The goal of the project is to increase the international mobility of students and staff as well as international cooperation within programme countries.




The goal of the project is to increase international cooperation with partner countries.


Project summary

The project BOOSTED aims at providing an aligned and relevant skillset for the CB region tourism industry to grow as a coherent tourism destination. In practice, the project aligns higher vocational tourism education with the needs of tourism industry and labour market in Finland, Estonia and Latvia into a new, joint curriculum and a study programme (32 ects).


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Project aim
Project aim is to equip social service providers in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region with better tools for service innovation. These tools will be based on the idea of empowerment and end-user involvement.

ViA role in the project
ViA role is to focuss on disadvantage youth that are restricted in their resources such as (living distance, financial condition, poor family condition, adversely living conditions and other restrictions), mainly highlighting the involvement of pre-incubation of social entrepreneurship and lifelong learning.

Project duration

Lead partner
Diaconie of Schleswig-Holstein (Diakonisches Werk Schleswig-Holstein)

- Evangelical Lutheran church in northern Germany, Germany
- Academy of economics Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
- Novia University of applied sciences, Finland
- Kokkola university consortuim chdenius, Finland
- Diaconal Centre Liepaja, Latvia
- University of Latvia, Latvia
- Lutheran Diaconia, Latvia
- Estonian evangelical Lutheran churc, Estonia
- Foundation for social action, Estonia
- The foundation for lifelong learning PERITIA, Poland
- Coompanion Norrbotten, Sweden
- Sunderby Folk high school, Sweden
- University colledge South Denmark, Denmark
- Nordregio, Sweden 

Funding source
The project is implemented by Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programe. Total funding of project partner – Vidzeme University of applied sciences is 308 000 EUR, ERDF co-funding is 261 800 EUR. The total funding of project is 4 860 664, 11 EUR.




The main objective of this research is to develop a solution for visualising IoT elements in indoor and outdoor environments where distances to the object exceed five meters. The primary results of this research should ensure a dynamic and animated three-dimensional (3D) computer model depiction in augmented reality mode without the use of fiducial or image-based markers. Such technological innovation will offer ample cases of augmented reality use in various industries and have economic ramifications.



The aim of the research project is using advantages of ICT development to create GIS solutions-based tourism intelligence platform of market information, providing analyses and forecasts of pan-Baltic Big Data representing cross-sectoral industry performance in multi-destination levels to improve competitiveness of Latvia in export markets and facilitate regional development.


The scientific objective of the project is research in the field of ICT and modern art in Latvia in order to find new ideas to benefit ICT rooted in the contemporary cultural tradition that has already lasted over one hundred years and which embodies the basic intellectual codes of today.

The aim of the research project is the development of ICT-based, new, productive technological algorithms for measuring economic effects of tourism for two digital application prototypes as a single and new digital computing tool in research e-environment.


The goal of the project is to increase international cooperation with partner countries