Welcome to the Continuation of Liepāja 2027 Capacity Building Workshop Series

Welcome to the Continuation of Liepāja 2027 Capacity Building Workshop Series

The Foundation “Liepāja 2027” is delighted to announce the second workshop of the series dedicated to capacity building for local organisations and people and providing new knowledge and experiences.

The seminar “Public Engagement vs Public Service” will take place on Friday, April 5, at 11:00, at the Jūrpils Banquet Hall, in Grobiņa.

As in the first meeting, the second one will be also presented by Aleksandrs Bētiņš, Creative Director of the advertising company “Not Perfect Riga”, as well as Fionn Dobbin, Creative Director of the design consultancy “Age 5” and the social enterprise “MAMMU”. Aleksandrs Bētiņš is also a board member of the Latvian Art Director Club (LADC) and a lecturer at the LADC School of Advertising. His professional experience includes several creative campaigns in Latvia, as well as various advertising projects in Vilnius and Tallinn. Whereas the portfolio of the creative consultant and innovation designer Fion Dobbin includes collaborations with more than 30 different brands, such as General Motors, BASF, and ADIDAS. His consultancy background spans more than ten years in the social business sector, having organised and produced a wide range of events and workshop formats.

The workshops will be held in Latvian and English, and we will take care of the interpretation.

To apply for the (un)rest workshop series, please fill in the application form: https://epakalpojumi.liepaja.lv/lv/project/K1k3aUMzWFNPOHBXeFpWQmFub2ZtZz09/

We kindly advise you to apply before April 2, since the number of places is limited.

See you on Friday, April 5, from 11:00 to 15: 00, at the Jūrpils Banquet Hall, in the town of Grobiņa. The event is free of charge.

As announced earlier, Liepāja 2027 has created a new capacity building platform – a series of workshops intended to enable organisations and people from the Creative Land of (Un)Rest (Liepāja, South Kurzeme, Kuldīga region) to upgrade their practical and theoretical knowledge and skills on project implementation in the context of the European Capital of Culture 2027 programme. We plan on holding these classes once a month covering different topics.

Our next workshop topics and venues:

• 26 April – “Interaction with the Environment” – in Liepāja, Society of the Blind

• 24 May – “Critical Self-Analysis” – in Kuldīga

• 14 June – “Power and Capacity” – at the Liepāja beach

Stay tuned on the European Capital of Culture 2027 website:


We will post more information about each seminar as it happens.