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EVENTS 2013


¤ September-December,2013- SANDRA KALNIETE'S AWARD FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESS OWNERS 2013

¤ 05.12.2013.- MENTORING ROUND TABLE , 7th MEETING

¤ January-November,2013 - MENTORING PROCESS FOR WINNERS OF CONTEST "JUMP INTO BUSINESS"

¤ 25.09.2013.- Journalist from Germany visited Latvia

¤ 16.08.2013.- BPW LATVIA RIGA CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

¤ 05.08.2013.- EQUALITY PAYS OFF advocate for Latvia

¤ 09.07.2013.-10.07.2013.- LIDERE 10th EXPEDITION

¤ 25.06.2013.- DONATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 07.05.2013.- WORKSHPOP FOR PARTICIPANTS OF CONTEST "BE AN ENTREPRENEUR 2012/2013" IN DAUGAVPILS

¤ 29.04.2013.-30.04.2013.- CONFERENCE "Women’s Economic Engagement and the Europe 2020 Agenda" IN DUBLIN

¤ 20.03.2013.- RESEARCH “WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2012”. PRESENTATION OF MAIN CONSLUSIONS

¤ LECTURES FOR MEMBERS OF RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ BUSINESS INTERESTS CLUB, 2013

¤ 08.03.2013.- LIDERE TEAM PARTICIPATES IN WOMEN’S RALLY!

¤ 28.02.2013.- Members of LIDERE inspire women in Gulbene

¤ 03.02.2013.- INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERS „BREAKING BOUNDARIES: WOMEN IN BUSINESS” Exchange of ideas, experience and inspirational success stories

¤ 03.02.2013.- AWARD CEREMONY OF CONTEST "THE MENTOR OF THE YEAR 2012"


EVENTS 2012


¤ 24.02.2012.-29.11.2012.- MENTORING PROCESS FOR WINNERS OF CONTEST "JUMP INTO BUSINESS"

¤ 16.05.2012.- MENTORING ROUND TABLE 2012, 5th MEETING

¤ 04.04.2012.- CONCLUSION OF 13th (2011) MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 21.03.2012.- MENTORING ROUND TABLE 2012, 4th MEETING

¤ LECTURES FOR MEMBERS OF RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ BUSINESS INTERESTS CLUB, 2012

¤ 03.02.2012.– ASSOCIATION’S LIDERE 9 ANNIVERSARY

¤ 03.02.2013.- WORKSHPOP FOR PARTICIPANTS OF CONTEST "BE AN ENTREPRENEUR 2011/2012" IN DAUGAVPILS

¤ 31.01.2012.- WORKSHOP IN DOBELE

¤ 18.01.2012.- MENTORING ROUND TABLE 2012, 3rd MEETING


EVENTS 2011


¤ 22.09.2011.- 21.12.2011. - SANDRA KALNIETE'S AWARD FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESS OWNERS 2011

¤ 01.11.2011. - Chairperson of the Association LIDERE Aiva Viksna visited Riga Technical University, Students’ Club

¤ 31.10.2011. - COMPETENCE IMPROVING WORKSHOP FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 27.10.2011. - Chairperson of the Association LIDERE Aiva Viksna visited local entrepreneurs in Talsi

¤ 26.10.2011. - CONCLUSION OF MENTORING PROCESS FOR WINNERS OF CONTEST "JUMP INTO BUSINESS"

¤ 18.10.2011. – "LIDERE" and friends pay a visit “Vecpiebalga China Factory”

¤ 06.10.2011. - Workshop „THE WAYS OF SUPPORT TO NEW ENTREPRENEURS”

¤ 21.09.2011. - MENTORING ROUND TABLE 2011, 1st MEETING

¤ 06.09.2011. - CONCLUSION OF 12th (2010/2nd) MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 16.08. – 18.08.2011. – Civic Alliance - Latvia (CAL) organized the 6th Summer Academy for representatives of non-governmental organisations

¤ 09.08.2011. - LIDERE remains active in the work of SME Platform of Employers’ Confederation of Latvia

