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LAS European Policy Research Institute - leading EU policy research center in Latvia


The establishment of the European Policy Research Institute (EPRI) at the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) targets integration into research infrastructure of European Union and Organization of Economic Cooperation (OECD).

On 6 June 2017 the European Policy Research Institute (EPRI) at the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) was created. The Chairperson of the Board of EPRI is a distinguished Academician Inna Šteinbuka.

The objective of the EPRI is to promote objectives and tasks determined by the Statutes and the Charter of the Latvian Academy of Sciences by creating and implementing research projects and programmes corresponding to the LAS development strategy, as well as ensuring high quality research work and involvement into interdisciplinary research and cooperation focusing on the contemporary European policy issues.

The main tasks of EPRI are:

  • Provide opportunities for researchers and other interested parties to obtain knowledge and information on the interdisciplinary nature of the European integration aspects, work on contemporary research and projects with particular importance for society taking into account recent political developments, as well as economic, legal and sociological aspects with an objective to promote international recognition of the Latvian Academy of Science on the international scientific environment;
  • Involve the research personnel of the LAS in research work and project implementation related to European integration and global developments in the research areas defined by the EPRI;
  • Promote research work and science by involving Latvian and foreign researchers and experts in projects implemented by the EPRI, as well as apply advanced research methods for achieving its defined objectives;
  • Attract financial resources for research work and project implementation (project funding, funding of the European Union and other international actors);
  • Publish, disseminate and present research results to society at large.

The EPRI will actively cooperate with other structures of the LAS, research and education institutions, foundations, public institutions and other organizations in the Republic of Latvia and abroad, as well as cooperate with international organizations, participate in the organization of scientific conferences, seminars, symposiums and other scientific events on national and international levels, and participate in scientific events in Latvia and abroad.

The EPRI will actively cooperate with other structures of the LAS, research and education institutions, foundations, public institutions and other organizations in the Republic of Latvia and abroad, as well as cooperate with international organizations, participate in the organization of scientific conferences, seminars, symposiums and other scientific events on national and international levels, and participate in scientific events in Latvia and abroad.