On 9 and 10 June 2023, the Ministry of the Interior and authorities from the interior affairs sector in cooperation with non-governmental organisations participated in the conversation festival LAMPA, this year in Human Security Tent they put forward to festival visitors discussions on important national internal security topics. In two days eight discussion panels were held in the Human Security Tent with the objective of raising public awareness and resilience to various security-related risks, presenting the work of the interior sector for the benefit of the public, as well as promoting cooperation with the non-governmental sector. An informative video on the events in the Human Security Tent is available here.
Visitors of the conversation festival could listen, think, participate and talk with knowledgeable high-level professionals of the interior affairs sector about national internal security in general and related issues.
This year, at the conversation festival LAMPA the interior affairs sector was represented the Ministry of the Interior, the State Police, the State Fire and Rescue Service, the State Border Guard, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, the Office for Internal Security and the Financial Intelligence Service.
The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs opened the activities of the Human Security Tent on the first day of the festival – June 9 at 13:00 when the discussion game “Destination – Europe” was held. It is an engaging discussion tool that introduces people to migration and integration decision-making processes. The participants of the game had the opportunity to play different roles at the European Union, national and city level, as well as to learn more about different migration scenarios.
During the festival, two game sessions were held at the same time with LAMPA visitors participating. The players had to assume different decision-maker roles and they were able to see how their choices affect migrants and society as a whole. In the discussions taking place during the game participants shared their views and understanding of how the decisions made at different levels impact the environment in which local residents and migrants live.
Download a printable version of the game in Latvian here.