- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2012–September 30, 2014
- Location Riga, Latvia
- Geographic Focus Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
About this grant
The program goal is to strengthen civil society in European Union New Member States and accession countries. To this end, the Latvian Rural Forum will continue to facilitate a network of nongovernmental organizations in Western and Eastern Europe to promote multinational exchange focused on rural development. During the grant period, the grantee will promote dialogue and cooperation between different actors in rural development, facilitate multinational exchanges, and support international networking and advocacy for rural development. Past project results include developing strong national rural development networks in Eastern Europe, strengthening international cooperation, and strengthening national networks’ input into European-level rural policy development. Since its establishment in 2005, the grantee has been promoting sustainable rural development policies and providing services to over 80 member organizations in Latvia.