¤ LOVELIEST EVENT IN JULY- "LIDERE" EXPEDITION TO VIDZEME

¤ 19.07.2011. - COMPETENCE IMPROVING WORKSHOP FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 25.05.2011. – Aiva Vīksna, the Chairperson of the Board of the Association LIDERE visited Rīga Stradiņš University

¤ 24.05.2011. - Association LIDERE has received the certificate for successful particpation in the "European Enterprise Awards 2011"

¤ 23.05.2011. - “LIDERE" AND FRIENDS VISITED THE "PURE FOOD", "PURE CHOCOLATE" AND KUKŠI MANOR

¤ 18.05.2011. - AMBASSADOR OF EGYPT TO THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA VISITED "LĪDERE"

¤ May 5-7, 2011 - the Global Summit of Women in Istanbul, Turkey

¤ 11.04.2011. - Association LIDERE has received the Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Department’s Licence

¤ 08.04.2011. - LAUNCH OF 13th (2011/1st) MENTORING PROGRAMME

¤ 15.03.2011. - Chairperson of the Association LIDERE Aiva Viksna visited Riga Technical University, Students’ Club

¤ 11.03.2011. - MID-SEMINAR FOR PARTICIPANTS OF 2010/2nd MENTORING PROGRAMME

¤ 04.03.2011. - The U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Lorraine Hariton, visited Latvia

¤ 04.03.2011. - CONCLUSION OF 11th (2010/1st) MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 22.02.2011. – OPENING EVENT OF MENTORING PROCESS FOR WINNERS OF CONTEST "JUMP INTO BUSINESS"

¤ 03.02.2011. - ASSOCIATION’S LIDERE 8 ANNIVERSARY

¤ 11.01.2011. - Le Figaro journalist visited Latvia

¤ 06.01.2011. - Vice - Chairperson of the Association LIDERE Marite Sperberga visited internet portal “Sievietes pasaule” (World of Woman”)



EVENTS 2010


¤ 14.12.2010. - EUROPEAN PRISE AWARD 2011 COMPETITION AT NATIONAL LEVEL HAS ENDED

¤ 04.12.2010. - ASSOCIATION LIDERE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS HOSTED THE WORKSHOP FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES

¤ 31.05.2010. - MEETING WITH FINNISH BUSINESSWOMEN DELEGATION FROM SOUTH KARELIA.

¤ 28.05.2010. – VISIT OF REPRESENTATIVES OF SME IN ROJA

¤ 28.05.2010. - COMPETENCE IMPROVING WORKSHOP FOR 2009/2nd AND 2010/1st MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 26.03.2010. - 11TH (2010/1ST) MENTORING PROGRAMME HAS COMMENCED!

¤ 17.02.2010. - 30.04.2010. – SANDRA KALNIETE’S AWARD FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESS OWNERS

¤ 19.03.2010. - CONCLUSION OF 2009/1st MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 26.02.2010. - 2009/2ND MENTORING PROGRAMME MID-SEMINAR

¤ 23.02.2010. – VIDEO CONFERENCE IN U.S. EMBASSY IN RIGA

¤ 03.02.2010. - ASSOCIATION’S 7th ANNIVERSARY

¤ 28.01.2010. - COMPETENCE IMPROVING WORKSHOP FOR 2009/1st AND 2009/2nd MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ 21.01.2010. - RESTRUCTURING IN EUROPE: NATIONAL SEMINAR IN LATVIA

¤ 06.01.2010. - MEETING OF "LIDERE" MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATION "GAUJAS PARTNERSHIP” IN ADAZI



EVENTS 2009


¤ 22. - 24.10.2009. -Fourth edition of the European Development Days in Stockholm. Inese Bers, the Member of the Board represented association "LIDERE" in this event.

¤ 18.09.2009. - The European Commission has launched an initiative "BREAK GENDER STEREOTYPES, GIVE TALENT A CHANCE!" to help private sector companies and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to better understand the benefits of combating gender stereotypes in the world of work, thus improving their competitiveness. The national workshops for Latvia took place on September 18, 2009 in Riga, on October 2, 2009 in Iecava and on October 16, 2009 in Rezekne.

