NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION FOR NEW EDUCATION, ENGAGED CITIZENS AND POSITIVE CHANGE
WE CREATE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA LITERACY PROGRAMS, DEVELOP NON-STATE CULTURE AND MEDIA, AND HAVE BEEN A PLATFORM FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.
New East is a non-governmental organization which was founded in 2016 in Daugavpils, Latvia to work for new education, engaged citizens and positive change. Our main priorities are the development and access to new education in Eastern Europe, the promotion of public participation and positive change that helps develop the cultural landscape of the region. The organization's work extends beyond the region and the country, developing four areas - non-governmental culture, non-formal education, media space and community engagement programs.
We work on an educational program for positive changes in the Eastern Europe cultural space. The program is based on the formation of new values, non-formal learning opportunities and the presentation of successful examples of development. New East is a non-state cultural and educational program based on an interdisciplinary approach to solving local problems, involving the potential of residents to adapt the cultural code of the environment. This is an opportunity for the development of human capital and the creative environment. Our projects are aimed at developing media literacy, critical thinking, creative industries, integration processes and a non-governmental cultural environment.
New East is a non-governmental organization, whose objectives are:
> support non formal education in Eastern Europe, volunteering in the local and international level
> be a free platform for discussion and reflection on important topics for our society ( topics like humiliation in society, natural pollution, healthy lifestyle, freedom of speech, intercultural dialog, social media, media, journalism, politic activities, culture identity, education etc.)
> to develop leisure time possibilities for our society, create informative space for different groups of society, to improve and harmonize initiative and spread examples of good practice in society, which could promote active involvement of children, youth and adults in more democratic society building, to popularize and actively use non-formal education methods in work with youth (X and Y generations), as well as identify cultural significance and the value of modern people’s life
> creating and developing programs focused on social positive change, interaction, and inclusion
WORKING SINCE 2016
CREATED OVER 500 EVENTS
OUR PROGRAMS ARE INVOLVED OVER 10 000 PEOPLE, FROM OVER 25 COUNTRIES