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 more than 120 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.


Mission:

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


Vision:

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.


Values:

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.


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