Recognizing that social responsibility, education, training, health and well-being, welfare of children and youth are the most critical investments required for human development in Latvia, the Human Development Award will be presented in the following categories:

  • Social Responsibility and Philanthropy Award – This award honors excellence in the development of society through exceptional generosity and commitment of time, expertise and financial or organizational support.
  • Outstanding Commitment to Education Award – This award honors initiatives for improving the quality of and access to education and training that enhances the well-being of people from all walks of life, and promotes education as a lifelong
  • Exemplary Contribution to Health and Well-Being Award – This award honors initiatives in regard to promotion of healthy living, supporting and improving health and well-being of communities and individuals and reducing health inequalities. “Healthy body, healthy mind and healthy spirit.”.
  • The Future of Latvia Award –  This award honors initiatives in regard to the enhancement of youth and children’s welfare,
    healthy development and their rights to grow up in a loving and stable environment, including in
    foster and guardian families.

One jury special prize can also be awarded for outstanding contribution to human development. The special prize is recommended by the jury for special achievements in human development, but which may not qualify for the four award categories.

Find out more about guidelines and categories.