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COAST4US
Project title and ID number Coast4us
Type of the project International research
Leading department at RTU Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Management
Project partners Leading partner – County Administrative Board of Östergötland.
Partners – Latvian Ministry of Environmental protection and Regional Development; RTU; Carnikava Municipality; Saulkrasti Municipality; Salacgriva Municipality; Sweden: Norrköping Municipality; Valdemarsvik Municipality; University of Linköping; Coompanion Östergötland; Aspöja Fastigheter AB; Government of Åland; Kökar Municipality; Tallinn University of Technology; Laane-Saare Municipality; Pihtla Municipality; Pöide Municipality
Project manager at RTU Leading Researcher, Dr.oec. Sanda Geipele

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Mg.sc.ing. Edgars Pudzis, Mg.oec. Linda Kauškale, Dr.ing. Māris Kaļinka, Mg.oec. Iveta Stāmure

Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The main objective of the project is to create sustainable plans for marine and coastal areas. New methods and strategies will be developed to improve local participation and adaptation of the coastal spatial plans. In addition, these plans could lead to jobs, through entrepreneurs and new networks. Methods from the Helcom MPA process, which highly involved locals, will be used. There is also a need to develop technical tools to assist the planning process regarding prioritization, information and visualization.
Administration and communication; Preparation for planning process: Mapping and assessment of values (ecological, cultural, social etc.), Establish a toolbox and develop planning tools (e.g. GIS, planning IT tool, LEA, Smart City Planning), Preparation of education material (stakeholders e.g. general public, planners, politicians and civil servants); Planning process: Mobilization and activation of stakeholders of different interests, Education of e.g. stakeholders, planners and politicians, Development of community plans, Pilot – implementation of plans; Evaluation and dissemination: Evaluation of tools, participatory processes, results (holistic plans), Identification of best practices e.g. handbook, guidelines (incl. long-term management), Dissemination of best practices e.g. handbook, guidelines (incl. long-term management).
The main outputs from the project will be sustainable marine and coastal spatial plans for pilot areas in Åland, Latvia, Sweden and Estonia, and new tools and management strategies, guidelines and better cooperation between stakeholders regarding spatial planning. Important outputs are also innovative technical tools, such as GIS tools, web-based platforms, web and mobile applications, developed to support a transparent and inclusive planning process. In addition, these plans could lead to jobs, through entrepreneurs and new networks. The partners in this project have key roles in spatial planning and represent municipalities, regional and national authorities, universities, NGO’s and private companies. The partners complement each other concerning spatial planning, which make the results and outcomes of the project reachable and viable. Coast4us will exchange experience and knowledge with current and earlier projects, and ensure that new tools and management strategies developed in this project are transferred to other areas in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project period 01.01.2018 – 30.09.2020 (32 months un 29 days)
Project budget, EUR Total project cost: € 3 084 924.35
EU funding: € 2 399 828.62
EU funding at RTU: € 153 000.34
(incl. RTU co-financing: € 24 480.06)
PostDoc
Project title and ID number «A values-led planning approach for sustainable land use and development»
Type of the project   ERDF
Type of the project International scientific research
Leading department at RTU Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Management
Project manager at RTU Postdoctoral /project implementer: Armands Auziņš

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Scientific supervisor: Prof. Ineta Geipele
Raja Kočanova
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The project will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of values-led planning approach to be introduced into land management practice by capitalising on: 1. comparative analysis of dynamic spatial planning systems; 2. development of techniques and tools for an assessment of territorial impact and evaluation of land use effects.
It is proposed to develop the methodological solutions for better and more efficient land use, improved collaboration between urban and rural municipalities, and increased cross-sectoral cooperation that would enable sustainable development and promote employment.
A values-led planning approach mainly by determining values and identifying stakeholders’ preferences will support any of smart specialisations according to its relative importance and development strategies.
Project period 16.10.2017 līdz 15.10.2020 (36 months)
Project budget, EUR 133,806.00 EUR
Developing Logistics Education
Project title and ID number Developing Central Baltic University Level Professional Logistics Education
Type of the project Project co-financed by Interreg V-A Central Baltic See Region cooperation program
Type of the project International, education
Leading department at RTU Liepaja subsidiary
RTU departments involved International Economic Relations, Transport Economics and Logistics Department
Project Implementation and Coordination Unit of Project and Development Department
Project partners Royal institute of technology, Lahti University of Applied Sciences Ltd., TTK University of Applied Sciences, Estonian Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association and LIMOWA Logistics Centre Cluster
Project manager at RTU Inguna Jurgelane-Kaldava

