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Center for Educational Initiatives

Center for Educational Initiatives
(+37) 1 652 35635
Geographical Focus
National levelRegional level
Type of organisation
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and EvaluationPublishing
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant childrenSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsSocial workersPolicy makersLocal authoritiesPractitioners with migrant backgroundIn-service training providers


NGO CEI has been founded with the goal to promote changes in the community’s perception about the role of education in creating human, righteous society and to promote the development of the further education in Latvia without reference to people’s nationality, race, social status, religion and sex, as well as the physical and mental level of development. The members of the CEI are municipalities, educational institutions, higher educational institutions and individuals.
CEI develops and implements projects which promote quality education and accessibility of education to all children and encourage the development of tolerant society, integration of minorities and the social risk groups; organizes seminars and other activities for pedagogues, parents, municipality and NGO workers all over Latvia; provides professional consultations and expertise in the field of quality education. Also, CEI is member organization of the International Step by Step Association, and Early Years Regional Alliance and founder and active participant of 3 national NGOs networks.


Date: 24-02-2020

TOY for Inclusion organizes successful event at the EU Parliament

“I strongly believe that social inclusion starts with young children and their eagerness to play,” posts Slovenian MEP Tanja Fajon on Twitter, after the recent Pop-Up Museum she hosted at the European Parliament.

Date: 18-12-2018

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Wins Lifelong Learning Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that our project TOY for Inclusion has received the Lifelong Learning Awards 2018 in early December. The prize is annually awarded by the Lifelong Learning Platform to initiatives that set up creative and inclusive practices.

Date: 27-08-2018

NEWS - Reluctant parents? CEI knows: Come time, come play.

Latvian Center of Education Initiatives knows about Parent Involvement.

Date: 21-09-2017

Workshops for young parents in Latvia

Latvian member “Center for Educational Initiatives” has launched a new initiative - in cooperation with the Jekabpils Municipality - to strengthen and educate parents.

Date: 09-08-2017

A school for parents in Latvia

ISSA member the Centre for Education Initiatives in Latvia, offers courses on how to become a great parent.

Date: 25-09-2016

ISSA and Members: Promoting inclusion of Romani children – through TOY

Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion project, implementation of which starts in the beginning of 2017.