Iekšlietu ministrs Kristaps Eklons

Kristaps Eklons

Minister for Interior
birojs [at] iem.gov.lv
  • EDUCATION:
    • 1993 – 1997  - Moscow Academy of State Fire Service, higher education of fire safety engineer, Master’s Degree in Technical Sciences
    • 1989 – 1992  - Lviv School for Fire Safety, secondary education of fire safety technician
    • 1986 – 1989  - Lielupe Secondary School No.6  
  • WORK EXPERIENCE:
    • Since 26 May 2022 - Minister for Interior
    • 2011 – 2022 - Deputy Head of State Fire and Rescue Service
    • March 2006 - December 2011 – Deputy Head of Operational Management Administration, State Fire and Rescue Service
    • 2005 – 2006 - Commander of Riga City Administration’s Zemgale Suburb Brigade, State Fire and Rescue Service
    • 2000 – 2005 - Commander of Rapid Response Brigade, State Fire and Rescue Service, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia
    • 1997 – 2000 - Commander of Kurzeme District Division, State Fire and Rescue Service
    • 1996 – 1997 - Head of Service Division, State Fire and Rescue Service
    • 1995 – 1997- Deputy Commander of Central District Division, State Fire and Rescue Service
    • 1992 –1995 - Fire Safety Technical School, lecturer
  • SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION:
    • June 2017 - Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall Centre
    • October 2016 - Training courses of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
    • December 2015 - Practical Management Experience Sharing Workshops - Managers who Lead other Managers, Latvian School of Public Administration
    • March 2015 - Leadership Conference EBIT
    • March 2010 - High Level Coordination Course of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
    • November 2009 - Headquarters Management Course of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
    • March 2007 - Course for Experts in International Dangerous Materials, U.S. Department of Defence
    • February 2007 - Introductory Course of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
    • June 2005 - Course “Against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction”, U.S. Department of Defence
    • April 2005 - Course “Planning for Civil and Military Crisis”, University of New Hampshire
    • August 2004 - Course “Pedagogy Methodology” of the Swedish Rescue Service
    • March 2004 - Further education programme “University Didactics: Modern Theories and Practices”, University of Latvia, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology
    • March 2000 - NATO/PFP course “International Peacekeeping and Rescue Operations”
    • September 1998 - NATO/PFP course “International Rescue Operations”
    • September 1997 - Course “Fire Safety” of the Fire Service College, United Kingdom
  • INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:
    • August 2010 - European Union Monitoring Mission for Floods in Moldova, Deputy Head
    • May 2010 – June 2010 -Technical Assistance in Floods in Poland as part of the Baltic High Performance Pump Module Team, Deputy Commander
    • September 2009 – February 2010 - European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia, Expert in Civil Protection
  • LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
    • English – Level B2
    • Russian – Level C2