EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE AWARDS
On 7 December, Brussels, was held ceremony of “European Enterprise Awards”. In this competition took part 28 participating countries from EU Member States, Bulgaria, Norway and Romania.
This competition was held first time and from Latvia participated two projects. One of them is “First Mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Latvia” carried out by the association “Lidere”.
The Jury’s Grand Prize is awarded to Finland’s project “Making Central Finland the most entrepreneur-friendly region in the world”.
Latvia was represented by Ilze Beinâre, delegate from the Ministry of Economy, Aiva Vîksna, chairwoman of the board of the association „Lîdere” and Rita Baroniòa, co-ordinator of project “The First Mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Latvia”.
COMPETENCE IMPROVING SEMINAR FOR 2nd MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS
November, 2006, in Riga, was held the seminar „Change Management”. Participated participants of 2nd mentoring program for entrepreneurs.
The chair of the seminar was Natâlija Jakovïeva, co-owner of “Reaton, Ltd”.
COMPETENCE IMPROVING SEMINAR FOR EQUAL MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS
On 3 November, 2006, in Riga, was held the seminar „International Deals”. Participated participants of project „Diminishment of profession segregation causes”’ Mentoring program. The project is the part of the EQUAL Latvia 2004-2006 programme.
The chair of the seminar was Jurgita Spîgule and Sandija Novicka, associates of the law firm „Lejins, Torgans & Partners”.
LIDERE ARE INCLUDED IN WES Activities Report 2005
1st and 2nd Mentoring programm for entrepeneurs of Association Lidere are included in The European Network to promote Women's EntrepreneurShip „WES Activities Report 2005”. Report is aimed at detailing the activities carried out in 2005 by the national and/or regional governments in the Europe Union, the European Economic Association and candidate countries to promote women’s entrepreneurship.
DAY OF INNOVATION 2006
The business forum was held in Riga during „Day of Innovation 2006” which was organised by the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and the Microsoft Latvia Ltd.
Aiva Vîksna, chairwoman of the board of the association „Lîdere” and CEO of “Lietiðíâs informâcijas dienests” took part in the business forum as honoured guest. She exchanged with her own experience about role of business angels in innovative projects.
EQUAL MENTORING PROGRAM MID-SEMINAR HAS HOLD
04.10.2006. Riga, EQUAL Mentoring program for entrepreneurs Mid-Seminar has hold. Mentees presented the co-operation with their mentors during 6 months.
1ST MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS HAS NOMINATED TO THE EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE AWARDS
Riga, September 26, 2006
1st mentoring program for entrepreneurs of association
LIDERE has nominated to the European Enterprise Awards in category Entrepreneurial Trailblazer Award
(recognises actions that promote an entrepreneurial culture and mindset and have an awareness raising role promoting entrepreneurship in society) by Ministry of Economics of Republic of Latvia.
The awards objectives are fourfold: to identify and recognise successful activities and initiatives undertaken to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship, to showcase and share examples of best entrepreneurship policies and practices, to create a higher awareness of the role entrepreneurs play in society, to encourage and inspire potential entrepreneurs.
More about European Enterprise Awards >>>
ASSOCIATION „LIDERE” VISITED CELEBRATION CEREMONY OF „JELGAVA ZONTA CLUB”.
07.09.2006. Association „Lidere” visited celebration ceremony of „Jelgava Zonta Club”. The Chairwoman of the Board Aiva Vîksna presented main activities of the association “Lidere” and mentoring movement development in Latvia.
“Lidere” has started new business contacts with “Riga Zonta Club”, “International Soropimist Riga Club” and “Association of Rural Women of Latvia”.
2ND MENTORING PROGRAM MID-SEMINAR HAS HOLD
08.09.2006. Riga, 2nd
mentoring program for entrepreneurs Mid-Seminar has hold in “Hotel Bergs”. Mentees presented the co-operation with their mentors during 6 month.
PRESENTATION OF VIDEO FILM „MENTORING”
On 8 September, 2006 was presented new video film „Mentoring. Good practise exapmles of Latvian entrepreneurs”.
The video is about mentoring. Four new entrepreneurs tell about their practise how to start own business. Mentors and mentees discover their co-operation and what kind of support they have gotten of this program.
Video film is for mentoring program participants and new entrepreneurs.
STARTED 3RD MENTORING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS
On 11 August, 2006, 3rd mentoring program for entrepreneurs is started. 12 pears of mentors and mentees will co-operate till July, 2007. Seven mentees have got their own companies and five mentees plan to found a company.
COMPETENCE IMPROVING SEMINAR
On 21 July, 2006, in Riga, 68 street Graudu, was held the seminar „Introduction in enterprise’ s staff management and development”. Participated participants of project „Diminishment of profession segregation causes”’ Mentoring program. The project is the part of the EQUAL Latvia 2004-2006 programme.
The chair of the seminar was Ms.Ilze Boitmane, Workingday Latvia senior personal specialist.
VISITING AGLONA’ S ENTERPRISES
Representatives from association „Lidere” had the meeting with entrepreneurs from Aglona – Marite Meziniece, Inese Survilo, Vija Ancane – which was nominated to competition „Mentor of 2005” and owner of homestead „Trepes”.
During the visit were visited enterprises „Mezinieku House”, „Solomina Manor”, Aglona’s Bread Museum and some cultural heritage buildings.
MEETING WITH ANTALYA BUSINESSWOMEN
On 20 June in Grand Palace Hotel met representatives of association “Lidere” and association of businesswomen of Antalya “Antikad” to get acquainted with activities of two organisations, exchange with the experience and make business contacts between Antalya and Latvia.
Photos from the event
1 Baltic Mentors conference
In October 4 was held 1st Baltic Mentors conference in Riga where took part participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Austria and U.S. About the conference you can read here.
DIMINISHMENT OF PROFESSION SEGREGATION CAUSES
project to encourage employment at the technical industries
With the opening event on August 26, has started project „Diminishment of Profession Segregation Causes” carried out in the framework of the EQUAL program of EC. One of the partners at the project is the association „Lidere” that will be responsible for the mentoring program for young entrepreneurs.
The aim of the project is to diminish stereotypes dominating at the society regarding „women” and „men” professions and to encourage employment at the technical industries that demands new potential and qualified labor force.
There are 20 partners participating at the implementation of the project and they represent – higher education establishments, NGOs, State institutions, municipalities, adult education centers and employers. The project will last till 2007.
More about the project you can find at http://www.lsif.lv/equal, calling (+371) 7078212 or e-mailing EQUAL@lsif.lv.