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Digital by default – ICT industry, public sector, and NGO partners join efforts to ensure that all Latvian citizens and SMEs have the right digital skills to apply technologies and use services.

A partner since the start of the campaign in 2010, the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) is again the Latvian national partner for Get Online Week 2017.

The major co-organizer of the campaign in Latvia together vith LIKTA will be the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. The other national partners will be Library network, Ministry of Education, State Employments Agency. There will also be the regional partners (municipalities, adult education centers, NGOs ) and ICT companies, all together 300 partner organizations.

The campaign will be promoted through the special dedicated website www.eprasmes.lv; public call for national and regional partners in early January; newsletters and e-mail campaigns

The following main events and activities are planned for the GOW17 in Latvia:
1. March 27 – High level opening event of national Digital coalition in Latvia;
Event for youth – Digital skills for my future digital jobs
2. March 28 – ICT security day: workshops, webinars, tests, trainings
3. Digital skills for SME s
4. Promotion of digital competences for employment and Self evaluation tests regarding DIGCOMP competences (online)
5. Introduction of new e-services with accent on mobile applications

Specifically, on the topic of Cybersecurity:

  • webinars and workshops
  • self-evaluation tests
  • awereness raising – infographic

On e-Services:

  • promotion of the latest public and private e-services
  • infographics about mobile applications of e-services
  • workshops and webinars

On Employment and Entrepreneurship:

  • at the opening event 4 job profiles for young people will be presented
  • webinars for digital skills for SMEs
  • digital career promotion for young people

With all the efforts, LIKTA and its partners plan to engage 10,000 users in the GOW17 activities in Latvia.

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GOW2013 pictures from Latvia


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Active preparation for Get Online Week 2013 going on in Latvia

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With less than 40 days left till Get Online Week 2013 will start all over Europe, in Latvia the preparation activities have reached their peak. 

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As in previous years, the GOW 2013 in Latvia is coordinated by the Latvian Information and communication Technology association (LIKTA), together with The Ministry of Environment Protection and regional development.

Already more than 100 partners from the public sector, the ICT industry and the NGO sector have signed up for the week activities, offering different e-Skills and e-services related trainings, competitions, workshops and online seminars.

» Read more at our community site

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Get Online Week 2012 in Latvia

European Get Online Week 2012 in Latvia was organized and coordinated by the Latvian Information and communication Technology Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. An impressive number of 890 special events were organized in the frame of Get Online Week in Latvia, reaching more than 36.000 people (also the highest national counter engagement, with over 17.000 people).

The first ICT Career Day was organized in Latvia during the Get online week. The aim of the event was to provide 9 to 12 grade students an opportunity to discover the secrets of the professions of the ICT industry. Information and communication technology oriented companies and organizations attended the event, giving the students an opportunity to follow professionals like programmers, software testers, customer support specialists and high level managers. The seminars to learn more about ICT career opportunities were offered to more than 230 students and teachers.

» view the GOW2012 pictures from Latvia

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GOW2012 video from Latvia: ICT Career Day at the Geospatial Information Agency

During the Get Online Week 2012 in Latvia, an ICT Career Day was organized. The aim of the event was to provide 9 to 12 grade students an opportunity to discover the secrets of the professions of the ICT industry. Information and communication technology oriented companies and organizations gave the students an opportunity to follow professionals like programmers, software testers, customer support specialists and high level managers.

In this video made by one of the students, Anna Kuznecova, she explains through a beautiful collage of commented pictures her ICT Career Day at the Geospatial Information Agency where she was shown how maps are created started from satellite pictures:

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GOW2012 video from Latvia: Get Online Week 2012 at Kabile Primary School

During the Get Online Week 2012 in Latvia, different educational event for students and their parents were held at schools. In this animated video presentation made by Eduards Skabis, a good overview is beign shown about the wide variety of activities that were organized by the Zigfrids Anna Meierovics Kabile Primary School in the Kuldiga region of Latvia.

