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Support to international cooperation, recognition and competitiveness of LSFRI Silava
Leader: Jānis Vuguls
Start date: 1.7.2010
End date: 30.6.2013

European Regional Development Fund project 
(No. 2010/0199/2DP/
2nd operational programme "Entrepreneurship and Innovations"
supplement priority 2.1. "Science and Innovations"
measure 2.1.1. "Science, research and development"
activity "Support to projects for international cooperation in science and technologies"

According to the agreement between Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" (LSFRI Silava) and State Education Development Agency (SEDA, Latvian – VIAA) LSFRI Silava has started the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project "Support to international cooperation, recognition and competitiveness of LSFRI Silava".

According to the Regulations issued by the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers the objective of EFDF activity "Support to the projects for international cooperation in science and technologies" is to ensure the development of research institutions’ capacity, to promote the implementation of projects, the working out of new cooperation projects and the participation in technology platforms, as well as to provide the possibility for research institutions to participate in scientific congresses thereby promoting Latvian science’s recognition in European Union and world.

The objective of this LSFRI Silava Project is to promote the development of international cooperation projects, institute’s recognition and competitiveness abroad. It is planned to involve the competence of qualified specialists – scientists and consulting services, to prepare the applications of cooperation projects in international research and platforms programmes. It is planned to release the research results of LSFRI Silava in local and international periodicals, as well as to support the LSFRI Silava scientists’ mobility and participation in international congresses and conferences.

The project planned results: employing the scientific capacity of LFRI Silava and involving services of qualified specialists to prepare 6 international cooperation project applications on the next research areas: regeneration, forest tree breeding and genetics, forest hydrology, bioenergy and forest phytopathology; to participate in at least 12 international forest research conferences and congresses; to issue at least 15 publications in international editions of forest research.

Achieved project results:

  1. 31.07.-06.08.2010. Participation in Mycological Congress IMC9: The Biology of Fungi.
  2. 09.09.2010. Participation in IUFRO Working Party 2.09.02 conference "Advances in Somatic Embriogenesis of Trees and its Application for The Future Forests and Plantation".
  3. 15.09.2010. Participation in XXIII IUFRO World Congress "Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment".
  4. 12.-16.09.2010. Dalība Nordic-Baltic seminārā "Documentation and access to information and material of vegetatively propagated plants and forest resources".
  5. 20.-25.09.2010. Participation in IUFRO Working Party 2.08.04 Fifth International Poplar Symposium (IPS V) "Poplars and willows: from research models to multipurpose trees for a bio-based society".
  6. 15.10.2010. Participation in COST FP0903 1st conference "Research, monitoring and modelling in the study of climate change and air pollution impacts on forest ecosystems".
  7. 17.11.2010. Participation in the meeting of the forest research institute directors of Nordic, Baltic and Atlantic states.

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