From 18th September to 8th October the European Sustainable Development Week 2023 (ESDW) takes place in Latvia and across Europe. During this event Daugavpils Development Department, in cooperation with the Education Department, AADSO Ltd and the Latgale Zoo, organised an event for pupils in grades 6th-7th. Event took place in the premises of Daugavpils Innovation Centre.
Daugavpils City Council in cooperation with the Municipal Administration of the Anykščiai Region implemented a joint Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 (@LatviaLithuaniaProgramme) project No. LLI – 472 "Joint Management of Urban Wetland Areas in border region Latvia-Lithuania" (Urb-Area). The aim of the project - to develop a new and effective approach to joint cross-border management of urban wetlands.
Due to the improved epidemiological situation, many popular sites of our city, including Latgale Zoo, which was closed for several months, open their doors to visitors again. On July 7, the animal kingdom will open its doors to visitors, and the large family of animals will receive the long-awaited attention.
Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre celebrates its anniversary, this time in virtual format
Ten years ago, in the water tower building, which was built in 1865-1866 according to the project of the Dinaburg Fortress engineering team, the Culture and Information Centre of Daugavpils Fortress was opened. To mark the anniversary, a video with the memories and wishes of former and current Information Centre employees has been made in cooperation with the City Council.
New and interesting objects continue to appear on the map of Daugavpils recreation places. One of them is the Music Square in the Esplanade Park, the construction of which was completed a few days ago. It is an unusual place, where anyone can witness the birth of music, and also become a composer of a beautiful melody.
As summer approaches, Daugavpils parks and squares are gradually filled with babbling water sounds. This year, the residents of Daugavpils will be delighted by five fountains in different districts of the city and a water cascade on Rīgas Street. Specialists of the responsible services prepared all the equipment for the new season.
On March 10, the acceptance of applications for participation in the Latgale region artists' competition exhibition “Legalized Fantasies”, which was originally planned to open at the Mark Rothko Art Centre on April 16, ends. However, the pandemic has not abated and the Art Centre is still closed to visitors – exhibitions are still in question. Nevertheless, the staff of the Art Centre hopes that it will soon be possible to receive at least individual visitors in person, and is currently making every effort to expand the exhibition areas.
This year, nature pampers lovers of winter activities: a thick blanket of snow has been covering hills, fields and forests for almost three weeks. According to weather forecasts, there are many refreshing days ahead, when winter tiredness can be dispelled by enjoying active recreation in the fresh air. In Daugavpils, this can be done both by sliding down the hills in all districts of the city, and by visiting specially installed sports facilities. All epidemiological safety requirements must be observed during recreation activities!
Last year was very productive for Daugavpils in the field of construction and development. Several projects have been completed, rebuilt buildings and new buildings have been put into operation, and large areas in various districts of the city have been visually transformed. The work done allows Daugavpils not only to participate in the prestigious competition "The Best Building of the Year in Latvia", which has been organized for more than 20 years, but also to nominate six objects in different nominations.