School programme “Meet the Saeima”
The educational school programme “Meet the Saeima” offers young people an opportunity to understand the everyday work of the parliament and to learn in an interactive manner how the legislative process influences their lives and how they can affect the work of the Saeima.
The programme aims at sparking young people’s interest in political processes in Latvia, encouraging them to follow these processes and get involved, as well as educating them about the Saeima, its structure, the legislative process, the work of MPs, democracy and civic participation.
The school programme was launched by Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, at the Riga English Grammar School on 19 October 2012.
How to apply
Schools are required to apply in advance. A lecture on parliamentary work will be delivered at the Saeima Visitor and Information Centre and will include a tour of the Main Building of the Saeima.
To sign-up for a “Meet the Saeima” lecture, please call +371 67087321 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security and order
When visiting the main building of the Saeima, a person must present a personal identification document (passport or electronic ID card) to a security officer, and undergo a security check.
It is prohibited to bring dangerous objects into the building. Persons under the influence of alcohol or other substances will be denied entrance.
During the tour, visitors should conduct themselves properly; visitors are requested to be quiet and not eat except in places designated for this purpose.
Tour participants must follow the instructions of the state police officers and staff members of the Saeima.
Visitors must be appropriately dressed. Visitors are allowed to take photographs and videos as long as they follow the instructions of the staff of the Saeima.
The interactive map shows the schools that hosted representatives of the parliament and found out about the school programme at the Saeima.