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Local Development and Culture / 28.05.2024

Art residency with Eva Vēvere at Jelgava Spīdola State Gymnasium

NGO „Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – „TENTHAUS” till April 30, 2024 realized the project „The artist is present – contemporary art residencies in schools.” Sixth project story: “As part of the project, seven Latvian artists visited six schools throughout Latvia where they took part in art residencies with […]

Local Development and Culture / 27.05.2024

Art residency with Maksims Šenteļevs and Artūrs Punte at Strenči Primary School

NGO „Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – „TENTHAUS” till April 30, 2024 realized the project „The artist is present – contemporary art residencies in schools.” Fifth project story: “As part of the project, seven Latvian artists visited six schools throughout Latvia where they took part in art residencies with […]

Local Development and Culture / 24.05.2024

Art residency with Vika Eksta at Aglona Secondary School

NGO „Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – „TENTHAUS” till April 30, 2024 realized the project „The artist is present – contemporary art residencies in schools.” Forth project story: “As part of the project, seven Latvian artists visited six schools throughout Latvia where they took part in art residencies with […]

Local Development and Culture / 24.05.2024

Art residency with Anda Lāce at Antūži Primary School

NGO „Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – „TENTHAUS” till April 30, 2024 realized the project „The artist is present – contemporary art residencies in schools.” Third project story: “As part of the project, seven Latvian artists visited six schools throughout Latvia where they took part in art residencies with […]

Local Development and Culture / 22.05.2024

Art residency with Gundega Evelone at Riga’s Bolderāja New Primary School

NGO „Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – „TENTHAUS” till April 30, 2024 realized the project „The artist is present – contemporary art residencies in schools.” Second project story: “As part of the project, seven Latvian artists visited six schools throughout Latvia where they took part in art residencies with […]

Local Development and Culture / 17.05.2024

Art residency with Kristīne Brīniņa at Liepāja Catholic Primary School

NGO „Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – „TENTHAUS” till April 30, 2024 realized the project „The artist is present – contemporary art residencies in schools.” It is time for the first project story: “As part of the project, seven Latvian artists visited six schools throughout Latvia where they […]

Research and Education / 16.05.2024

The small-sized vessel for nature cognition research “AkvaLab Liepāja” was opened at the Nature House

On Saturday, April 27, the Liepaja Municipal Education Department Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) has unveiled the most time-consuming and engineering-technically complex result of the European Economic Area and Norway (EEA/N) project “Development of the Innovation Center in the Liepaja city” in Lake Liepaja – a small-sized navigational vehicle for natural cognition research, which […]

Local Development and Culture / 14.05.2024

What 10 young people – curators created for the festival “Bastard” in Norway and got from taking part in the project “The Shake Down” (Part 3 – Interviews)

[Continuation of the project story]  Video interview with young curators about the festival programme In April 2023, five Latvian teenagers travelled to Norway, where together with five Norwegian teenagers they took part in the creation of Trondheim’s most important art event – the Bastard International Art Festival. In the video young curators introduce with self-created […]

Research and Education / 13.05.2024

“FabLab Liepāja” has opened a computer-aided design co-creation space

Along with the end of the Digital Production Academy, the computer-aided design co-creation space of the Liepaja Municipal Education Department Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) “FabLab Liepāja” was opened on April 26, the creation of which involved 13 young people from Liepāja and Grobiņa. The Digital Production Academy took place from February 19 till […]

Research and Education / 09.05.2024

Baltic-Nordic research cooperation opportunities discussed on the seminar 

On 30 April 2024, a seminar on strengthening Baltic-Nordic cooperation in research was held in Oslo, Norway, with the participation of representatives of the Latvian Science Council (LZP), the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM), the Norwegian Research Council and Nordforsk.  In the first part of the seminar, participants were introduced to the NordForsk model, […]

Local Development and Culture / 30.04.2024

What 10 young people – curators created for the festival “Homo Novus” within the project “The Shake Down” (Part 2 – Festival programme in Latvia)

[Continuation of the project story] In 2022, the young curators (10 youngsters from Latvia and Norway) of the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre “Homo Novus” curated an extensive weekend programme at the cultural venue “MAZE” in Riga. The festival programme, independently created by Latvian and Norwegian teenagers, was dedicated to the theme of generational nostalgia […]

Research and Education / 23.04.2024

A strategy game was implemented in the Nature House for Latvian students as part of the program “Get to know the Baltic Sea”

Liepaja Municipal Education Department Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) has received license issued by the municipal Education Commission and implemented the interest education program “Get to know the Baltic Sea” (hereinafter – the Program) in the Nature House, which was implemented as a part of the additional funding of the European Economic Area and […]

