Small population, Big Society…?

Synopsis:
Dramatically falling GDP and salaries and draconian austerity measures did not lead to mass protests in Latvia. Rather – and contrary to decades of weak social capital – Latvians ‘protested’ through self-organisation and entirely new citizen and entrepreneurial initiatives. Yet the experience of Latvia’s Forum demonstrates the need to invest in citizen skills and competences.

Presenter:
Roberts Kilis, PhD, Chair of Strategic Analysis commission

Roberts is a social anthropologist. Unusually for his profession, working for the President of Latvia. He, while being the leader of the working group that prepared the first Long-term strategy for Latvia, through a variety of public initiatives and forum debates, had been promoting the long term perspective to the society that has an average planning horizon of 9-10 month. As part of an attempt to initiate new social consensus as to how to respond to the crisis, he organised a citizien’s initiative Latvia’s Forum


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3 Responses to Small population, Big Society…?

  1. Ilze says:

    Why the pdf copy of Mr.R.Kilis presentation is no available?
    I would like to download it. I will highly appreciate your assistance in this regard :)

  2. Website team says:

    Hello Ilze, sorry about the difficulties, there was a small technical issue which we have now resolved. You should now be able to download the PDF if you try again.

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