europe 500 km of sundy coastline, 2256 lakes, 12 500 rivers.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazNatureLatvia is home for a variety of species, including many extinct in other parts of Europe.10% of the worlds black stork population nests in Latvia.Yes, there really are blue cows in Latvia.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazOfficial language: LatvianHi Sveiks!Good-bye Uz redzanosYes JNo NThank you PaldiesPlease LdzuSorry - Atvainojiet

  • Bauska District CouncilSecond level local authority, formed by 17 other local municipalities. Responsible for: public transport, tourism, environment protection and management, Bauska Castle, education of interests, IT, 5 boarding- schools, regional development and etc.

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazGoal - to improve knowledge and skills about water protection.Target group - 3 target groups in Bauska district: Vocational education (students, teachers, planning specialists) and pupils from comprehensive schools.ObjectivesTo develop water quality monitoring school W-EDUCATION TRAIL.To improve methodological materials for teachers.To improve planning specialists skills in water management through implementation of the project activities.To reduce water pollution.

    Proposals for W-EDUCATION

  • 1st Transnational Meeting, 12-16 November 2008, Maribor - GrazWater quality monitoring school W-EDUCATION TRAIL

  • Thank you for the collaboration!Dace & Egija