Local Development and Culture / 09.04.2024

How 10 youngsters became curators within the project “The Shake Down” (Part 1 – Residencies)

With the support of the EEA grant, the New Theatre Institute of Latvia and Norwegian partner “Rosendal Teater” from 15 December 2021 to 1 June 2023 implemented an international cooperation project and training programme for young curators “The Shake Down”. Looking back on what has been done, the project implementers tells the first part of […]

Research and Education / 08.04.2024

An innovation afternoon will be held to showcase the opportunities of Science and Innovation centers in the STEM field

The State Education Development Agency (VIAA) invites to the online innovation afternoon “Science and Innovation Centers – STEM home in Latvia”, which will be held on April 10th from 14.00 to 16.00. During the event, teachers, career counselors, representatives of municipal educational institutions and other specialists related to the education sector will be able to […]

Research and Education / 22.02.2024

Registration is open for paid classes with transportation compensation

Today, February 19, the Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) of the Liepaja Municipal Education Department announces the application to educational institutions for any of the center’s fee-based classes during the visit period from February 19 to April 19, receiving transportation compensation. Transportation compensations are covered within the project “Development of Innovation Center in Liepāja city”, […]

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Research and Education / 16.02.2024

Applications are open for the interest educational program “Get to know the Baltic Sea”

Liepaja Municipal Education Department Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) Nature House announces applications to educational institutions for the interest educational program “Get to know the Baltic Sea”, intended for students of grades 9 to 12. As the project “Development of Innovation Center in Liepāja city” is coming to an end, in the months of […]

Business Development / 06.02.2024

Combining ideas with science to create innovative products for export

The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) Technology Business Centre’s prototyping programme PROTOTECH has enabled 30 new business ideas to be developed as of 2022. Each of these technology-intensive projects received a grant of up to EUR 15 000 to develop their idea. “In the PROTOTECH programme, research and development efforts keep pace with business ideas, […]

Research and Education / 02.02.2024

“FabLab Liepāja” invites young people to apply for the

Liepaja Municipal Education Department Science and Education Innovation Center`s digital production laboratory invites 15 – 18-year-old young people from Liepāja and Southern Kurzeme regions to apply for the interest education program “Digital Production Academy”. Continuing the project “Development of Innovation center in Liepāja city”, the co-creation space “FabLab Liepāja” of the Liepaja Municipal Education Department […]

Local Development and Culture / 31.01.2024

Miķelis Fišers’ reflections for working on the Soul Cleansing Device in the project “LYRA”

NGO „Skaņu Mežs Association for Adventurous Music and Film Art” together with a Donorstate partner from Norway – NGO “Insomnia Festival” till November 30, 2023 realized the project “LYRA (amalgam of two words, one Norwegian, one Latvian – Lytte (listen in Norwegian) and Radīt (create in Latvian). Result is then LYRA – referring both to […]

Local Development and Culture / 30.01.2024

Traveling contemporary art exhibition “Art on Wheels”

Association „Mākslas centrs NOASS” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – NGO „Fargefabrikken” till April 30, 2024 realizes the project „Art on Wheels.” It is time for the project story: “It may seem that contemporary art can only be found in big cities, galleries and museums. The project “Art on Wheels” aims for the […]

Correctional Services / 12.01.2024

Latvian and Norwegian partners visit women’s prison in Ilguciems

On 11 January 2024, within the framework of the Norway grants program “Correctional Services” a bilateral visit took place in Latvia. Representatives from the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia, the Latvian Prison Administration and the Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service (KDI) visited women’s prison in Ilguciems. During the visit, representatives from the […]

Local Development and Culture / 12.01.2024

Contribution to the youth of Jelgava region in the project “Culture Plant”

Jelgava Local Municipality together with the project partner from Latvia – NGO „Interdisciplinary Art Group „Serde”” and with the Donorstate project partner from Norway – NGO „Fargefabrikken” till June 30, 2023 realized the project „Culture Plant.” After the project implementation it is time for the project story: “Jelgava Local Municipality has successfully implemented the EEA […]

Research and Education / 29.12.2023

Additional funding allocated for the EEA and Norway Grant Programme activity “Innovation Centers”

At the end of November 2023 the State Education Development Agency (SEEDA) signed an amendment to the agreement with the co-financing beneficiaries (project implementers) of the European Economic Area and the Norwegian grant programme (hereinafter – EEA and Norway Grants) for the period 2014 – 2021 of the programme’s “Research and Education” activity “Innovation Centres” […]

International Police Cooperation / 28.12.2023

Analytics of law enforcement authorities share experience on current events of financial investigations in 2023

