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.
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