The video shows the survey “How e-skill full are you?” filled among the schoolchildren; the interactive lesson about internet safety, the tasks and winners of the school’s Olympiad in informatics; the seminar by representatives of the SEB bank about “e-skills in the i-bank and somewhere else in the e-environment” for teachers, staff and parents; the competition “Hardware and intelligence” and of the awards ceremony at the closing event:

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GOW2012 story from Latvia: “E-skills for employability workshops help to get a job”

GOW12_Latvia_14_CaseStudy2VRDuring Get Online week 2012,  “E-skills for employability & development” workshops took place in training centers all across Latvia. The workshops were based on the online Employment Toolkit, and the main aim was to show people how to find a new or better job by searching jobs online, preparing CV & Cover letters and promoting themselves through social networking.

Mrs. Katerina Sokolova was one of the participants:

“In the training center LatInSoft I was learning for the customer service profession, when my trainer proposed to take part in the “E-skills for employability” workshop. I was familiar with searching jobs online and had prepared my CV, but thanks to the Employment Toolkit training I understood that I had prepared my CV incorrectly as it didn’t give an employer the full information about my skills. Meanwhile, I was doing my field practice and the company manager told me to leave him my CV, “just in case” – he added. So I used what I learned during the Employability Toolkit training to improve my CV and cover letter, and this is what I submitted to the company manager.”

And it played a crucial role – she got the job!

The online Employment Toolkit is a very useful tool, that provides the opportunity to acquire the e-skills necessary to get a job. During Get Online Week 2012, all those  who participated at the Employability Toolkit workshops had the opportunity to increase their knowledge and probably get a better job!

» Story written by Mara Jakobsone for GOW2012 in Latvia

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GOW2012 partner for Latvia: Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association

Already a partner for GOW2011 and for GOD2010 the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA)  is again the Latvian national partner for Get Online Week 2012.

The association will involve about 600 telecentres in NGO’s, libraries and state or municipal organizations, and in private organizations & schools. Planned activities are seminars about e-services, hands-on trainings & demonstrations, conferences and workshops & introductions to the internet.

LIKTA is also a stakeholder for e-Skills Week 2012 that runs during the same week in which they will focus on the follow activities: ICT careers and ICT tools for education; SME’s and micro enterprises go digital; IT online tests and competitions for students and youngsters.

LIKTA will promote their campaign by involving ICT industry and national partners, the library network, the school network and regional partners & state institutions. All partners will be reflected on a digital map of Latvia. They will also widely use social networks and media partners. Latvia expects to involve over 30.000 people during the campaign’s week.

Contact: Ms. Mara Jakobsone, Vice President

» View the GOW2011 country report from Latvia

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Get Online Week 2011 in Latvia

GOW 2011 in Latvia was organized and coordinated by LIKTA (Latvian Information and communication Technology Association) in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment and Regional Development of Latvia. The aim of Latvia’s Get Online Week was to raise awareness of the importance of e-skills for citizens and SME’s and involve the people who have never used computer and Internet and introduce citizens and entrepreneurs to new e-services.

The results were impressive: More than 41.000 people – including 2.900 who used computer and internet for the first time in their lives – took part in cities and rural regions all over Latvia.  More than 200 partners were involved in the organization: ministries, ICT companies, municipalities, schools and libraries. There were 709 special events organized, for all kind of audiences. Live interactive internet broadcasting seminars and discussions were organized on February 28, March 1, March 3 and March 4.

Mara Jakobsone, Vice-President of LIKTA said: “My organization provides continuing support to people to start or continue their journey into the digital world and help to learn about new e-services. Integration into the information society saves time and money for citizens and SMEs, but it also potentially saves their respective governments millions of Euros. In Latvia the 200.000 people who used the online census during Get Online Week rather than the paper census will have saved my government millions of Euros. The support of online government services is an important role that telecentres can play for their citizens and governments.”

» Download the complete report of Get Online Week 2011 in Latvia

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