YATA Latvia

Latvian Transatlantic Organisation



What is LATO?

LATO is a non governmental organization established on March 21, 2000 with the aim to bring together likeminded individuals who want to promote Latvia`s membership in NATO. LATO is also a member of Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) since 2000.


LATO aims:

  • to inform the public about NATO and Latvia`s membership in the Alliance
  • to organise public informative events about Latvian and Euro-Atlantic security issues
  • to promote partnership with other countries with the aim to inform their population about Latvia as an active EU and NATO member state
  • to lay the foundations for Latvia`s international role as a member of NATO;
  • to promote the understanding of the international community about Latvia`s foreign policy aims.


What does LATO do?

  • distributes information and encourages discussions on questions relating to Latvia`s defence and security policy;
  • encourages research on Latvian and international security issues;
  • organizes seminars, lectures, conferences and other events;
  • participates in forums on international security policy;
  • cooperates with organizations in Latvia and abroad that support the aims of LATO.


How does LATO work?

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the highest decision making body of LATO. The members` AGM elects the LATO Board which consists of a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and seven Board members. The Board organizes the activities of LATO between AGMs, approves decisions and reports to the AGM. The Secretary General deals with administrative and other activities.


Contact LATO:

Address: 10 Rūpniecības str. (3d floor), Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Phone: (+371) 26482129

E-mail: lato@lato.lv

Web: www.lato.lv

Twitter: @LATO_LV


Executive Office:

Katrīna Allikas, Secretary General


E-mail: katrina@lato.lv

Tel.: +371 22572285


Līna Kārkliņa, Project Manager


E-mail: lina@lato.lv