Project “Promotion of Sustainable Development by Strengthening the Social Clustering in Public Sector” Partner Visit to Oslo

On 3rd-6th of April 2017 representatives of project partner organization took part in the second visit to Oslo, Norway. The main purpose of the visit was to deliver social clustering competence model as a project activity 1.1.1. result. During the visit in Oslo there were intensive meetings and discussions with the project partners, representatives of Norwegian public sector and their operating structures. During the meetings there were project results presented and also discussed how the project results will be disseminated and the best practices inherited.

Representatives of the project partners shared their experiences about staff training methods, learning methods, and got acquainted with the Norwegian non-governmental organizations’ good practice in relation to cooperation and social development clusters in  municipalities and regions.

The visit is also scheduled the meeting with the Norwegian NGO Association Secretary General Slotteroy Stian Johnsen (Secretery General of the Association of NGOs in Norway). Stian Johnsen Slotteroy commented about the importance of social clustering in organizations and the development of innovative anti-corruption measures, training methods applied and the possible training methods.

There were also planned meeting with the organization’s e-Factor ( manual Jonna Vienola who organizes virtual training to municipalities both in Norway and Denmark. During the meeting representatives shared best practices, current challenges and new opportunities associated with distance learning, applicable to municipalities.

Special Advisor Haakon Meland Eriksen of the Norwegian municipal and regional associations shared best practices, how to strengthen the public sector social clustering and administrative public capacities in all Norwegian municipalities (there are a total of 430), discussed problems and challenges commonly encountered, and how successful it has been achieved by today.

Participants from Lithuania and Norway arranged practical meetings in different municipalities and public sector organizations taking over the best practices, namely, learn to cooperate in the creation of networks with different structures. Meeting the main objective – to hear and see more public sector organizations successes, cooperation and development of social clusters.

Project executive: Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

Project partners: Fleksibel Utdanning Norge, Biržų district municipality, Biržai District Public Health Office, Prienai District, Prienai care home, Druskininkai municipality, Druskininkai Education Center, Utena District Municipality, Utena A. and M. Miškinis Public Library in Vilnius Design College Public Amber Academy, Lithuanian College of democracy.

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Lietuvos Edukologijos universitetas –

Fleksibel utdanning Norge –

Biržų rajono savivaldybė –

Biržų rajono savivaldybės visuomenės sveikatos biuras –

Prienų rajono savivaldybė –

Prienų globos namai –

Druskininkų savivaldybė –

Druskininkų Švietimo centras –

Utenos rajono savivaldybės administracija –

Utenos A. ir M. Miškinių viešoji biblioteka –

Vilniaus Dizaino kolegija –

VšĮ Gintarinė akademija –

Lietuvos demokratiškumo ugdymo  kolegija –