This publication aims to highlight some of the projects and events that were supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia in 2017. Instead of a full account of all activities conducted, we hope to provide you with some colourful glimpses reflecting the wide spectrum of cooperation taking place between Latvia and the Nordic countries. This includes support to independent media, sustainable development, culture and social welfare. Besides these activities, plenty of Nordic-Latvian initiatives are running on their own merits while others are supported by Nordic embassies in Riga or other Nordic institutions and organisations.
Since the beginning of 1990’s, close Nordic links have been established with Latvia, which now is an integral part of the dynamic Nordic-Baltic region. I am convinced that our regional cooperation still holds a great deal of potential to be developed further, which would enrich us all and help us stand stronger when dealing with new challenges in a globalized world. The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia would like to express gratitude to all our partners for fruitful cooperation during 2017. In the coming years, we are ready to expand our networks and explore new ideas of common interest that will bring Latvia and the Nordic countries closer together.