About CAL

The Civic Alliance – Latvia (CAL) is the largest umbrella organization that advocates for non-governmental sector (NGO) interests. CAL aim is to strengthen civil society in Latvia, support the common interests of NGOs and create a favorable environment for their activities. The Civic Alliance- Latvia unites 138 members, making up a total of approximately 70,000 individuals or 70% of all persons involved in NGOs in Latvia and 27,500 individuals abroad or 11% of the Latvian diaspora.


To represent the common interests of civil society, including associations and foundations, based on the fundamental freedoms of democracy and human rights.


The Civic Alliance-Latvian is a leading organization that implements high-quality dialogue with public administration and other decision-makers, creates a favourable environment for a strong, active and knowledgeable civil society at the local, national and international levels.

Strategic priorities:

1. Promote a legal and social environment conducive to the interests of civil society, a sustainable private and public finance model, and an efficient, transparent redistribution of public funding based on clearly defined criteria.

2. To increase the influence of civil society in the policy development process by ensuring an effective dialogue with decision-makers at the local, national and international levels and at all stages of decision-making.

3. Strengthen the capacity of civil society and active citizenship, while promoting good governance in the non-governmental sector.


1. Cooperation - constructive dialogue with public administration and other decision-makers, cooperation and exchange of experience between representatives of civil society and various sectors.

2. Competence - evidence-based expertise in civil society issues at the municipal, national and international levels.

3. Leadership - plays a leading role in defending the interests of a strong, active and knowledgeable civil society.

Areas of activity:

1. Advocacy of the interests of civil society and NGOs.

2. Ensuring public participation in political processes in the country, including civic education.

3. Promoting access to NGO funding.

4. Strengthening the capacity of NGOs.

5. Explaining and promoting the activities of NGOs in society.

The CAL expands activities according to statutes of the organization: strengthening Latvian civil society and creating a favorable environment for the activities of associations and foundations.
The day-to-day work of the organization is managed by director Kristine Zonberga. CAL board (consisting of seven board members) determines the strategic management issues of the organization. In 2019, the LPA developed its operational strategy for three years.

CAL structure

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CAL General Assembly (members' meeting) - the highest decision-making body of the organization.
CAL Board - decision-making body, operates between meetings of the General Assembly.
Director of the CAL - ensures the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and the board, recruits employees and organizes the daily work of the office.

CAL basics

CAL articles

Procedure for the nomination and representation of the delegated representatives of CAL

CAL Strategy 2022-2024

CAL ethical funding guidelines

Code of ethics for associations and foundations

Guidelines for the Prevention of Conflict of Interest of the Civic Alliance – Latvia

CAL membership policy

CAL logo

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