Ex-Rundale Castle director Lancmanis declared Latvia’s European of the Year

Art historian, artist and ex-director of Rundale Castle Imants Lancmanis was declared Latvia’s European of 2021.
As reported by European Movement in Latvia secretary general Liene Valdmane, the title’s recipient was picked through a public vote, thereby expressing gratitude to the person who contributed to European values in Latvia and promotion of Latvia’s name in Europe through their work.
Residents were asked to vote for one of the three candidates who received the most support in a previous contest. Among the candidates was Lancmanis, research journalist and co-founder of independent research journalistic centre Re:Baltica Inga Spriņģe and principal of Kraslava Varavīksne Secondary School Marija Micķeviča.