On December, 28, 2023 a seminar on the problems of investigating economic crimes “Current events of financial investigations in law enforcement institutions in 2023” was held in the premises of the Investigator Training Center of the State Police College. The seminar was held within the framework of the project EEZ/VP/2020/1 “Support to the State Police […]

International Police Cooperation / 14.12.2023

Joint meeting of the Cooperation Committee and the Project Monitoring Board the EEA grants Programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating crime” successfully held

On 11 December 2023, the Ministry of the Interior, as the programme operator of the European Economic area (EEA) grants programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating crime”, organised a face-to-face meeting of the joint Cooperation Committee and the Project Monitoring Board. Within the framework of the meeting, the progress of the programme and further activities of […]

Local Development and Culture / 13.12.2023

Educational platform “RIGA IFF Film Club”

Association “Riga International Film festival” together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – Norwegian Federation of Film Societies Norsk filmklubbforbund till July 16, 2023 realized the project “RIGA IFF Film Club”. After the project implementation it is time for the project story: RIGA IFF Cinema Club is an educational platform for every student and teacher […]

International Police Cooperation / 11.12.2023

EEA and Norway grants financial support helps to increase knowledge and competence of the experts at the State Forensic Science Bureau of the Republic of Latvia

Thanks to EEA and Norwegian grants funding, 35 experts from the State Forensic Science Bureau of the Republic of Latvia expanded their knowledge and increased their competence through participation in 22 events, of which: The expansion of knowledge and the increasing of competence took place between 2022 and 2023 under the EEA grants programme “International […]

International Police Cooperation / 30.11.2023

Officers from the State Police improve their knowledge about digital forensics

On November 23, 2023 an international seminar was held in Riga on the issues of combating economic crime called “Digital Forensic Science Seminar – Most successful techniques for searching artifacts”. The seminar looked at current trends and innovations in digital forensics, bringing together in one place the most knowledgeable industry experts from various law enforcement […]

International Police Cooperation / 28.11.2023

Experts: The investigation of crimes against EU structural funds indicates on Latvia’s reputation on a global scale

Last week, on 28 November, the international seminar “Current Events of Combating Fraud of Structural Funds of the European Union” was held. The seminar covered not only the current events of the field, but also the main problematic issues, trends and observations at the local and international level. The seminar was organized by the officials […]

Local Development and Culture / 27.11.2023

The “Eat+Art” do it yourself kit – five interactive artistic experiments

Foundation „Rucka Art Foundation” together with the Donorstate project partner from Norway – „Vitenparken Campus Ås” till November 30, 2023 realize the project „Art+Food+Next Generation.” Second project story: “The “Eat+Art” Do It Yourself (DIY) art kit featured five interactive artistic experiments created by artists from Norway and Latvia. In October 2023, individual kits were sent to […]

International Police Cooperation / 13.11.2023

Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia managers strengthen their knowledge and skills in effective and ethical management in an intensive Harvard Kennedey School course

In mid-October of 2023 ten managers of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia (FIU) completed six weeks of intensive training at the Harvard Kennedy School, taking the course “Leadership and Ethics: Moral Leadership in Personal Practice”. FIU managers studied intensive the course in video lectures and in text format, in business-case, individual work and group […]

Local Development and Culture / 07.11.2023

Kino Bize “After Hours” – comprehensive cinema education programme for young audiences and teachers

SIA „Kinoteatris Bize” together with a Donorstate partner from Norway – AS “Apagon” till June 30 2023 realized the project – “Youth film masterclasses and teachers’ education.” After the project implementation it is time for the project story: “Thanks to the support of EEA and Norway Grants, Kino Bize After Hours has offered a comprehensive […]

Climate and Environment / 06.11.2023

The experience exchange in the field of environment and climate took place in Iceland under the Fund for Bilateral Relations

From the 16th of October to the 20th of October 2023, an exchange visit took place in Iceland under the Norwegian grant Programme “Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation” (hereinafter – the Programme). The representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute […]

International Police Cooperation / 03.11.2023

Thanks to the EEA Grants support, the representatives of the Corruption Prevention and Combating bureau attend EPAC/EACN Annual Professional Conference

Representatives of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) attended the 22nd Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC) and the European contact-point network against corruption (EACN) in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. The 22nd Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly took place on November 2 and 3. The […]

Correctional Services / 02.11.2023

“Yellow Ribbon Run” – a chance to support reintegration of convicts into society

From 1st to 3rd November 2023, in Prague, the Czech Republic, professionals from the European correctional services will meet for a roundtable to discuss the possibility to organise a running event in their respective states. This event is a well-known event around the world as the “Yellow Ribbon Run” and symbolises support for people with […]

