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Latvia to set up community-based social services
Latvia to set up community-based social services (03/07/2015)

In a drive to provide more support for people with mental disabilities and children in care, Latvia has announced a deinstitutionalisation and social service reform.

Latvia facilitates access to administrative services
Latvia facilitates access to administrative services (13/02/2015)

A one-stop administrative service centre has now opened its doors in Latvia's capital Riga. It is the first of several centres to be created in the country as part of the ESF drive for better public services.

Commission adopts Latvia’s operational programme
Commission adopts Latvia’s operational programme (17/11/2014)

Latvia’s multi-fund operational programme targets ESF funding at a more competitive and fairer economy with higher employment

Beautiful professions
Beautiful professions (19/09/2014)

Riga’s style and fashion school offers ESF-funded vocational training programmes to Latvian youth.

Partnership agreement with Latvia adopted
Partnership agreement with Latvia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Latvia, paving the way for over € 600 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Fair chances for all
Fair chances for all (28/05/2014)

An award-winning jobs fair in Latvia sees many vacancies on offer

Home-grown skills
Home-grown skills (07/03/2014)

Entrepreneurs in Latvia can get much-needed skilled personnel by training unemployed people themselves

Latvia lifts social services
Latvia lifts social services (29/11/2013)

Better social services are the result of an ESF project in Latvia

No bars to skills
No bars to skills (27/09/2013)

Latvia gives new skills to help ex-prisoners reintegrate better

A sense of achievement
A sense of achievement (18/07/2013)

People with impaired vision gain ‘physio’ skills in Latvia

Job-seeking assistants
Job-seeking assistants (10/05/2013)

Latvia prolongs a successful ESF project to help young people boost their qualifications

First job? Safety first!
First job? Safety first! (11/04/2013)

Latvia is using ESF funding to ensure new and potential employees will be better protected from accidents at work

K9 talents
K9 talents (21/11/2012)

An ESF project in Latvia is helping blind people enjoy fuller lives by providing guide dogs

Social mobility brings social success
Social mobility brings social success (07/11/2012)

The mobile provision of social services in a Latvian region has proved a successful model for emulation

Resources for rehabilitation
Resources for rehabilitation (11/10/2012)

Latvia is using ESF funding to support rehabilitation and social care for the vulnerable

Mastering handicrafts
Mastering handicrafts (20/07/2012)

Latvia is using ESF funds to help young people gain professional qualifications

Upgrading medical skills
Upgrading medical skills (08/06/2012)

A training programme for medical professionals in Latvia is being expanded to meet the demand for new and better skills

Regional social services
Regional social services (16/04/2012)

The ESF is supporting Latvia’s regional social services for a variety of target groups

Business across the Baltic
Business across the Baltic (09/02/2011)

ESF supports Baltic Sea integration project.

Latvia supports young scientists
Latvia supports young scientists (31/01/2011)

ESF funding in Latvia is helping raise the game of young scientists with support for PhD studies

Lending for ladybirds
Lending for ladybirds (31/05/2010)

Latvian microcredit project for entrepreneurs passes the 1 million lat mark

Supporting youth in Latvia
Supporting youth in Latvia (02/03/2010)

Latvian Ministry launches traineeships programme for young unemployed