Programmes
Short duration programmes

Specialised projects

Programme duration
Up to 2 weeks
Study language
English / Russian (depending on the project)

Past projects

Empowering Judicial Reforms in Kazakhstan (2018)

Full title: Empowering Judicial Reforms in Kazakhstan: Lessons from Latvia
Period: 21 – 25 May 2018

Covered topics:
•    Cooperation of operationally investigative bodies with judicial authorities
•    Role of the investigative judge in Latvia
•    Court administration in Latvia: tasks, functions and aims
•    Modernisation of the Latvian legal system

Visits to:
•    Latvian Judicial Training Centre
•    Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia
•    Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau
•    Court Administration of the Republic of Latvia

Participants from:
•    Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan
•    Regional and district court of Kazakhstan
•    Academy of Justice under the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan
•    Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption Affairs
•    Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the General Prosecutor's Office
•    General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Implemented with the support of the United States  Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Judicial System in the Dynamic Legal Environment (2018)

Full title: Judicial System in the Dynamic Legal Environment: Latvian Lessons for Kyrgyzstan
Period: 23 – 27 April 2018


Covered topics:
•    Modernisation of the Latvian legal system
•    Domestic and international child adoptions
•    Practical application of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction

Visits to:
•    Latvian Judicial Training Centre
•    Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia

Participants from:
•    Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
•    Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic

Implemented with the support of the United States  Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Latvian Lessons in Combating Financial Crime and Corruption (2018)

Full title: Latvian Lessons in Combating Financial Crime and Corruption for Tajikistan
Period: 19 – 23 March 2018


Covered topics: 

•    Introduction to the Latvian judicial system and recent reforms in the court system
•    Prevention of laundering of proceeds derived from criminal activity
•    Anti-money laundering techniques

Visits to: 

•    Road Traffic Safety Directorate
•    State Revenue Service
•    Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau

Participants from:

•    Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Tajikistan
•    State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan
•    Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption of the Republic of Tajikistan

Implemented with the support of the United States  Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
 

Successful Reforms of the Civil Service and Transparency (2018)

Full title: Successful Reforms of the Civil Service and Transparency for Uzbekistan
Period: 22 – 26 January 2018


Covered topics:

•    Introduction to Latvian legal system
•    Latvia’s lessons in implementing reforms for the civil service
•    Development of law enforcement structures in Latvia
•    Judicial reforms in Latvia

Visits to: 

•    Parliament of Latvia
•    Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia

Participants from:

•    General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan
•    National Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan
•    National Human Rights Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan
•    Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
•    Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Uzbekistan
•    Namangan Regional Customs Committee

Implemented with the support of the United States  Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Empowering Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Reforms (2017)

Full title: Empowering Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Reforms: Controlling Political Finance through Institution Building and Civil Society Control
Period: 2 – 22 September 2017

The three-week long study programme was divided into two parts. The first two weeks took place in Riga with an intensive study schedule, which was divided in four blocks: 
•    Association Agreement with the European Union and recent developments in EU Law
•    Judicial enforcement of anti-corruption
•    Public finance and money laundering
•    Good governance

The second part of the project took part in Kiev, where the one-week long lectures and seminar discussions were covered by RGSL and Transparency International Latvia in cooperation with IFES Ukraine.

Visits to:
•    Road Traffic Safety Directorate
•    Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau

Participants from: 
•    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine
•    Transparency International Ukraine
•    The Eidos Centre for Political Studies and Analysis
•    NGO Centre Ukraine

Implemented with the support of the United States Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Implementing Transparency and Good Governance for Uzbekistan (2016)

Full title: Implementing Transparency and Good Governance: the Latvian Experience for Uzbekistan
Period: 23 – 25 May 2016


Covered topics:

•    Government reforms in the area of transparency and anti-corruption: case of Latvia
•    Transparency and accountability of the government decisions –  Latvian experience
•    Role of the court system in building good governance: court reform process in Latvia
•    Working towards strenghthening institutional capacity to address corruption within the government
•    Role of the multi-function anti-cirruption agency in fighting corruption, corruption investigations, controlling conflict         of interest of the public officials and educating public
•    Voices of people and government for the better governance: role of media
•    Role of the Parliament: transparency, lobbying and oversight of the government
•    Management of public procurement: mechanisms of minimising corruption

Visits to: 
•    The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia
•    Corruption Combating and Prevention Bureau
•    Public Broadcaster of Latvia
•    Road Traffic Safety Directorate
•    National Library of Latvia

Implemented with the support of the United States Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Implementing Transparency and Good Governance for Ukraine (2015)

Full title: Implementing Transparency and Good Governance: the Latvian Experience for Ukraine
Period: 14 – 16 October 2015


Covered topics:
•    Role of transparency and democratic controls in curbing corruption
•    Use of online transparency and participation tools to enhance democratic control
•    Online systems of exposing and controlling finances of political parties and public procurement
•    NGOs and media cases for the use of public data to enhance democratic control
•    Strategies for Ukraine

Participants: representatives of public administration and non-governmental organisations of Ukraine. 

Implemented with the support of the United States  Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Key dates

Synopsis session: Latvian Experience in Transparency and Anti-Corruption18 – 22 June 2018

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