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Daugavpils hosted the second Re-Gen partners meeting

From 31st May to 1st June, Daugavpils hosted the second core meeting of the international partners of the URBACT project "Public space regeneration through integrated urban sports hubs for the participation of young citizens" (Re-Gen).

Daugavpils City Government, as a project partner, hosted representatives of the lead partner, Verona Municipality (Italy), and project partners from Albacete (Spain), Vila du Conde (Portugal), Pula (Croatia), Dobrich (Bulgaria), Milan (Italy) and Corfu (Greece) for an international exchange of experience. The aim of the meeting was to promote international cooperation for sustainable urban development and to look at examples of good practice in Daugavpils in the development of public open spaces and the involvement of young people in events and activities organised by the municipality.

During the two days, the project partners worked in interactive networking sessions, testing different tools and methods to be used in the development of the integrated action plans, met with the URBACT local group members and visited the events and activities organised during the Daugavpils City Festival, in which the children and young people, the target group of the project, played an important role. They met with representatives of the Youth and Sports Department and also with youth, who told them about the daily work of the department, the youth and sports events organised and the involvement of young people in organising this kind of events, as well as in volunteering. The international guests found interesting the concept of student councils and the youth worker who works actively with young people in the neighbourhoods. During the visit, special attention was paid to the infrastructure of the Esplanade Rest Park and the “Lielais Stropu” lake area. After visiting the sites, the project partners recognised them as examples of good practice that could be replicated in other countries. The multifunctional use and the diverse leisure activities are what make these places unique and the city's infrastructure youth-friendly.

On 2nd June, the project lead partner and the project lead expert visited the first stage of the youth sports, recreation, youth and music festival "Youth Summer", organised by the municipality and held in the square near the Daugavpils Olympic Centre. They considered this event as a good example of possible pilot activities within the Re-Gen project, which could be tested and, with a positive outcome, be organised annually in the future.

According to the project application, the total costs of implementing the Re-Gen project in the Daugavpils Local Government are 78,660.00 euros, of which 80% or 62,928.00 euros are ERDF co-financing.

More information about the project read HERE or https://urbact.eu/networks/re-gen

 

Information prepared by

Division for Investments and International Affairs of

Development Department

attistiba@daugavpils.lv

 

This publication has been prepared with the financial support of the European Union. Daugavpils Local Government of State City is fully responsible for its content, and it may not reflect the opinion of the European Union

 

 

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