Ministry of Education and Science
The Ministry of Education and Science holds the responsibility for education, science, sports, youth, and state language policies. Its mission is to contribute to the development of an innovative, prosperous, and inclusive society, ensuring equal opportunities for all.
Responsibilities include overseeing pre-school, basic, and secondary education, including minority language education, vocational and continuing education, life-long learning, informal and values education, juvenile correctional education, education for children and young people with special needs, higher education, and research. The ministry also addresses national sports policy, coordinates the development and implementation of youth policy, engages in international cooperation in the youth field, promotes access to the rights of young people, and works towards strengthening the status of the Latvian language. Additionally, it encourages public participation in foreign language learning.
Guided by principles of openness, transparency, and accountability, the Ministry is dedicated to fostering dialogue with the public. It actively shares information and provides comprehensive explanations of relevant policies to ensure effective communication and understanding.
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC)
The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) operates as an institution of direct administration, reporting directly to the Minister for Health. The primary focus of SPKC's activities is to implement public health policies within the country, with a specific emphasis on sub-areas such as epidemiological safety, disease prevention, and health care quality. Additionally, SPKC is tasked with ensuring the implementation and coordination of health promotion policies.