There will be social entrepreneurship in Latgale!


So resolved the participants of the regional discussion “Social entrepreneurship in Latgale – to be or not?” The discussion took place on 12th September in Ludza.There were 47 participants from Daugavpils, Rezekne, Ludza, Dagda, K?rsava, Zilupe, Cibla county, as well as Riga, Jelgava and Reykjavik (Iceland). During the period from 2003 to the economic crisis, culminating in 2009 – 2010 the number of people employed in social enterprises (SE) in Europe increased from 11 to 14.5 million people, which is 6.5 percent of the total number of employed and for many of them it became the key to the exit of hopelessness and crisis. Almost the quarter of the companies in Europe are SE More…

Challenges direct and inspire

Örtækni darbnīc, ražotne un veilaks

Every time we are experiencing deja vu, when we hear “It is time for a change!”, “Security and stability for everyone!”, “Our main asset is the man!” For thinking people these slogans have always been on the top list of values. We are continuously striving for them. In our thoughts. And what about reality? More…

Social entrepreneurship in Latgale – is it possible or not? Welcome to the discussion!


The welfare minister Uldis Augulis said: “… social entrepreneurship supports socially vulnerable members of society, creating various opportunities to find and maintain a job in the labor market or take in the entrepreneurship and to furthering social inclusion and reducing poverty.” (July, 2014, Milan) (Informal meeting of ministers of social politics, EU)