Conversation festival LAMPA 2018

On June 29 and 30, the 4th conversation festival LAMPA will start in the Cēsis castle park. This year the LAMPA programme will feature over 270 events, across a range of topics, taking place in Latvian, Russian and English.

The diverse programme has something for everyone. LAMPA delivers on a range of issues important to a modern society: social affairs, security, foreign policy, culture, economics, media and technology, health and others. LAMPA will offer practical advice for daily life as well as the opportunity to debate global issues, stepping outside the constraints of a daily routine. Practical workshops, artistic performances and other adventures round out the programme. Admission – free.

The Conversation festival LAMPA takes on the topic of trust this year, addressing this issue from multiple angles. Those interested in anthropology can participate in a seminar on evolutionary thinking, and participate in creating a portrait of future leaders. Those of a more cautious nature can watch police detectives in action, ensuring data protection on the web. We will offer discussions on how the future looks from the perspective of behavioural economics, examine trust in our geographic region between east and west. Participants can design their own local government budget, discuss the efficacy of public procurement and investigate financial crime. Technology buffs can take a peek into the future. We will look at education from a range of perspectives, run a marathon of uncomfortable conversation topics, and talk about the youth of Latvia today and in the next century.

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia this year will offer several activities during the LAMPA festival. Both festival days the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia will offer activities in the field of media literacy. Visitors will be available to take part in creating news, partly based on what happened 100 years ago. Our partners are Safer Internet and the Ministry of Culture.

The panel discussion “Trust – the Nordic Gold” will provide important insights into trust. The Nordic region has the highest levels of social trust in the world, which benefits the economy, individuals and society as a whole. The discussion will be chaired by Agnese Cimdiņa from Latvia. Peter Thisted Dinesen from Denmark, Elita Cakule from Norway, Oskar Rautiainen from Finland and Indulis Paičs from Latvia will participate in the discussion. The brochure on trust will be available in both Latvian and Russian during the event. The discussion will go on Saturday, June 30, at 14:00 on the main stage DOTS. On Saturday, June 30 at 15.30-16.30 all are welcomed to a Nordic reception in our news studio tent right after the panel on trust.

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