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Join the Volunteer team at The Rīga Conference 2016!

The Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) is proud to organize its 11th annual security and foreign affairs forum – The Riga Conference 2016! In partnership with the Ministry of and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, and Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, this year the conference will take place on October 28th, and […]

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The annual security and foreign policy forum The Rīga Conference 2015 concludes.

The Rīga Conference 2015, one of the most important conferences in security and foreign policy in the Baltic Sea region, took place in Riga between 6th and 7th November. This year’s most discussed topics became the Russia’s aggressive foreign policy and propaganda, as well as NATO member states’ role in securing the global defence. The […]

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“Europe needs to secure stability for neighbouring states” the participants of The Rīga Conference 2015 discuss on first day.

Welcoming more than 500 participants, the first day of the high level security and defence forum The Rīga Conference 2015 concluded yesterday. The global economic challenges and opportunities, and the role of NATO in securing global stability were discussed on the daily agenda. In the opening panel, “The Rise of Geoeconomics” the Vice President of […]

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International forum on security and foreign policy issues – The Rīga Conference 2015 – commences.

For the 10th year in a row one of the main security and foreign policy forums in the Baltic Sea region – The Rīga Conference 2015 – commences its work on 6th November at the National Library of Latvia, welcoming over 500 participants from 40 countries. For two days Heads of States, experts, diplomats, academics […]

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Join the volunteer team at The Riga Conference 2015!

Already for the 10th time the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) together with the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, are organising the annual “The Riga Conference 2015” (www.rigaconference.lv) which focuses around current foreign policy and security issues. This year the conference will take place on 6th and 7th November at […]

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First Summer Programme Concludes.

On 31st August the first “Summer Programme for Undergraduate Students from Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine 2015” concluded after more than 75 youngsters were lectured by The Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičš, the Director of NATO Stratcom Centre of Excellence, Jānis Sārts, Ukrainian ambassador to Latvia, Yevgen Perebyinis,  and Member of […]

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Latvian Foreign Minister and others to give lectures at an international summer programme.

From 27th till 31st August, guest house “Rakari” in the Salacgrīva county will welcome the first “Summer Programme for Undergraduate Students from Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine 2015”, where more than 70 students will discuss current issues in defence and foreign policy with various experts. 

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“The Riga Conference 2015” Future Scholars Competition

Deadline for submission: 20th September, 2015, 23:59:59 Riga time (+2 BST). Winners notified by: 10th October, 2015. “The Riga Conference 2015” is the 10th annual high level foreign policy and defence conference held in Riga, Latvia on 6 and 7 November 2015. Always seeking innovative answers to difficult questions, the organisers of the conference are […]

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Open call for first round application for Study Programme

Date: 24-30 August, 2015 Venue: Sigulda, Latvia Baltic to Black Sea Alliance in cooperation with Latvian Transatlantic Organisation are glad to announce and open call for first round application for the International Summer Programme for Undergraduate from Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine 2015. The study programme will bring together promising students with experts, […]

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VIDEO form EU EaP CSC

Videos from the EU EaP Civil Society Conference available here. The EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference gathered more than 300 experts and representatives of civil society from various countries, providing a platform for debate on multiple pressing issues regarding the Eastern Partnership. Participating in the conference are experts from the European Union (EU) and […]

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Civil Society Conference participants call for a braver stand for a democratic and free Ukraine

Russia intervenes in other countries domestic processes by abusing the freedoms of democracy established by states, and gaining it`s objectives through manipulation; civil society has a crucial role in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries move towards membership in the European Union (EU); the challenge for the EaP countries today lays in securing their territorial integrity, […]

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Eastern Partnership Civil society conference in Riga to feature high-level politicians and well-known experts

Riga, 14 May 2015. On 20-21 May, the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Conference will be held in Riga and attended by several hundreds of civil society representatives and experts from  EU Member States and EaP countries. High-level politicians and well-known experts from Latvia and other EU Member States as well as EaP […]

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Future of EU Eastern Partnership to be discussed at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga

On 20-21 May, the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Conference will be held in Riga and attended by over 300 civil society representatives and experts from the EU Member States and EaP countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. During the conference, recommendations will be drawn up for the EU institutions […]

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A high level international conference on reputation management “Reputation War” first time organised in Riga.

