Estonia - Latvia Stories


New Book on Estonia and Latvia Cooperation

New book on Estonia and Latvia cooperation “Estonia—Latvia Stories” has been published in Estonian, Latvian and English. It contains sixty-seven short stories about cooperation between partners in Estonia and Latvia, written by eight writers from both countries and illustrated by six photographers. The book opening event is scheduled for September 19, 2014 at the new building of the National Library of Latvia in Riga.

Stories, featuring cooperation results through the eyes of the people from Estonia and Latvia, discuss what has been achieved during projects funded by Estonia—Latvia Programme from 2007 until 2013. The cooperation initiatives are very different – they vary from small cross-border road and harbor reconstruction to joint environmental, cultural and technological projects, all of them involving at least one partner from Estonia, and one partner from Latvia. The book also contains visual graphics and tables with financial information, explaining how the projects were co-funded from the European Regional Development Fund, Estonian and Latvian partners.

The book is written by Anu Jõesaar, Tiia Kõnnusaar, Made Laas, Anna-Liisa Reppo (Estonia) and Ieva Alberte, Kaspars Ģērmanis, Ģirts Kondrāts, Elita Marga (Latvia), with a foreword by Peeter Unt (Estonia—Latvia Programme).  Photographers: Jassu Hertsmann, Lauri Kulpsoo, Betti Säre (Estonia) and Andris Arhomkin, Jānis Buls, Kaspars Dobrovoļskis (Latvia), editors: Tiia Kõnnusaar (Estonia) and Lolita Stašāne (Latvia), concept for the book and oversight: Kaspars Rūklis (Estonia—Latvia Programme).

“Estonia—Latvia Stories” will be available in national and public libraries of Estonia and Latvia. Personal copies of this free of charge publication can be obtained by attending Estonia—Latvia Programme organized events.

Listen to the stories from the book “Estonia-Latvia Stories” in short videos:

Inge reads a story about renovation of Valga Railway Station.

Sandis reads a story about hockey players of Rõuge and Ape.

Ilze reads the story about activities with disabled children.

Conrad reads the story about local choir singing enthusiasts.


Picture: Cover of “Estonia—Latvia Stories”
  • Read Estonia--Latvia Stories in Latvian  (13.23 MB)
  • Read Estonia--Latvia Stories in Estonian  (17 MB)
  • Read Estonia--Latvia Stories in English (9.63 MB)

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