Community - Non-governmental organizations

Non-governmental organizations

Photo: Nataļja Vecvagare, External Affairs Coordinator of the Liepāja City Council and Brigita Dreiže, Specialist for Youth and NGO issues.

There comes a time when we look around and realize that each of us is very different from one another. Some more, some less. We work in order for people to enjoy these differences, rather than fear them. Society includes people with different skin colors, various ethnic origins, special needs – mental or physical disabilities etc. Let us give our smile to all of them and receive it back!

There are a number of integration-oriented projects in Liepāja and organizations working in order to increase mutual understanding between different groups of people in our society. By joining the European Union we have acquired new possibilities for various ways of cooperation and integration as well as challenges.

There are 188 NGOs currently registered in Liepāja. Liepāja is the only city in Latvia where the municipality has a special expert for youth and NGO issues working full-time.

NGOs in Liepāja are actively participating in solving social problems in the city. Liepāja City Council is cooperating with NGOs dealing in social services in the spheres of health care, organization of social events and summer camps for children.

Contact information:

Nataļja Vecvagare

External Affairs Coordinator
Liepāja City Council
Address: Rožu iela 6, Liepāja, LV-3401
Phone: +371 6 34 04789

Brigita Dreiže
Specialist for Youth and NGO issues
Liepāja City Council
Address: Rožu iela 6, Liepāja, LV-3401
Phone: +371 6 34 04721

Liepāja Office of the Latvian Organization of People with Sight Disabilities
Head Māris Ceirulis
Address: Ganību iela 197/205, Liepāja, LV-3416
Phone: +371 6 34 31535

“Campaign Sunshine”, Kurzeme Office
Address: Ukstiņa iela 5a-1a, Liepāja
Phone: +371 6 34 80282

Liepāja Culture Club for People with Disabilities “Draugs”
Head Māra Leja
Address: Jaunā iela 7-2, Liepāja
Phone: +371 6 34 23770

Non-profit organization Social Centre “Tev” Ltd.
Head Rovēna Zarakovska
Address: Slimnīcas iela 13-25, Liepāja
Phone: +371 6 34 73867

Liepāja Committee of the Latvian Red Cross
Head Ingūna Aleksandroviča
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 14, Liepāja
Phone: +371 6 34 80345

Training and Rehabilitation Centre of the Liepāja Association of People with Disabilities
Head Ineta Bore
Address: Teodora Breikša iela 16/20, Liepāja
Phone: +371 6 34 22647