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Information Centre for Immigrants is open in Riga and four Latvian regions

Ievietots: 06.06.2016


With the purpose to ensure a sustainable coordination system to support immigrants at the national level, the Information Centre for Immigrants (ICI) is open in Riga and four centres of the Latvian regions - Daugavpils, Jelgava, Cēsis and Liepāja, the operation of which is ensured by the society "Shelter "Safe House"" within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Foundation project.

The representatives of the organization informs that ICI will operate as a one stop agency providing information and support to the third-country citizens*, including translation services to/from such rare languages in Latvia as Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Dari, Tigrinya, Uzbek, Pashto, etc. to the clients, service providers and people of Latvia.

The ICI office in Riga will operate as the main coordination centre in Latvia dealing with the particular situations of the clients, as well as providing support to the regional ICIs regarding service provision, ensuring professional support to the service providers in all local governments of Latvia, coordinating the identification of services and availability for various immigrant groups.

In order to use free of charge consultations (regarding employment, education, social and legal assistance, and other issues), as well as translation services, ICI invites the third-country citizens to use services provided by the professional consultants by phone, e-mail and in person:

ICI Riga office:

info lines: +371 25565098, + 371 28612120

e-mail: konsultacijas@patverums-dm.lv

Skype: PatverumsDM

address: society "Shelter "Safe House"", Lacplesa Street 75 – 9/10, Riga

additional information: +371 67898343

ICI regional focal point "Latgale” in Daugavpils:

info line: +371 25723222

e-mail: ici.daugavpils@gmail.com

address: Kr.Valdemara Street 13, Daugavpils

ICI regional focal point "Zemgale” in Jelgava:

info line: +371 25719588

e-mail: ici.jelgava@gmail.com

address: Liela Street 15-2, Jelgava

ICI regional focal point "Vidzeme” in Cēsis:

info line: +371 25719266

e-mail: ici.cesis@gmail.com

address: Riga Street 23, Cēsis

ICI regional focal point "Kurzeme” in Liepāja:

info line: +371 25719118

e-mail: ici.liepaja@gmail.com

address: Klaipedas Street 96A, Liepāja

It is planned to enlarge availability of information for the immigrants who have received the right to reside in Latvia through the ICI Riga office and regional focal points by ensuring a consultant, psychological assistance, an info line, translation services. Within the framework of the project, cross-cultural communication training will be organized for the specialists of various fields, a volunteer network will be developed and coordinated, experience exchange activities will be organized, website www.integration.lv will be developed, and information for society will be provided on a regular basis. The project Information Centre for Immigrants will last from 18 May 2016 to 31 December 2017.

The project is implemented by the society "Shelter "Safe House"" within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. The project is co-financed by the European Union. The budget of the project is EUR 939,944.15 of which EUR 704,995.61 is co-financed by the European Union and EUR 234,998.54 — by the state budget. ~43% of the project financing is allocated for providing interpreting services. Grant Agreement No.PMIF/12/2016/1/1.

*A third-country national is any person who is not a citizen of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation.

Information was prepared by: Rasa Salina (Rasa Saliņa), Communications and Social Media Expert, phone: 22026355, e-mail: rasa.salina@gmail.com