¤ 17.09.2009. - Mid-Seminar for 2009/1st mentoring programme for entrepreneurs took place.

¤ 04.09.2009. – 10th (2009/2nd) mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has commenced .

¤ 17.07.2009. - 2008/2nd Mentoring Programme for entrepreneurs has been closed.

¤ 29.05.2009. - The workshop "Company's strategy-making" took place in Riga for the participants of 2008/2nd un 2009/1st mentoring programme for entrepreneurs.

¤ 23.05.2009. – Members of association LIDERE have got meeting with the group of women entrepreneurs from Oulu and Kemi, Finland.

¤ 24.04.2009. - 2009/1st mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has commenced.

¤ 27.02.2009. - Mid-Seminar for 2008/2nd mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has hold.

¤ 20.02.2009.- 2008/1st Mentoring Programme for entrepreneurs has been closed.

¤ 29.01.2009. - Walid H.Shiltag, Ambassador of Iraq in Poland has got a meeting with Aiva Viksna, the Chairperson of association LIDERE.



EVENTS 2008


¤ 02.12.2008. and 09.12.2008. - Aiva Viksna, chairwoman of the association "Lidere" gave the presentation on issue "Motivation to Start Entrepreneurship" for students of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the University of Latvia, Riga and at the Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava.

¤ 28.11.2008. - Association’s "Lidere" vice-chairwoman Marite Sperberga has participated in the work of 8th conference "10th Anniversary of Micro-credit in Latvia" organised by Latvia Rural Women Association

¤ 21.11.2008. - The workshop "How to sell more" was held in Riga for the participants of 2008/1st and 2008/2nd mentoring programme for entrepreneurs.

¤ 11.11.2008. - Mārīte Šperberga, vice-chairperson of the association "Lidere" gave the presentation on issue "What is the Mentoring Programme for Entrepreneurs?" for students and lecturers of BA School of Business and Finance.

¤ 02.11.2008.-09.11.2008. – Association "Lidere" in co-operation with its partners, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Riga Graduate School of Law realised the project "Professional Development Programme for State and Non-State Institution Managers in Belarus".23 executives from state and non-state institutions in Belarus were invited to attend this programme in Riga, Latvia.

¤ 24.10.2008. - Aiva Viksna, chairwoman of the association "Lidere" gave the presentation on issue "Success in Business and Happiness in Family Life – how to combine it?" for entrepreneurs and representatives of NGO’s in Talsi (region of Kurzeme).

¤ 22.10.2008.-23.10.2008. - Association "Lidere" in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia held the conference "Enhancing women’s role in society, business and development with the participation of five women entrepreneurs and leaders from the Iraq.

¤ 07.10.2008. - Aiva Viksna, chairwoman of the association "Lidere" gave the presentation on issue "Motivation to Start Entrepreneurship" for students of Economics and Entrepreneurship in Preili and Daugavpils (region of Latgale).

¤ 25.09.2008. -28.09.2008. – SELENAThe Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria organised the 1st International Forum of Women Entrepreneurs in Sofia. The member of the Board Zane Ozola and project co-ordinator Zanda Raciborska represented "Lidere" in this event with an aim to establish new international contacts.

¤ 22.09. - 23.09.2008. – The member of Board Inese Bers represented "Lidere" in conference "Sharing a common goal - 10 years of Nordic Baltic gender equality cooperation" in Tallinn, Estonia. "Lidere" received the invitation from the Ministry of Welfare and the conference was organised by support of Nordic Council of Ministers'.

¤ 12.09.2009. - Organization "Finpro" has welcomed the group of women entrepreneurs from Vaasa, Finland to sustain international contacts by organizing workshop "Business environment and women entrepreneurship in Latvia".

¤ 22.08.2008. - 2008/2 mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has commenced in Riga.

