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Centre for Public Policy – Providus, Riga

Director: Iveta Kažoka
E-mail: iveta.kazoka[at]

PROVIDUS is a leading think-tank in Latvia, established in 2002. Our mission is to promote evidence-based policy and the development of open society values.

PROVIDUS main areas of work are good governance, anti-corruption and migration, with citizen participation and EU dimension as a horizontal component throughout all activities. Or work methods include policy research and analyses, drafting and review of legislation, advocacy, monitoring, organization of public events and discussions. While most of PROVIDUS activities are focused on national and European level, our senior staff have extensive experience in knowledge sharing with other countries and regions, such as Belarus, Ukraine, the Balkans and Central Asia.

PROVIDUS is a non-partisan, non-profit civil society organisation enjoying public benefit status under Latvian law. PROVIDUS is a member of various networks on national and European level, including PASOS (Policy Association for Open Society), Civic Alliance Latvia and the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation.

Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga

Deputy Director: Karlis Bukovskis
E-mail: karlis.bukovskis[at]

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) is the oldest Latvian think tank that specializes in foreign and security policy analysis. It was established in May 1992 as non-profit association with the aim of providing Latvia’s decision-makers, experts and the wider public with analysis, recommendations and information about international developments, regional security issues, developments in the European Union and foreign policy strategy and choices. As an independent institute the LIIA conducts research and organizes international conferences on global affairs and Latvia’s role and policies. Most notable high-level international events organized by LIIA are the annual Baltic EU Conversations and the annual Riga Dialogue. All publications by LIIA and more information is available on

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