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What measures Latvia has implemented to fight the COVID-19 crisis?

Jul 16, 2020

Read the latest VA Goverment report on political and policy developments in Latvia. Key topics include the measures implemented in Latvia to fight the COVID-19 crisis, administrative-territorial reform, and insight into the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy that aims to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly.

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Microsoft launches global skills initiative

Jul 01, 2020

This summer Microsoft launched an initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy. This initiative will bring together every part of their company, combining existing and new resources from LinkedIn, GitHub, and Microsoft. It will be grounded in 3 areas of activity: the use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills, free access to learning paths and content to help people develop the skills and low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people.

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SEB, Swedbank, RISEBA, Cognizant & Latvia Tours named most sustainable companies

Jun 16, 2020

The following members have been recognized by the Sustainability Index 2020: SEB Banka and Swedbank achieved Platinum, RISEBA - Silver, Cognizant and Latvia Tours - Bronze. This year, SEB bank received the highest total rating in its participation history - 96.4%. The Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility has been evaluating corporate sustainability and responsibility of companies in Latvia for the 11th year. The Sustainability Index evaluates company's real activity and openness to communicate with different stakeholders.

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AmCham raises over €3800 for charities

Dec 16, 2019

In 2019 we have raised more than EUR 3800 for charities: Bezvests.lv, Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija Care Mobile, SOS Children's Villages and Pink Train Foundation. As a result many children in Latvia will be able to receive free healthcare services and family-based support. Women affected by breast cancer will get help of psychologist or a psychotherapist and it will help families of missing people.

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Donate office space for charity

Dec 13, 2019

Bezvests.lv, the only volunteer organization providing missing persons search in Latvia, is ready to resume the 116 000 hotline service for missing children and therefore is looking for office space in Latvia. If you have empty commercial office, consider donating it to a good cause rather than leaving it unused.

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Advancing well-being, empowering others

Dec 13, 2019

For the 6th consecutive year the Human Development Award was hosted by AmCham Latvia, the Civic Alliance in Latvia and the U.S. Embassy in Latvia. 2019 Award Winners include: Enģeļa pasts, ĢBAC Brīnumiņš, RTU Engineering High School and SOS Children's Villages in Latvia. The Human Development Award is presented to honor inspiring people and organizations who voluntary contribute their time, work and effort for the society growth and development.

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Brighter holidays for kids in foster care

Dec 05, 2019

The holiday season is fulfilled with festivities and fun for most children. You can make holidays brighter for foster children by providing them with presents. The Latvian Foster Family Association is looking for donations for their annual Christmas & New Year celebration event in January 2020. Welcome are books, games, food or sweets and/or financial donation to support the activities of the Foster Families Association.

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Choose a personalized gift to support children

Dec 05, 2019

During the preparation for the heartfelt season of the year, SOS Children's Villages calls to participate in the campaign "Buy a gift and donate" at the shopping center Alfa that offers to choose a personalized donation for Christmas - instead of buying the gift to donate for more than 1200 children who live in foster families. Everyone who will donate more than 10 EUR will receive a "Good will chocolate".

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Christmas Bazaar raises €41 000

Nov 25, 2019

The 23rd International Christmas Bazaar raised almost than €41 000 on November 24th, which will be directed to charity projects in Latvia, with special attention to low-income families, young single mothers, children in need, the elderly, and victims of violence.

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The story of a photographer supported by Ellex Klavins

Nov 22, 2019

Ellex Klavins regularly supports a wide range of cultural institutions and single cultural and artistic initiatives that enrich the community. Among them is "The story of a photographer" - an educational project consisting of 8 video mini-series depicting late 20th and 21st century art photographs displayed in the museum's permanent exhibition with their authors.

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