Iveta Kažoka

Director and senior policy analyst in good governance at local, national and EU level and political parties.

iveta.kazoka@providus.lv IvetaKazoka

PROVIDUS’ director and 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. 

The list of recent projects (both in Latvian and in English) can be found here.

The list of recent publications - articles, research reports and policy papers (both in Latvian and in English) - can be found here.


Report on Court User Survey
Author: Agnese Frīdenberga, Iveta Kažoka 12.06.2023
Discussion “12 cities, 3 countries and 1 challange – Municipalities role in fighting climate change in Latvia, Poland and Lithuania”
Author: Iveta Kažoka 06.06.2023
Study “Is the civic apathy of Latvia’s Russian-speaking population a myth or a reality?”
Author: Iveta Kažoka, Sintija Tarasova, Dārta Pelse 04.27.2023
Discussion “Ukraine as the best practice of civic engagement: e-petitions, participatory budgeting and more”
Author: Iveta Kažoka 02.02.2023
Discussion “Ukraine’s experience in creating and strengthening self-organized citizens’ institutions”
Author: Iveta Kažoka 02.02.2023
Practical recommendations for organising a deliberative event
Author: Iveta Kažoka, Sintija Tarasova 04.13.2022
How Can European Affairs Committees be Strengthened? Chapter from book ‘Deliberative Democracy in the EU: Countering Populism with Participation and Debate’.
Author: Iveta Kažoka, Sintija Tarasova 03.08.2022
Openness standards: recommendations to local governments to ensure greater openness
Author: Iveta Kažoka, Līga Stafecka, Agnese Frīdenberga, Sintija Tarasova 01.25.2022
Summary of the “Research on the sector of civil society organisations in Latvia 2020-2024: Problems and solutions of the classification of Latvian associations and foundations”
Author: Iveta Kažoka, Līga Stafecka, Agnese Frīdenberga, Sintija Tarasova 01.18.2022
EU fund monitors

07.01.2023 - 06.30.2025339248 EUREiropas Savienība (NextGeneration EU)

Contacts: Iveta Kažoka, Agnese Frīdenberga, Līga Stafecka, Dārta Pelse
Solutions for Better Governance in Latvia

01.01.2023 - 10.31.202465960,45 EURSabiedrības integrācijas fonds

Contacts: Agnese Frīdenberga, Līga Stafecka, Iveta Kažoka, Dārta Pelse, Laima Bērziņa
Consulting citizens for municipal green policies

09.05.2022 - 06.05.202366206,25Council of the Baltic Sea States

Contacts: Iveta Kažoka, Sintija Tarasova