Safeguarding democracies in the digital age 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

Iveta Kazoka's prepared remarks prepared for the roundtable discussion on democracy in digital age Read

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NIEM Coalition meeting about the impact of COVID-19 emergency situation in Latvia on beneficiaries of international protection 

Author:Andris Šuvajevs

The think tank PROVIDUS organised the first coalition meeting of 2020 held online on the Zoom platform. Read


Conference "The 5-year lessons of managing asylum in Europe: How to implement a successful integration strategy" 


The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. Conflict situations tend to last longer, and it takes currently on average 17 years, before refugees fleeing civil wars may eventually have a chance to return to their home country. Hence, the long-term integration of newly arrived beneficiaries of international protection is without alternative and presents an immediate challenge for European societies. Read

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The European benchmark for refugee integration: A comparative analysis of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism in 14 EU countries 

Author:Agnese Lāce, Rasmuss Filips Geks

This report on the implementation of various areas of integration policy towards beneficiaries of international protection in Latvia is the result of an evaluation of migration and integration policies in the EU Member States implemented as part of the project “The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM)”. Read

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Guidelines on Incorporating Tolerance and Mutual Respect in Language Tuition and Social Orientation of Refugees and Migrants Presented 

Author:Agnese Lāce

On 9 April 2019 PROVIDUS organized a training on the inclusion of principles of tolerance and mutual respect inintegration support activities. This training was an opportunity to find out more about theopretical and practical aspects of non-discrimination, presented by Santa Tivaņenkova from the Ombudsman’s Office and Ēriks Treļs from State Police College. Guidelines on Incorporating Tolerance and Mutual Respect in Language Tuition and Social Orientation of Refugees and Migrants were also presented at this event. Read

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Handbook: Workplace Integration 


Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS has published a handbook on workplace integration. It was created with a goal to combine good practices of employers regarding workplace integration of newcomers and diversity management, as well to provide recommendations for national and Riga City policy makers on how to provide more effective support for newcomers. In addition to that, the handbook includes a compilation of resources for employers and newcomers regarding the integration support that is currently already available. Read


Event Invitation: Assessing the Baseline for Latvia's Asylum Policy 


Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and UNHCR Regional Representation in Northern Europe invite all those interested - partner organizations, public institutions, academia, NGOs, migrant organizations and beneficiaries of international protection themselves - to participate in a conversation about asylum policy in Latvia and accross Europe. Read

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Providus invites you to a discussion "Employment and Integration" 


The Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe invite all those interested to participate a discussion on workplace and integration, which will take place on 10 October at Pullman Hotel. Registration for the event is available here. Read

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Analytical Report: Rule of Law in Social Orientation Courses for Newcomers in Latvia 

Author:Agnese Lāce, Rasmuss Filips Geks

PROVIDUS has published an analytical report examining the presence of rule of law in social orientation courses for newcomers in Latvia. The report is a part of an international research project RACCOMBAT, which explores the topic across a number of EU states. Read


Invitation to other country nationals currently working in Latvia 


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:

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Lively debate on universal basic income 


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?