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Conference "Public Engagement in Local Municipalities: Development and Innovations in Latvia and Europe" 

Author:Providus

On October 18th, 2019 the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS supported by the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Riga and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development is organising a conference on citizen engagement and participatory budgeting "Public Engagement in Local Municipalities: Development and Innovations in Latvia and Europe".
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How Latvia protected its elections in year 2018? 

Author:Providus

A video about activities Latvia's non-governmental organisations undertook in order to protect fair elections. Read

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The European benchmark for refugee integration: A comparative analysis of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism in 14 EU countries 

Author:Agnese Lāce, Rasmuss Filips Geks

This report on the implementation of various areas of integration policy towards beneficiaries of international protection in Latvia is the result of an evaluation of migration and integration policies in the EU Member States implemented as part of the project “The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM)”. Read

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Representative Democracy in the EU: Recovering Legitimacy 

Author:Iveta Kažoka, Rasmuss Filips Geks, Kārlis Bukovskis, Elizabete Vizgunova

Representative democracy is beset by a crisis of legitimacy across the world, but in Europe this crisis is compounded by the inadequacy of national governments to address citizens’ frustrations and to achieve transnational unity on common issues. How representative are national parliaments in their decision-making on EU matters?
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Guidelines on Incorporating Tolerance and Mutual Respect in Language Tuition and Social Orientation of Refugees and Migrants Presented 

Author:Agnese Lāce

On 9 April 2019 PROVIDUS organized a training on the inclusion of principles of tolerance and mutual respect inintegration support activities. This training was an opportunity to find out more about theopretical and practical aspects of non-discrimination, presented by Santa Tivaņenkova from the Ombudsman’s Office and Ēriks Treļs from State Police College. Guidelines on Incorporating Tolerance and Mutual Respect in Language Tuition and Social Orientation of Refugees and Migrants were also presented at this event. Read

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Report "Protecting Election Integrity in the Age of Social Media: Best Practices"  

Author:Providus

On report "Protecting Election Integrity in the Age of Social Media: Best Practices". Read

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Conference "Protecting the integrity of elections" 

Author:Providus

Overview of the conference "Protecting the integrity of elections". Read

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Report: What affected voters' decisions in the 6 October 2018 parliamentary elections? 

Author:Iveta Kažoka, Sintija Tarasova

Report "What affected voters' decisions in the 6 October 2018 parliamentary elections?" - presented on 14th of December during the conference "Protecting the integrity of elections". Read

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Book Publication: Is Europe Facing a Democracy Crisis? 

Author:Rasmuss Filips Geks

The European Union has a democracy problem. The polycrisis that has plagued the EU for years has led to a cacophony of voices calling for fundamental change to the integration project. Yet despite the shock of the Brexit referendum and the electoral upsets caused by nativist parties across the continent, few of the plans for EU reform include concrete proposals to address the perennial democratic deficit. Read

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Invitation to participate in conference "Protecting the Integrity of Elections" 

Author:Providus

We kindly invite you to take a part in the international conference "Protecting the Integrity of Elections" which will take place on December 14. Read