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ec projectsClosing the Gap between Formal and Informal Institutions in the Balkans (INFORM)

ID No. 693537

Project budget: EUR 2,486,331.50 (RSU budget – EUR 306,625.00)

Project duration: 22/03/2016 – 21/03/2019

Project lead partner: University College London, Great Britain

Project partners

  • University College (UK)

  • Institut Za Etnologiju I Folkloristiku (Croatia)

  • Univerza V Mariboru (Slovenia)

  • Center for Interdisciplinary Social Applied Research – CISAR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Center for Empirical Cultural Studies of South-East Europe (Serbia)

  • Institute for Democracy (Macedonia)

  • Quendra e Kerkimeve Historike dhe Antropologjike (Albania)

  • Social Research Kosova l.l.c. (Kosovo)

  • Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

Project manager at RSU: Asst. Prof. Klāvs Sedlenieks, PhD

Project aim

The project aims to explore the daily level of interaction between formal institutions, created by the EU integration processes, and informal already existing institutions in the Western Balkan countries. This will allow clarifying the role of these institutions, which, in turn, is the basis for developing and offering tools for the policy makers that contribute to the interaction between formal and inform al institutions.

ec projectsRebuilding an Inclusive, Value-Based Europe of Solidarity and Trust through Social Investments (Re-InVEST)

ID No. 649447

Project budget: EUR 2,499,602.00 (RSU budget – EUR 47,313.00)

Project duration: 01/03/2015 – 28/02/2019

Project lead partner: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Project Partners

  • Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

  • Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (France)

  • Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Goettingen (Germany)

  • Internationales Forschungszentrum Fuer Soziale Und Ethische Fragen (Austria)

  • National University Of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland)

  • Loughborough University (UK)

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

  • Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands)

  • Liverpool Hope University (UK)

  • Institut De Recherche Pour Le Developpement (France)

  • Observatoire Social Europeen Asbl (Belgium)

  • Universite De Geneve (Switzerland)

  • Beweging (Beweging vzw) (Belgium)

  • Rede Europeia Anti Pobreza Portugal Associacao (Portugal)

  • Fundatia The Open Network For Community Development (Rumania)

  • The Poverty Alliance (The Poverty Alliance) (UK)

  • Coordinamento Nazionale Comunita Di Accoglienza Associazione (Italy)

Project Coordinator at RSU: Taņa Lāce, Dean of the Faculty of Communication

Project aim: to promote solidarity and integration into the EU through an effective EU-wide social investment strategy.

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ec projectsPersonalised Risk Assessment in Febrile Illness to Optimise Real-life Management across the European Union (PERFORM)

ID No. 668303

Project overall budget: EUR 18,467,697.76 (RSU budget – EUR 299,375.00 EUR)

Project duration: 01/01/2016–31/12/2020

Project lead partner: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK)

Project Partners

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK)

  • The University of Liverpool (LIV) (UK)

  • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (UOXF) (UK)

  • University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UNEW) (UK)

  • Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam (EMC) (The Netherlands)

  • Academisch Medisch Centrum bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC) (The Netherlands)

  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (RUMC) (The Netherlands)

  • Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon (NKUA) (Greece)

  • Servizo Galego De Saude (SERGAS) (Spain)

  • Medizinische Universitat Graz (MUG) (Austria)

  • Univerzitetni Klinicni Center Ljubljana (UKCL) (Slovenia)

  • Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

  • Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

  • Micropathology Limited (MIC) (UK)

  • Biomerieux SA (France)

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (LMU Muenchen) (Germany)

  • Universitaet Bern (UBERN) (Switzerland)

Project manager at RSU: Asst. Prof. Dace Zavadska, PhD, Leading Researcher

Project aim

The primary aim is the improvement of diagnostics and care of febrile patients, which are a significant burden and responsibility of a number of both primary, as well as tertiary health care facilities, with the aim to identify and apply promising new markers, both biological and clinical phenotypic – in viral and bacterial differential diagnostics.

The project also aims to differentiate between bacterial and viral infections by confirming the most accurate of them. A potential group of patients (primary, secondary and tertiary care) will be studied and a comprehensive fever management plan suitable for health care systems across the Europe will be developed.