Local Development and Culture / 01.11.2023

Performing Arts Laboratory “CirqueMusique”

Performing Arts Laboratory “CirqueMusique” is a project for children and young people aged 12 to 18 that combines contemporary music with the modern circus. The project is implemented by SIA “Lielais dzintars” together with project partners – Julian Sæther from Norway and Greta Clough from Iceland, and also includes four internationally renowned young generation composers […]

Eiropas Ekonomikas zonas un Norvēģijas granta Baltijas Pētniecības programmas vidusposma konference “Sadarbības pieredze pētniecības nākotnes veidošanai”
Research and Education / 30.10.2023

Baltic researchers assess past cooperation and future opportunities

Research and education are the keys to innovation to meet the global challenges of today and tomorrow. Long-term cooperation fosters excellence and innovation in the Baltic region, to which the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants Baltic Research Programme (the Programme) has made a significant contribution, concluded the participants at the Programme’s mid-term conference […]

Local Development and Culture / 27.10.2023

Art Activism. Take Part, Take Care: A Vibrant Journey Through Interactive Performance

NGO “I-DEJAS MĀJA” (I-DANCE HOUSE) together with the Donorstate partner from Norway – theater company K:13 (former Kompani13) till December 15, 2022 realized the project “Art Activism: Take Part, Take Care. PARTICIPATORY ART EXHIBITION & INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE.” Project story: “In 2022, the association I-DEJAS MĀJA in collaboration with the Norwegian Theatre K:13 SCENEKUNST from Bergen […]

International Police Cooperation / 26.10.2023

Thanks to the EEA grants, Riga holds a seminar “Virtual currencies from the perspective of investigation”

On 19 and 20 October, 2023 the seminar “Virtual currencies from the perspective of investigation” was held, where current events related to virtual currencies in criminal proceedings were discussed. The purpose of the seminar was to educate employees of the State Police and prosecutors about the basics of transaction tracking and promote in-depth understanding of […]

Correctional Services / 25.10.2023

The most significant event for professionals of correctional services is taking place in Belgium

This week, from 22nd to 27th October, in Antwerp, Belgium the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) is organising an international conference “Human Corrections: What more can we do”. The overarching theme of the conference encompasses a wide range of topics, including the sharing of experiences of different states in their efforts to provide human […]

International Police Cooperation / 24.10.2023

Children’s house unveiled today in Riga, which will facilitate the detection and investigation of child sexual abuse cases

A Children’s house shall be the support of specialists accessible under one roof to children victims of sexual violence and their non-violent relatives in order to ensure gentle treatment as part of the investigation and access to the justice system, to avoid re-traumatizing by repeatedly telling various specialists what happened, and to provide psychosocial support […]

International Police Cooperation / 20.10.2023

Thanks to the EEA Grants, investigators of the State Police improve knowledge about cases of money laundering and possibilities to recover funds

A series of practical seminars for investigators of the State Police regional administrations in the field of economic crime investigation has started – “Investigation of cases of money laundering and the possibilities of recovery of criminally acquired funds in practice”. The seminar was organized by the officials of the State Police Economic Crime Combatting Department […]

International Police Cooperation / 19.10.2023

Work continues on the joint criminal intelligence data exchange system between the State Revenue Service and the State Police

In order to strengthen co-operation of law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating economic crimes, the State Revenue Service (SRS) in co-operation with the State Police shall develop a common system for the exchange of criminal intelligence data. The single data exchange system will include a data digital analytics tool and a digital support system […]

Local Development and Culture / 16.10.2023

Project “Art+Food+Next generation” engages youth in online and onsite creative experiments focusing on art and food

Foundation „Rucka Art Foundation” together with the Donorstate project partner from Norway – „Vitenparken Campus Ås” till November 30, 2023 realize the project „Art+Food+Next Generation.” First project story: “In 2023, Rucka Art Foundation in Cesis, Latvia, collaborated with Vitenparken Campus Ås in Norway to offer a series of online and onsite creative activities for Latvian […]

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Research and Education / 13.10.2023

Space Cognition Centre opened in Cēsis

On the 4th of October the opening event of the Space Cognition Center (KIC) took place in Cēsis continuing with a two-day opening celebration to public on 7th and 8th of October. KIC will offer students to foster interest in STEM subjects, educators to learn new methods of teaching STEM subjects, and families to spend […]

Correctional Services / 05.10.2023

Representatives of the “Correctional Services” programme are participating in the closing conference of the Norway Grants 2014-2021 project in Croatia

From 3 to 5 October 2023, in Opatia, Croatia, a conference is being jointly organised by the Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service as the Norway Grants 2014–2021 programme “Correctional Services”* donor partner and the Croatian Probation Service marking the completion of the project “Strengthening human rights protection and public safety through improving capacities of the […]

Research and Education / 03.10.2023

Baltic Research Programme’s mid-term conference will take place on October 18-19 in Riga!

