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    • LATVIAN RESEARCH S YSTEM   Maija Bundule Department for Research, Technology and Innovation Ministry of Education and Science        
    • Content
      • RTD institutional system in Latvia
      • The role of Governmental Institutions
      • Main policy documents
      • Funding mechanisms
    • RTD Structure in LATVIA *
    • PARLIAMENT (SAEIMA) Main Legal Act : The Low o n Scientific Activity( 19.05.2005. )
      • Responsibilities of the Sae i ma
      • Adoption of the states` RTD strategy
      • Allocation of the budget for research and development
    • GOVERNMENT ( The Cabinet of Ministers)
      • Makes decisions on the state research and technology policy;
      • Accepts rules and regulations in the area of science and research;
      • Makes decisions on the establishment, reorganising and
      • abolishment of state research institutions;
      • Establishes, re-organizes and abolishes higher education
      • establishments;
      • Orders state research programmes;
      • Defines national research priorities for basic and applied
      • research.
    • The Ministry of Education and Science
      • Department for Research, Technology and Innovation
      • D rafting of laws and other legislative acts, their
      • harmonization with European legislation;
      • Working out and realiz ation of s tate education and science polic ies ;
      • Representation of the State interests in international arena
      • D istribution of the S tate budget in the area s of education and science;
      • Analysis of the statistical data on education and science , analytical reviews ;
    • The Latvian Council of Science
      • The Latvian Council of Science is a collegial body (public institution) of researchers that deals with science and research problems within the country;
      • The Council was founded in 1990 by the Council of Ministers;
      • Since 1999 it is working according to a special regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers “On the Latvian Council of Science” (updated in 2006) .
    • The Latvian Council of Science
      • Makes conceptual proposals on science policy for the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Education and Science;
      • Make s proposals for the development of science and research
      • priority areas;
      • Proposes the draft of the state science budget (for basic research) for the current year;
      • Elaborates on projects for decisions and legislative acts a i m ed at
      • developing the organizational and financing system for science and research;
      • Organizes the evaluation and funding of basic and applied
      • research projects;
      • Promotes cooperation and integration between research institutes and higher education institutions.
    • Expert commissions of the Latvian Council of Science Members of expert commissions are elected by scientists who are actively involved in the respective field (branch of science):
      • Natural sciences and mathematics ;
      • E ngineering and computer sciences ;
      • Biology and medical sciences ;
      • Agricultural , environmental, earth and wood science s ;
      • Social sciences and humanities
    • Main research and technology development policy documents
      • Guidelines for higher education, research and technology development for 2002-2010 (2001)
      • Single Programming Document (2003)
      • National Innovation Programme (2003) and its Action Plan for 2004-2006
      • National Reform Plan for 2005-2008 (2005)
      • National Development Plan (to be adopted)
      • National Structural Implementing Document (2006) and Operational Programmes
    • Main research and technology development policy documents
      • The Law on Research Activities (2005)
        • Reorganization of the research institutional system
        • Integration of research in higher education system
        • New principles for research funding
        • Fulfilling of Barselona 3% target
      • Research and Technology Development White Book
      • Research and Technology Development Strategy
    • Guidelines for higher education, research and technology development for 2002-2010
      • Aims:
        • reorientation of Latvian research potential towards European and national priorities;
        • strengthening the leading role of universities as a basis for development of higher education, research and innovation;
        • renewal of research potential involving researchers in solving the actual economic, cultural and social problems.
    • National Lisbon programme for 2005-2008, priority tasks
      • Ensure substantial growth of public investment in research and development to achieve that the mechanism for granting finances would ensure the attraction of private investment as much as possible;
      • Strengthen the leading role of higher educational establishments in the development of science and research;
      • Consolidate the intellectual potential of science and develop applied research in the area s of innovative technologies, create preconditions for scientific research in fields, which have adequate potential and development prospects.
    • Research priorities (2006-2009)
      • Biomedicine and pharmacy,
      • Information technologies,
      • Material sciences,
      • Forestry and wood processing technologies,
      • Energetic,
      • Environmental science (research on Baltic Sea),
      • Agrobiotechnology,
      • Medical science,
      • Letonics (Latvian culture, language and history)
    • State budget allocations for RTD
      • Fundamental and applied research projects
      • Market oriented research programme
      • Support for successful projects supported by EU RTD programmes
      • National research programmes ( in compliance with research priorities)
      • EU Structural funds
        • Support for applied research projects
        • Modernisation of research infrastructure
      • Maintenance of research infrastructure