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Participant n. 5 University of Latvia (LU)

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography is a part of the University of Latvia, which is the leading research university in Latvia with broad experience in international research, including FP 7 and COST action projects. The Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, according to an international evaluation in 2013 is among the 15 most successful research institutions in the country. The Department of Geography is the most experienced institution in Latvia regarding large-scale migration research. The Department members have conducted many research funded by national, regional and local authorities, as well as research, commissioned by the European Commission, INTERREG and the European Social Fund. The Department of Geography has carried out the most comprehensive research of labour mobility in Latvia after joining the EU, and thanks to decades-long engagement in research of geographical mobility holds large data basis regarding internal and international human mobility. In recent years the Department has developed innovative research tools for online surveys to obtain diverse data about Latvian migrants residing abroad.

Main Tasks

  • Leadership of Tasks: 1.3, 5.4, 6.2
  • Participation in all the work packages

Team members

Project responsible
Zaiga Krišjāne
Dr., Professor, Department of Geography, University of Latvia
Raina blvd.19, Riga, LV1586, Latvia, www.lu.lv
zaiga.krisjane@lu.lv
(+371)67336373

Working group
Guido Sechi
Dr., Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Latvia
Raina blvd.19, Riga, LV1586, Latvia, www.lu.lv
guidosechi78@gmail.com
(+371)22334216

Māris Bērziņš
Dr., Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Latvia
Raina blvd.19, Riga, LV1586, Latvia, www.lu.lv
maris.berzins@lu.lv
(+371)67336373

Elīna Apsīte – Beriņa
Dr., Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Latvia
Raina blvd.19, Riga, LV1586, Latvia, www.lu.lv
elina.apsite@lu.lv
(+371)67336373

Ģirts Burgmanis
Dr., Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Latvia
Raina blvd.19, Riga, LV1586, Latvia, www.lu.lv
gjirts_rhv@inbox.lv
(+371)67336373


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