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Conference "The 5-year lessons of managing asylum in Europe: How to implement a successful integration strategy" 

Author:Providus

The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. Conflict situations tend to last longer, and it takes currently on average 17 years, before refugees fleeing civil wars may eventually have a chance to return to their home country. Hence, the long-term integration of newly arrived beneficiaries of international protection is without alternative and presents an immediate challenge for European societies. Read

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Human Rights in Latvia in 2004 

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The Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnical Studies (LCHRES), a member organisation of the International Helsinki Human Rights Federation, has prepared its regular review on the human rights situation in Latvia in 2004.
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Swedish media monitor gender balance 

Author:Providus

"[Genuine gender equality] will be on the day I see as many silly women in boardrooms as we see silly men today." Marianne Nivert, during her time as President and CEO of Telia. Read

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Gender-based violence 

Author:Providus

Today we live in “the gender-power order”. There are two rules by which many persons act: (1) keeping the sexes apart, and (2) the supremacy of the male standard. Read

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Human Rights in Latvia in 2003 

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The Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnical Studies (LCHRES), a member organisation of the International Helsinki Human Rights Federation, has prepared its regular review on the human rights situation in Latvia in 2002. Human rights problems in closed institutions: prions, mental health care institutions, and illegal migrants’ camp, as well the issues of police brutality and the lack of independent complaints institutions were among the core human rights concerns in Latvia in 2003.
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Reform – the last drop 

Author:Providus

If you compare the amendments in the Education Law to natural processes, then it could be said that Latvian society is generally “heating up.” No one is indifferent anymore; not those out on the street shouting “no” to the reform, nor those who choose to stay at home and watch events on their TVs. Read

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AfroLat: the African-Latvian Association 2

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The African-Latvian Association AFROLAT is to be formally launched at a ceremony on Saturday 13 March, at which representatives of Latvian Government and society, the international community and the media are expected to be present. Read

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Outbursts of Ethnicity 

Author:Providus

Is the formation of a national society possible with the presence of Eastern Slavic ethnic groups? Integration is possible, but integration policies should be adjusted. Dialogue is not enough; the government should suggest compromises and keep the initiative in its hands. Read

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The Latvian Language is Faltering. So is Integration 

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Both Latvian and foreign experts concede that Latvian language acquisition opportunities should be increased. Nevertheless, studies also indicate a lack of motivation to learn and use the language. To what extent is this an obstacle to the integration of Latvia’s society? Read

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How Free Is The World? 

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Is the world better off now than 60 years ago? Has the UN contributed to a greater sense of well-being and freedom, or are freedom and justice elusive and utopian ideals? Read

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Latvia is not a divided society 

Author:Providus

Although the integration of society and the promotion of naturalization have been declared official policies, the current political elite is not interested in a real increase in the number of naturalizations as this would be political suicide for the governing parties. Read