Conference and Meeting of Large Families in Riga 11-14.08.2016

ELFAC is preparing for its VIII Conference and Meeting of Large Families. This year the event will take place in Riga, Latvia, on August 11-14. The President of the Union of Latvian Large Families AssociationsLeonids Mucenieks, who's in charge of organizing the Conference has announced new information regarding the meeting. Below please find his letter (previous information about the event is available here).




European Large Families Meeting in Riga, Latvia on August 11-14, 2016.


Main activities:

August 11 – ELFAC General Assembly meeting,

August 12 – Conference "From Family Friendly Municipality to Family Friendly State and Family Friendly Europe" (

August 12 evening – opening of the European Large Families Meeting at Zakusala tents' town

August 13 morning - large families' procession from Zakusala tents' town to Old Riga and laying of flowers at the Freedom Monument, participation in the Riga City celebration

August 13 evening - ULLFA 25 years anniversary' festive cake at Zakusala, Riga Festival concert and fireworks at 11pm

August 14 - taking part in the large families activities in Zakusala and in Riga Festival


Riga City Festival will take place under the sign of cinema, marking 120 years since the first cinema in Riga - 1896. There will be a lot activities for children and parents! Riga Festival program will be published after July 15 at the and


You can see the living conditions at Zakusala for those who will come with their own tents and the activities in Zakusala and Riga - these will be similar to Large Families Meeting in 2011:


Who do not want to sleep in the tents, can choose accommodation in the: and and make it closer to Zakusala Island and Old Riga.


See you soon in Riga, Latvia!


Leonids Mucenieks,

President of the Union of Latvian Large Families Associations (

Member of the Board of the European Large Families Confederation (,