The Multi-Stakeholder Partnership’s Core Team Meeting in Daugavpils (Latvia)

On 3 June 2019 Daugavpils University hosted a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership’s (MSP) core team meeting attended by eight representatives from various target groups, i.e. young people, education practitioners, civil society activists, policymakers, community leaders, etc.

The atmosphere at the meeting was busy and creative. The work was structured in two parts. In the first part of the meeting, the project implementers from Daugavpils University made a presentation on the project’s objectives and tasks, the role played by the MSP, the project results, the current work and the activities to be carried out in the near future. The meeting participants actively discussed the presented results, put forward proposals and analysed the situation by providing examples from their own field of activity. Particular interest was generated by the results of the policy document analysis. This analysis provides a general description of the situation in the country concerning the cultural literacy field and indicates its key problems in policy documents of various types and levels.

During the second part of the meeting, its participants engaged actively in group work. They presented their vision of the topical problems faced in the field of cultural literacy in Latvia and planned future activities, established close communication, agreed on the types of communication to be used between meetings and provided proposals relating to the persons who could be included in the MSP. The MSP team consisting of 20 interested persons representing different fields was established as a result of active cooperation of all participants. The dates of the first MSP meeting and the next MSP core team meeting were set. It should be emphasised that the MSP core team took its contribution to the project very seriously and already started discussing the most important ideas, which should be included in policy recommendations the MSP will come up with before concluding its work. Overall, the participants displayed real interest in MSP activities, understood the important role they play in the MSP and came up with valuable proposals, which will further help to perform the MSP’s work successfully to deliver the necessary results.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Anita Stašulāne,

CHIEF project team leader of the DU research group