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Facilitating the Attractive Image of Border Area by Efficient Management of Culture Institutions (D-R Management)
Start date: Jan 31, 2009, End date: Aug 26, 2010 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Daugavpils, Latvia and Rokiskis, Lithuania are two border towns that possess unique cultural assets. Their culture centres play a big role in community life. They are places where both locals and visitors can meet together, listen to music, watch a play or actively participate in various clubs. Before the project, both culture centres were suffering: they were poorly lit and insulated, had damaged furniture and outdated sound/light systems. The buildings, at least 30 years old, had never been properly renovated. It was also considered that the management of the centres requires improvement. These problems united both project partners in search of solutions. The project was able to strengthen cultural ties between Daugavpils and Rokiskis. The infrastructure of the culture centres in both towns was improved. International theatre and circus festivals and other events have been held in reconstructed premises. Cultural managers have taken training and raised competence as first step towards a new, modern management system. All project activities resulted in culture centres becoming more attractive and accessible to different social groups, including people with disabilities and families with small children. They also enhanced cross-border cooperation and facilitated the positive image of the areas. Achievements: The cultural centres renovated; availability and safety improved, work conditions for employees and members of artistic group improved; the number of culture evants increased, the number of local and guest spectators increased at 4-5 %; costumer satisfaction improved by management trainings and seminars; time schedule of culture events prepared.• The first training on effective cultural management f was organized (23.04.09.) in the Daugavpils City Council. Management Expert conducted the training session, which for better results included also questionnaires, interviews, practical work "in groups",etc. The development of further training programme in accordance with specification of participants was started, the training direction was fixed. • One culture management experience exchange seminar visit was organized in Rokiskis, where Daugavpils culture field representatives introduced with Rokiskis Cultural centre experience, as well as, with Rokiskis district culture management system, and visited Rokiskis Theatre festival "Interrampa". Programme participants and expert together with training company started to collect materials for Management Manual.• Renovation works are sucesfully completed at Rokiskis Cultural Centre.• Project partners from Rokiskis organized international Theatre festival. Daugavpils starts to prepare for Circus festival "Parad Alle". More infotmation about the project:• Website of Rokiskis City• Website of Daugavpils City
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  • 2007 - 2013 Latvia-Lithuania (LV-LT)
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