The conference “Collaborative Experiences: Shaping the Research Future” will bring together representatives from the EEA/Norway Research and Education Programme – projects’ promoters and partners from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Norway, and Iceland, also representatives from the administrative staff of the programme to discuss ways to shape the future based on our experiences with the programme […]

Climate and Environment / 03.10.2023

Participants of the Cooperation Committee visited Ventspils and Liepaja

The 11th Cooperation Committee Meeting of the Norway Grants programme “Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Environment” took place on the 22nd of September this year. The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development as a Programme Operator in cooperation with a partner, the Norwegian Environment Agency, and the involved parties discussed the progress of the […]

Research and Education / 02.10.2023

Science and Education Innovation Center publishes methodological materials in environmental management and digital production

Within the framework of the European Economic Area and Norway (EEA/N) financial instrument program project “Development of Innovation Center in Liepaja City” (hereinafter – the Project), Science and Education Innovation Center of the Liepaja Municipal Education Department (hereinafter – ZIIC) from September 2021 till 2023 developed and implemented lessons related to environmental management and digital […]

International Police Cooperation / 29.09.2023

Thanks to EEA grants, the State Police experts participated in a practical training session as part of professional training – “Identifying disaster victims”

From 13 August to 16 August and from 3 September to 6 September 2023, 2 practical training sessions were conducted within the framework of professional training — “Identifying disaster victims” implemented under the EEA grants programme “International police cooperation and combating crime” project EEZ/TM/2022/7 “Strengthening forensic system and site inspection capacity”. The Ministry of the […]

International Police Cooperation / 29.09.2023

Informational campaign “CORRUPTION SUFFOCATES! Report by using the KNAB app” has ended

Informational campaign “CORRUPTION SUFFOCATES! Report by using the KNAB app” has ended. The campaign was carried out by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau of Latvia with the support of the European Economic Area grants from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The campaign was carried out from 8 until 29 September, 2023. The campaign aimed to […]

International Police Cooperation / 29.09.2023

Norwegian experts visit State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia

On 25 and 26 September 2023, the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia was visited by forensic experts from the Norwegian national Criminal investigation Service KRIPOS. During the visit, experts from the State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia and Norwegian forensic experts shared knowledge and experience in color research and continued work on creating a […]

International Police Cooperation / 29.09.2023

Personnel from the Financial Intelligence Unit improve knowledge in anti-money laundering

The Financial Intelligence Unit is implementing the European Economic area (EEA) project, which provides extensive training opportunities for the staff. Taking into consideration the rapid development of technology, and hence the complex and global nature of financial crime, knowledgeable and highly qualified professionals are a value, especially in the field of prevention of money laundering, […]

Research and Education / 27.09.2023

Additional funding available for the EEA and Norway Grant Programme activity “Innovation Centers”

The State Education Development Agency (SEDA) invites project implementers of the “Innovation Centers” activity under the European Economic Area and the Norwegian grant programme (hereinafter – the EEA and Norwegian grants) for the period 2014-2021 to apply for additional funding in order to achieve additional results and outcomes. A total of EUR 141 454,00 funding is […]

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Research and Education / 18.09.2023

Three new projects the Baltic Research Programme were launched in August

In August 2023, three contract have been concluded on the implementation of projects submitted in the restricted call of the Baltic Research Programme, which are aimed at the development of new joint research project applications for call under the programe “Horizon Europe” or other funding programme. One of the projects “Strategic initiative to improve research […]

Ziņas / 12.09.2023

Historical pollution is being cleaned up in the Karosta Canal of Liepaja

The second phase of remediation works in the Karosta Canal is being implemented with the support of the Norwegian financial instrument. The project involves the remediation of polluted sediments. The Karosta Canal has a long history The Karosta (War Port) Canal in the port of Liepaja is an artificial waterway constructed at the beginning of […]

International Police Cooperation / 05.09.2023

Within the framework of EEA grants, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) reveals the social campaign “CORRUPTION suffocates! Report to KNAB”

The social campaign will open on September 8, 2023 at 11.00. The opening event of the campaign will take place in the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia (4 th floor), Aspazijas Boulevard 5, Riga. It will also be possible to watch the event online – on KNAB Facebook account and portal Delfi.lv. The participants of the campaign launch event will include: […]

