Welcome to MEP Baltic Sea Region! The MEP Baltic Sea Region Program is a non-partisan leadership program for youth in Estonia, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. The aim of the MEP Baltic Sea Region program is to develop interest and skills in addressing high level international issues jointly among high-school students in the 10 countries around the Baltic Sea. The program is a training ground for future leaders and politicians.
Riga is the capital of Latvia. With 696,593 inhabitants (2015), Riga is the largest in the Baltic States and home to one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf og Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s territory covers 307.17 square kilometres, and lies on a flat and sandy plain. – Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO Heritage Center, noted for its Art Noveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture.