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Conference “The Role of the Associations of Local and Regional Governments in Social Dialogue

Invitation to participate in the conference “The Role of the Associations of Local and Regional Governments in Social Dialogue: Accomplishments and Prospects in Latvia and Europe”


Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG) invites you to attend a high-level conference “The Role of the Associations of Local and Regional Governments in Social Dialogue: Accomplishments and Prospects in Latvia and Europe” (#lps25), which in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is held in honor of 25th anniversary of the LALRG. The conference will take place in the National Library of Latvia (room „Ziedoņa zāle”) on 16 September 2016, 3 Mūkusalas street, Riga.

There will be a debate on the cooperation of self-governments and social partners in Latvia and Europe held during the conference, as well as discussions on the best practices and prospects for the future. Mr Markku Marrkula (the President of the European Committee of the Regions) and Mr Marc Cools (the Rapporteur on the Latvian democracy and the Belgian delegation president to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe) have both already approved their participation in the conference. Latvian experience will be shared by Mr Andris Jaunsleinis (Chairman of the LALRG), Mr Pēteris Krīgeris (Chairman of the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia), Mr Ojārs Spārītis (President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences) and Ms Līga Meņģelsone (Director-General of the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia).

It is planned that the conference will bring together more than 150 participants - mayors, representatives of state institutions, social partners and the media. The conference languages will be English and Latvian.

Please register for the conference by 5 September 2016, using the following link: https://www.registration.lv/seminars_septembri/en?register

Moderator of conference: Mrs Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Latvia.

Contact person in Riga:

Mudīte Priede,

Secretary General,

Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

Phone: +371 29197601

e-mail: mudite.priede@lps.lv

www.lps.lv

 

 

More information for journalists:

Jana Bunkus,

PR Advisor

Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

Phone: +371 67508530

e-mail: jana.bunkus@lps.lv

www.lps.lv