¤ 01.08.2008. – 06.08.2008. - "Mentoring Master Workshop. West – East" organized by the association "Leader" was held in Latvia with the participation of five representatives from the Afghan Women’s Business Federation.

¤ 25.07.2008. - Mid-Seminar for 2008/1st mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has hold in Riga.

¤ 18.07.2008. - the 2007/2nd Mentoring Programme for entrepreneurs has been closed in Riga.

¤ 28.05.2008. - Association’s "Lidere" chair Aiva Viksna was interviewed by Gloria Moss, researcher from UK. Together with the group of her colleagues she is doing reserch Lessons on Gender and Management from Latvia.

¤ 23.05.2008. - The workshop "Public Relations for the Development of Enterprise" was held in Riga for the participants of 2007/2nd and 2008/1st mentoring programme for entrepreneurs.

¤ 26.04.2008. - Association’s "Lidere" chair Aiva Viksna participated in Latvian Disabled Women’s association "Aspazija" 10th anniversary conference "View into the future".

¤ 31.03.2008. - 2008/1 mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has commenced in Riga.

¤ 29.02.2008. - Mid-Seminar for 2007/2nd mentoring program for entrepreneurs has hold in Riga.

¤ 15.02.2008. - The 2007/1st Mentoring Programme for entrepreneurs has been closed in Riga.

¤ 17.-18.01.2008. - FemStart – Fostering the Public Debate on University Support of Female Scientists to Start a Business – Conference took place in Riga. Association’s "Lidere" chairwoman Aiva Viksna gave the presentation on mentoring in the conference’s session "Programmes and Policies Supporting Technology Oriented Female Entrepreneurship".



EVENTS 2007


¤ 13.12.2007. - The workshop „112 for New Entrepreneurs: Extraordinary Advices in Complicated Situations” for the participants of 2007/2nd mentoring programme for entrepreneurs.

¤ 07.12.2007. - Association’s “Lidere” chairwoman Aiva Viksna has given a speech in the final conference of project “Educated Inhabitant for the Development of Iecava’s Region” organised by the women’s club “Liepas”

¤ 30.11.2007. - Association’s “Lidere” chairwoman Aiva Viksna has participated in the work of 7th conference “Public Organization as Promoter of Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas” organised by Latvia Rural Women Association

¤ 29.10.2007. - The workshop „What is Competence?” was held 29.10.2007. in Riga for the participants of 2007/1st mentoring programme for entrepreneurs.

¤ 26.10.2007. - Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs INA GUDELE has visited association's representative “Sentio” members in Rezekne.

¤ 24.10.2007. Association “Lidere” has organised meeting for members of association, participants of mentoring programmes for entrepreneurs and partners of co-operation with Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs INA GUDELE.

¤ 27.-29.09.2007. - W.I.N. (Women’s International Networking) 10th Annual Global Forum in Oslo, Norway. Zane Ozola, owner of private school “Patnis” and Zanda Rubene, professor of Latvia University represented association “Lidere” in the forum.

¤ 07.09.2007. Association “Lidere” members have visited Mirdza Cakure’s guest house “Konu dzirnavas” (“Konu Mill”) in Valmiera district.

¤ 24.08.2007. – 2007/2 mentoring programme for entrepreneurs has commenced. 07.08.2007. Association “Lidere” members have visited the women’s club “Liepas” in Iecava.

¤ 07.08.2007. Association’s “Lidere” chair Aiva Viksna was interviewed by Sonnhild Rasche, Radio CORAX journalist from Halle, Germany.

¤ 31.07.2007. Association “Lidere” has signed Partner Network Agreement with W.I.N. (Women’s International Networking) to promote W.I.N. Annual Global Forum in Latvia.

¤ 26.07.2007. - Conclusion of 3rd Mentoring Programme for Entrepreneurs.

¤ 13.07.2007. - Mid-Seminar for 2007/1st mentoring program for entrepreneurs has hold.

¤. 09.07.2007. Association “Lidere” members visited Mara Bergmane at environment health farm “Upmali” in Renda, Kuldiga district.

