The Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) is a non-governmental organisation established in March 2000 to promote Latvia’s full and active membership in NATO.
Latvian Transatlantic organisation (LATO) is a non-governmental organisation established on March 2000, which promotes Latvia’s full and active membership in NATO and works for international security and democracy within NATO and European Union (EU) neighbourhood region. Since Latvia has achieved its main foreign policy goals of joining the EU and NATO in 2004, LATO continues its work providing information on international defense and security issues and questions related to Latvia’s fully-fledged participation in NATO. LATO has also become an active partner promoting democratic values and strengthening civil society in the neighbourhood region, including Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. Scope of LATO activities are local as well as international. Conferences, seminars, summer schools and work with partner organisations and mass media are the central activities for reaching objectives.