Who we are
LATO is a non governmental organization established on march 21, 2000 with the aim of bringing together like-minded individuals who want to promote Latvia’s membership in NATO
LATO aims:

  • to inform the public about NATO and Latvia`s membership in the Alliance;
  • to organise public informative events about Latvian and Euro-Atlantic security issues;
  • to promote partnership with other countries and to inform them about Latvia as an active EU and NATO member state;
  • to lay the foundations for Latvia`s international role as a member of NATO;
  • to foster the international community’s understanding of Latvia`s foreign policy aims.

What does LATO do?

  • distributes information and encourages discussions about questions relating to Latvia`s defence and security policy;
  • encourages research on Latvian and international security issues;
  • organizes seminars, lectures, conferences, and other events;
  • participates in forums on international security policy;
  • cooperates with organizations in Latvia and abroad that support the aims of LATO.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the highest decision making body of LATO. The members` AGM elects the LATO Board which consists of a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and seven Board members. The Board organizes the activities of LATO between AGMs, approves decisions and reports to the AGM. The Secretary General deals with administrative duties and other activities.

In 2011 LATO was granted public benefit organization status in the field of civil society development. It is a high appreciation for LATO performance in achieving our goals. Also, it is a way to strengthen and develop our cooperation with corporate partners*.

*According to Law on Enterprise Income Tax, taxes shall be reduced for enterprises by 85 per cent of amounts donated to societies and foundations registered in the Republic of Latvia, to which the public benefit organisation status has been granted. The total tax rebate may not exceed 20 per cent of the total amount of taxables.

Executive Office

Sigita Struberga
Secretary General
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(+371) 26868668
Viesturs Bērziņš
YATA President
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Inga Kanasta-Zabarovska
Office Manager
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Antons Ļamins
Project Manager
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