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Country Profile

The Country profile is a sort of Library Manifesto on sustainable development at national or local level, it illustrates the nature and the level of effort deployed by library associations and their partners in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in libraries.

Download the Country profile - PDF version with link references and contact information.
(Excerpt from the 2nd European Report on Sustainable Development and Libraries, prepared by EBLIDA and National Library of Latvia.)

Main organisations

The implementation of SDGs in Latvian libraries is the result of a collaboration between the National Library of Latvia and the Library Association of Latvia.


Latvia has developed a unique and ambitious approach to the 2030 SD Agenda resulting in the inclusion of libraries into national SDG plans at all levels. For instance, the Latvian National Development Plan 2021-2027 – the largest state budget investments plan for the development of Latvia and improvement of people's quality of life – also includes libraries as a core concept for development of culture and education. It is expected, therefore, that Latvian libraries may benefit from the European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027.

The Library Association of Latvia is included in the Interdisciplinary coalition for the implementation of SDGs. The Interdisciplinary coalition is created as an initiative of the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) – the association of Latvian NGOs who are working on the strengthening the civil society in Latvia – to build a coherent work across all sectors and structures for the implementation of SDGs in the planning documents and everyday activities, including evaluation and reporting about the results.

The Library Association of Latvia, the National Library of Latvia and the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO have organised a series of seminars on SDGs in order to create awareness on SDG in Latvian libraries, region after region. The aim of this ambitious strategy is to make Latvian libraries “organically” functional to the implementation of SDGs in Latvia.

EBLIDA, the Latvian Librarians' Association and the Latvian National Library in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Latvia organized a webinar on 22 February 2021 to discuss Latvia's the experience of libraries in acquiring European Structural Funds and Investment Funds (EFSI) funding, as well as on library opportunities in 2021–2027. annual funding programming period.

The webinar was held in Latvian with English simultaneous translation. (More information)

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