On 17 June, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the board of Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. President Levits thanked BAFF for its role and input in enriching the knowledge and experience of people in Latvia and other Baltic countries by offering internship, study and work exchange opportunities in the United States of America (USA).
It is highly important to continue strengthening the ties between Baltics, Latvia and USA by bringing students from the Baltics to the US, as well as offering Americans possibilities to visit the Baltics, and thus promote knowledge about our region and its unique geopolitical challenges in the West, President Levits said.
Egils Levits and representatives of BAFF discussed Fund’s future priorities and how study grants could bridge the human capital skills gaps in certain segments of the labour market and civic society.
BAFF board members presented the Fund’s alumni programme to Egils Levits. The aim of BAFF Alumni Programme is to strengthen the international cooperation between alumni of BAFF’s programmes across various sectors.