In order to facilitate the search for potential project partners, Active Citizens Fund (ACF) in Latvia is hosting a matchmaking event “Doing Democracy” that will take place on 20th May 2021 ONLINE and would like to invite Norwegian CSOs to participate in this event. Organizatins from Lativa and Norway will have a chance to compare how democracy is being practiced in these two countries. The event preceeds the next ACF Strategic projects call in Latvia which will be announced in the end of the May 2021.

As Latvia is still a new democratic country facing many challenges, Nordic countries have always been a great example on “how to do democracy”. Therefore on 20th of May there will be an opportunity to get to know best tools and methods Norway is using while Latvia will give an insight on situation in the country. Followed by Q&A and discussion section on democratic culture and human rights where all of the participants will have a chance to get to know each other by finding common values and interests.

If interested in further collaboration with Latvian organizations, ACF Latvia invites to reserve 27th of May for building networks and partnerships for next Strategic call in Latvia. ACF Latvia will explain the conditions of the next Strategic call conditions while providing time and space for more personal discussions and widening the scope of possible future partnerships.

The matchmaking event seeks to offer opportunities for Latvian and Donor countries’ CSOs to come together, share experience, discuss initial ideas for collaboration with the aim to eventually shape them into concrete joint project proposals to be submitted under the ACF open calls.

CSO representatives from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway interested in developing joint projects with Latvian CSOs are invited to join the online event. The main target group for this event is CSOs in Latvia and Donor states interested in having a long-term vision how to enhance democracy culture and human rights.

Some practical information


  • The matchmaking event will be organized on ZOOM platform and will be translated on FB live.
  • Organizations interested in participation should fill in an online application form by 18th May:
  • Information about applicants will be used to facilitate the matching process with Latvian CSOs.
  • When registered, you will receive ZOOM link for the meeting at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  • Participant CSO should be capable to communicate in English.

Agenda for the meeting INVITATION_Matchmaking_Latvia_20.05