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State Education Development Agency

 Contact details
Contact personLaura Bužinska 
StreetVaļņu street 1, 
Address LV-1050 - Riga (Latvia) 
Phone+ 371 28621469 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypePublic Body 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Other social sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)

 Brief description of your activity focus
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 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The State Education Development Agency (SEDA; VIAA in Latvian) is a direct administration institution which is
subordinated to the Ministry of Education and Science.

SEDA operates in accordance with Cabinet Regulations of 18 December 2012 No. 934.

In accordance with the Regulation, the aim of the activities of SEDA is to implement the national policy in the
field of development of higher education and science, lifelong learning system, vocational education system and
general education system and to implement and monitor projects financed by European Union (EU) Structural
Funds, education innovation projects, EU programmes and other financial instrument programmes, projects and

SEDA functions:
*To ensure the fulfilment of obligations of the cooperation authority involved in management of the EU
Structural Funds as regards the activities of the EU Structural Funds in education and science,
*ensure the implementation of action, cooperation and mobility programmes established by decisions of the
European Parliament and of the Council in Latvia in the fields of lifelong learning and education,
*ensure the implementation of Erasmus+ programme in Latvia in the field of school education, vocational
training, higher education and adult learning,
*ensure the participation of Latvia in the Euroguidance and Eurydice networks in accordance with the aims and
tasks set out in EU guidelines,
*ensure the administration of the European Economic Area financial instrument and Norway financial instrument
programmes and projects,
*ensure the functions of the coordinating institution of the Latvian-Swiss cooperation programme “Scholarship
Fund” and of the intermediary institution of the grant scheme “Swiss researchers” activities in Latvia”,
ensure implementation of the Nordic Council of Ministers education and research programme “Nordplus
Framework Programme”,
*ensure provision of information and advice on EU cooperation programmes with other countries of the world in
the field of the development of higher education and science, lifelong learning system and vocational education
*organise selection of candidates under the European Language Label initiative,
ensure cooperation with foreign institutions and units of international organisations in scholarship programmes
offered by foreign and international organisations in the field of education and science policy,
ensure implementation of international cooperation projects and EU policy initiatives in Latvia in the field of
*education and science policy,
*ensure cooperation of the institutions involved in the career guidance support system,
*ensure attraction, accumulation and management of financial resources for implementation of education
innovation projects,
*ensure engagement, selection of and finance for foreign nationals and residents of Latvia for studies, research
and participation in international summer schools in higher education and science institutions within the
framework of international agreements in the sector,
*ensure implementation of information, publicity and support measures for EU external cooperation policy
instruments in the field of education and science policy,
*ensure implementation of international research in the field of education and science policy,
*ensure participation of Latvia in international vocational education competitions for students and alumni
(Euroskills, WorldSkills),
*provide the National Contact Point functions for the EU Framework Programme HORIZON 2020,
*ensure Latvia’s participation in joint programmes and joint technology initiatives stipulated in Article 185 and
187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as well as EU COST, ERA-NET un ERA-NET+ projects,
*ensure evaluation, administration and supervision of international cooperation programme projects in the field
of science and technology development.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeH2020
Project TitleHERA Joint Research Programme Uses of the Past
CoordinatorMaija Bundule

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