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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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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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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

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Mapping Report: Social Orientation in Latvia 

Author:Agnese Lāce, Rasmuss Filips Geks

Social orientation activities encompass courses, modules and other initiatives in which non-nationals are introduced with basic civic knowledge of the host society. In Latvia they are provided in the framework of social integration policy guidelines, and cover activities for third country nationals and beneficiaries of international protection. Read

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Migration Matters Video Screening: Are you part of the "us" or the "them"? 

Author:Providus

We're excited to invite you to MigrationMatters first ever screening in Latvia, featuring videos from their newest online course "Rethinking 'Us' & 'Them': Integration and Diversity in Europe", which examines questions such as: "How do we make integration work?", "Why is talking about identity so complicated?", and "How can we learn diversity?". Read

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Summary of Ideas: how to Facilitate Citizen Engagement? 

Author:Providus

Summary of ideas from the regional conference "Best practices of citizen engagement in the Baltic Sea region". Read

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Think tank PROVIDUS will be lead by policy analyst Iveta Kažoka 

Author:Providus

From January 19, 2018 the think tank PROVIDUS will be lead by the senior policy analyst Iveta Kažoka. Read

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Why Baltics does not compete for talent? 

Author:Linda Jākobsone

On December 4, 2017 PROVIDUS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized Public Policy Forum "Migration Policies: Competing for Talent". The main issues discussed were what are the existing and potential benefits of migration and how does migration diversify country's economy and society. One of the participants in the discussion was Kristjan Lepik (MOVE Guides) who shared his vision with Linda Jākobsone, PROVIDUS communications project manager. Read