10 October 2022
Presenting LLI-516 Co-Active project results
Great news to both Saldus and Mažeikiai district communities! Project CoActive is finished, and both Skate parks are fully operational. All objectives and deliverables, foreseen in the application, were successfully achieved, and all the activities fully implemented. This successful project hopefully will inspire more future common activities to improve lives of local communities, especially in deprived territories in the border region.
During the implementation of the Project, many successful and interesting educational events took place in both Saldus and Mažeikiai, and both local communities were involved and felt the benefit of such joint activity. 32 hours of educational activities in Mažeikiai municipality in total, and 28 hours in Saldus were executed. This number also involve part of the activities, done online with participants from both countries. Asymmetry in training hours among partners occurred due to Covid-19 restrictions, and a wish to protect senior community members in Saldus, thus contact classes for 4 hours were canceled at the time. In general, at least 280 participants were directly involved, of witch 187 were from Lithuania and 93 from Latvia. Participants were from different groups of society – youth, senior citizens, and general local community members. Mažeikiai had 3 events for youth, 2 for senior citizens and 3 for local community members. Saldus had the same educational events, except in a lesser extent for senior citizens – instead of 2, one event was implemented. Each of mentioned educational events took 4 hours with professional lecturer, in relevant subjects, such as: healthy lifestyle and stress management for seniors, bullying prevention and anti-substance use, positive interaction for youth, and educational events about activating local communities for local community members.
Beside educational activities and joined educational sessions, two public events, celebrating Skate park opening to the public, were held. One event per partner – Skate park opening fest in Mažeikiai was organized on 2nd October 2021 with more than 40 signed participants of various age groups, and open public event Family Day in Saldus Skate Park. Latter was organized on November 28, 2021, with attendance of over 24 signed participants from both countries. These events were a perfect platform to bring neighbors together, and would not have been as successful as it was without smooth and close cooperation between project partners.
Also, in promoting project results, and usage of project’s infrastructure, a promotional video about Saldus skate park was created:
Skate park in Saldus.
Skate park in Mažeikiai