Policy of members of the Civic Alliance - Latvia has been developed

Since June, the Civic Alliance – Latvia has been involved in the Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA) 90-day accountability challenge, during which nine AGNA members go through a self-assessment program and perform a task to determine their organisation's priorities and results from the assessment.

As part of the challenge, the CAL continued the work already underway on the development of the Membership Policy, the aims of which are to promote the involvement of our members in the CAL's content work, expand members' basic principles of operation, rights, obligations, benefits, etc. The document also includes a feedback and complaints mechanism to encourage more active feedback from members and other stakeholders that contributes to the growth of each organisation.

An innovation is the Friends and Ambassadors Program of the CAL, which is designed, if for some reason it is not possible to join as a member to the CAL, for example, being an unregistered civic movement, a social enterprise, a socially responsible enterprise or an individual who wishes to strengthen civil society, citizens' civic activism and democratic values through his or her activities, values ​​of civic activity and democracy, to comply with the general principles of human rights and the norms of the Code of Ethics of Associations and Foundations.

The Members' Policy also has a number of accompanying documents:

1) Code of Ethics of Associations and Foundations;

2) CAL Guidelines for Prevention of Conflicts of Interest;

3) Regulations on Work and Interest Groups of CAL Members;

4) Procedure for nomination and representation of delegated representatives of the CAL.

In order to promote self-regulation and good governance among members, as well as to disseminate good practice in the civil society sector, work will be completed this year on:

1) CAL Ethical Funding Guidelines, which includes the procedure to be followed by the CAL when assessing whether to accept funding; criteria for assessing the potential ethical risks associated with potential funding and the funder; basic principles of transparency regarding the funder, funding and its use;

2) CAL Self-Regulatory Policy for the implementation of the global standard of legitimacy, transparency and accountability;

3) Other accompanying documents.

We invite you to read the Members' Policy Documents here. It is important to note that these are "living" documents, which will be supplemented and corrected as necessary.