Projects

The association is currently involved in several national and EU projects that complement each other and together serve the described goals. All the completed projects have been partly (25-50%) financed by the association itself. The association is willing and ready to contribute in further projects either financially or in kind (expertise, office rooms and equipment, etc.)

The association is open not only to its members. Independent product providers are also welcome to cooperate, receive assistance and information. The association regards co-operation with local and regional tourist information centers, tourism associations, self-governments and other players in rural tourism development as vitally important.

01.10.2017 - 30.09.2020 (B2B distribution model supporting local food secto)

B2B distribution model supporting local food sector in Baltic Sea region rural areas

Local food producers and farmers in Baltic Sea region (BSR) rural areas are mainly small family businesses, who prefer to organize the sales through face-to-face contact and by phone. The market area of local food producers is usually their own home region. In many regions they have established local food networks to cooperate for marketing and information exchange. 
Local food nets in BSR region have highlighted the need for cost-efficient distribution solutions for delivering food products from farms to local restaurants/tourism farms/shops/industries.
 

Interreg BSR
01.05.2017 - 15.12.2017

Zaļā Sertifikāta pretendentu pārbaude

Veicinot vidi un dabas resursu saudzējošu turisma attīstību, veikt Zaļā sertifikāta pretendentu inspekcijas braucienus Latvijas lauku mītnēs, lai ZS komisijas sēdes locekļi varētu pieņemt lēmumu par ZS piešķiršanu, atbisltoši ZS nolikumam.

LVAF

The project “Livonian Culinary Route” strengthens the identity of our common culinary heritage, promotes the historical significance and impact of Livonia on today’s modern cuisine and tastes of Estonia and Latvia, and involves over 250 food providers and producers from both countries.

 

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

The project goal is to promote conservation and renovation of the old horticultural plant cultivars and their products through involvement of the horticultural heritage gardens in tourism. During the project, experts from research institutes and museums will provide consultations on advantages of historical cultivars and gardening to those garden owners interested to open their gardens for tourists. Latvian and Lithuanian countryside tourism organisations will help them to shape the garden tourism product, will create a heritage garden tour and take care for marketing to promote the heritage gardens and old cultivars.

Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania

Project goal is to build and promote a sustainable cross-border heritage based agritourism product covering all programme area in Latvia and Lithuania, in order to preserve cultural heritage, develop and promote cultural heritage based services and  products to increase the number of visitors in the programm area. 

The product will represent open farms where visitors can see and experience rural heritage in attractive way through farm visits, guided excursions and master classes to demonstrate heritage in todays life (bread baking, pottery etc.), tourism accommodation, interactive museum collections, product tasting, farm shops.

Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania

To create a tourism product involving 4 small ethnic culture regions based on the uniqueness of living heritage cultures recognized by UNESCO.

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

Project goal is to develop a hiking tourism route along the Baltic sea coastline in Estonia and Latvia. The route will stretch along the Southwest coastline in Latvia, starting from the border with Lithuania and through Latvia (~532km) to Laane county region in Estonia (382km) and further to the capital of Estonia – Tallinn in total ca 1100 km. The hiking route will be a sustainable tourism product that highlights cultural and natural heritage along the coastline, is friendly to nature, cultural environment and local economy. 

One of the highest added values of the project is a tourism product that is developed jointly and covers territories in two countries. 


About the Baltic Coastal Hiking route

  • 2 countries: Latvia & Estonia;
  • More than 1100 km;
  • Sandy & stody beaches, cliffs & outcrops;
  • Historical coastal towns, fisherman villages & 2 vibrant capitals: Riga & Tallinn;
  • Choose your strech: from complete tranquillity & remoteness to ares with cafes, pubs & souvenir shops!

 

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

The specific aim of the project is to produce and disseminate On-line Training „Service design know-how for rural SMEs” (on-line training tool with printable handbook version for reading and reference) which would strengthen the link between adult learning and working life in rural SME sector.

Aims on participant level:

  • access to quick learning and practical learning contents answering present work life needs,
  • opportunity to acquire field specific and practical knowledge in designing a competitive service, based on local food,
  • opportunity to improve competitiveness due to better performance in work life.

Aims on organization level:

  • improved capacities to assist organization members with adequate training,

Aims on sector level:

  • improved competitiveness of rural food SMEs sector as part of rural economy in project partner countries
Nordplus Adult
01.08.2016 - 31.01.2018 (2016-1-BG01-KA205-023497)

SEEDs among NEETs

SEEDs among NEETs is a strategic partnership for exchanging of good practices and is a result for needs for youth workers and organizations in the rural areas of 6 European countries to combat the NEETs phenomenon (BG, LV, MT, PT,RO,SL).

Project webpage: http://seeds.rabotilnik.com

Erasmus+

The aim of the project is to promote Latvia-Estonia-Finland as a single rural tourism destination in Japanese market targeting at tourism industry and individual travellers.

ERDF Interreg CB

Projekta mērķis ir nodrošināt Latvijas valsts simtgades svinību daudzveidīgu un kvalitatīvu norišu sagatavošanu un īstenošanu, kā arī izcelt Latvijas laukus kā nozīmīgu, pozitīvu, uz nākotni vērstu simtgades svinību vietu.

VKKF

Europe faces the challenge to fight rising levels of unemployment. Too many young people leave school too early and adults are often only equipped with low skills, which increases the risk for (future) unemployment even further. The Europe 2020 strategy foresees to foster a high- employment economy whilst ensuring sustainable growth with a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy. To address this issue and at the same time to counteract for fighting a prognosed shortage of skilled staff appropriate actions need to be taken.

Erasmus+