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Valdis Zatlers

Valdis Zatlers

Public activities

Patronages

Issues that are of importance to President Zatlers are education, Latvian history, the need to raise a generation that is patriotic and responsible for its country, an environmentally friendly lifestyle, and support for Latvian businesses. That is why the President is patron of such projects as the Big Cleanup, Mission Possible, Green Spoon, the Koknese Fund’s Destiny Garden, the Young Guard, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

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Awards

Each year the President presents awards to Latvia’s best athletes – those who have taken part in the Presidential Cup in track-and field, as well as to winners of the Export and Innovation Prize, and the winners of the “What’s Happening?” competition in which 9th-grade students show their knowledge about ongoing events.

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Supported projects

President Zatlers has heartily supported a number of national projects, public events and initiatives. He launched a cycle of presidential lectures at the University of Latvia, helped to organise the celebration of Latvia’s 90th anniversary in 2008, took part in the “Heartbeats for the Baltic States” unity run, worked on installing a memorial to former Latvian President Kārlis Ulmanis, etc

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Honorary titles

President Zatlers has received academic titles and honorary titles from a number of countries both near and far in recognition of his achievements. 

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