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  • Gauja / Koiva in the summer, photo by Andris Arhomkins

    Priecīgus Jāņus! Ilusat Jaanipäeva!

    Jāņi (Latvian) and Jaanipäev (Estonian) – the celebration of the summer solstice – is one of the most important days in both Estonian and Latvian calendars. It falls on June 23 and 24 – the longest day and the shortest night of the year, which is considered magical – therefore people usually stay up celebrating. Priecīgus Jāņus! Ilusat Jaanipäeva! 

  • Sand art presentation during the conference in Seville, photo by Janika Friedenthal

    Andalucia communicators appreciate Estonia – Latvia Road Trip campaign

    Directorate General of European Funds of the Government of Andalusia invited Estonia – Latvia Programme to present the Estonia – Latvia Road Trip campaign as a good communication practice at their 3rd International Conference of Information and Advertising, which took place in Seville, Spain, June 2-3, 2014. 

  • Delegations during the JPC meeting

    Joint Programming Committee of Estonia – Latvia Programme 2014-2020 meets in Tartu

    The Joint Programming Committee of Estonia – Latvia Programme 2014-2020, consisting of delegates from both countries, met in Tartu, Estonia, on April 28 – 29, 2014 to discuss and fine-tune the new Programme document and procedures. During the meeting delegations discussed various issues, among them the comments from public hearing events.

  • Ambassador Mati Vaarmann

    Estonian Ambassador to Latvia Mati Vaarmann visits Estonia – Latvia Programme office in Tartu

    Estonian Ambassador to Latvia Mati Vaarmann paid a visit to Estonia – Latvia Programme office in Tartu on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, to talk about the projects that are currently implemented jointly by partners in Estonia and Latvia. 

  • Estonian flag

    Happy Independence Day, Estonia!

    On Monday, February 24, 2014, the Republic of Estonia celebrates 96th anniversary of its independence. Head Eesti Vabariigi aastapäeva! Priecīgu Igaunijas Republikas neatkarības dienu! Happy Estonia's Independence day!

News & events Events

  • Youth for Synergy photo

    Youth for Synergy to bring together young people living in the border areas

    Last week Estonia – Latvia Programme-supported Youth for Synergy project started their activities that will allow high school students from border areas in Estonia and Latvia to participate in a creative and educating youth camps with cross-border youngsters and to learn more about neighboring country, its culture, local entrepreneurs and education possibilities.

  • Smart Botanical Gardens file photo

    From reality to perfection in botanical gardens

    Latvian Environmental Development Association, National Botanical Garden of Latvia and Tartu University Botanical Garden is organizing the final conference of Estonia – Latvia Programe supported Smart Botanical Gardens project “The mission of botanical gardens: from reality to perfection”. The conference will take place on April 9, 2014, in Riga, Latvia.

  • Visualization of new Valka fire and rescue station

    Construction of the new Valka fire and rescue station to begin

    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 the foundation stone for the new Valka fire and rescue station will be laid in an official ceremony. The new station is a part of Estonia – Latvia Programme supported JATE project (Building Cross-Border Capacity to Perform Joint Activities in Tough Environment). Latvian government and Latvian State Fire and Rescue service officials are going to participate in the ceremony.

  • Renovated Valga – Valka railway station opened for passangers

    The Valga – Valka Railway station was opened after renovation for passangers on December 22, 2013, with a festive ceremony, featuring artists from Estonia and Latvia. This railway station renovation was possible thanks to the support from Estonia – Latvia Programme.

  • House of Sounds file photo

    House of Sounds organizes an exhibit of traditional musical instruments and a festival in Valmiera

    Many traditional instrument lovers and experts from Estonia and Latvia will gather in Valmiera, Latvia, November 7-10 to participate in traditional instrument trainings, opening of an exhibition and a music festival. These events are a part of Estonia – Latvia Programme supported House of Sounds project.

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