International Police Cooperation / 04.09.2023

Employees of the State Police take part in the experience exchange visit to Europol and Eurojust to improve cooperation and knowledge on combating financial and economic crime

From 28 to 29 August, 2023 a delegation from the State Police Economic Crime Combatting Department (ECCD) 1st Division, consisting of senior investigators and operational employees, visited the headquarters of Europol and Eurojust as part of the experience exchange visit. The objectives of the visit were to improve knowledge of the structures, mandates, cooperation platforms […]

International Police Cooperation / 01.09.2023

In a discussion organized by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, experts points out the importance of society in the fight against corruption

On August 30, 2023, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau held a discussion exchange “Fraud in relations and corruption in society – coincidence or logical continuation?”. In the discussion, experts in the fields of anti-corruption, etc. discussed whether there was a connection between dishonesty in private life and tolerance to corruption in the country. Experts […]

Research and Education / 01.09.2023

International Level Digital Production Laboratory “FabLab Liepāja” Will Be Opened on Saturday

On Saturday, September 2, the Science and Education Innovation Center of the Liepaja Municipal Education Department will open the digital production laboratory “FabLab Liepāja” at Klāva Ukstiņa Street 17/23, so from 13:00 till 16:00 everyone – preschool children, pupils, students, educators, entrepreneurs and other interested are invited to get to know its material and technical […]

Research and Education / 28.08.2023

Innovation centres from Latvia participate in the Norwegian democracy festival

From 16th to 18th of August, Daugavpils Innovation Centre (DIC) and Science and Education Innovation Centre in Liepaja (ZIIC) participated in the Norwegian democracy festival “Arendalsuka:”, which took place in Arendal, Norway. Representatives of innovation centres also shared experiences with their Norwegian counterparts, visiting the Arendal Science Centre “Vitensenteret Arendal”. On the closing day of […]

International Police Cooperation / 28.08.2023

State Revenue Service cynologists in Finland supplements knowledge on working with dogs

Cynologists from the Customs Administration of the State Revenue Service (SRS) continued to expand their professional knowledge and skills in an intensive training in Finland this month. The week-long training was held in Imatra and was attended by five representatives of the Cynologists Department of the SRS Customs Administration, instructors and cynologists with their dogs, […]

International Police Cooperation / 17.08.2023

Discussion on the introduction of the planned Barnahus model in Latvia

Connect and listen to a discussion about the introduction of the planned Barnahus or the Child’s Home model in Latvia. The nature of Barnahus, or the Child’s Home, is a new kind of approach to inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary cooperation between specialists in cases where children have suffered from or become witnesses to violence. The discussion will take place today, August 17, 2023, at 20:00 within the […]

Research and Education / 15.08.2023

The International Project “Development of the Innovation Center in Liepaja City” Reaches a Three-year Reference Point

This year on July 26, three years have passed since the implementation of the European Economic Area and Norway (EEA/N) financial instrument program project “Development of the Innovation Center in Liepāja city” (hereafter – the Project) implemented by the Science and Education Innovation Center of the Liepaja Municipal Education Department. The total budget of the […]

International Police Cooperation / 11.08.2023

The resumed construction work of the Cynology center project will be carried out by Hagberg Construction

SJSC “State Real Estate” (SRE) informs that work on the construction of the Cynology Center in Rezekne has been resumed, which will ensure optimal working conditions and improved training opportunities for customs cynologists for work dogs, informs the SRE. Delays in construction were the result of a lengthy review and modification of the project following […]

International Police Cooperation / 02.08.2023

Reconstruction of premises in the State Police buildings at Stabu Street 89 and Bruņinieku Street 72B is underway

In July 2023, the reconstruction of premises for the State Police at Stabu Street 89 and Bruņinieku Street 72B, in Riga, started within the framework of the project No. EEZ/VP/2020/1 “Support to the State Police for Acceleration and Quality Improvement of Investigation of Economic Crimes in Latvia”. The project is implemented by the State Police […]

Research and Education / 20.07.2023

A new installation “Insect collections” is on display at the Nature House

At Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) of the Liepāja Municipality Education Department a new installation “Insect collections” is opened in the Nature House, which was created within the framework of the project “Development of the Innovation Centre in Liepaja City” of the EEA/N grant program “Research and Education”. The creation of the insect collection […]

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Research and Education / 17.07.2023

The Science and Education Innovation Center participated in V World Congress of Latvian Scientists “Science for Latvia”

