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Bilateral national fund - Latvia

About the fund


With a total allocation of €364 750, the national bilateral fund in Latvia will pay special attention to bilateral cultural activities in 2014 when Riga will be the European Capital of Culture, the Latvian EU presidency in 2015 and justice and home affairs.

The funding from the national bilateral fund serves as a flexible source of financial support for initiatives from both Latvian and donor country entities that can contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations. The funds are to be used strategically and can go beyond the programmes.

What are the priorities?
The national bilateral fund in Latvia has three main strategic priorities:

  • Organising an international conference on abolishing administrative detention.
  • Strengthening bilateral relations in culture in the context of “Riga-the European Capital of Culture 2014”
  • Bilateral activities during the EU Presidency of Latvia in 2015

What is supported?
The fund does not support projects. Rather, its resources are set aside for various activities that help strengthen the bilateral relations between Latvia and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Funded activities include organising conferences, workshops, study tours, studies, consultations, information activities as well as preparatory activities in the programming phase, laying the ground for future cooperation in programmes and projects.

Call for proposals
There are no calls for proposals under the Latvian national bilateral fund, as all activities are pre-defined.

Supported activities
About one third of funds were spent during the programme preparation phase on strengthening the bilateral aspects of the programmes.

Key facts
Fund operator: Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
Size of fund: €364 750