Latvia / Valmiera / May 21 – 29 / 2011
Sport club “99 gaisa baloni” is the biggest Latvian sport NGO in field of hot air ballooning. It unites 50 members, 7 of them are hot air balloon pilots. This Club is known as the organizer of events for hot air balloon competitions and fiestas in Latvia, such as LMT CUP (1999 – 2006), Valmiera Cup (2005 – 2010), AB.LV Cup, Pre-event for 1st World Woman Hot Air Balloon Championship in Valmiera 2010, “Liepna from the birds view” and other smaller events. It also has Public Beneficiary status issued by Ministry of Finance.
Aim of the organization is to promote hot air ballooning in Latvia; it is mostly based on voluntary principles. Organization has (or is using the sponsored balloons) 8 hot air balloons that makes us the biggest NGO in field of hot air ballooning in Latvia. Organization promotes also gender equality in field of sports since they are organizing 1st World Women Hot Air Balloon Championship in 2011 / May.
Members of the organization are actively involved in all events organized by the Club. They are uniting specialists in field of hot air balloon competitions organized in Latvia and they can teach needed training & skills for volunteers who will be interested to be in a group EVS Project in field of hot air ballooning.
COORDINATING ORGANIZATION for this project is Zemgale NGO Centre (www.zemgalei.lv) who is known as experienced organization in EVS hosting projects. Organization has expertise in hosting and sending volunteers since 2004 as well as to do mentoring and trainings for volunteers.
Important information about the Group EVS project:
Project duration: 01.12.2010 – 01.09.2011
EVS hosting dates: 01.04.2011 – 30.06.2011
Main Event dates (championship): 21.05.2011 – 29.05.2011
Address: Zemgales NVO Centrs, Liela iela 15-2, Jelgava, LATVIA LV-3001
Fax +371 63021910
Mob.ph. +371 29802373