Monthly News and Events – April 2024


In April we have prepared a list of activities, which you can find below! See you there!

04.04. 18:30
 Happy Hour – Āgenskalna Tirgū

 See you there.


Members’ Hike

Detailed information and sign up in the AppLV “Members Only” WhatsApp chat.

15.04. 18:30 

Location: Investment and Tourism agency of Riga

– Torņa iela 4 – 3B, Riga 

Brain Gain: Rūta Treija – The Dark Side of the Mind

Crime is a topic we don’t talk about often. The media reports the latest crimes, but public education on criminology is limited.

Rūta Treija will share her knowledge on Forensic Psychology and Criminology topics that everyone should know. Crime happens all around us and there are many preventable situations in which we can play a role – by preventing or reporting deviant behaviour, suspicious situations and people. Most importantly, knowledge in this area may save one from severe psychological or physical trauma and experiences.

Rūta Treija, obtained a degree in Forensic Psychology in the United Kingdom, and when she suddenly decided to return to Latvia, she had to think how to use her education in a country where the vacancies in Forensic Psychology can be counted on one hand. Since her return, Rūta has been giving lectures to the public, where she talks about different crimes and the psychology behind them in a light, almost stand-up approach. Since January this year, she has also been a university lecturer in criminology.

Location TBA. Please note that the program language will be Latvian, but informal translation to English can be provided if requested.

To register:

20.04. 11:00

Support Programme for Return Migrants (online)

“Ar pasaules pieredzi Latvijā” has launched a new and promising project with the aim to support future and current returnees!

Research shows that those who are better prepared in advance and have a better understanding of the emotional aspects of returning home find it easier to settle in.

Diaspora members who are considering and/or planning to return to Latvia and want to prepare themselves emotionally for the stress of return are welcome to participate in the support programme.

During the seminar, our specialist will talk about the factors influencing return and there will be an opportunity to ask questions on this topic.
Programme language: Latvian.

*The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia from the funds of the Diaspora Support Projects Programme.

To register:

23.04. 18:30 Valdemāra iela 33-5 (Loze & Partneri)

Open Members’ Meeting

As usual, we will discuss all of our current developments at our open members’ meeting. If you would like to more actively join the work of the organization, make sure to attend online or in person at Loze & Partners, Valdemāra iela 33-5!


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