The main goal of “Pierīgas partnerība” is to promote the improvement of the quality of life of the population living in the territories of Babīte, Olaine and Mārupe counties by promoting sustainable rural development, which includes promotion of both economic and social activity, environmental improvement and the sustainable use of existing resources. The tasks of organisation include:
- unification of local governments, non-governmental organizations, business representatives and citizens and to develop cooperation between them;
- creation of local development strategy that determines and substantiates the development priorities of the local territory and the need for change;
- empowerment of counties’ inhabitants to submit and implement projects that promote the development of the environment of the counties, increase of the quality of life of the inhabitants and positive recognition of the territory;
- design of the activities of local civic groups in accordance with developed strategy and to administer the EU funds allocated for the implementation of the strategy.
Organisation is one of the partners in a LEADER project “Successful social entrepreneur in rural areas”. Within the project, organisation actively supports young people with a mentoring program for young social entrepreneurs. The program involves existing, newly established social entrepreneurs, as well as future social entrepreneurs who are still developing their idea. The program includes both group lessons and individual sessions. Each month, classes are dedicated to a specific topic – legal issues of social entrepreneurship and the Theory of Change, which helps to be aware of social impact, business modeling, design thinking, marketing, branding, accounting, as well as business plan development. Within the framework of the five-month mentoring program, motivated young social entrepreneurs develop own social entrepreneurship ideas.
Within the project, “Pierīgas partnerība” has developed a collection of videos explaining social entrepreneurship opportunities in Latvia. Videos can be found here.