The aim of the project “Support for effective participation of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences within the international scientific circles (ViA-lnt)” is to promote the involvement of the research staff at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences with international research schemes, thus strengthening their capacity in developing international projects, boosting researchers’ networking opportunities and foreign connections as well as developing research opportunities within the research sub-directions of ViA. As a result, ViA will take part in preparing applications for at least 7 ERDF supported projects as well as programmes marked above the quality threshold within the “Horizon 2020” and EU’s 9th framework programme.
The main activities of the programme are:
1. Events for increasing achievements within the area of development and international cooperation of the programme “Horizon 2020” and the European Union’s 9th framework, in order to increase performance as well as prevent overlapping with the activities and eligible costs of the first round implemented project:
1.1. Networking, training and mobility, including research mobility, events, in order to participate in international consortia and respectively programme "Horizon 2020" and the EU 9th Framework programme projects, including:1.1.1. Participation in programme "Horizon 2020" and the EU 9th Framework programme within the framework of organised partnership stock exchange and information days
1.1.2. Participation in support events organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre;
1.1.3. Participation in international scientific conferences;
1.2. programme “Horizon 2020” and the EU 9th framework programme application preparation, including business trips to potential project partners to project planning meetings, workshop organisation in Latvia and support for attracting external experts
2. Organisation of international scientific conferences in Latvia;
3. Project management;
4. Implementation of the project's publicity and communication activities.
During the project, the level of research at ViA will be developed to meet the standards of an internationally excellent level, which will be confirmed by the ViA researchers’ participation in 7 ERDF supported projects as well as programmes marked above the quality threshold within the “Horizon 2020” and EU’s 9th framework programme.
The total cost of the project is 131 130.59 Euros. The project will be implemented from June 2018 until 31st of December, 2022. The project implementation time is 55 months.