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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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Integration: Not a disaster, but the beginning of the road 

Author:Providus

There was a hope that the problem of non-citizens would solve itself: the elderly would pass on, the young would naturalize and others would leave. But, 110,000 non-citizens are under 27 years of age. That is why we must address youth and their parents. Read

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Protecting Minorities in Europe. A Briefing Paper: From Analysis to Action 

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This study by Minority Rights Group International analyses the observance of the civil rights of minorities in Europe (Central and Eastern Europe in particular), and assesses the possibility of ratifying the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and developing a monitoring system for it.
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The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. A Policy Analysis 

Author:Alan Phillips

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This study by Minority Rights Group International is a broad and detailed analysis of the norms, supervisory mechanism, the past achievements of and future possibilities for the Council of Europe’s “Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.”
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Women in Entrepreneurship and High-Level Management in Latvia: Obstacles and Solutions 

Author:Liga Abramovica, Lina Abola

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The study researches the participation of women in entrepreneurship and high-level management in Latvia, identifies problems in the inequality of rights for women, and determines the obstacles to the development of equal rights. The study is based upon statistics and the opinions of women involved in business and interviewed or surveyed by the study’s authors. The authors conclude that the fact that women have unequal rights in the business world is taken for granted, therefore a realisation of the problem is an essential step towards a solution. In researching possible solutions, the authors introduce the case of Sweden, as well as information gathered about past initiatives to solve the problem in Latvia.
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The Accessibility of Health Care Services 

Author:Vera Boronenko

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Since regaining independence, Latvia’s health care system has been reformed many times; efforts have been made to pass laws for mandatory health insurance and for elements of the system to be financed by the national budget. One of the most essential signs of the health care system’s quality and effectiveness is its availability to citizens, therefore the aim of this study is to examine how health care reforms in Latvia have influenced this availabilit
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Poverty’s Feminisation: The change in risk factors in Latvia from 1991 to 1999 

Author:Brigita Zepa, Liene Jeruma, Ilva Pudele

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This study offers an explanation of the factors behind poverty’s feminisation and its dynamics following the renewal of Latvia’s independence and its conversion to a free market economy. The study aims to promote a more effective socio-political process that would reduce inequality between the sexes.
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Women in Business 

Author:Providus

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The aim of the study “Women in Business” is to answer the following questions: What are the factors that motivate women to get involved in business? What are the obstacles that prevent women from getting involved in business? How does an active involvement in business influence a woman’s characteristic traits and values? How does the attitude toward women in the field of business differ from the attitude toward men in the field of business
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The Minority Convention: ratification after thorough consideration 

Author:Providus

Apparently, the traditional saying, “minorities hope for too much, but Latvians fear too much,” rings true as far as the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is concerned. The optimal solution would be to create a working group in the Saeima (Parliament) to thoroughly prepare for ratification, the precise date of which has yet to be determined. Read

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Human Rights in Latvia in 2002 

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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.
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Latvia's Youth Leading the Charge against Racism 

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A casual review of Latvian media might give the impression that racism is not an issue in Latvia. A look at the homepage of a group of Latvian extremists, which seeks to justify racial segregation as an acceptable form of animal breeding, proves otherwise. The National Youth Council of Latvia has joined the "European-wide Action Week Against Racism," will anyone else? Read