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2019 – 2022: Provision of social worker and social mentor services to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status

Contact information: Society Integration Foundation Contact information: Latvian Red Cross

Karīna Dzene

Programme Coordinator

Tel. 67078226

e-mail: karina.dzene@sif.gov.lv

Gundega Rupenheite

Project manager

Tel. 28379100

e-mail: gundega.rupenheite@redcross.lv

On 1 December, 2019, Latvian Red Cross and Society Integration Foundation signed the procurement contract of continuation of “Provision of social worker and social mentor services to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status” from 1 December, 2019 to 30 November, 2022. It stipulates that the association “Latvian Red Cross” continues to provide social worker and social mentor services to asylum seekers (persons who have been resettled within the programme of the European Union resettlement programme and persons who arrived to Latvia independently) and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status.

Period of provision of services: 1 December, 2019 – 30 November, 2022

Subject: provision of social worker and social mentor services to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status.

Objective: to provide socially economic inclusion process to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status to increase their social functioning abilities and integration in community.

Target audience: asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status that does not exceed 12 months after the date of obtaining this status.

Place of provision of services: Latvia

Social worker and social mentor service to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status is provided within the framework of the project “Facilitating Diversity” of the European Social Foundation implemented by the Society Integration Foundation (No. 9.1.4.4./16/I/001). Financing is provided by the European Social Foundation and Latvian state budget. More information about the activity is available here. More information about the project is available here.

Information related to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status and their welcoming in Latvia and processes in Europe is available in the LatLRC News section: “Refugees and asylum seekers”.


LatRC also provided the services of social worker and social mentor to asylum seekers and persons with the status of refugee or alternative status in these periods: 

  1. 1 June 2018 – 30 November 2019 
  2. 1 April 2016 – 30 November 2016

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