¤ 14.06.-16.06. 2007.Global Summit of Women took place in Berlin, Germany. 8 businesswomen from Latvia participated in the work of summit. This delegation was leaded by Aiva Viksna.

¤ 07.06.2007. - Association “Lidere” members have visited one of the members of association Olga Lasmane at hostel “Zakisi” in Cesu district, Raiskums

¤ 05.06.2007. - Association ”Lidere” members have met board members of Siera klubs (Cheese Club).

¤ 21.05.2007. - The workshop „Change Management” was held 21.05.2007. in Riga for the participants of 3rd and 2007/1st mentoring programmes for entrepreneurs.

¤ 18.05.2007. - Association Lidere members have participated in the discussion with President of the State on topic "Woman's Role in Entrepreneurship" in Auce

¤ 15.05.2007. - Association ”Lidere” has organised the meeting with group of women entrepreneurs from Finland to sustain international contacts.

¤ 11.05.2007. - Association “Liepas” the women’s club from Iecava has organised Zemgale’s women’s non-governmental conference in Iecava, Bauska’s district. Aiva Viksna, chairwoman of the association ”Lidere” has given presentation in the conference.

¤ 28.04.2007. and 12.05.2007 - Aiva Vīksna, chairwoman of the association ”Lidere” has participated with the presentations and discussions in the workshop “Woman and Business”. Workshop was organised in the framework of the EQUAL project “SILENT HANDS”.

¤ 30.03.2007. - 2007/1 mentoring programme has commenced.

¤ 16.02.2007. - 3rd mentoring program mid-seminar has hold.

¤ 02.02.2007. – Closing Event of Competition „Mentor of the Year 2006” organized by association ”Lidere”.



EVENTS 2006


¤ December 7, 2006 EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE AWARDS

¤ November 10, 2006 COMPETENCE IMPROVING SEMINAR FOR 2nd MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ November 3, 2006 COMPETENCE IMPROVING SEMINAR FOR EQUAL MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS

¤ October, 2006 LIDERE ARE INCLUDED IN WES Activities Report 2005

¤ October 16, 2006 DAY OF INNOVATION 2006

¤ October 4, 2006 EQUAL MENTORING PROGRAM MID-SEMINAR HAS HOLD

¤ September 26, 2006 1ST MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS HAS NOMINATED TO THE EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE AWARDS

¤ September 8, 2006 2ND MENTORING PROGRAM MID-SEMINAR HAS HOLD

¤ September 8, 2006 PRESENTATION OF VIDEO FILM „MENTORING”

¤ September 7, 2006 ASSOCIATION „LIDERE” VISITED CELEBRATION CEREMONY OF „JELGAVA ZONTA CLUB”

¤ August 11, 2006 3RD MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS STARTED

¤ July 21, 2006 COMPETENCE IMPROVING SEMINAR

¤ July 4-5, 2006 VISITING AGLONA’ S ENTERPRISES

¤ June 20, 2006 MEETING WITH ANTALYA BUSINESSWOMEN



EVENTS 2005


¤ October 04, 2005: 1 Baltic Mentor Conference

¤ August 24, 2005: STRUCTURAL FUNDS OF EU – POSSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE. Rezekne Business Center together with association „SENTIO”, association „Lidere” and recreation center „Razna” organized seminar-discussion „Structural Funds of EU – Possibilities and Experience” on August 24.

¤ August 18, 2005: ENHANCING AND NETWORKING OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS BORDERS (ENWEB) .Estonian NGO SME Network System is implementing project “Enhancing and Networking of Women Entrepreneurs across Borders. The aim of the project is to support and encourage women entrepreneurs by providing international contacts and specially designed training; to enlarge network between women entrepreneurs. Target area: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland; through the mentor-movement to help women who have recently started with entrepreneurship; create an attraction for Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian women entrepreneurship and networking movement and creating new cross border contacts by organizing “OSAVAD NAISED - WOMEN SKILLS” Fair in Valga, Estonia based on similar experience in Finland and Scandinavian countries, other European countries and Estonia..