From June 27 to June 29, 2023, an important scientific event took place for the fifth time – the World Congress of Latvian Scientists “Science for Latvia” (hereinafter referred to as the congress), where members of the Latvian science ecosystem met – Latvian and diaspora scientists, young scientists, students, entrepreneurs, international and local cooperation partners, […]

International Police Cooperation / 13.07.2023

Ministry of the Interior continues co-operation with the Council of Europe within the framework of EEA Grants programme

On July 6th, 2023, Ministry of the Interior of Latvia held its 11th Cooperation Committee meeting of the EEA programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” (Programme). The meeting was hosted by the Council of Europe, Programme’s International Partner Organisation, and opened by Mr Claus Neukirch, Director of Programme Co-ordination Directorate of the Council of […]

Local Development and Culture / 12.07.2023

Looking back to the EEA Culture project mid-term evaluation event

In order to provide an opportunity for the project promoters of the two open calls “Support for the Creation of Professional Art and Cultural Products for Children and Youth” of the European Economic Area Grant Programme “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Cultural Cooperation” (hereinafter – EEA Culture projects) to share their project implementation experience, thus […]

Research and Education / 29.06.2023

The Science and Education Innovation Center implemented the interest education program “Digital Production” in the Technology Co-Creation Space

From February 8 to May 26, the Science and Education Innovation Center (ZIIC) of the Liepāja Municipality Education Department implemented the interest education program “Digital production”. Since 2022, the content of the program has been developed as part of the EEA/N project “Development of the Innovation Center in the Liepāja city”, with the participation of […]

Business Development / 29.06.2023

NORWAY GRANTS PROMOTE AUTOMATION OF PRODUCTION PROCESSES AT SIA EHT FABRIK

EHT FABRIK has completed the project to automate its production processes. The 817 thousand euro investment will create opportunities for new products and increase the company’s competitiveness. This is one of the four projects in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) for the Norwegian Financial Mechanism’s 2014–2021 programme “Business Development, Innovation and SME’s” […]

Local Development and Culture / 28.06.2023

Many worlds inside one planet: Interview with Felipe Felizardo about constructive listening workshops for children in the project “LYRA”

NGO „Skaņu Mežs Association for Adventurous Music and Film Art” together with a Donorstate partner from Norway – NGO “Insomnia Festival” till November 30, 2023 will realize the project “LYRA (amalgam of two words, one Norwegian, one Latvian – Lytte (listen in Norwegian) and Radīt (create in Latvian). Result is then LYRA – referring both […]

Research and Education / 28.06.2023

Two new projects the Baltic Research Programme were launched in June

In June 2023, two contract have been concluded on the implementation of projects submitted in the restricted call of the Baltic Research Programme, which are aimed at the development of new joint research project applications for call under the programe “Horizon Europe” or other funding programme. One of the projects ” Project development for active […]

Climate and Environment / 27.06.2023

Historical contamination will no longer reach the Baltic Sea

The aim of remediation works in the Ventspils port area (hereinafter – the remediation project) is to eliminate a source of historical oil pollution and to install a filtering barrier, thereby preventing the flow of this pollution with groundwater into the Baltic Sea. The contamination in the Ventspils port area is not obvious, as it […]

International Police Cooperation / 27.06.2023

The State Police experts improve skills in seeing fire crime scenes and fixing feet

Within the EEA programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” project No. EEZ/TM/2022/7, practical training sessions for the improvement of professional skills during the period from 15 May to 25 May 2023 were conducted for the inspection of the fire crime scene and the fixing of feet, concluding this project activity. This spring, 29 forensic […]

International Police Cooperation / 16.06.2023

Topical issues are being discussed by the Financial Intelligence Unit during the conversation festival LAMPA 2023

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) held a discussion on sanctions issues at the Conversational festival LAMPA 2023 in the interior sector tent “Human Security” on June 10, 2023. The discussion “How the sanction affects each of us” was chaired by Mr. Paulis Iļjenkovs, head of the FIU Strategic analysis Division, and was attended by representatives […]

Research and Education / 05.06.2023

The 1st anniversary of the Ventspils science centre VIZIUM will be celebrated with a rich programme

A year has passed since Ventspils science center VIZIUM opened its doors to its visitors, so on June 18 everyone is invited to a festive cake, the ingredients of which will be music, technology, science, attractions, creative workshops, games, magic and more! A proper birthday celebration also includes gifts, so a musical gift will be […]

International Police Cooperation / 05.06.2023

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau learns Danish experience in whistleblowing

From May 30 to June 1, 2023, representatives from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau during a study visit acquired the experience of the Danish National Police in the adoption and processing of internal whistleblowing system reports. The visit was carried out within the framework of the project “Support for the establishment of a whistleblowing […]