On May 8, in Riga for the first time a high-level reputation management conference “The Values ​​of Reputation Economy” will take place as part of an international conference series “Reputation War”. It will feature more than 15 internationally known experts, including global communications agency Ketchum Global Partner and Director Rod Cartwright, Chairman of the World Communication […]

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Looking back on the international conference “Latvia’s NATO Membership and the Benefits for the Society and Economy”

Yesterday on March 19 representatives of government institutions, defence industry NGOs, researchers, entrepreneurs and field experts met in Riga to discuss reassurance measures,  defence  spending,  defence  capabilities,  as  well  as  future  development  possibilities for the defence industry in Latvia and the Baltics. The conference was organized by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) in collaboration with the Federation […]

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Boris Nemtsov. The Riga Conference 2008

In 2008, the late Boris Nemtsov joined the Riga Conference and shared his views on what was happening in Russia stressing the raising propaganda, nostalgia for empire and tendency to blame West for everything. Also Mr. Nemtsov mentioned the enormous monopoly in economics, politics and information fields, and introduced the audience with his views on […]

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The Rīga Conference 2014 review

The Rīga Conference 2014—the ninth annual high-level meeting of local and global security policy-makers and experts in Rīga—convened during the 10th anniversary of Latvia’s accession to NATO and the EU and on the eve of Latvia’s first EU Council Presidency. Against the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine, this year the Rīga Conference focused on […]

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Civil society – the lokomotive for Eastern Partnership states reform

22.05.2015., 13:07

Although European Union’s (EU) Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy is not directly related to EU enlargement, the EU doors remain open for EaP states. Such opinion, at the close of the EU EaP Civil Society Conference, was given by the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs. It is important for the EaP states to continue with reforms, even when they can be difficult, the Foreign Minister pointed out. Rinkēvičs reminded that, at the time, when the Baltic States expressed their interest in joining the European Union and NATO many foreign representatives were skeptical, however their determination and implementation of reforms helped them reach the aims. Lasīt tālāk …

Recommendations encourage the European Union Eastern Partnership Summit to grant visa-free regime to Georgia and Ukraine.

22.05.2015., 13:03

Creation of mechanism reducing the negative effects of propaganda, increase of NATO and EaP state cooperation in deterring new hybrid wars, and granting a visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine. These and other recommendations were presented, and incorporated, in the recommendation paper of the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference. These recommendations were presented to the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, and Johannes Hahn, the European Commission for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and will later be presented to the Riga Eastern Partnership Summit. Lasīt tālāk …

Watch the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference’s live stream

20.05.2015., 01:10

On 20-21 May, the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Conference will be held in Riga and attended by several hundreds of civil society representatives and experts from  EU Member States and EaP countries. High-level politicians and well-known experts from Latvia and other EU Member States as well as EaP countries will hold speeches at the event.

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Baltic Guards 2015

17.03.2015., 11:15

The 4th Baltic Guards camp will be held in Latvia from 10th to 14th of August, 2015. More information about the camp is available and will be regularly updated in the RJC web site that is specifically devoted to the project: Click Here

From the civic initiative for the three Baltic states, the camp is growing in terms of state representation, resources devoted to the project, and visibility of the camp. In 2015, the organizers (LATO and the RJC) are planning to expand participation by involving the UK and Norwegian relevant movements. The objective of the camp is also to develop audio-visual materials about the camp proceedings for national and international audience.

Media training, to improve youth guards’ skills, will become a tradition for the camp in Latvia in 2015. Camp evaluation questionnaires have shown that the camp is the only opportunity for the Baltic youth guard movements to operate in international environment, learn about regional security issues, and interact with the Baltic youngsters in international environment. The project has also become an essential knowledge transfer opportunity for states that are represented during the project. Lasīt tālāk …

International Conference “Latvia’s NATO Membership and the Benefits for the Society and Economy”

06.03.2015., 16:53

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Date: March 19th, 2015

Venue: Citadele Conference Hall ( Republikas laukums 2a), Riga, Latvia

 Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) in  cooperation  with the Federation  of  Security  and  Defence  Industries  of  Latvia and with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division is organizing  International Conference “Latvia’s NATO Membership and the Benefits for the Society and Economy”.

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