SALSA Newsletter No 1 (in Latvian) By Sandra Šūmane icon-clock 03 / 11 / 2017

The first national newsletter on the progress and initial results of the intenational SALSA project has been issued by BSC.

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What are the cultural connections between urban and rural? By Talis Tisenkopfs icon-clock 20 / 10 / 2017

BSC researcher Talis Tisenkopfs in an interview about key cultural connections between urban and rural territories and populations to be explored in the EU H2020 project ROBUST.

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What makes agricultural demonstration successful? By Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica icon-clock 20 / 10 / 2017

BSC researchers blog about H2020 project PLAID findings on success factors in agricultural demonstration.

 

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BSC features on Euronews By Talis Tisenkopfs icon-clock 20 / 10 / 2017

BSC researchers feature in Euronews science program Futuris on the Future of Food Technology.

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Conference call: Alternative food supply networks in Central and Eastern Europe By Mikelis Grivins icon-clock 06 / 04 / 2017

The Baltic Studies Centre, in cooperation with the Latvian Academy of Culture, organises the scientific and practical conference “Alternative food supply networks in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards new grounds for interpretation and collaboration”.

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Announcement By BSC icon-clock 14 / 10 / 2016

Baltic Studies Centre announces the preliminary call for selection of post-doctoral research proposals within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund programme “Growth and Employment” 1.1.1. specific support objective “To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure” activity 1.1.1.2. “Post-doctoral research aid”. 

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E-conference "Exploring the contribution of small farms to achieving food security and improved nutrition" By BSC icon-clock 26 / 09 / 2016

Researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and other stakeholders are invited to participate in a moderated e-mail conference hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 10 to 23 October 2016 entitled "Exploring the contribution of small farms to achieving food security and improved nutrition".

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BSC hosts TRANSMANGO project meeting in Riga By Tālis Tisenkopfs icon-clock 12 / 09 / 2016

What are food and nutrition future scenarios for Europe and which transition pathways lead to improved food and nutrition security of the population? How these pathways are related to improvements in school meals provision, food assistance to vulnerable groups, greater involvement of small farmers in provision of healthy products, introduction of sustainability standards in food production and other practical solutions? These were among the issues that were tackled during the TRANSMANGO project meeting held in Riga on 8-9 September 2016, bringing together 38 researchers from Latvia and abroad.

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BSC researchers and doctoral students of the University of Latvia meet at academic writing retreat By Tālis Tisenkopfs & Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 10 / 07 / 2016

What is needed for achieving notable progress in generating scientific publications and thesis chapters ahead? Commitment and painstaking writing! However, the text production could be made a lot smoother and more creative by collective support!

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BSC publishes several articles analysing food supply chains By Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 17 / 06 / 2016

Pēdējo mēnešu laikā BSC pētnieku iegūtie pētījumu rezultāti ir publicēti vairākos starptautiski augsti citētos akadēmiskos žurnālos. Publicētie raksti aplūko atšķirības starp garajām un īsajām pārtikas aprites ķēdēm, analizē dažādu pārtikas aprites ķēžu sociālo efektivitāti un ilustrē, kā neregulētas pārtikas aprites ķēdes var kļūt par pamatu vājāko sociālo grupu spējināšanai.

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There is some discomfort, but you can do it By Ilona Kunda icon-clock 16 / 03 / 2016

A sociologist reflects on her experiences of researchers-practitioner collaboration and asks how social scientists can provide genuine value.

 

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BSC takes the lead among the research institutes of social sciences and humanities in Latvia in the attraction of EU funding By Tālis Tisenkopfs icon-clock 11 / 03 / 2016

According to the overview provided by the National Contact point of the European research and innovation programme „Horizon 2020”, the Baltic Studies Centre (BSC) is the most successful research institute in the field of social sciences and humanities in Latvia in the attraction of EU project funding, and it comes 11th among all the 77 research institutes in the country.

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A new transnational project “InnoFruit” aimed at boosting innovation performance and capacity of the fruit growing and processing sector in the Baltic Sea Region launched By Anda Ādamsone-Fiskoviča icon-clock 01 / 03 / 2016

On 1 March 2016, a new 3-year transnational project „Advancement of non-technological innovation performance and innovation capacity in fruit growing and processing sector in selected Baltic Sea Region countries” (InnoFruit) has been launched.

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The first scenario workshop of the TRANSMANGO project sucessfully held in Latvia By Anda Ādamsone-Fiskoviča icon-clock 18 / 02 / 2016

On 18 February 2016, a workshop was organised in Riga by BSC researchers in the framework of the international research project TRANSMANGO („Assessment of the impact of drivers of change on Europe’s food and nutrition security”) were a scenario building method was applied in debating issues regarding school catering.

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GLAMUR project’s conclusions have been presented in Brussels By Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 27 / 01 / 2016

On 22 January food system researchers, governance and market representatives were gathering in Brussels to participate in the final conference of the GLAMUR project. During the conference project's main conclusions and policy implications were presented. Also, several chaired discussions took place during the conference.

To read more about BSC involvement in the project visit http://bscresearch.lv/en/projects/glamur

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Why not a Common Food and Nutrition Policy for Europe? By Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 12 / 01 / 2016

Terry Marsden, TRANSMANGO researcher and professor at Cardiff University, shares his reflections on the European policy. Why not a Common Food and Nutrition Policy for Europe? is an opinion paper that should open up the debate. The TRANSMANGO consortium welcomes your comments on twitter @transmango, #commonfoodpolicy or on our facebookpage https://www.facebook.com/transmango

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Moving away from bi-polar interpretation By Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 20 / 09 / 2015

Dichotomies serve as ideal types that allow orienting in the diversity. Yet, to comprehend the reality we should rather search for the way how to bridge the gap between them. Recently the researchers’ interest in how to go beyond the simplified binary interpretations of agro food systems has risen. Two of the BSC researchers (Grivins & Tisenkopfs) have published an article on this matter.

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Conference in Rome discusses agriculture in an urbanizing Society By Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 19 / 09 / 2015

Researchers from Baltic Studies Centre have presented results from Latvia in the Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society in Rome. The Conference was focusing on reconnecting agriculture and food chains to societal needs and was aiming to advance the scientific state of the art in research on multifunctional agriculture, local food chains and urban-rural relations by bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines (sociology, economics, spatial planning, land-use planning, regional planning, urban planning, crop sciences, animal sciences, soil sciences, architecture, etc.) from many parts of the world.

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The Evolution of Household Foodscapes in Latvia By Miķelis Grīviņš icon-clock 16 / 09 / 2015

Joint article by Lani Trenouth and Talis Tisenkopfs - "The Evolution of Household Foodscapes over Two Decades of Transition in Lativa" has been published in Journal of Baltic Studies. The article traces changes in household food consumption patterns comparing the late Soviet period and the present day based on household interviews and interpretive analysis.

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