The Long-term Development Strategy of Riga City (up to 2030) and the Riga City Development Programme both have several goals directly related to the development of the city's economy: such as economic development based on the East-West relationship, competitive and growing economics, a clean and green, comfortable city that is easy to access, safe city environment, an educated and culture-cherishing society. In order to ensure a successful achievement of the goals and and the development of the city's economic policy, it is necessary to get acquainted with the experience of capitals and large cities of other countries, as well as to develop cooperation with cities and large regions of other countries in the areas of economics, tourism, social and environmental affairs, transportation, energy, culture, education, healthcare and other areas relevant for citizens of Riga.
The participation and involvement of Riga in various international organizations and cooperation networks ensures the upper hand privilege not only when working in a bilateral aspect, but simultaneously participating in forums and committee workgroups of international organizations and cooperation networks or taking the lead in managing the working groups, and city representatives being elected in the Executive boards of organizations and networks, therefore directly participating in the process of solving essential issues.
As a result of city representation or participation in the international organizations and cooperation networks, many meetings of different workgroups are being regularly held in Riga. Participation in the international field is always a platform for knowledge, ideas and experience exchange, innovative mutual problem solving in the Europe and Baltic Sea region, as well as in the global scope.