Vidzeme Planning Region

(Latvia)

Contacts:

Project Manager: Lelde Gavare

lelde.gavare@vidzeme.lv

Information Manager: Anita Savoņi

anita.savoni@vidzeme.lv

Vidzeme is the biggest region in Latvia in terms of territory and the smallest one in terms of inhabitants.  The Vidzeme Planning Region is a legal public body under the control of the Ministry of the Environment and Regional Development of Latvia.  It was established to define regional policy, to ensure development and spatial planning, to ensure co-ordination and co-operation between municipalities and to implement regional projects.

Since 2009 Vidzeme Planning Region has provided a consultancy service to cultural heritage specialists working in the municipalities and compiles information about the cultural products and assets in the region.  The Vidzeme Planning Region's mission is to provide political support for regional development.

Through the HISTCAPE project Vidzeme Planning Region can share its specific knowledge with the partners and contribute to experience exchange activities and mutual understanding among relevant players.  In the medium and long term, Vidzeme Planning Region is interested in setting out priorities and measures to preserve and restore the necessary infrastructure for the sustainable management of historic cultural heritage assets, and to ensure the quality and accessibility of cultural services.