Latvian membership in the European Union has provided a lot of opportunities for students, employees, employers, enterprises and other groups of the civil society.
Since 21 December 2007 Latvia is a member of the Schengen zone. It means that common rules apply to the nationals of the EU member states when crossing the internal borders of the EU without the check of personal documents. Common rules apply also to crossing the external borders of the EU. There are common rules regarding control of the nationals of the third countries. Practical information for travellers can be found in the EU portal. In Latvia, you can get detailed information on travelling and visa requirements by information phone number operated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia +371 800 059 05 (free of charge).
Legislation of the EU ensures free movement of employees, inter alia, providing the possibility to be employed in other EU member states, member states of the European Economic area and Switzerland.
More information on job opportunities in other member states is available here.
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is responsible for selection of employees for the EU institutions. Information on the current vacancies in the EU institutions can be found on the EPSO homepage.
More information on job opportunities is available here.
One of the most important benefits for the people of Latvia is the possibility to study and take part in learning programmes across the Europe. The information on studying and exchange programmes in other European countries is available on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables all interested persons to take part in learning programmes and helps to develop the education and training sector across Europe.
More information on study possibilities is available here.
The European Commission allocates part of the EU budget to companies and organisations in the form of calls for tender, grants or funds and other financing programmes. The aim of the EU financing programmes is providing opportunity for the member states to participate in the problem-solving process, to cooperate with other EU member states and candidate countries and to promote competitiveness of the country.
More information on the EU funding is available here.