Not just books

In project NGO Creative Ideas, Balvi municipality and Dedovichi District central library will join forces to facilitate entrepreneurship in North Latgale, Latvia, and Dedovichi district and Pskov region, Russia, by strengthening and expanding business support system and involving libraries in raising entrepreneurship skills and spirit.

The project includes international and local activities-experience exchange, improvement of services, infrastructure and equipment, as well as series of activities to individually support businesses and facilitate entrepreneurship. 3 business development organisations and 40 small enterprises will be substantially involved and benefit from the project, more than 120 persons will take part in the project activities. 3 premises will undergo renovation and 5 premises will be improved with equipment and furniture for training, meetings and networking of local businesses.

The project takes place from the 31st May 2019 and will last 26 months. Total project budget is 250 000 EUR. The project budget for Creative Ideas is 109 127,55 EUR. 

Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 supports joint efforts for addressing cross-border development challenges and promotes sustainable use of existing potential of the area. The Programme website is

Participation of Russia in the Programme is suspended.

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Association Creative Ideas and do not necessarily reflect the views of  the European Union. 

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