International Police Cooperation / 01.06.2023

Employees of the State Police take part in the international training on the combatting of environmental crimes

From 30 May 2023 until February 2024 the State Police Central Criminal Police Department Economic Crime Combatting Department (ECCD) together with the Norwegian National Economic and Environmental Crime Investigation and Criminal Prosecution Institution (ØKOKRIM) have initiated educating activities of employees of law enforcement institutions in the field of combatting the environmental crimes. The exchange of […]

Research and Education / 31.05.2023

The Science and Education Innovation Center opens applications for free access to the Technology Co-creation Space

Application for free open access to Liepaja Municipal Education department Science and Education Innovation Centre (ZIIC) Technology Co-creation Space has been announced for students aged 11 to 18, university students and teachers. Free access will be available: ● On June 2 from 13.00 to 16.00 ● On June 7 from 13.00 to 16.00 ● On […]

Research and Education / 31.05.2023

The final interest education programme of the programme “Environmental Management II” was implemented in the co-creation space Nature House of the Science and Education Innovation Center

From February 9 till May 12, the third and final interest education programme “Environmental Management II” was implemented at the the Liepaja Municipal Education department Science and Education Innovation Centre (ZIIC). Since 2021, the content of the programme’s lessons has been implemented as part of the project Project “Development of Innovation Centre in Liepaja City”, […]

International Police Cooperation / 30.05.2023

Employees of law enforcement institutions improve knowledge in relation to the proceedings of the criminally acquired property

On 26 May and 29 May, 2023 a practical two days workshop “On the Imitation of the Criminally Acquired Property Proceedings: from the FIU Report to Court Proceedings Imitation” took place in the State Police. It was organized with the aim to enable acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in relation to the cases […]

International Police Cooperation / 25.05.2023

Experts: Capabilities and cooperation of the institutions for combating of the illegal contents to be reinforced

Last Thursday, on 25 May, a seminar “Strengthening of the Public Information Space within the Geopolitical Realia. Combating and Investigation of the Distribution of the Illegal Audiovisual Contents” took place during which scientific and practical aspects within the investigation and combating of the illegal contents were reviewed, as well as special attention was paid to […]

International Police Cooperation / 25.05.2023

Financial Intelligence unit’s Conference on the Future Framework of Crypto Assets: key highlights

The Financial Intelligence unit’s of Latvia (FIU Latvia) Conference on the Future Framework of Crypto Assets took place on the 18th of May in Riga, National Library of Latvia. The conference gathered experts, thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to share their insights and experiences in navigating the complex world of crypto assets. […]

International Police Cooperation / 19.05.2023

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau learns Polish experience in data analytics

On May 17 and May 18, 2023, representatives from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau visited the Polish Anti-Corruption Service to exchange data analytics experience. The purpose of the visit was to gain an understanding of the methods, tools and practices used by the Polish Anti-Corruption Service in big data analysis as well as tactical […]

International Police Cooperation / 17.05.2023

The State Police gains experience in one of the leading law enforcement institutions for combating of economic crimes in the European Union – Guardia di Finanza

Last week the delegation of the State Police visited one of the leading investigation institutions for combating the economic crimes in the European Union – Guardia di Finanza in Rome, Italy. This law enforcement institution specializes in the fields of investigation of fraud related to the funds of the European Union funds, tax fraud and […]

Research and Education / 11.05.2023

The exhibition of the Nature House is complemented by the installation “Zirgu Island”

In the co-creation room Nature House of the Liepaja Municipal Education department Science and Education Innovation Centre (ZIIC), the exposition was supplemented with interactive nature knowledge boxes. The installation “Zirgu Island ” consists of two parts – creative cognitive boxes, where you can find the story of Island of Horses, which reveals both its natural, […]

International Police Cooperation / 10.05.2023

The Financial Intelligence Unit’s conference on crypto assets: shaping the future framework

The Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia is organising an international event “FIU Conference on Crypto Assets 2023: Shaping the Future Framework” in Riga, Latvia, on the 18th of May, 2023. More specifically, the conference is going to look into the variety of approaches presented globally towards crypto asset regulation and policy. Representatives from numerous jurisdictions […]

Research and Education / 10.05.2023

Gain courage and self-confidence in an exchange study in Iceland

Humanities student of the Latvian Academy of Culture Liva Marta Roze came to Iceland, an island more than 2,000 kilometers away, in January 2022 to spend the spring semester at Agireiri University. Find out how L.M. Roze gained courage and self-confidence in the story of her experience! Going to Agireiri University was my first solo […]

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