Name of the organization or artist

Creative Association for Youth TREPES



Turgeneva iela 15, Riga



Website URL

Missions and objectives

For many years now we have been cheering others with the slogan- Joy multiplies joy!

The Creative association for youth „TREPES” has been established as an interest group in Latvia in 1998 and in April 2001 established as a non-governmental

organization in Latvia, Aizkraukle. In 2008 „TREPES” re-established activity in Riga and was approved by the Ministry of Finance of The Republic of Latvia to gain status of a public benefit organization for the improvement of culture and welfare of low-income and vulnerable social groups.

We have active volunteers between 15-25 year old and youth support persons from age 26. Our members actively involve friends, relatives, peers and well known people in society in voluntary work.
The organizations target groups also get involved in our activities, gaining new skills and enhancing existing ones, creating attitudes and getting involved not just as passive receivers but active members of society. Many of our target groups do voluntary work for other target groups.

The Organization has a co-operation agreement with the Welfare Ministry of Latvia, Riga City Council departments of Welfare, and Education, Culture and Sports.

“TREPES” is also a member of the Riga City Councils Advisory Council on issues of social integration.

We have a successful long lasting co-operation with the Infectology centre of Latvia.

“TREPES” is a member of TB Europe coalition.

We also co-operate with many municipalities in Latvia.

Main Activities

Leisure activities (day camps, camps and projects for young people from social risk groups, promotion)
Social Inclusion (motivation, voluntary work, volunteering, activities, civic education, patriotism, community research, employment, work with new mothers)
Volunteering (homeless, seniors nursing homes, animal shelters, orphanage, prison)
Cultural activities (traditions, intercultural)
Motivation (young people from the orphanage and a home for young people, young people from boarding schools, young people with learning and behavioral problems in young people with mental problems, young people from social housing)
Environment and Health (educational games for students, social campaign, co-operation, new methods)
Network of NGOs (voluntary promotion of community)
Intercultural Platform (activities, migration, cooperation)
Youth exchange projects
Training (social workers, youth workers, youth leaders, at risk motivation)
Public Campaign (aid work, participation)

Contact person

Ilze Norvaiša and Ramona Liepiņa