¤ July 15, 2005: Mentoring program participants meet in Jelgava . Mentoring program participants from Riga, Rēzekne and Jelgava met in Jelgava in 15 July to get to know more how to organise their time during the seminar “Time management” (lecturer Ramona Gredzena) and to get to know more about three business in Jelgava. They visited clothe cleaning service “Lano serviss” (owner Ligija Miķelsone); beauty saloon “Dīva” (owner Ritas Līckrastiņa) and family business of retail, cafe, and hotel “Magone” in Zalenieki.

¤ May 19, 2005: Participation at conference “Baltic Security Challenges and Building Regional Women’s Networks” by WIIS (Women In International Security) . In May 19, Aiva Viksna, the board chairperson of Lidere will participate at the conference “Baltic Security Challenges and Building Regional Women’s Networks”. The event is organised by Women In International Security at the Press Conference Hall at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn. Aiva Viksna will give a speech about the experience of the association regarding networking.

¤ May 13, 2005: Association Lidere – member of consultative council of SMEs and craftsmen. In May 13, association Lidere became a member of consultative council of SMEs and craftsmen to the Ministry of Economics of Latvia.

¤ May 11, 2005: Meeting of deputies and NGOs . In May 11 there were organised meeting of parliament deputies and representatives of NGOs. Aiva Viksna represented Lidere at the meeting and discussed about co-operation possibilities.

¤ May 7, 2005: Meeting with George Bush, president of U.S. . In May 7 Aiva Viksna with other representatives of NGOs met with the president of U.S. to discuss the future development of civil society.

¤ April 22, 2005: Association received the status of public profit . By the decision of the Ministry of Economics of Latvia nr. 66 from the April 22, 2005, association Lidere receives the status of public profit.

¤ May 3, 2005: Presentation of first Latvian mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Helsinki . In May 3 Aiva Viksna participated at the annual conference organised by Women’s Enterprise Agency (Finland) and presented first results about the mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Latvia.

¤ 2005: “Let’s Exchange Experience” . For the second year Lidere has implemented project “Let’s Exchange Experience”. In the framework of the project was published bulletin for Latvian entrepreneurs “Lidere” and organised conference for businesswomen.

¤ April 13, 2005: Exploration “Women in Entrepreneurship” 2005 . For the third year Lidere has carried out the exploration “Women in Entrepreneurship”. This year exploration was carried out in co-operation with “Latvijas Fakti” and the Ministry of Economics. Exploration was presented at the press conference in April 13, 2005.

¤ March 8, 2005: New applied women association SENTIO . In March 8 there is founded the association of applied women Sentio in Rezekne.

¤ 2005: “Many Faces of Mentoring” in Latvian and Russian . Association Lidere in co-operation with publishing-house Lietiskas informacijas dienests has published “Many Faces of Mentoring” by Tuulikki Juusela, Tuula Lillia, Jari Rinne in Latvian and Russian.

¤ 2005: Newspaper “Latvijas Avīze” posts letter competition “Creative woman in Latvia” . Newspaper “Latvijas Avīze” posts letter competition for the eighth time to find out and to greet creative women in Latvia. This year competition is organised in co-operation with the association “Lidere”.

¤ 2005: “Labour Market And Entrepreneurship Overcoming Gender Stereotypes” . Association of Organizations of Mediterranean Business Women AFAEMME starts to implement project “Labour Market and Entrepreneurship Overcoming Gender Stereotypes” that is granted by the European Commission.

EVENTS 2004


¤ November’2004: NGO “Līdere” in co-operation with Rēzekne Business Centre, the Agency of Rēzekne Municipality, is going to organise a meeting with entrepreneurs of Rēzekne to inform about the aims and activities of Līdere in promoting entrepreneurship in Latvia. During the meeting there will be presentations on Mentoring programme in Latvia, terms and procedures of receiving micro credits and participants can share their experience in matters on business environment in Latvia.

