The diaspora is possessing a great potential for the country, especially for such a small nation as Latvians. It is a Latvian foreign policy priority for 2021. In the beginning of the year, Latvian government approved the Plan for Work with Diaspora for the next three years with the aim to preserve Latvian nation, involving diaspora in Latvian economy and in education, thus encouraging remigration.
In March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also supported and provided grants to 40 diaspora projects, which will be implemented from 1 May to 31 August 2021. Also, to contribute to the diaspora policy directions outlined in new Diaspora Plan, Diaspora and Migration Research Centre of the University of Latvia has conducted research to understand needs of diaspora youth and opportunities to attract them to educational institutions in Latvia.
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