Research & Activities at CETS

 

CETS cooperates with leading think tanks, research centres and universities in Europe as well as with the Canadian European Studies network, including the EU Study Tour and Internship Programme, the EU Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Victoria University, Capilano University College and others. CETS participated in Canada - the EU Public Diplomacy Project, in cooperation with the European Commission's DG External Relations, and Capilano University in Canada.

Besides promoting and supporting interdisciplinary academic and applied research on European issues, the Centre for European and Transition Studies focuses on such areas as:

  • Regional and Cohesion Policy
  • Social Dimension and Migration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies and Research
  • European Integration and Baltic Sea Region
  • EU External Relations: Economic Diplomacy

 

 

 

 

 

  • Interregional SME Supply Chain Clusters along the Northeast Corridor. EU Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, Interreg, leader – Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, Bremen, Germany.

 

  • Canada: Strategic Knowledge Cluster - Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Coordinator-  Carleton University, Ottawa.

 

 

  • The Objective of Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion in Member States’ Regional Policies. European Commission DG Regio (No.2009.CE.16.0.AT.018/ 2009.CE.16.CAT.014). Leader – Stratchclude University, Glasgow.
  • Regional Governance in the Context of Globalization. Cohesion Policy in Latvia 2007-2013. EC DG Regio. No. 2008CE160AD056, leader-SWECO Euro futures AB, Stockholm.

 

  • Ex post Evaluation of Management and Implementation EU Cohesion Funds (WP 11 Management and Implementation Systems for Cohesion Policy). EC DG Regio, No. 2007 CE 16 0 AT 034, leader - Stratchclyde University, Glasgow.

 

  • Challenge and Illuminate Regional Creators and Unfold Societal Strength (INNOVATION CIRCUS). EC DG Research No.038825, leader- Copenhagen University.

 

  • Study on the Potential and Needs of the New Member States. EC DG Region, No 2004 CE 16 0 AT 038, leader - Stratchclyde University, Glasgow. 

 

  • Investments and Transport Development in Latvia. Grant Scheme - LR Ministry of Transportation.
  • External Shocks Impact on the State Budget and Development of National Economy. Grant Scheme- LR Ministry of Finance.

 

 

 

  • Assessing and Benchmarking Financial Participation of Employees in the EU 25. Survey on Latvia. EC DG Employment, Social Affairs, No. VS/2006/770,  leader- Free University Berlin.

 

  • Marie Curie Research Training Network Transnationality of Migrants: Enduring ties with the Home Country and Integration in the Host Country. MRTN – CT -2006 –035873, T EC, DG Research, leader-  Universita degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" – CEIS, Rome.

 

  • Financial Participation of Employees in the New Member and Candidate Countries of Central and Eastern Europe. EC DG Employment, Social Affairs,  No.NVS/2004/0478, leader - Free University Berlin.

 

  • The Natural Rate of Unemployment in Latvia. CERGE–EI and World Bank Research Competition Grant Scheme.

 

 

  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Assess the Impact of the European Innovation Policy and Common Energy Policy on the Competitiveness and Sustainable Development of Latvia. Grant scheme: LR Ministry of Education and Research. No. 2007/ZP-49.

 

  • Jean Monnet Chair on European Economic Integration. EC DG Education and Culture, CO03/0085.
  • Tuning-Methodological Structures in Europe. Socrates Programme, EC DG Education.

 

  • Promoting European Excellence in Multidisciplinary Research and Teaching: Social Dialogue and Working Environment in the Baltic Association States. Marie Curie Research/ Marie Curie Chair, EC DG Research, No.MEXC – 2003- 509727.

  

  • Jean Monet Conference: European Union Enlargement of 2004 and Beyond: Responding to the Political, Legal and Socio-Economic Challenges. EC DG Education and Culture, No.2005-1986/ 001 – 001.

 

  • Jean Monnet Research Group. The Northern Dimensions Network. EC DG Education and Culture, No.RE03/0007, leader- Manchester University.

 

  • Jean Monnet. Political Economy of European Integration - permanent Course. EC DG Education and Culture, No. 2001-1132/055-001 JMO-JMO.

 


  

  • Baltic Business and Socio Economic Development in the Baltic Sea Region. Joined Project: CETS, University of Latvia and Wismar Business School, University of Technology, funded by Bundesbank,  the Baltisch –  Deutsches Hochschulkontor and the Staatskanzlei Mecklenburg– Vorpommern.

 

  • Research Training Network „The Baltic Sea Area Studies: Northern Dimension of Europe” (BaltSeaNet). EC DG Research, No. HRPN-CT-2000-00073, leader- Humboldt University.

 


 

 

  • Canada – the EU Public Diplomacy Project. EC DG External Relations, leader- Capilano University, Canada.

 

  • Master courses in European Integration Studies – Scholarships for ENP Countries and Russia. EC DG Education and Culture, No. 2008-2177/001 –2.

 

  • Payments of Latvia to the EU in Relation with the EU Budget Principles. Grant Scheme- LR Ministry of Finance.

 

  • Measuring the effects of Latvian Accession to the EU: A CGE Approach. EC Phare ACE Programme.