“Political Parties: Welcome to the 21st Century”

Forum of ideas

The Latvian think tank Providus, in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, organizes a public policy forum on political parties in the 21st century.


In recent years Latvia has witnessed numerous discussions and initiatives on alternative ways of political participation, for example, referenda or online petitions. However, a debate on the development of political parties has often been overlooked. The Forum provides an opportunity to initiate dialogue on the development and professionalism of parties in Latvia and to identify opportunities for smart policy making.

Discussion topics:

1. What should a 21st century political party look like?

2. Preconditions for well functioning political parties in Latvia

3. Constructive interaction between political parties and media

4. How to encourage public demand for better, evidence-based policy making? (World Cafe format)

The first discussion covered the future of political parties: What should a 21st century political party look like?

The second discussion looked into preconditions for well functioning political parties in Latvia.

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Agnese Kubliņa

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Research Assistant (parental leave) +371 67 331-297 +371 67 331-297

Elisabeth Bauer

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Head of the KAS office for the Baltic States and Nordic countries +371 67 331-266 +371 67 331-007

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