5 Vidzeme Planning Region (VPR) VPR is regional administrative authority, responsible for planning and implementation of regional policies, coordination and cooperation between regions municipalities and regional development. VPR was established in 2006. VPR services at regional level: Ensuring the regional planning; Representation of regional development interests in national and international level; Support to regional development and partnership; Coordinating the work of local governments; Implementation of specific functions (strategy for the period - public transport planning in the region); Implemenation of various projects ( Next slides); Since 2009 have a own cultural specialist who help consultating to the local municipal culture specialist un compile information about the culture products in the regions.
6 Main sectors in Vidzeme FOOD PROCESSING: Milk product; Beer; Bread and pastry-work; Ecoproducts; Functional food WOOD PROCESSING: Indoor and outdoor furniture; Houses (log & panel); Wooden elements, toys; Traditional building & restoration FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURE OTHER INDUSTRIES: Glass fibber production; Metal processing; Trade Tourism and recreation; Financial services.
7 Cultural Heritage in Vidzeme (1) Vidzeme region owns diverse and rich cultural heritage (material and non material) what includes more than 1000 different objects - castles, manor ensembles, churches, homesteads and urban areas. Many sites without the history and culture importance also play a significant role in the region's identity and place of marketing development.
9 Involvement in programmes Interreg IVC; Central Baltic Interreg IVA Programme; Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation programme; Baltic Training Programme; Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme; European Union funding programmes
10 Questions to be answered/ discussed Tourism as tool for regional development / attractivity of places; Public access, private or for favoured group only; Marketing vs protection of cultural heritage and landscapes.
HOW TO CONTACT US: Vidzeme Planning Region Jāna Poruka street 8. 108.cab., Cesis, Latvia, LV 4100 Tel: +371 64116006 Fax: +371 64116012 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact persons: Lelde GavareTel.+371 29266757, e-mail: email@example.com Anita Savoņi Tel. +371 26621391, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ina Miķelsone Tel + 371 29289487,email: email@example.com Laila Gercāne, Tel + 371 29120536, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org