11th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV11)

MMV11 is hosted by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Latvia Convention Bureau, Jūrmala City Council and Nature Conservation Agency. Main theme of the Conference: Behavioural changes of outdoor and landscape recreational consumption in Global Green Deal context.

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Project Baltic100 seminar

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) is pleased to invite its project partner Universities to join the Baltic100 seminar. The events will take place on the 39th week, September 27th- 28th, 2021 in Riga and Valmiera, Latvia.

The preferred participation mode for all participants is present, but online participation for the workshops on 28th of September will be provided as well. 

HESPI Researchers Participate in Developing a Book on Tourism Destinations in Post Pandemic Context

On 11 June 2021 at 18:00 the book "Tourism Destinations in a Post Pandemic Context: Global Issues and Destination Management Solutions" launch will take place online. The chapter "The Recovery Tactics of Tourism Industry amid COVID19 Pandemic Conditions in the Baltic States" has been developed by HESPI Lead Researcher Agita Līviņa, PhD student Gaļina Bukovska un ViA lecturer Ilgvars Ābols, and the co-author M.R. Gavinolla. The online book launch will gather lead authors and other leading tourism field representatives from India, Kenya, United Kingdom and other countries.


Book launch programme
International Scientific Conference “SOCIETY. TECHNOLOGY. SECURITY”

On 26 March 2021, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is organizing International Scientific Conference “SOCIETY. TECHNOLOGY. SECURITY”. The aim of the conference is to stimulate discussion and provide a platform for researchers to share ideas on recent  trends and developments in disciplines such as secure society and secure technologies.

Researchers and academics from Latvia, Morocco, India, Estonia, France, Italy and the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to disseminate the results of their research to the wider audience at the online conference which will be broadcast live on Webex video conference platform and YouTube.

The conference will be opened by ViA Rector Gatis Krūmiņš and Valmiera City Municipality Council Chairman Jānis Baiks, followed by a presentation by LMT President Juris Binde “Digitalization and CyberSecurity - Opportunities and Challenges for Industry 4.0”.

Five panel discussions will be organized during the conference:

  • Focusing on the Public Sector’s Communication in Turbulent Times: Drawing Conclusions from Recent Experience and Drafting Future Steps
  • Monitoring Devices for Human and Sea Health and Security
  • Using Qualitative and Reliable Information to Promote Security in 21st Century
  • Sustainable Development for a Secure Society
  • Latvian Heritage and Future Challenges for the Country’s Sustainability: Research in the COVID-19 Era

Workshops will take place in parallel with the panel discussions. Due to limited number of participants, pre-registration is required for the workshops:

  • Re-imagining the Way Cybersecurity Research, Innovation, and Training are Performed in Europe
  • Remote Sensing and Environmental Modelling

At the end of the conference, the invited guest speaker Professor Andra Siibak from the University of Tartu  will give a keynote speech “The Experiences and Reflections of Employees with Micro-chip Implants and the Potential Risks Associated with Such Practice”.

Link to the Conference: HERE

Conference language: English

Detailed information on the progamme: HERE

Participants: Gatis Krūmiņš, Ieva Bērziņa, Katrīna Sudakova, Inita Blačforda, Ieva Zaumane, Linda Lancere, Sarmīte Rozentāle, Madara Prata, Oskars Java, Sanita Meijere, Agnese Dāvidsone, Baiba Rivža, Daina Bleiere, Māris Andžans, Armands Meirāns, Ginta Majore, The Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution CERT.LV, Ilze Dimante, Ieva Kalniņa, Māra Bleidere (Latvia), Mohcine Boudhane, Hamza Azbeg (Morocco), Mahender Reddy Gavinolla (India), Tatjana Koor (Estonia), The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (France), The National Research Council (Italy), Michal Kepka (the Czech Republic).

Scientific articles can be found in the following journals:

Given that the conference will take place online, it will be free of charge.

CONTACTS: Head of Research Projects

The conference is funded by the project “Support for effective participation of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences within the international scientific circles (ViA-lnt)” Project No.

HESPI researchers participate in 8th International Multidisciplinary Research Conference "Society. Health. Welfare."

On 24-26 March 2021, 8th International Multidisciplinary Research Conference "Society. Health. Welfare." takes place in Riga Stradins University in Latvia. HESPI research assistants Anna Broka and Hanna Mihailova participate with a report "The social work practice with vulnerable families, young people and disabled children during the Covid-19 pandemic in Latvia".

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HESPI Lead Researcher Feliciana Rajevska Participates in Conference "Sixth European Conference on The State of the Welfare State in EU anno 1992: a Quarter of a Century later. From Financial Crisis to COVID Crisis"

On 22-23 March 2021 HESPI Lead Researcher Feliciana Rajevska participates in a digital conference "Sixth European Conference on The State of the Welfare State in EU anno 1992: a Quarter of a Century later. From Financial Crisis to COVID Crisis" organized by Research Institute for Work and Society, Catholic University of Leuven. In the conference the researcher will present a report "Social Protection From Great Recession to Pandemic: what have we learnt in Latvia?".

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