Kurzeme planning region (hereinafter – KPR) was established by the Law on Regional Development and at the end of 2006 formed as Public equivalent body with development council and administration as an executive body.
Kurzeme Planning Region Development Council is decision maker institution consisting from representatives of all 20 Kurzeme municipalities.
The Administration ensures implementation of the Council decisions as well as ensures organizational and technical provision of work of the Council and the Region Cooperation Comission and prepares issues and documents for consideration in the Council, permanent committees and cooperation commission.
The Administration ensures representation of interests of the whole region and its municipalities in work with state administration institutions and foreign partners with the aim to facilitate socioeconomic development of the planning region. Financing of work comes from government and projects.
KPR Main tasks are:
· plan and coordinate socioeconomic development in Kurzeme,
· set development priorities and identify investment projects,
· represent regional interests at national and international level,
· promote municipal cooperation,
· monitor and improve public transport
· provide information on possibilities of EU Structural funds
The Kurzeme Planning Region EU Structural Funds Information Centre (KRIC), Kurzeme Planning Region Planning Department (KPRPD) and Kurzeme Planning Region Public Transport Department (KPRPTD) are subordinated to the Administration.
The main task of the KRIC is to inform representatives of municipalities, entrepreneurs and NGO in the region on availability of the EU Structural Funds and other funding possibilities as well as to increase human resources capacity within the region on issues related with qualitative investment acquisition.
The main functions of the KPRPD are related with elaboration and implementation of strategic planning documents. The main function of the KPRPTD is to ensurethe Kurzeme region's population accessible and quality public transport services.
KPR has experience implementing projects with budget from 20 000 to 1milj. EUR supported by EU or other funds. KPR finished or continues implement more than 15 projects on different fields – regional development, capacity building, environment, transport, lifelong learning, business support etc. Project partners vary from local municipalities, NGOs, entrepreneurs to public bodies of Latvia and other countries.
KPR also has cooperation with research institutions like Technical University of Latvia and Ventspils University College.
We are looking to start or join projects and we can offer our region for the pilot actions.
If you are interested in cooperation, please contact administration:
Elizabetes street4-1, Riga, LV-1010
T. 67331492, 67331634, Fax 67331285