The Riga Latvian Society (RLS) is a voluntary, independent non-governmental
organization founded in 1868. Riga Latvian Society is the oldest Latvian organization
in the world. It is the place for important historic and culture events in Riga and
The work of the Riga Latvian Society includes cultural and public activities,
organizing cultural projects and programmes and renting the historic Riga Latvian
Society premises: Big Hall, Gold Hall, White Hall, Lîgo Hall, Kluba Hall and Gold
Hall salon that are appropriate for different events – conferences, concerts, social
gatherings, exhibitions, dances, and meals.
On January 10 preparing works of the information campaign „BREATH GREEN” that is a part of the project „Let’s Open the World for Opportunities and Skills” (contract no. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/054/022) that is implemented by the Riga Latvian Society in cooperation with its partners – Creative association for youth TREPES, Strazdumuiţa Boarding school - development centre for the visually impaired and blind children and Latvian society in Norway were started.
Year 2014 started with active work in the society groups’ informing campaign “BREATH GREEN!” that is one of the wider activities of the project “Let’s open the world for opportunities and skills”. The campaign “BREATH GREEN!” offers children and youth to participate in diverse, educational and creative activities that would promote the interest about healthy lifestyle.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014 the Riga Latvian Society in cooperation with resources centre for women “Marta” invites to the discussion about gender roles and opportunities in Latvia. The aim of the discussion that is organised in the framework of the international Women Day is to promote the understanding of the gender equality. The discussion will take place in Riga, NGO House, in Laimdotas Street 42, from 13.00 to 14.30.
On March 3, at 18.00 in the Riga Latvian Society House Juris Baldunčiks – Doctor of philology, Professor of Translation studies faculty of Ventspils University College and Latvian Academy of Sciences Terminology Commission’s Chairman will narrate. Theme of the narration - «Calques and half-calques in Latvian language – grey spot in Latvian lexicology”. The meeting organises RLS Latvian Language Advancement Group.
On December 12, 2013 the Riga Latvian Society signed contract about the lift – hoist mounting. This special facility will give opportunity for people with disabilities to get from the first floor foyer till passengers’ lift and freely move in the RLS House, visiting events or activities.