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On 17 and 18 September, the working meeting of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project 'Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region - boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and wellbeing in the cities (Healthy Boost)' was held in Riga. Researchers from the Institute of Public Health at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) have been entrusted with developing a cross-sectoral cooperation model and coordinating its application to projects implemented by the municipalities.


The project is implemented by 15 partners. Photo courtesy of the Institute of Public Health

The meeting was opened by the Director of the RSU Institute of Public Health Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, who stressed that cooperation is a key to successful development in all disciplines. The main goal of the meeting was the introduction of the model for fostering cross-sectoral cooperation developed by the researchers from the Institute of Public Health. Engaging discussions lead to suggestions and recommendations put forward by the partners – municipal representatives and academics – for the improvement of the model. Training for the project implementers – municipal representatives – is scheduled for the end of the year.


Participants of the meeting of the RSU Institute of Public Health: Project Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Anita Villeruša, leading researchers Assoc. Prof. Inese Gobiņa and Asst. Prof. Lauma Spriņģe, researchers Indra Liniņa, Elīna Vrobļevska and Aija Bukova-Žideļūna.