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Inguna Jurgelane-Kaldava, Mara Birze, Vineta Fortina
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The objective of the project is to develop the university level, professional logistics education in cross-border cooperation to make the offered education, and consequently the acquired skills and competences of the graduating students, to better match with the current and future needs of the Central Baltic businesses and labor markets as a whole. Various researches have shown that there is a clear lack of skilled logistics employees on all organizational levels in all Central Baltic countries. The current project aims at addressing this clear competence development need in cooperation with representatives of Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, and Latvian universities offering professional logistics studies.
The project bases on market needs, visible current and future logistics skills and competences needed in different logistics duties in the eyes of the Central Baltic companies. These needs are consequently compared to the current, university level offering of professional, logistics education within the Central Baltic area to identify the points needing updating and improvement in the education, both in topics discussed/taught and teaching/learning methods applied. Consequently, the participating universities address the emerging development needs by creating a joint study package (18 ECTS BSc and 15 ECTS MSc ) and piloting it in multinational cooperation with multinational student groups. The project results in better logistics education matching with the needs of the markets/Central Baltic enterprises. In more employees possessing skills and competences needed in the labor markets; that is, in better/more efficient employees for the different companies. Moreover, through aligned/joint education and learning, it results in more integrated Central Baltic labor market and consequently more enabled movement of labor. Finally, it also results in diminished social exclusion and, all in all, more prosper, competitive, and hale Central Baltic area.
Project period 01.04.2018-30.09.2020
Project budget, EUR 75.948,83 (RTU part)
MICROPOL
Project title and ID number Micropol – Smart Work Centers in Non-Metropolitan Areas 1097R4
Type of the project European territorial cooperation programme INTERREG IVC project
Webpage http://micropol-interreg.eu/-About-Micropol-
Type of the project International partnership
Leading department at RTU Department of the Territorial Development Management and Urban Economics
Project partners North Denmark Region (DENMARK)
Province of Drenthe (NETHERLANDS)
Intermunicipality Association from Chiva to Utiel (SPAIN)
West Transdanubian Regional Development Agency Non-profit Limited Liability (HUNGARY)
BSC, Business Support Centre Ltd, Kranj (SLOVENIA)
Northumberland County Council (UNITED KINGDOM)
Municipality of Teramo (ITALY)
Public Foundation for the Development of Industry (HUNGARY)
NIVERLAN (FRANCE)
Estonia Advice Centres (ESTONIA)
Project manager at RTU Professor Maija Senfelde

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Iveta Baltina, Alise Vitola, Ilze Judrupa
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The overall objective of the MICROPOL project is to improve the effectiveness of local and regional policies and instruments for stimulation of growth and employment in non-metropolitan areas. More specifically the project aims to improve the knowledge and strategies of local and regional governments on how to implement smart work centres.
Through the project the core activities will be 5 thematic seminārs, 5 study trips, dissemination seminar during the „Open Days 2013” in Brussels and a kick-off and final conference.
During the project such results have been prepared: a good practice guide, a smart work centre business model, a general policy recommendation paper and several report on telework and smart work centres.
Project period 01.01.2012-31.12.2014
Project budget, EUR 120 000.00
Cooperation, projects and capacity development in RTU 
Project title and ID number International cooperation, projects and capacity development in science and technology in Riga Technical university, 2010/0190/2DP/2.1.1.2.0/10APIA/VIAA/003
The operational programme and activity: Priority 2.1. «Science and Innovation», measure 2.1.1. «Science, research and development activity», 2.1.1.2. «Support for international cooperation in science and technology projects»
Type of the project National, scientific research, infrastructure
Type of the project Institute of civil engineering and Real estate economic at the FEEM RTU
Project manager at RTU Professor Ineta Geipele
Project period 01.08.2010 – 31.07.2013
Project budget, EUR 556, 639.94 EUR