In order to acquaint wider public with the operation and services provided by the Information Centre for Newcomers (ICN), as well as promote the integration resources available for the foreigners ICN together with the cooperation partners – various state, municipal institutions and non-governmental organisations – organises Open Door Days in Rēzekne, Jelgava, Liepāja, Riga and Cēsis from May 16 until June 5.
Calendar of the Open Door Days:
Time: May 16, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Atbrīvošanas aleja 115 (Rēzekne Academy of Technologies), Rēzekne
Topics of the Open Door Day: Possibilities to learn Latvian; Library resources; Game "Tell Your Story"
For additional information: 25723222, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: May 22, 11:00 - 14:00
Venue: Skolotāju Street 8 (Society Integration Commission), Jelgava
Topics of the Open Door Day: Language and advanced technologies; Search for culture in diversity; Find in libr@ry
For additional information: 25719588, email@example.com
Time: May 23, 15:00 - 18:00
Venue: Klaipēdas Street 96A, Liepāja
Topics of the Open Door Day: From 15:00 until 16:30 will take place the Inter-sectoral Dialogue Platform on the following topic:
National minority organisations as a resource for integration of newcomers. From 16:30 until 18:00 anyone will be able to find more information on the following topics: Language learning resources for self-study; Liepāja calendar; Free access computers and other resources; NGO and volunteer work: options for involvement
For additional information: 25719118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: May 27, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Lāčplēša Street 75 - 1B, Riga
Topics of the Open Door Day: Latvian language learning materials; Latvian language courses: topicalities; How to pass the Latvian language exam successfully?
For additional information: 29180450, email@example.com
Time: June 5, 13:00 – 16:00
Venue: Raunas Street 1 (Cēsis library, 3rd floor), Cēsis
Topics of the Open Door Day: Services and cooperation possibilities offered by the Information Centre for Newcomers in Cēsis; Latvian language learning resources for self-study; Resources available at the library; Stories from experience – integration and language learning by the third country citizen in Latvia; Cultural differences Latvia – China; Cross-cultural communication activities
For additional information: 25719266, firstname.lastname@example.org
ICN began its work as a one-stop-agency on 18 May 2016. ICN Riga office operates as a coordinating centre in Latvia. It provides assistance in dealing with problems of a particular customer and supports the ICN focal points/branches in the regions (in Cesis, Jelgava, Liepaja and Daugavpils) with regard to provision of services, ensures professional support to service providers in all municipalities in Latvia, coordinates awareness and availability of services to various groups of immigrants.
The activity of the Information Centre for Newcomers within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund is ensured and developed by the NGO “Shelter “Safe House””. The centre is co-funded by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/12/2017/2/01.