Report of focus group research for the project WISE

There were two focus group research held in Bauska District, Latvia:
1) Foreigners living in Bauska District,
2) Latvians – locals.

Research was prepared as a questionnaire and 50 persons from each focus group (totally 100 people) were interviewed. Below there are main findings of the research. 

1. Foreigners living in Bauska District which is a peripheral area being on the border of the Lithuania Republic.
Focus group no1 characteristics



The inquiry was carried out with the aim to interview people of different nationalities. Taking into account the geographical situation of Bauska District, majority of foreigners are from Lithuania because of the very close border. The other biggest group are people from the Ukraine: these people live in Latvia since times of collective farms when a lot of people from the Ukraine, Byelorussia, and Moldavia came for work.


How long do they already live in Latvia?


Are they going to stay in Latvia?

As the chart shows, the focus group representatives have different experiences of living in Latvia. Asked about their plans to stay or to leave Latvia mainly people replied that they are going to stay for rest of their lives.

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Coordinator and author of project idea is

Persona Optima Iceland EFH.
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Reached results, findings

Experience sharing report

Socio - cultural environment report
Denmark • Latvia • Lithuania • Iceland • NorwaySweden
Focus group research
Latvia 1
Latvia 2 Latvia 3 Iceland Lithuania
Norway Denmark

Partner meetings

Partner meeting in Iceland

Partners of the project



WISE wide incorporation of socio-cultural education of adults from Nordic-Baltic peripheral areas. Creation of methodology.
This project is partially funded by the program of funds.
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