On November 18th of last year, Latvia celebrated that it became an independent state in the year 1918. Within the frame of this centenary, a wide range of events and activities are organised in Latvia during the period 2017-2021. One significant example is Latvian School Bag, a nationwide project initiated by the Ministry of Culture in order to stimulate cultural participation among pupils. The goal is to familiarise all schoolchildren in Latvia with national heritage, art and culture through different activities within the educational framework.
For more information on recent policy developments in Latvia, please see the updated profile by national expert Baiba Tjarve.