Global civil society activity in Riga, Latvia

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Riga is the capital of Latvia and is home to 632,614 inhabitants (2019), which is a third of Latvia's population. Being significantly larger than other cities of Latvia, Riga is the country's primate city. It is also the largest city in the three Baltic states and is home to one tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Daugava river where it meets the Baltic Sea. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies 1–10 m above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Riga is ranked #98 over a 20 year period,
with 431 meetings since 1998.


Riga is ranked #120 in 2018, with 13 meetings.

Organizations based in Riga

Baltic Centre for Strategic Studies

International Exchange Centre Est. 1989

European Transpersonal Association Est. 1987

Baltic Sea Region University Network Est. 2000

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications Est. 2002

World Cat Federation Est. 1988

Baltic Environmental Forum Est. 1995

Air Baltic Corporation Est. 1995

European-Latvian Institute Est. 1993

Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies Est. 2001

Baltic Forum Est. 1999

European Pride Organizers Association

Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies Est. 1993

Baltic Institute of Social Science Est. 2000

Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation Est. 1999

Baltic Association of Dermatovenereologists

Baltic Assembly Est. 1991

Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea Est. 1992

Latvian Institute of International Affairs Est. 1992

International University Global Theatre Experience Est. 2000

European Youth Human Rights Network Est. 2003

Baltic Orthodontic Association Est. 1999

International Classic Cosmoenergy Federation

Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration Est. 1992

European Institute of Financial Directors

View More profiles (35 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Riga

2022 Biennial International Biometric ConferenceInternational Biometric Society

2022 CongressEuropean Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

2021 Triennial ConferenceBaltic Road Association

2021 Annual ConferenceEuropean Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care

2021 MeetingNordic-Baltic Network of Art and Design Education

2020 ConferenceInternational Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance

2020 Biennial CongressInternational Society for the History of Medicine

2020 Library Systems SeminarEuropean Library Automation Group

View More Future Events (8 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Riga

2019 Annual Conference – Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council
2019 Biennial Symposium – International Colour Vision Society
2019 European Forest Pedagogics Congress – UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry
2019 Spring Conference – Association for Teacher Education in Europe
2019 General Assembly – WorldSkills Europe
2019 Annual Meeting – European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society
2019 Spring Meeting – Federation of Business Information Service
2018 Annual Congress – International Federation for the Roofing Trade
2018 International Softwood Conference – European Organization of the Sawmill Industry
2018 Congress – Baltic Association of Dermatovenereologists
2018 Decent Work Conference – Council of Nordic Trade Unions
2018 Annual Congress – European Carton Makers Association
2018 Conference – European Power Electronics and Drives Association
2018 Conference – Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry
2018 Meeting – International Association of Assay Offices
2018 General Assembly – European Law Institute
2018 Round Table on Equal Access to Justice – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
2018 European Regional Conference – Junior Chamber International
2018 Summer Session – European Industrial Gases Association
2018 Conference – Baltic Association of Paediatric Surgeons
2018 Conference – International Airlines Technical Pool
2018 BOBCATSSS International Symposium – BOBCATSSS
2017 European Quality Assurance Forum – European University Association
2017 Meeting – European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions
2017 Annual Forum – Baltic Sea Region University Network

View More Past Events (560 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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