Capacity Building for the LIFE Programme implementation in Latvia (CAP LIFE LAT) is a LIFE project created by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development and the Administration of the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund.
Objective of the CAP LIFE LAT project is to increase the volume of successful LIFE projects in Latvia by supporting the project applicants and beneficiaries.
To achieve this objective, the LIFE support unit has been established, and it provides advice and recommendations from experienced experts. For more efficient achievement of the objective, regular trainings for the LIFE project applicants and beneficiaries are being organised, a mentoring programme has been developed, and a special Advisory Board has been established within the project.
Experienced experts support the LIFE project applicants and beneficiaries within the project. Advice and recommendations are available to the interested parties every business day. Besides, regular trainings for the LIFE project applicants and beneficiaries, as well as exchange of experience events at the local and Baltic level are being organised.
The LIFE support unit provides, among other, translation of LIFE documentation and guidelines.
Strategic vision of the CAP LIFE LAT project:
Increase in the number of applications;
Increase in the number of approved proposals.
Results planned within the project:
Higher public awareness of the opportunities provided by the LIFE programme;
Emergence of applicants, which have not implemented the LIFE projects before — local governments, companies, scientific institutions, and other organisations;
Increase in the number of submitted proposals by 10%;
Increase in the number of supported proposals by 10%;
Establishment of a functioning and competent LIFE support unit.
Duration of the CAP LIFE LAT project: from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020.