Join us for an Innovation task force briefing with Lauma Sika,
Counsellor - Research & Space questions, Permanent Representation of
the Republic of Latvia to the EU. More information coming soon..
Counsellor - Research and Space Questions | Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU
Lauma Sika serves at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, as a Counsellor and Attaché for Research and Space questions. In 2006 Ms Sika worked as a Deputy State Secretary on the Structural Funds Issues at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and fulfilling functions of the Head of the intermediate body for EU Structural Funds in Education and Research. Ms. Sika has also been responsible for vocational education and training (starting from 1999) European Affairs and policy coordination (starting from 2002) and higher education and science (from 2011). As a head of the intermediate body ensuring functions of the responsible institution for the implementation and monitoring of structural funds assistance in the field of education and science, Ms. Sika participated in negotiations with the European Commission on programming documents for structural funds, and ESF in particular for three programming periods: 2004 – 2006, 2017 – 2013 and 2013 – 2020 and was leading and coordinating the programming process for education and research sectors for these periods. Ms. Sika has also been involved in development of implementing and monitoring system for structural funds in Latvia and had been member of EU Funds Monitoring Committee in Latvia since 2004.