The MARTA Centre since 2010 has been actively working in the field of youth, creating, and conducting classes, trainings, and seminars for both young people and youth workers, educators and other specialists throughout Latvia. The aim of the MARTA Centre's youth programs is informal education (discussions; group work; self-reflection tasks, analysis of situations, attitudes, actions, etc.).
It helps to understand and encourages to talk about the prevailing traditional gender stereotypes of society and their influence on our mutual contact, decisions and behavior, its causes and consequences, developing skills on how to create healthy relationships that are based on equality, mutual support and respect.
Youth group methodology. Developing a sustainability strategy.
In order to ensure the sustainability of the Youth Group methodology developed by Center MARTA, in cooperation with organizations from UK, the following have been implemented:1) development of a quality monitoring strategy (Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy) for the implementation of the methodology, in cooperation with the organization...Read more
Non formal education and prevention work: Prevention++
The project aimed to provide wider access to prevention education for vulnerable youth exposed to substance abuse disorder, with focus on tobacco, alcohol and cannabinoids. The project’s goal was to create a network of youth workers trained for inoculating a preventive attitude towards substance use disorder. We have also created a...Read more
12th of August - International Youth Day
On the International Youth Day (12.08.2022), the youth festival KOPUMS took place in Dzintari Forest Park. At the MARTA Center tent participants of the festival had an opportunity to: discuss prejudices together with the young people of the European Youth Dialogue and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science. And...Read more
ID PRO GUIDEBOOK Protocols for Inclusion and DiversityThe ID Pro project aims to establish protocols that facilitate the work of educators, youth workers, educational leaders and support staff working in mobility projects, both in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme and other international mobility programmes. Situations of...Read more
MARTA Centre's Child Safeguarding Policy
SECTION IMARTA believes that every child has a right to be protected regardless of his or her gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disabilities. MARTA is commited to safeguard children in its daily operations by applying the child protection principles stated in this policy. MARTA’s Child Safeguarding Policy...Read more
What is HEARTLAND?Taking care of ourselves will only help us to take better care of others.HEARTLAND aims to address youth workers, adult educators and other helping professionals with high risk of burnout to develop their competences through creativity and art embedded into the activities and the intellectual outputs of the 24 month...Read more
WARRIORS AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
Project is created to train and empower youth workers by providing them with innovative methods of working with young people who are victims of gender-based violence.Acording to European Institute for Gender Equality: Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable...Read more
International Erasmus+ project Youth Workers Mobility “Dare to Care”
Youth violence is a global public health problem that ranges from bullying and physical fighting to more severe sexual and physical assault and even homicide. Effective prevention of violence among adolescents and young adults is a key strategy for reducing the rates of bullying, gender-based violence and school dropout, and empowering...Read more
Reinforced and upgraded youth group methodology on building healthy relationships
(Re-GROUP) Nr. 2020-2-LV02-KA205-003201 When children move into early adolescence, they begin to take on new gender roles, often reinforcing socially and culturally conventional gender norms related to being women or men. These roles have an impact on the decisions that people in early adolescence make in relation to sexual and...Read more
Dare to talk: Addressing gender-based discrimination and violence at universities in Latvia
Promote protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation As there is currently little to no awareness among students regarding the harmful effect of gender stereotyping, discrimination and sexual harassment, but the students are openly concerned about mental health challenges that are often related to the...Read more
Project Dare to Care Baltics
Project addresses Council of Baltic Sea States priority area “safe & secure region” by focusing on violence prevention among and towards young people in Baltics. Project activities aimed to strengthen young peoples resilience and raise awareness regarding healthy relationships and issues of bullying, gender-based violence...Read more
Workshops with Youth “About Gender Equality”
Workshops in 5 secondary schools in Jelgava municipality (Šķibe, Platone, Vircava, Aizupe, Nākotne) involved 130 young people (66 boys and 64 girls aged 13 to 18).During the workshops, various non-formal education methods (discussions, group work, self-reflection tasks, stories and role plays etc.)...Read more
Final event of the project Re-GROUP in Sofia
On the 29th and the 30th of November, the final event of the project Re-GROUP was held in Sofia (Bulgaria). The event consisted of a public conference celebrated in the New Bulgarian University about the biggest problems young people face nowadays and how youth groups can help tackle them and a partner meeting to discuss the next steps...2023. gada 22. janvāris Read more
Project Re-GROUP: Workshops for Youth in Latvia
With the project Re-GROUP, workshops for youth in Latvia were held from June 2021 to May 2022 with the aim of reducing violence and promoting awareness of gender equality in the youth environment. More than 50 young people aged 12 to 24 participated in the long-term group sessions, developing the skills needed to build and maintain...2022. gada 19. augusts Read more
International Youth Day and youth festival "KOPUMS"
On the International Youth Day (12.08.2022), the youth festival KOPUMS took place in Dzintari Forest Park. At least 70 attendees visited The MARTA Center tent and all of them had an opportunity to: discuss prejudices together with the young people of the European Youth Dialogue and representatives of the Ministry of Education...2022. gada 15. augusts Read more