“This time the common theme of Open Afternoons of the Information Centre for Newcomers (ICN) is networking and inter-cultural relations, so that visitors can make mutual acquaintance, enjoy the inter-cultural environment and participate in various activities and games that promote inter-cultural relations, and receive useful information from our customer consultants and cooperation partners”, tells Gunta Viksne (Gunta Vīksne), Head of the Information Centre for Newcomers. Events will take place in all regions of Latvia from 19 November to 4 December - in Ventspils, Cesis, Daugavpils, Jelgava and Riga.
Students and newcomers, who are third country nationals, along with representatives of various societies representing national minorities are especially welcome.
Open Days calendar:
Venue: Saules Street 19, Ventspils (on the premises of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia)
Time: 19 November, from 15:00 to 18:00
Topics: Employment of Foreigners in Latvia, Legislative Amendments. During the event an ICN customer consultant will provide legal consultations.
Organisations participating in the event: the Information Centre for Newcomers, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Ventspils Branch of the State Employment Agency, Ventspils Business Incubator of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Ventspils Business Support Centre, LIVIN Ventspils Residence.
For additional information: 25719118, email@example.com
Venue: Rigas Street 17, Cesis (Italian Restaurant “Bekko”)
Time: 22 November, from 16:00 to 19:00
Topics: Using the living library we will tell the inhabitants of Cesis, how many representatives of various cultures live side by side in the small Latvian town of Cesis. Several experience stories explaining the reasons their authors chose Latvia as their domicile will be presented in the course of the evening. We will enjoy flavours of various countries too.
For additional information: 25719266, firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Mihoelsa Street 7 - 1a, Daugavpils
Time: 26 November, from 16:00 to 19:00
Topics: Services and cooperation possibilities offered by the Information Centre for Newcomers in Daugavpils and the Society “ERFOLG”; inter-cultural games; a musical performance “The Common in the Culture of Different Nations”. During the event an ICN customer consultant will provide free consultations.
For additional information: 25723222, email@example.com
Venue: Skolotaju Street 8, Room 24, Jelgava (Society Integration Commission building)
Time: 28 November, from 17:00 to 20:00
Topics: Making mutual acquaintance in an inter-cultural environment; fairy tales, poetry, songs of different nations; inclusion of Latvian language in everyday life and strengthening of the belonging to the Latvian nation; culture and life of Jews in Latvia. During the event an ICN customer consultant will provide free consultations.
For additional information: 25719588, firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Lāčplēša Street 75 – 1B, Riga
Time: 4 December, from 16:00 to 20:00
Topics: The synergy between people of different nationalities and their cultures intertwined in a dance, the sound of tabla, drawings and inter-cultural cooperation games. During the event an ICN customer consultant will provide free consultations.
For additional information: 29180450, email@example.com
ICN began its work as a one-stop-agency on 18 May 2016. ICN Riga office operates as a coordinating centre in Latvia. It provides assistance in dealing with problems of a particular customer and supports the ICN focal points/branches in the regions (in Cesis, Jelgava, Liepaja and Daugavpils) with regard to provision of services, ensures professional support to service providers in all municipalities in Latvia, coordinates awareness and availability of services to various groups of immigrants.
The activity of the Information Centre for Newcomers within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund is ensured and developed by the NGO “Shelter “Safe House””. The centre is co-funded by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/12/2017/2/01.
Information prepared by: Rasa Salina (Rasa Saliņa), Multimedia Communications Specialist, phone 29145314, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org