UNESCO LNC Networks include schools, libraries, museums, local municipalities, various non-governmental organisations etc. - they keep together members, who enjoy exploration, inquiry and research activities. The networks embrace and unite informed and highly skilled people, who make efforts to develop their professional expertise.
  • Northern Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve

    The Basin of Salaca River reveals an exceptional blend of natural wonder. The landscape of Northern Vidzeme has been included in international biosphere reserves’ programme by UNESCO – "Man and the Biosphere". It is unique and relatively vast territory, which has been developed as purposely protected area because this is where specially protected ecosystems can be found. There are more than 600 biosphere reserves in the world; the entirety of them composes an international network of research and expertise. The Basin of Salaca River is a part of this network, where patterns of professional practice for sustainable development are actively shared.

    All objects
  • UNESCO Associated Schools

    A mutually supportive international school network was launched in 1953 – UNESCO Associated Schools project, aiming to encourage efforts for peace and promote culture throughout the world. Currently, nearly 10 000 educational institutions across the world have joined this project. There are 32 schools in Latvia that have aligned their activities with UNESCO Associated School tasks - to promote inclusive, high quality and sustainable development education. The schools are accomplishing projects, organizing events and activities regarding education for culture and teaching of values and ethics, human rights education, learning about the environment and sustainable development education, as well as finding out more about UN system and the main principles of UNESCO activities. The project of Associated Schools offers opportunities to take part in international UNESCO projects, join seminars and conferences about the actual issues in Latvia and globally.

    More info

    All objects
  • Memory institutions

    Currently, 15 memory institutions in Latvia preserve documentary heritage items that are included in the UNESCO “Memory of the World” Programme’s national and international registers. In cooperation with the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO, these institutions foster implementation of the “Memory of the World” Programme in Latvia to facilitate preservation, promote universal access, and increase awareness of the existence and significance of documentary heritage.

    All objects
  • Storytelling Libraries

    A library is not just a source of knowledge but also an active initiator, capable to spread, retell and actualise the knowledge. UNESCO LNC ‘’Storytelling Libraries’’ use the approach of telling. ‘’Storytelling Libraries’’ are particularly focused on raising awareness of local stories, gathering and properly documenting them. The stories are retold, therefore, their teachings are safeguarded and handed over to the next generation. At this moment, 37 ‘’Storytelling Libraries’’ are active across Latvia, they regularly organise a variety of storytelling events and take part in activities managed by the UNESCO LNC. ‘’Storytelling Libraries’’ is a supportive network, which takes care of preservation and continuation of the local heritage.

    More info

    All objects
  • UNESCO Chairs

    UNESCO Chairs network keeps on being extended all over the world, consequently strengthening the academic mobility and upholding the reach of knowledge throughout various forms of cooperation, for instance, networks and friendly initiatives. Exchange of experience and knowledge between universities and other higher education institutions inspires the development of education. Due to this reason education is one of the best known UNESCO programmes. There are five different UNESCO chairs in Latvia:

    UNESCO Chair on Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy and Law at the Latvian Academy of Culture

    UNESCO Chair on Interplay of Tradition and Innovation in Education for Sustainable Development at Daugavpils University

    UNESCO Chair on Media and Information Literacy at the University of Latvia

    UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Coastal Development at the University of Latvia

    UNESCO Chair on Biosphere and Man Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

    All objects
  • UNESCO Global Network Of Learning Cities

    According to United Nations data, the number of people living in cities is growing rapidly, and in 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in the cities. UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, created by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, aims to collectively find solutions for such challenges as globalisation, urbanisation, demography and other 21st century hurdles that are faced by cities. UNESCO Learning Cities effectively mobilise resources to promote inclusive education at all levels. Such cities reinvigorate learning in families and communities, by encouraging people to learn for work and at work, successfully use modern technologies, promote the quality of education and excellence in education as well as endorse lifelong learning culture. Local authorities need to find solutions to all of these challenges, meanwhile showing examples of good governance and putting forward a vision of sustainable development and education that fosters such society, in which lifelong learning is an integral part of community life.

    All objects
  • ENO

    The European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education (ENO), was established in Berlin in 2015 and connects knowledge centres in European countries. It aims to foster the exchange of research results and the conduct of innovative practices, stimulate the development of new researches in arts and culture fields, and support the development of education within the framework of UNESCO Global Policy and Education, Culture and Sustainable Development Guidelines. ENO provides an international forum for the exchange of research-based knowledge and discussions on arts and cultural education. To implement these, ENO arranges meetings and conferences, eases the access to information through an online research database and annual book, and launches transnational research projects and maintains close formal collaboration with UNESCO. Latvia in ENO network is represented by the Latvian Academy of Culture and University of Latvia (Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Art).


    All objects