URBACT programme enables cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges by networking, drawing lessons from peer reviews and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.
This time URBACT is issuing a Good Practice Call. It invites cities to come forward with their good practices in the field of sustainable integrated urban development to:
CDP, the global climate change disclosure non-profit, and the leading city network in the Baltic Sea Region, the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC), have agreed on a two-year MOU to involve more cities in the development and reporting of target-oriented climate actions.
Climate change has led to a situation where cities have to define their roles in the face of a changing environment. Today, many cities in the region have incorporated sustainability goals into their city strategies.
In 2018 Latvia will be celebrating it's 100 years! The program of events celebrating Latvia's 100th anniversary will be opened with event called “Apskauj Latviju” (“Embrace Latvia”), where with the participation of Latvian state officials centenary oak planting will take place in Jānis Čakste (first president of Latvia) Squere.
Jānis Čakste Square
Marking the 27th anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, Liepāja will hold for its sixth time the orientation team game LIEPĀJA FOOTSTEPS IN LATVIA, where families, friends, neighbours, colleagues, pupils, and students are welcomed to participate. It will be a chance to learn something new about city’s accomplishments and future dreams. Liepāja, the closing of the games in the arena of Liepāja Olympic Centre
In Latvia the first tweed ride was organised in May 2010 in Liepāja by the Latvian old-fashioned bicycle club with more than 100 participants. Every year with the opening of tourism season, Liepāja’s streets hold also the parade of old-fashioned bicycles and retro outfits or the TWEED RIDE. Several hundred ladies and gentlemen dressed in tweed will go on united ride on their antique bikes in the streets of Liepāja to enjoy the city’s old, antique aura.
The event of non-material cultural heritage preservation: MEET YOUR MASTER.
The master craftswomen from Folk Art and Culture Centre decorative art studios KURSA, LIEPAVA, ZĪTARS welcome to participate in workshops where you can learn weaving, colouring with colours from plants, Irish lace crochet, making of ethnic signs, amber work, and other crafts.
Decorative Art Centre DĀRZA IELA
Award ceremony “Goda un Gada Liepājnieks 2015” (Honorary Citizen and Citizen of the Year of Liepaja) is held annually on March 18th - Liepaja city birthday. Award honours people for their exceptional accomplishments for the city and its citizens. Titles are awarded on the remarkable deeds in favour of Liepaja. Excellence is considered on both - individual achievements and longstanding, exemplary and successful activity.
Concert hall “GREAT AMBER”
To celebrate Liepaja’s city birthday inhabitants and guests are invited to a festive concert and gorgeous fireworks.
Squere next to concert hall “GREAT AMBER”
Two-day exhibition at the Liepaja Olympic Center called ''Razots Liepaja'' (Made in Liepaja) that features more than 100 local companies from Liepaja (southwestern Latvia) and surrounding areas presenting their products and services.
Liepaja Olympic Center.