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International Cooperation

The fifth period of the Healthy Boost project that is being implemented by researchers from the Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Institute of Public Health (IPH) within the framework of the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Transnational Cooperation Programme, came to an end in June.

At the end of May, the international working group of the Healthy Boost project met at a workshop to share their updates, to discuss recent project developments and agree on a common way forward.


The meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Russia, but due to the pandemic the team came together online. The role of the RSU IPH researchers was to moderate workshop groups with the aim of listening to the partner municipalities and collecting practical examples that would allow for the demonstration of the practical applications of the model for fostering cross-sectoral cooperation. Participants worked in groups to consider a number of case studies and scenarios, evaluate them and summarise proposals for possible improvements. At the meeting, RSU was represented by project leader Anita Villeruša, senior researchers Inese Gobiņa and Lauma Spriņģe, and researchers Indra Linina and Aija Bukova-Zideļūna.


In June, project researcher Aija Bukova-Zideļūna gave a presentation "Intersectoral cooperation model - a tool to achieve the goals" at the final seminar of the pilot project on healthy nutrition in schools organised by Jelgava County.