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8. Creativity and Culture

8.8 Synergies and partnerships

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  1. Synergies between public policies and programmes
  2. Partnerships between the culture and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers

Synergies between public policies and programmes

The most active interdisciplinary cooperation partners of the Ministry of Culture are the National Culture Council, the Federation of Latvian Cultural Workers' Unions, the Council of Latvian Creative Unions, the Association for Contemporary Culture Non-Governmental Organisations (LKNVOA) and the Society for Time Culture.

In 2007 the Association of Contemporary Culture Non-Governmental Organizations founded the leading contemporary culture NGOs in Latvia - Center for Contemporary Art, the New Theater Institute of Latvia, the New Media Center for Culture RIXC, the interdisciplinary art group SERDE, the cultural project NOASS, the Culture and Information Center K @ 2. At present, the association has 20 organisations and individual members,  and it is still open for admission.      

The aim of the association is to develop and activate the activities of non-governmental organisations in the field of culture and to improve the environment for the activities of cultural NGOs; to represent interests of cultural NGOs in the state and local government cultural policy; to develop and support innovative cultural processes in Riga and regions of Latvia as well as internationally; offer advice and expertise, as well as research and analysis of the industry.

So far, the Association of Contemporary Culture Non-Governmental Organisations' activities have been mainly focused on the exchange of information and experience between member organisations and identifying problems of NGO activities, both in the cultural sector and in general.  

Partnerships between the culture and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers

The 100th Anniversary of the Latvian Republic is a national event in Latvia celebrating the country's 100th anniversary since its 1918 establishment. The main celebrations were held on 18 November 2018, and other commemorative events are set to take place from 2017-2021.

To ensure the implementation of a coherent work with young people in the planning and implementation of the Celebration Programme, as well as to promote youth initiatives, participation in decision-making and organisation of celebration of the centenary of the Latvian state the  Latvia 100 years Youth Committee of the Republic of Latvia was established.      

The State Century Youth Action Committee or the Celebration Rota is a pair of extra hands and hearing ears from the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra's Office of the Ministry of Culture that helped jointly create a special day for the celebration of Latvia's birthday. It is a bridge helping to unite young people in Latvia. It informed about events planned by the young people in the capital of Riga and regions.       

Project TUESI.LV (YOUARE.LV) tells stories about young and inspiring people in different places in Latvia who with their work and example, make Latvia better. The project believes that young people are a great resource for Latvia. The project's goal was to tell 100 inspirational stories about young people in Latvia's regions as a gift on Latvia's 100th birthday back in 2018.

TUESI.LV tells stories about young and inspiring people in different places in Latvia, who, with their work and example, make up a better Latvia. We believe that young people are a great resource for Latvia.

Our goal is to give 100 inspirational stories to young people in Latvia's regions in Latvia in the 100th birthday in 2018.