Public Affairs Services in Latvia

A full-service government relations and public affairs firm prepared to address a question you did not know you had to ask.

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About Us

VA Government is a full-service government relations and public affairs firm based in Latvia experienced in traditionally heavily regulated sectors, as well as emerging industries. VA Government serves its clients as advisors by helping them to navigate and educate stakeholders and decision-makers with key facts and insights to make grounded decisions that will advance clients’ businesses and institutional development goals.

We combine numerous years of experience and variety of issues we know, by advising clients from multiple industries including, but not limited to energy, pharmaceuticals, digital services, defense, FMCG and the environment.

VA GOVERNMENT:

Vladlens Kovaļevs
Managing Partner
Ralfs Vīlands
Strategic Partner
Elīza Lazdāne
Public Affairs Consultant
Annija Tropa
Policy Analyst

Interel Group

As of 2017 VA Government is an affiliate member of Interel Group. Interel Group is a global public affairs and government relations firm helping clients to manage political risk and capitalise on political opportunity. The Group covers more than 60 markets with three global hubs in Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing. Over 1000 consultants provide political risk and opportunity analysis, and strategic engagement solutions. Interel Group delivers local and regional advice or one-stop-shop access to global support.

Services

National Government Relations

Having a broad network of contacts on a national level allows us to reach key decision-makers in the parliament, ministries, and regulatory agencies. Strategically forward thinking mapping and efficient engagement of the shareholders ensures helps our clients to reach their goals and boost their legislative agenda.

Campaign Advocacy

To foster public dialogue on an issue or support legislative agenda, grassroots advocacy is a vital tool. Public support and opinion are essential to reach major policy goals aimed at society-wide changes in legislation or regulation. This may be achieved by digital and media campaigns to raise public awareness of the relevant matter. With the growing digital presence of the relevant stakeholders, digital advocacy tools allow us to educate and activate society in order to achieve policy goals.

Association Management

Even an ideal legislative proposal cannot be passed without the support of multiple stakeholder groups. Cooperation with the relevant business associations as well as NGOs creates a broad range of support allowing to make an official industry position used on local or EU levels. Industry association activation, strategy development, and execution may help to amplify the industry's stand on the relevant matters.

Policy Analysis & Issue Monitoring

Also, in times of stability and prosperity, there is a need to prepare for a crisis. Maintenance of the status quo or active changes in the regulatory environment requires issue monitoring and consecutive management. Assessment of upcoming risks and challenges from regulators, policymakers and the executive branch allows us to protect the business interests of our clients. Preparing regulatory and media monitoring on the relevant matters allows the client to track the relevant activities and prepare the most effective strategy.

Political Intelligence

The policy is often driven by politics. A deep insight into the existing political environment gives us the ability to measure and predict actions of political circles, affecting businesses and other stakeholders. Political intelligence is critical in times of substantial change, pre- and post- elections, as well as in the daily operations to stay one step ahead of the competitors.

Municipalities & Local Authorities

Local authorities play an important role in the Latvian political environment. It often affects not only regional but also national matters. Proper dialogue by acknowledging the specifics of an individual municipality allows us to reach the goals set by our clients on the regional and national levels.

Industries

Financial Services
Technology and Digitalization
Healthcare
FMCG
Energy & Environment
Infrastructure & Transport

T: (+371) 26 826 777   /    (+371) 26 055 074

E: KATRINA.LICE@VILANDS.LV


40-39 Brivibas street,
RIGA, LV-1050