Twinning as a tool for promoting dialogue among local governments, citizens and entrepreneurs

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Twinning as a tool for promoting dialogue among local governments, citizens and entrepreneurs. Riga 14-12-2011. Town twinning. Is a way to foster human and cultural links among nations. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Twinning as a tool for promoting dialogue among local governments, citizens and entrepreneurs</p><p>Riga14-12-2011</p></li><li><p>Town twinningIs a way to foster human and cultural links among nations.Developed in Europe as a way of creating friendship ties and understanding between the countries affected by the war, town twinning quickly spread all over the world.</p></li><li><p>Lithuanian municipalities twinnings: numbersFirst twinning links- 1960 Smallest number of twinning links- Paggiai (4)Largest number of twinning agreements Vilnius city (35) Average~ 10 twinning links per municipality</p></li><li><p>Lithuanian twinning linksPoland~ 120 Latvia over 35Estonia over 20Denmark over 25Sweden over 35Norway over 20</p></li><li><p>Promotion of cooperation between Lithuanian and Norwegian local authorities and their associations in the field of municipal IT services</p></li><li><p>Project partners</p><p>Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania </p><p>Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities</p></li><li><p>Project partnersAlytus city municipality Alytus district municipality Panevys city municipality Kaunas city municipality Klaipda district municipalityiauliai district municipalityRaseiniai district municipalityLazdijai district municipalityKdainiai district municipality</p></li><li><p>Goals of the project- To strengthen the administrative capacities of Lithuanian municipalities; - to develop and introduce digital municipal administrative services by using Norwegian experience; - to develop a platform for future cooperation of Lithuanian and Norwegian municipal administrative services and ICT specialists</p></li><li><p>Project activities Field visit of Lithuanian municipal specialists to Norway; Round table discussion; Feasibility study on adoption and introduction of Norwegian good experience in the field of e-municipality development in Lithuania; Co-operation strategy of Lithuanian and Norwegian municipal ICT specialists.</p></li><li><p>Promotion of cooperation between Lithuanian and Norwegian local authorities and their associations in the field of social services</p></li><li><p>The goal of the project to strengthen the administrative capacities of Lithuanian municipalities to provide community-based social services by using Norwegian experiences and to develop a platform for future cooperation between Lithuanian and Norwegian municipal social services specialists. </p></li><li><p>Project partnersAssociation of Local Authorities in LithuaniaNorwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities </p></li><li><p>Project partnersAlytus district municipality administrationAnykiai district municipality administrationLazdijai district municipality administrationPasvalys district municipality administrationPlung district municipality administrationRadvilikis district municipality administration Trakai district municipality administration </p></li><li><p>Rendering community-based services for healthy ageingTo enhance the quality of life for elderly people in Belarus through development of community-based services. Promotion of appropriate policies, programmes and legislation for the elderly care </p></li><li><p>Project partnersAssociation of Local Authorities in LithuaniaVoronovo Regional Executive CommitteeAlytus district municipality administrationGrodno City Executive CommitteeDruskininkai city municipality administrationBraslav Regional Executive CommitteeIgnalina district municipality administrationStichting Yanos Public Health, Netherlands</p></li><li><p>Specific objectives To build the capacity of local authorities in developing, implementing and sustaining policies, programmes and services that improve the lives of elderly people. To enable older people to gain access to services through provision of information on entitlements, advice on accessing these and confidence building to approach those who hold control of information, resources and services. To raise awareness for the importance of revision of existing and/or adoption of new legislation and strategies on elderly care.</p></li><li><p>Thank you for your attentionwww.lsa.lt</p><p>*</p></li></ul>

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