11. Evaluation of the Effect on the National Budget
and Local Government Budgets An action plan for the implementation of the Guidelines has been prepared for 2012 and 2013. In the circumstances of financial and economic crisis in the coming years the amount of funding available will be insufficient to implement the national identity, civil society and integration policy in full extent. In 2012 the participating institutions will implement the Guidelines within the framework of the State budget allocated to these institutions. A number of measures shall be implemented by way of attracting international financial instrument funds:
EEA Financial Mechanism block grant ‘NGO Fund’ for 2009 - 2014;
EU Employment Promotion and Social Solidarity Programme PROGRESS for 2007 - 2013;
European Fund for the Integration of Third-country Nationals for 2007 - 2013, the implementation of which has been envisaged by 30 June 2015 (it has also been envisaged to provide funding for the next programming period);
European Refugee Fund for 2008 - 2013;
European Community Programme ‘Culture’ for 2007 - 2013;
European Community Programme ‘Europe for Citizens’ for 2007 - 2013;
Latvian-Swiss Cooperation Programme ‘NGO Fund’ (until July 2012) and Latvian-Swiss Cooperation Programme ‘Support for the development of youth initiatives in peripheral or disadvantaged regions’;
Within the scope of the ‘European Year of Citizens’ (2013).
The funding necessary for the implementation of the Guidelines, onwards from 2014, will depend on the tasks included in the action plans.
The Guidelines do not contain any tasks directly affecting local government budgets.