BDR “Latvijas Jauniešu Attīstības Centrs” (Latvian Youth Development Center) is a non-governmental organisation located in Riga, Latvia and founded in May 2014.
We focus on actively promoting youth projects and training courses, which are mainly co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The promotion of these diverse opportunities to the target groups is done mainly through social media and the possibilities of the internet. Our organisation already acts as co-organiser of such projects and works effectively on implementing further projects. In cooperation with international partners "Latvijas Jauniešu Attīstības Centrs" also works in the field of social advertising, focusing on making short films that draw attention to social issues. With such social advertising we can support problem solving in our society and draw people's attention to social issues such as discrimination, homophobia, orphanhood, etc.
- To develop personal and professional skills of young people using non-formal education methods.
- To create a platform of learning opportunities for people coming from rural and deprived areas of local community.
- To increase the leadership potential of young people by organizing different workshops and seminars.
As coordinator, consortium member or partner, we have passed the 70 international project mark. We are happy to continue working for the benefit of the European Union.
We serve the community in cooperation with our international partners from the European Union, the Eastern Partnership and the Caucasus region.
We are the founders of Latvia's largest Erasmus+ Programme Facebook group: "Erasmus+ Latvia". If you want to post a call for participants or partners - you are welcome!
Our mission is to empower young people to develop themselves on a personal and professional level. The main aim is to tackle the most sensitive challenges of our society, promote equality, break stereotypes and fight youth unemployment by organising various development initiatives, projects, seminars and taking advantage of new media opportunities.