EURAXESS Latvia network of contact points started its activities in September 2018
The main task of the EURAXESS Latvia network of contact points is to provide information and consultations to foreign researchers on possible career opportunities in Latvia, as well as provide practical support to those foreign researchers and their families who are in mobility and wish to work and live in Latvia. Additionally, the EURAXESS Latvia network of contact points provides information and contacts for receiving support abroad – both in Europe and worldwide, to those researchers looking to be in mobility.
EURAXESS is an initiative of the European Research Area, which aims to promote the international and intersectoral mobility of researchers in Europe and non-EU states and support an open labour market for researchers.
In order to achieve this goal, the European Commission has set up the EURAXESS Portal https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/ in cooperation with the Member States of the European Union and its partners from non-EU states – North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, India, China, Japan and South Korea.
Higher education institutions currently involved in the EURAXESS Latvia network of contact points – University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Daugavpils University, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvian Academy of Culture, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Latvian Maritime Academy, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, private education institutions – “RISEBA” University of Business, Arts and Technology, Turiba University, Latvian Christian Academy, Information Systems Management Institute, University College of Economics and Culture, Riga Graduate School of Law and scientific institutions – Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, foundation “Institute for Environmental Solutions”.
In order to make the EURAXESS Latvia network of contact points active by the end of 2018, training sessions for members of the EURAXESS Latvia network of contact points are planned in October, as well as different activities in order to update the information on the website www.euraxess.lv, which is the EURAXESS Network’s main source of information about Latvia for promoting researcher mobility.