Video of panel-discussion "Global trends of citizen engagement in municipal planning: What can we learn from other countries?" - recording from the online conference "Citizen engagement in municipal planning: Latvia's example and global trends". Read
Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS in cooperation with Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Republic of Latvia invites you to participate in an online conference "Citizen engagement in municipal planning: Latvia's example and global trends", which will take place on 27th of November, 2020 from 10:00 until 16:45. Read
A book chapter on European Affairs Committees written by two Providus' researchers is published in 'Deliberative Democracy in the EU: Countering Populism with Participation and Debate'. The book is part of the Towards a Citizens’ Union (2CU) project co-funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme. It is the product of collaboration with 20 renowned think tanks from the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN). This third and final volume follows the first two in the series, Direct Democracy in the EU: The Myth of a Citizens’ Union, and Representative Democracy in the EU: Recovering Legitimacy. Read
The purpose of the report is to identify the most commonly used forms of civic involvement in the municipalities of Latvia, which the municipality and/or the residents have found to be successful and which could encourage both the municipalities and the local communities to seek successful ways for cooperation and involvement in their territories. Read
The think tank Providus along with the Friedrich Ebert foundation invites you to the conference “NDP2027: on our way to Nordic social policy?” on October 16th. The aim of the conference is to contribute to the public consultation process launched as part of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2027. Decision-makers, experts as well as the general public will evaluate key proposals of the first draft of the NDP.
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".
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
A report on citizens' consultations on Europe in Latvia created by the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and Civic Alliance - Latvia (CAL). Read
We are proud to have contributed to the Bertelsmann Stiftung's study: Policy Performance and Governance Capacities in the OECD and EU (2018). Read
What are the best online platforms hosting citizen engagement success stories? Read
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