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Latvia's rural and regional development processes and opportunities in the context of the knowledge economy

Source of funding

Administration of Studies and Research of the Republic of Latvia

Project webpage

Project leader

Baiba Rivža




123 707 EUR

Project description

Project full title: State research programme "Transformation of National Economy, Smart Growth, Governance and Legal Framework for Sustainable Development of the State and Society - New Approach to Formation of Sustainable learning Community (EKOSOC-LV)" 5.2.3. sub-project "Latvia's rural and regional development processes and opportunities in the context of the knowledge economy"

Bring together experts from different fields - entrepreneurs, municipal employees, scientists, representatives of public institutions, etc. performing expert analysis of hierarchy analysis to assess the impact of smart specialization formation and development factors in each region of Latvia.

  • collect and analyze data on resource efficiency, business dynamics in highly technological and knowledge intensive sectors, education level of citizens, NGO activity, accessibility of e-environment, activity of citizens in municipal elections, extent of attraction of EU funds to municipalities, etc. to develop a smart development index and to evaluate the performance of the regions. Carry out performance evaluation of county performance.
  • summarize the scientific knowledge gained during the project and develop 5.2.3. monograph.
  • introduce the findings of the study to the public, municipalities and public administrations and the scientific community.

Project partners

  • Latvian Academy of Sciences;
  • Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies;
  • Riga Stradiņš University;
  • Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences;
  • Ventspils University of Applied Sciences;
  • University of Latvia;
  • Riga Technical University;
  • Daugavpils University.
Submitted on: Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:29