Project programes of our interest
Actual Research Programmes and Projects Funded by EU 2014 - 2020
ERASMUS + STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP - strategic Partnerships offer the opportunity to organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth, as well as enterprises, public authorities, civil society organisations active in different socio-economic sectors to cooperate in order to implement innovative practices leading to high quality teaching, training, learning and youth work, institutional modernisation and societal innovation. Erasmus+ offers great flexibility in terms of activities that Strategic Partnerships can implement, as long as the proposal demonstrates that these activities are the most appropriate to reach the objectives defined for the project. More Information
ERASMUS + Knowledge Alliances
Knowledge Alliances aim at strengthening Europe's innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic environment. They intend to achieve one or more of the following aims:
• develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning;
• stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff and enterprise staff;
• facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge. More Information
ERASMUS + Sector skills Alliances
Sector Skills Alliances shall aim at tackling skills gaps, enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing VET systems to sector-specific labour market needs and demand for new skills with regard to one or more occupational profiles.
The BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services:
BONUS aims at fostering problem solving oriented research in order to develop ‘fit-for-purpose’ regulations, policies and management practices and decision support tools, to respond effectively to the major environmental and key societal challenges of the region. Therefore, projects to be supported by BONUS need to have a strong, interdisciplinary approach with a balanced representation of natural and socioeconomic disciplines. More Information
„Swiss Researchers’ Activities in Latvia"
Grant scheme to promote sustainable cooperation with the Swiss higher education institutions and research institutions, attracting Swiss higher education institutions and research institutions staff to conduct lectures or share scientific experiences of Latvian institutions of higher education and research institutions. More Information
Creative Europe: support programme for Europe's cultural and creative sectors from 2014
European culture, cinema, television, music, literature, performing arts, heritage and related areas will benefit from increased support under the European Commission's new Creative Europe programme, which was approved by the European Parliament on 19 November and by the Council of the EU on 5 December 2013. With a budget of €1.46 billion over the next seven years – 9% more than current levels – the programme will provide a boost for the cultural and creative sectors, which are a major source of jobs and growth. More Information
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs. More Information
The EEA Grants and Norway Grants: Scholarships and research
The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe.
• Supporting reform of correctional services, including improving rehabilitation
• Strengthening cooperation between local and regional authorities in Latvia and Norway
• Strengthening civil society
• Increasing intercultural awareness and dialogue with national minorities
• Realising green innovation business opportunities
• Improving environmental monitoring systems More Information
The Nordplus Higher Education programme opens a whole new world of possibilities for higher educational institutions. The Nordplus Higher Education Programme offers possibilities which include students, teachers as well as other staff involved in teaching and education of specific Nordplus activities. The programme comprises mobility grants for students and teachers, intensive courses for students to experience more than the usual classroom, teachers learning from each other and networking activities for developing innovative projects. These are the main activities of the Nordplus Higher Education Programme. More Information
Programme for the Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) 2014-2020
Aims at improving the business environment and the competitiveness of European enterprises. With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as its main target, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) supports innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provides better access to finance and delivers business support services in the regions.It encourages a better take-up and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and helps to develop the information society.
• small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
• citizens who want to become self-employed,
• business support organisations. More Information