Petr Aven Charity Foundation "Generation" was established in 2008. Philanthropist, businessman and statesman Petr Aven (Russian: Пëтр Олегович Авен) (1955) was born in Russia, but currently lives in Latvia.

Petr Aven received a degree of a candidate of economic sciences from Moscow State University. He is the bearer of the Order of Three Stars, Honorary Doctor of the University of Latvia. P. Aven’s grandfather was a Latvian rifleman and officer. Jointly with his wife Yelena, he established the charity foundation "Generation", setting as one of the priorities scholarships and grants for science.

"In my opinion, philanthropy is the state of one’s soul. If people have special attitude to charity and development of culture, those processes that must lead the society onwards are likely to take place," said Petr Aven.



For the first time in the 2014/2015 academic year Petr Aven Charitable Foundation "Generation" granted three Excellence Scholarships: two scholarships at the level of Bachelor’s programme, each in the amount of EUR 3 000, were granted to Jānis Skrīveris and Sindija Veilande, and one scholarship at the level of Master’s programme in the amount of EUR 2 000 was granted to Juris Baldunčiks. The total amount of support was EUR 8 000.

We greatly appreciate the generous support to education and development!