New publications available

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In the frame of the project a new brochure “KEEPING COUNTRYSIDE ALIVE – GRASSLANDS FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING” prepared. In this publication we provide inspirational examples how grasslands can be used differently to deliver benefits for social and economic life of local communities in the Baltic States while at the same time, they do not harm the […]

Second discussion forum held on cooperation and experience exchange on ecosystem services assessment

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October 27, 2017 -seminar and discussion forum “Cooperation and experience exchange about ecosystem services evaluation in Latvia” was held in Riga by gathering more than 50 representatives from various state institutions, municipalities, scientific organisations, experts and people interested in the topic. Project expert from university of Latvia Ivo Vinogradovs participated with the presentation: mapping of the […]

Project presented in the 2nd Baltic Networking Event in Pärnu, Estonia

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September 28-29, 2017. The networking event brought together 15 representatives of LIFE projects, including representatives of capacity projects from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as Lithuanian and Estonian LIFE Programme national contact points. The aim of the event was to provide space for sharing experiences and good practices concerning project implementation in the Baltic […]

Open day event in Cēsis in the frame of the conversation festival Lampa

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July 1, 2017 – the aim of the interactive event held in close cooperation with the Latvian Fund for Nature was to introduce wider public with grassland ecosystem services, raise the discussion about grasslands provided ecosystem services and importance in everyday’s life as well as offer the option to vote for self-important meadow goods. At […]

Seminar “Actualities for rural people“ held in Cēsis

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April 25, 2017. Aim of the event was to introduce local stakeholders with the actualities applying for the direct payments in 2017 (Rural Support Service) as well as with the LIFE Viva Grass project‘s latest achievements. Project expert A.Ruskule presented the Integrated planning tool and possibilities to use it for landscape planning. Project expert E.Bojārs […]

Discussion forum on cooperation and experience exchange on ES assessment, January 2017

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January 17, 2017 – the second “round table” seminar was held in order to discuss a cooperation and experience exchange on ecosystem services assessment in Latvia. The idea of meeting was to initiate discussion for ecosystem services assessment methodology application in Latvia and share knowledge and experience about ecosystem services evaluation in different areas of […]

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “LOCAL COMMUNITIES, CULTURAL LANDSCAPES AND HERITAGE”, OCTOBER 2016

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Thank you for your contribution! EVENT REPORT (of the second day &field trip) CONFERENCE BOOKLET (agenda & speakers) PICTURES VIDEO CLIP SUMMARY Presentations from the event are available and downloadable here:   THURSDAY, 6th of October – Cultural heritage and communities Welcome speeches: Prof Kalev Sepp, Estonian University of Life Sciences Welcome speech, Video (119,4MB) Mr Andres […]

International conference “Helping nature to help us”, September 2016

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Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 19-22, 2016 and the theme “Helping nature to help us” focused on the important role that healthy ecosystems play in supporting human well-being and the protection of nature. This conference was the biggest European event in 2016 that linked science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural […]

Visitors day in Cēsis district, August 2016

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August 19, 2016 – the open day event was held in Cēsis district with the aim to introduce the participants to the project area, implemented management activities and elaboration of the landscape management plan with particular emphasis on opening the information stand and introduction to landscapes of the municipality. A special bus tour was organised within […]

Visitors day in Madliena, July 2016

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July 23, 2016: the event was held aiming to introduce the participants to the project area. At the beginning a specially prepared informative notice board in the form of the book, called “Meadow book” was presented, so the participants had possibility to get acquainted with information about the semi-natural grasslands, ecosystem services provided by grasslands […]

Visitors day in “Kalnāju ferma”, June 2016

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June 23, 2016: the event was held aiming to introduce the participants to the project area, implemented management activities and further plans. At the beginning, farmer Evija Dambekalne introduced the participants with basic information about the farm, its features, interest to apply sustainable, nature friendly farming practice in order to maintain the landscape and biological […]

Morning in the meadow, June 2016

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June 6, 2016: educational and interactive seminar on grasslands, their management and restoration for the youth of Cēsis municipality was held in Rāmuļi primary school, Vaive parish. The aim of the event was to inform the participants about grassland importance and also involve them into practical interactive activities. At the beginning, E. Bojārs offered an […]

Forest and meadow day in Madliena, April 2016

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April 29, 2016: the informative seminar “Forest and meadow day 2016” was held in Madliena . Already from 9:00 everybody was invited to participate in the interactive outdoor activities to find out about the life of trees and meadows, to search the treasures and play thematic games. But later – from 13:00 – the informative […]

Natural grasslands in Latvia: perspectives and management, April 2016

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April 25, 2016: the first “round table” seminar was held in Riga, Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia. The aim of the event was to inform participants about the progress of the LIFE Viva Grass project implementation: assessment and evaluation of grassland ecosystem services in Cēsis municipality; problems, solutions and possibilities for the long-term […]

Forest and meadow day 2016 in Madliena

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The informative seminar “Forest and meadow day 2016” will be held in Madliena, on April 29, 2016 . Already from 9:00 everybody is invited to participate in the interactive outdoor activities to find out about the life of trees and meadows, to search the treasures and play thematic games. But later – from 13:00 – […]

The meadows breakfast in Krape parish, October 2015

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October 19, 2015: the discussion in Krape parish was organised as an introductory discussion for the series of round table discussions where business scenarios by managing grasslands and evaluation of ecosystem services have to be explored and discussed. This was the first round table discussion on business opportunities. The aim was to explore the experience […]