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Event Invitation: Assessing the Baseline for Latvia's Asylum Policy 

Author:Providus

Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and UNHCR Regional Representation in Northern Europe invite all those interested - partner organizations, public institutions, academia, NGOs, migrant organizations and beneficiaries of international protection themselves - to participate in a conversation about asylum policy in Latvia and accross Europe. Read

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Study overview: Policy Performance and Governance Capacities in the OECD and EU (2018) 

Author:Providus

We are proud to have contributed to the Bertelsmann Stiftung's study: Policy Performance and Governance Capacities in the OECD and EU (2018). Read

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Providus invites you to a discussion "Employment and Integration" 

Author:Providus

The Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe invite all those interested to participate a discussion on workplace and integration, which will take place on 10 October at Pullman Hotel. Registration for the event is available here. Read

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First example of participatory budgeting on the national level 

Author:Providus

After a decade of regional level participatory budgeting event that started in 2008, Portugal is currently developing its first participatory budgeting (hereafter PB) project on a national scale. The initiative is called Participatory Budgeting Portugal (PBP). Read

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Analytical Report: Rule of Law in Social Orientation Courses for Newcomers in Latvia 

Author:Agnese Lāce, Rasmuss Filips Geks

PROVIDUS has published an analytical report examining the presence of rule of law in social orientation courses for newcomers in Latvia. The report is a part of an international research project RACCOMBAT, which explores the topic across a number of EU states. Read

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Participatory budgeting: How to start in Latvia? 

Author:Providus

On participatory budgeting. Read

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Invitation to other country nationals currently working in Latvia 

Author:Providus

PROVIDUS is currently working on research about workplace integration in Riga. If you are a national from of another country currently working in the city, we would like to invite you to a group conversation about your experience:
https://goo.gl/forms/TFYXCZVuBfjhKSa23
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Lively debate on universal basic income 

Author:Providus

Is it time for the social security policy to change? Is the universal basic income a good way to replace the benefit system? Is it not going to create an even bigger gap between the poor and the rich? Can universal basic income promote job mobility and encourage people to acquire new skills? Is it a solution for the shrinking job market due to the development of the artificial intelligence? What is the international experience?
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Think tank PROVIDUS will be lead by policy analyst Iveta Kažoka 

Author:Providus

PROVIDUS will be lead by the senior policy analyst Iveta Kažoka. Read

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Discussion "Development of Digital Skills – The Road to a More Inclusive and Diverse Labour Market?" 

Author:Providus

90% of future workplaces will require digital skills, but nearly half of Latvia's population do not have sufficient skills in this area. What are the existing policy initiatives and practices to promote learning of digital skills? How do employers ensure that their employees have the appropriate level of knowledge? How can the development of these skills foster the growth of Latvia's economy and create a more inclusive and diverse labour market? o employment practices and regulations need to change to keep pace with digitalisation and modern business models? Read