Study on gender training in the European Union mapping, research and stakeholders' engagement (2012–13). Latvia.
In January 2012, the government approved a new plan for the gender equality implementation 2012–14. The plan is the continuation of the gender equality policy as laid down in the previous 2005–06 and 2007–10 programmes. The 2005–06 programme foresaw the training of public sector employees on gender equality and assigned the responsible state institutions to these tasks. It also provided the indicative budget. The following programme approved by the government in 2007, entitled ‘Programme for the implementation of gender equality 2007–10’, included educating the Direct Public Administration and other specialists on gender equality. Conversely, the latest plan no longer focuses on gender training for public servants whereas it emphasises the need for gender training for teachers and judges. At national level the Ministry of Welfare is responsible for the development of gender equality policy as well as the application of the equal opportunities principles throughout the implementation of the Structural Fund cycle.