LIIA Autumn 2013 Events and Activities

Logo LatviaLatvian Institute of International Affairs in cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia organized an international conference The future prospects of Latvia within the EU’s development: discussions on federalism and its meaning in society”. During the conference LIIA fellows Martins Daugulis and Ieva Bloma presented a research results on meanings of federalism in Latvia’s society – the first qualitative research on people’s perceptions of federalism, EU development and interests of Latvia. The research was carried out by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. It will be available at LIIA home page shortly. Information about the event can be found here.

Public Discussion & Book Presentation: “Latvia’s Place in the Eurasian Trade and Transportation Corridors. Northern Distribution Network: Redefining Partnerships within NATO and Beyond”, November 22, 14:00, Hotel “Bergs”

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs organised a public discussion and book presentation “Northern Distribution Network: Redefining Partnerships within NATO and Beyond”. This is the latest LIIA’s project, concerned not only with the NDN route itself, but also with its prospective commercialization after 2014 and its role in the Eurasian transport corridors. Authors from Azerbaijan, India, Latvia, Germany, Russia, Uzbekistan, and the USA have contributed to the publication. Experts from Azerbaijan, Latvia, Russia and Uzbekistan took part in the discussion in Riga. More information about the event can be found here.

LIIA organized a series of events on Eastern Partnership: 1. “From the Vilnius summit to the Riga summit: priorities, goals, achievements of the Eastern Partnership” (in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia); 2. Towards sustainable European-Belarusian interaction in economics, energy and environment: limitations and opportunities”( in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Riga); 3. “Georgia and Eastern Partnership: after the presidential elections, before the Vilnius Summit” (in cooperation with the Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Latvia).

LIIA Fellows and Associate Fellows participated in a number of international events over the last months and expressed their views in the mass media. Information about these activities is available in the news section of the LIIA home page.

Activities

The LIIA has joined the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN). EPIN spans 26 countries both within and outside the EU, uniting think tanks and policy institutes with the goal to debate on the Future of Europe. You can find more information about this network here: http://www.epin.org/new/