During the study, access to febrile patients will take place at phenotypic, transcryptomic (Genome and Proteome) and bioinformatics level that will characterize multi-national cohort of patients at a large-scale. In addition, study data of past large-scale multi-national studies will be used.

ec projectsHIV European Research on Mathematical Modelling and Experimentation of HIV Testing In Hidden Communities (HERMETIC)

Programme: ERA-NET HIVERA – Harmonizing, Integrating and Vitalizing European Research on HIV/AIDS

Project overall budget: EUR 643,102.00 (RSU budget – EUR 152,900.00)

Project lead partner: French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, INSERM, France

Project partners

  • Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

  • Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITM) (Belgium)

  • AIDES (France)

Project duration: 1/11/2015–31/10/2018 (36 months)

Project manager at RSU: Asst. Prof. Anda Ķīvīte, PhD

Project aim

The main goal of the current research is to contribute to the reduction of the number of new HIV infections by increasing the proportion of people who are informed about their HIV status and linking them to care.

ec projectsTwinning on DNA-Based Cancer Vaccines (VACTRAIN)

Project budget: EUR 999,475.00 (RSU budget – EUR 357,575.00)

Project duration: 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2018

Project coordinator: Maria Issagouliantis, RSU Lead Researcher

Project lead partner: Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

Project Partners

  • Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

  • R. E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology Oncology and Radiobiology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)

  • Uniwersytet Łódzki (Poland)

Project objectives

The project aims to strengthen the research at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU, Latvia) in the area of smart specialization, namely, “bio-medicine, medical technologies, and biotechnologies” by establishing a close cooperation with two internationally leading research institutions – the Institute of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and the Department of General Biophysics, University of Lodz (Poland). Both represent centres of excellence in the design, testing and clinical applications of a wide range of immunotherapeuticals with the focus on technologies exploiting naked nucleic acids.

7th-frameworkUnlocking infectious diseases research potential at Rīga Stradiņš University (Baltinfect)

ID No. 316275

Seventh Framework Programme

Project budget: EUR 2,049,942.00 

Project duration: 01/09/2013–28/02/2017

Project aim

Baltinfect stands for collaborative research project on unlocking the research potential in the area of infectious, immunological and rare diseases at Rīga Stradiņš University by establishing two new laboratories: a digital immunological visualisation laboratory and an infectious diseases modelling laboratory, and by up-scaling research personnel capacity by employing experienced incoming researchers. This will help facilitate integration into the ERA, accompanied by dedicated dissemination activities and two scientific workshops and one scientific conference. Through a 3.5-year collaborative research programme, the strategic intellectual property development plan will allow the optimal management of intellectual assets at the university.

Finally, EC delegated experts will assess achievements and competitive EU research entity status of the university in the area of infectious diseases research, promoting higher level participation in the Horizon2020 programme, advancing contribution to Innovation Union flagship initiative and supporting European Innovation Partnerships.

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Project partners

  • Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Clinical Virology (Sweden) – SE – UUDMS

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) – LSHTM

  • Steinbeis Research Center, Rostock/Stuttgart (Germany) – DE-STB

  • Latvian Academy of Sciences

  • Ministry of Education and Science of the

  • Republic of Latvia

  • Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

  • August Kirchenstein institute of Microbiology and Virology, Rīgas Stradiņš University

  • Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy

  • Hannover Medical School

  • Lithuanian State Institute of Innovative Medicine (former Institute of Immunology, Vilnius University, Lithuania)

  • Institute of Experimental Morfology, Pathology and Antropolgy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)

  • Pomeranian Medical University, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology (Poland)

  • Karolinska Institute, Department of Microbiology, Department of Tumor and Cell Biology (Sweden)

  • The Katholieke University Leuven (Belgium)

  • The Buckinghamshire New University (UK)

  • Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Belarussian Ministry of Health

  • University College Dublin, St. Vincent's University Hospital (Ireland)

norway-grantsCapacity building organizing scholarship activities for students and academic staff at Rīga Stradiņš University

ID No. EEZ/NFI/S/2015/015

EEA and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism

Activity: Scholarships

Project duration: 01/09/2015 – 30/07/2016

Project budget: 8,046.40 EUR

Project aim

Project aims to increase the capacity of the academic staff by promoting research cooperation between Rīga Stradiņš University and the University of Bergen.

norway-grantsAssessment of social and economic values of the climate impact, adaptation to climate changes and adaptation opportunities in neighbourhoods in Riga and Latvia (sustainable development of neighbourhoods in Riga)

ID No. 2/EEZLV02/14/GS/007

EEA and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism

Project coordinator: Riga Municipality Agency “Rīgas pilsētas arhitekta birojs”

Project Partner: Rīga Stradiņš University

Project duration: 12 months

Project budget: EUR 136,000.00

Project aim

Project aims to develop scientific research on climate impact, adaptation to climate change that is based on climate change projections and threats, sustainable development and energy efficiency principles and to assess socio-economic flexibility that is based on socio-economically acceptable, modern, diverse and attractive to residents’ living space development in Riga and Latvia.

norway-grantsInnovative approach to hull-less spring cereals and triticale use from human health perspective

ID No. NFI/R/2014/11

EEA and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism

Project aim

The overall aim of the project is to increase knowledge on impact of triticale and hull-less spring cereal species on human health potential. Indirect aim is to strengthen the cooperation between Latvian and Norwegian scientists.


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