1.8 Cross-border cooperation
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Cooperation with European countries
The Ministry of Education and Science is represented in the Council of Europe’s European Youth Action Committee (European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ)), which makes decisions on the Council of Europe’s youth policy. The Parliament in the youth field provides a wide range of methodological support and a variety of informational materials, as well as a variety of training and information networks. Essential tools for the EP’s cooperation in the youth field include EP international assessment reports on youth policy.
- International Youth Development Exchange Programme between Latvia and Japan
Since 2006, Latvian young people can participate in the International Youth Exchange between Australia and Japan. Exchanges take place between Japanese and Latvian youths, who undertake mutual visits with the aim of developing a better understanding and friendly relations between the two countries (among young people). Young people taking part in the international conference and the discussions in the form of visiting state and local authorities get to know Japanese and Latvian culture and history. More information: www.jaunatne.gov.lv
- Nordplus youth education programme
The Nordplus Junior program supports a variety of activities in the field of school education in the Nordic and Baltic region: student class trips with their peers, student practice, development of new projects, the exchange of teachers between schools, and other types of projects, all of which improves the quality of education and develops intercultural dialogue. For more information, please visit: www.viaa.gov.lv
This form of cooperation falls within the framework of the Protocol between Latvia and Belgium (Flanders), and provides for the exchange of experience workshops that cover the challenges of working with youth and young people in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belgium.