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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-303 Life in clean environment – a better future! (Clean brownfields)

The project will provide sustainable and resource-efficient restoration of degraded territories, owned by municipalities. Cross border cooperation will ensure more efficient resource and best practice applying.

The project will carry out regeneration of brownfields in six places, provide innovative and professional brownfield planning, and promote the qualitative development of brownfields in the future. Within project following activities will be carried out: two degraded building scheduled for the disassembly is not suitable for living in Saldus and Ventspils county municipalities, regeneration of a ditch and pond polluted with oil products in Kuldiga, cleaning up of urban area (former Soviet military base) in Skrunda with an area of 11,34 ha, reconstruction of a stadium in Kaunas with an area of 1,04 ha and territory of the “military town” cleaning from petroleum products  in Telsiai with an area of 3 ha. Klaipeda district municipality will prepare pond recreational project. Specialists from all partners will increase their professional knowledge by participating in training and experience exchange trips.

In total, the project will provide a clean environment in 15,96 ha in Kurzeme, Kaunas, Klaipeda and Telsiai.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +371 67331492
Address: 4a Valguma Street, Riga, Latvia (Administration office)

14 October 2020

The Final Conference of the “Clean Brownfields” Project

The forth project management group meeting and the final conference took place on October 7, 2020, in Kaunas.

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24 August 2020

The Third Round-table Discussion in Gargzdai

A round-table discussion on adaptation of Gargzdai quarry area took place on August 20, 2020.

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30 June 2020

Seminar on Landscape Architecture Solutions in the Context of Degraded Territories

The fifth seminar for the municipal specialists was dedicated to the theme of landscape architecture solutions.

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28 January 2020

What is the Future for our Past – Soviet Times Architectural Heritage ?

On January 22, 2020 a seminar on Soviet times architectural heritage took place in Kalni, Nīgrande parish, Saldus county.

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22 November 2019

The Second Round-table Discussion in Kaunas

The second round-table discussion planned within the framework of “Clean Brownfields” project took place in Kaunas.

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30 October 2019

Specialists of Kurzeme Municipalities Go for a Study Visit to Lithuania

On October 24, 25 specialists of Kurzeme municipalities went for a study visit to Lithuania.

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17 September 2019

Project Management Group Meeting and Thematic Workshop in Jūrkalne

Project partners of LLI-303 “Clean Brownfields” met for the 3rd project management group meeting and the 2nd thematic workshop in Jūrkalne, Latvia.

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29 April 2019

Policy Advice for Promoting Cross-Border Cooperation, Experience of Liepāja City Municipality for Fostering Business and Tourism

On April 24 a seminar on policy advice for promoting cross – border cooperation and on  experience of Liepāja City for fostering business and tourism took place.

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29 March 2019

A Derelict Multi-Appartment Dwelling Building Pulled Down at Ugāle, Ventspils County

A derelict multi-appartment dwelling building has been pulled down at Ugāle, Ventspils County.

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27 March 2019

Project Management Group Meeting and Thematic Workshop in Telsiai

On March 6 and March 7, 2019, project management group meeting and thematic workshop took place in Telsiai.

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27 March 2019

Seminar in Skrunda

On February 7, 2019, the second “Clean Brownfields” project seminar took place in Skrunda.

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12 December 2018

Two Brownfield Territories Put in Order in Kurzeme Region

Thanks to Latvia – Lithuania programme support two brownfield territories have been put in order in Kurzeme.

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11 December 2018

Round – table Discussion in Telsiai

On November 27, 2018 round – table discussion was organized in Telsiai.

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19 October 2018

Study Visit to Poland and Germany

From October 8 till October 12 representatives of Kurzeme municipalities and Kurzeme Planning Region together with representatives from Lithuanian municipalities and Kaunas Regional Development Agency went for a study visit to Poland and Germany to get acquainted with their experience about brownfield regeneration.  

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19 September 2018

The first “Clean Brownfields” seminar has been successfully completed

The first seminar from the series of five LLI – 303 “Clean Brownfields’ project seminars has been successfully completed  on September 5, Saldus.

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20 July 2018

Kurzeme Planning Region Launches Project on Revitalisation of Brownfield Territories

On April 23, 2018 Subsidy contract was concluded between Ministry of Environmental  Protection and Regional Development and Kurzeme Planning Region for implementation of the project   LLI 303 “Life in Clean Environment – a Better Future !” (“Clean Brownfields”), Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014 – 2020.

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During the project specialists from 23 municipalities in Kurzeme and Kaunas region raised their professional competence in brownfield management, cleaning and development planning. Altogether 268 specialists participated in 5 seminars, 3 thematic workshops, 3 round-table discussions and two study visits.

Experts from universities of both countries – University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, University of Agriculture of Latvia, Kaunas University of Technology were invited to share newest approaches and solutions for degraded territories. Project partners and representatives of other municipalities were encouraged to work at incorporation of degraded territories theme in the local and regional planning documentation to proceed with further projects in this direction.

Materials from the events can be found here:

Putting degraded territories in order brings several important benefits:
clean and safe environment,
territories returned to public and business life,
economic use of the existing resources (land, buildings, technical networks, roads).

Klaipeda District Municipality prepared technical documentation (geological survey) for 150 ha territory in Gargždai that will be used to develop former gravel quarry area for tourism and sports activities in future.

Territories in 6 municipalities were cleaned for public use benefiting local businesses and at least 21 000 local residents who have received clean and safe environment with a perspective to be developed in territories for public and business activities.

Cleaned sites in Telšiai and Skrunda are prepared for local businesses, at least 50 companies can start long term planning of their activities there in future. One of the potential business use examples is warehousing and logistics.

Cleaned territories:

Kuldīga County Municipality – a ditch and a pond in the former municipal gardening cleaned of black oil, 212 m2 area prepared for public activities to be developed in future, address: Siltumnīcu Str. 12, Kuldīga, Kuldīga County, Latvia;






Skrunda County Municipality – a former military territory cleaned, 11,34 ha area prepared for business activities in future, address: Kalna Str. 17, Skrunda, Skrunda County, Latvia;






Ventspils County Municipality –  a five story derelict, polluted building demolished, territory cleaned, 5223 m2 area for public use developed, address: Rūpnīcas Str. 7, Ugāle, Ventspils County, Latvia;






Kaunas City Municipal Administration – a former military territory cleaned (10 400 m2), a football stadium for public use built instead, address: Kareiviniu Str. 13, Panemune, Kaunas, Lithuania;






Telšiai District Municipality – a former military oil polluted territory cleaned from oil products, 3,0 ha area prepared for business activities in future, address: former military barracks, Telsiai, Telsiai district, Lithuania;






Saldus County Municipality – a two story derelict, polluted building demolished territory cleaned, 450 m2 area for public use developed, address: “Ceļinieki”, Rubas, Saldus County, Latvia.

Last updated: 23.05.2024 15:28