EFIL and AFS Latvia invites volunteers to the EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit in 2012 which is going to be held in Latvia!
As AFS is a volunteer driven organisation, in 2008 EFIL started the tradition of organising an annual Volunteer Summer Summit to ensure continuous development and best-practice sharing within the network.
Next year the 5th anniversary of VSS is going to be held in Latvia. AFS Latvia volunteers welcome everyone to have the great meeting again - this time in Latvia!
To apply please contact AFS in your local community starting from early spring, 2012!
For further information fallow up with us in 2012.
Come to Latvia for a Year Program in 2011 or use your summer break to intensively learn Latvian/Russian and explore the diversity of culture in Latvia!
The Republic of Latvia was founded on November 18, 1918. It has been continuously recognised as a sovereign state since 1920 despite occupations and rule by the Soviet Union (1940-1941, 1945-1991) and Nazi Germany (1941-1945). On August 21, 1991 Latvia declared the restoration of its de facto independence, re-established international diplomatic ties, and joined the United Nations. Latvia joined the WTO in 1998 and in 2004 became a member of the European Union and NATO.
The name "Latvija" comes from the ancient Latgallians, one of four Indo-European Baltic tribes, who along with Couronians, Selonians and Semigallians formed the ethnic core of today’s Latvian people.