¤ October 13, 2004: NGO Līdere in co-operation with Liepāja City Council organises a meeting to inform entrepreneurs of Liepāja about the concept and aims of mentoring programme carried out by NGO Līdere and possibilities to apply for micro credits in Latvia. During the meeting participants can share experience and knowledge related to different aspects of entrepreneurship.

¤ July 10th, 2004: NGO Līdere organised seminar Would you wish and could you be a mentor? in co-operation with Jelgava Regional Adult education centre.

¤ July 1st, 2004: NGO Līdere visited Iecava women club NGO Liepas. NGO Liepas was founded in 1998 with the goal to unite women, to promote physical and moral stability of families, to facilitate women self-education, to organise full-scale relaxation activities for the members, to organise charity events and to promote co-operation between local government and inhabitants of Iecava.

¤ May 12th, 2004: NGO Līdere met representatives of Jelgava Regional Adult Education Center and businesswomen in Jelgava.

¤ April 27th, 2004: Aiva Vīksna and Mārīte Šperberga met businesswomen in Daugavpils.

¤ April 23-24th, 2004: NGO Līdere participates at the conference Let's get acquainted in Tallinn, Estonia.

¤ April 16th, 2004: Conference - seminar for businesswomen Let's Exchange Experience!

¤ April 7th, 2004: Presentation of the research Women in Entrepreneurship 2004 by NGO Līdere and Latvijas Fakti.

¤ April 7th, 2004: NGO Līdere organized a meeting of Latvian businesswomen with Mr Juris Lujans, the Minister of Economics of Latvia.

¤ April, 2004: Bulletin for Latvian businesswomen Līdere.

¤ March 19th, 2004: NGO Līdere visited NGO Women and Business in Lithuania.

¤ January 29-31th, 2004: Aiva Vīksna and Līga Meņģelsone represented Latvian businesswomen at the MED-PHARE Forum (1st Forum of businesswomen's organisations from the Mediterranean and the enlarged EU) in Barcelona, Spain.

¤ January 18-19th, 2004: Aiva Vīksna, Mārīte Šperberga and Ramona Gredzena visited Ritva Nyberg, the managing director of the Women's Enterprise Agency in Finland and met Finish women entrepreneurs.


EVENTS 2003


¤ October 1-5th, 2003: Participation of Aiva Vīksna and Mārīte Šperberga in the international EWMD conference Women Changing The World, in St Petersburg, Russia.

¤ September 25th, 2003: Organising a practical seminar How to receive financial support from EU foundations in co-operation with European Union Information Centre.

¤ September 10th, 2003: Organising seminar on project management for the members of Applied Women organisation.

¤ August - September, 2003: Project Media discussions on the EU and Women issues for Russian speaking audiences. Project was carried out in the framework of FEU programme that is supported by the Royal Danish Embassy in Riga.

¤ June 16th, 2003: Organising a seminar - discussion to share experience Women - Entrepreneurship - EU for women entrepreneurs (especially from rural areas) with participation of two representatives from Finland.

¤ May 14th, 2003: Organising a visit of Baltic Mission participants from USA, Sweden and Estonia in Riga, Latvia.

¤ April 25th, 2003: Co-organising a Media seminar Media ethics - problems and solutions.

¤ February 13-14th, 2003: Participation of the chairwoman of the board Aiva Vīksna in the 3rd conference WoMen & Democracy in Tallinn, Estonia.

¤ January 23-26th, 2003: Organising a visit of Baltic Mission project co-ordinators Margareta Ling-Vannerus (member of Stockholm County Council) and Inessa Moin (project assistant of Women & Democracy Baltic Mission), Sweden, in Latvia.


EVENTS 2002


¤ November 15-16th, 2002: Organising a visit, business contacts and experience exchange of representatives of Estonia Business Women, Estonia.

¤ November 7th, 2002: Organising a visit and experience exchange of representatives of Association Business Women of Scandinavia and Kvinnokooperativet Saga Association, Sweden;

¤ The beginning of 2002: A Window to the Female Leadership - organising a visit and experience exchange of 11 women from Finland;


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