Iveta Kažoka

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PROVIDUS’ senior policy analyst in the areas of good governance and citizen participation. Her expertise is regularly requested by parliamentary committees and working groups of the Latvian government when they are elaborating new policies, for instance, regulation of political parties or citizen participation in decision-making.


In addition to developing policy studies (e.g. on channels for participatory decision making in the EU) and analytical articles, Iveta has organised and facilitated public discussions, and developed innovative formats for debate on challenging issues. She has also helped to create interactive voter education tools such as gudrasgalvas.lv (a communication network between Latvian MPs, ministers and MEPs and citizens) and a voting advice application "Try on a Party!". She is generally recognized in Latvia as an opinion leader in her sphere of expertise.


Iveta has a Master’s degree in Law from University of Latvia, as well as an inter-university degree on EU affairs. She has been a guest lecturer for several universities, teaching Public Law, Public Administration Law and Legal Philosophy. Before joining PROVIDUS, Iveta worked for the Ministry of Justice in Latvia. 

 

Selected Publications

Iveta Kazoka, David Kral, Aleksander Fuksiewicz, Indra Mangule (2014). Opportunities for the organized civil society to influence EU decision-making via national positions. PROVIDUS 

 

Iveta Kazoka (2013) Baseline study on EU New Member States' Level of Integration and Engagement in EU Decision-Making. PASOS.

 

Iveta Kažoka, Dace Akule (2010) Rokasgrāmata darbam ar Lisabonas līgumu (Handbook for Latvian Members of Parliament on working with Lisbon Treaty – including a chapter on citizen initiative). PROVIDUS. 

 

Selected projects

2012 - 2017

Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption (ANTICORRP). Supported by the EU Seventh Framework Programme. Role in the project: researcher.

 

2013, 2014

PROVIDUS – state’s partner in policy planning and policy making

Supported via the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area and Norway. Role in the project: researcher. (in Latvian 2013 and 2014)

 

2013-2014

Enlargement and Citizenship: Looking to the Future. Supported by the European Commission,

Europe for Citizens program. Role in the project: researcher and author of comparative report.

 

2012-2014

VoteMatch Europe: Improving Voting Advice Applications to Encourage European Citizens Excersising their Right to Vote. Supported by the EU Lifelong Learning programme GRUNDTVIG. Role in the project: project director in Latvia. 

Forums2016

Summary Conclusions from Public Policy Forum on Political Parties 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

We are publishing a summary of ideas expressed at the public policy forum "Political Parties: Welcome to the 21st Century". Read

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Corruption coverage in Latvian media: Four case studies 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

What does Latvia’s media landscape look like in the European context? And how does corruption coverage differ in Latvia? Providus is publishing a new report covering four case studies on corruption involving journalists in Latvia. Read

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European Union, a challenge of confused identity 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

Last autumn Eurobarometer opinion survey registered a sharp drop in people's trust in the European Union. Trust in EU decreased in every single member state and in countries that aspire to join the EU. Reasons for plunging confidence might seem obvious - inability to manage the refugee crisis. Nevertheless, I'd argue that there is a deeper reason: a case of confused EU identity. European public takes EU for more than it (already) is and, therefore, misattributes responsibility for problems in Europe. Read

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Narratives of evil: Localized understandings of corruption 

Author:Roxana Bratu, Iveta Kažoka

This report has been produced within the framework of ANTICORRP reseach initiative. Read

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Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in Latvia 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

Latvia Human Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) report is an elaboration of the main findings that have emerged from a comparative study of news media representation of corruption in 7 European Union member states – France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, United Kingdom. Read

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Handbook on citizen initiatives promoting lobbying transparency, lobbying integrity and equality of access 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

This handbook has been created by Transparency International Latvia for civil society organisations that aim to improve the lobbying environment either in their respective countries, or in international institutions, or even globally. Read

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Latvia's 10 years in the European Union: public opinion and decision making practices 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

The study evaluates the participation of officials and citizens, including their own assessment. Read

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Opportunities for the organized civil society to influence EU decision-making via national positions 4

Author:Iveta Kažoka

Have we succeeded in becoming shapers of EU policy and not just passive recipients of acquis communautaire? Read

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Baseline study on EU New Member States’ Level of Integration and Engagement in EU Decision-Making 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

The purpose of this study is to present short baseline conclusions on EU New Member States’ (NMS) level of integration and engagement in EU decision-making. Read

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Inclusion Unaffordable? The Uncertain Fate of Integration Policies in Europe 

Author:Marija Golubeva, Iveta Kažoka et al

Raksti, kas tapuši pēc konferences ‘Inclusion Unaffordable? The Uncertain fate of Integration Policies in Europe'. Read

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Devil in the detail of government restructuring plan 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

If implemented, the new government restructuring plan could significantly reduce transparency and civic participation in government decision-making. Read