The overall objective of the LIFE-IP LatViaNature is to ensure implementation of the PAF specifically addressing gaps and shortcomings and ensuring favorable conservation status of the natural and semi-natural habitats and species of Community interest by developing best practices, and creating and adopting innovative solutions.
The Aim of this interdisciplinary research project is to study scientific culture at secondary schools in Latvia as one of the most crucial driving forces for science literate society, generate knowledge basis for scholarly discourse and policy recommendations, and to develop and test a model of theoretically and empirically grounded criteria for evaluating scientific school culture in the post pandemic future.
E³UDRES², the Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University as Driver for European Smart and Sustainable Regions, promotes the development of small and medium-sized cities and their rural areas into smart and sustainable regions and shapes a prosperous future with the best possible quality of life for a self-determined people in a progressive European society.
E³UDRES² promotes outstanding ideas and concepts for future universities, integrates challenge-based learning, mission-oriented research, human-centered innovation as well as open and engaged knowledge exchange as interrelated core areas with and establishes an exemplary multi-university campus across Europe.
Project aims to develop a breakthrough, multiscale and holistic climate smart agriculture methodology, capitalizing innovations in the field of microclimate and weather risk management, as well as in the field of landscape design. It is based on Earth Observation, weather/climate intel-ligence and IoT technologies to support a more effective farm/parcel management and related options for adaption on climatic changes, local and regional policy formulation leading to better landscape management, protection against climatic risks and implementation on microclimate changes.
In 2022, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) started to implement the project E.I.N.S: E3UDRES2 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Smart and Sustainable European Regions (No. 10043). The project is funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT, https://eit-hei.eu/) which is the largest and most influential innovation network in Europe. This is a new initiative that foresees a major role for higher education institutions to strengthen innovation in the regions.
The project aims to develop technology for automated visualization of 3D spaces and real-time display of simulation models data, which would serve as a tool in the hands of decision makers when making decisions on the sustainable management of bogs as carbon sinks.
Increase international mobility of students and staff as well as international cooperation within programme countries
The project "Values in Action: promotion of responsible, secure and educated civil society in Latvia through research and model development" (project Nr. VPP-IZM-2018/1-0013) is implemented within National Research Program " Latvian heritage and future challenges for the country's sustainability".
The overall aim of the project implemented by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) as the Lead Partner, and Riga Stradins University (RSU) as the Project partner, is to strengthen civil society in the development of new policy approaches and to model directions fostering social and territorial cohesion based on European democratic values.
European microcities such as Ventspils and Valmiera play an important role in European economy. They become regional economic hubs, offering comprehensive services, opportunities and a dynamic environment for development. Ventspils and Valmiera are similar in profile. They are the next generation of microcities that use global and digital potential and introduce a series of innovation. Ventspils and Valmiera have formed a strong partnership to address several common challenges.