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Political participation of third country nationals on national and local level: Latvian country report

Year: 2011
Organization: Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS
Funding:  Policy Association for an Open Society, Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of Open Society Foundations
Language: English

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Year: 2011
Organization: Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS
Funding:  Policy Association for an Open Society, Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of Open Society Foundations
Language: English

This is the country report on the opportunities and barriers to political participation of third country nationals in Latvia. The purpose of the study was to establish, whether Latvia is going in the direction indicated in the Common Basic Principles for immigrant integration policy in the EU and the Stockholm Programme, fulfilling its promises on immigrant integration.

The study addresses the following aspects of political participation of immigrants:

  • the existing forms of political participation for immigrants in the selected countries (legislation and practice);
  • pro-active government policies, including the projects implemented via the European Fund for the integration of the Third Country Nationals.

The study for download:  "Political participation of third country nationals on national and local level: Latvian country report" (368.11 KB)

Latvian country report served as an input to the comparative report “Political participation of Third Country Nationals in Estonia, Latvia and Poland” which is available here.

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