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Official Twitter of the Latvian Rural Support Service

Tool category
& type

Website and Social Media:

  • Twitter
  • Keyword(s)

    Communications, Cooperation, Information, Participatory approach, Paying authority, Public Relations, Visibility, Website & Social Media


    The Latvian Rural Support Service created a Twitter account to remain in permanent contact via ICT with researchers, individuals and stakeholders interested in rural development, agribusiness, forestry and fishery. The account provides followers with relevant information on financial aid available through the 2007-2013 RDP, rural events and with statistical data related to rural areas and rural development. Posts from other rural development organisations and local actors are regularly retweeted by the Latvian Rural Support Service to ensure that its followers are continuously up-to-date.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [LV] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The Twitter account of the Latvian Rural Support Service aims at sharing current information regarding rural development, agriculture, forestry and fishery. The relevant rural development stakeholders are permanently updated and feel to be part of a larger community. Thanks to this account, the Latvian Rural Support Service encourages its followers to search for information regarding rural development and to share it with they own social networks.

    tools used

    Website, Newsletter

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    329 tweets by October 2013. Main language: Latvian. Tweets contain mainly information about activities of the Latvian Rural Support Service but information from other rural development stakeholders are shared as well. Recent official pictures are also available.

    Date produced


    Cost range

    up to €4 999


    Rural Support Service, Latvia

    Distribution & Promotion

    Rural Support Service, Latvia

    Assessment of effectiveness

    As of October 2013, 922 followers were registered, with an increase of over 250 followers over a period of 3 months. Every tweet is retweeted by more than 10 organizations and institutions (not counting individuals). Often the information from Twitter become the starting point for further discussions among rural development stakeholders or is shared via other websites or in newsletters.

    Name of organisation

    Rural Support Service, Latvia

    Type of

    Paying Agency


    Name of contact person

    Kristīne Ilgaža


    Republikas laukums 2, Rīga,
    LV-1981, Latvija


    00371 67027542