Practical information for external seminar in Riga


This year the annual study visit and external seminar which is hosted by our Latvian member Dainis TURLAIS will take place on 23 April in Riga. The seminar will focus on security and EU-Russia affairs and it will be followed by a study visit to the National Armed Forces Military Base in Ādaži


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Please note that only members or their designated alternates will be entitled to travel and to subsistence payments for attending the meeting.

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Event Venue
Main meeting Riga Freeport Authority, Kalpaka Boulevard 12, Riga
Please note that the meeting will take place at the Riga Freeport Authority, Kalpaka Boulevard 12, Riga which is located within Kronvalda park.


Your are kindly invited to a dinner reception on Sunday evening by our host Mr Dainis Turlais, CoR Member, Riga City Council.

Dinner Venue
Sunday 20:00 Grand Poet by Semarah Hotel, Raiņa blvd. 5/6, Riga City Center


Riga is is relatively small city and demand for hotel rooms varies from season to area. We made a list of recommended hotels. All of them are very close to the main meeting venue:
Hotel Name Address Booking Instructions Contact Details Distance to main venue Price    Other Information
Hestia Hotel Jugend 4* Pulkveža Brieža iela 11, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia Booking via
Tel: +371 6763 1800
Fax: +371 6763 1801

(4 minute walk)


Single Room


Listed rates include breakfast
Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars 4* Kr. Valdemāra iela 23, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia Booking via
Phone: +371 67 33 44 62
Fax: +371 67 33 30 01

(9 minute walk)


Single Room


Listed rates include breakfast and dinner
Monika Centrum Hotels 4* Elizabetes iela 21, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia Booking via Booking. com Reception: +371 67 031 900
Fax: +371 67 031 901

(3 minute walk)


Single Room

Listed rates include breakfast


Riga is easily navigable by public trasnport, taxi, or on foot.
Public transport from airport

Bus No. 22 operates direct services between the Airport and Riga city centre.

You will get off the bus straight at the terminal on the 2nd level. To get on the bus at the Airport, look for the bus stop located opposite the terminal building behind the car park P1.

Services are also operated by minibuses No. 222 and No. 241

Bus and Minibus Tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome to Riga! Bureau in Arrivals Hall E, from a ticket vending machine at the bus stop and in retail outlets at Levels 1 and 2 of the terminal.

More information on the routes and schedules of buses and minibuses is available on Rīgas satiksme homepage and full information on public transport here.

Toll-free information line (24/7): +371 80001919.

Taxi and transfer
Taxi service will take you to Riga city centre and other destinations. The journey from the Airport to the city centre will take about 20 minutes, depending on the traffic intensity and it should cost about 10-15 EUR.

Taxi tariffs are also published on the passenger side door of each taxi cab.


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