2004 VET/HRD research was run by the ETF through the Latvian National Observatory,
which is now incorporated in the Academic Information Centre (AIC).
outcome was the “Country Monograph: Vocational education and training and
employment services in Latvia” (2004). The research was prepared by the
ETF with significant contributions from national experts. The country monograph
provides baseline information and analysis aiming to assess the progress
made in implementing the priorities identified in the Joint Assessment
Paper on Employment Policy (JAP) agreed between the Government of the Republic
of Latvia and the European Commission on February 6, 2003. Current EU policies
based on the Lisbon conclusions, such as the lifelong learning initiative,
and the European Employment Strategy set the framework for the analysis.
reports on reform changes in IVET and CVT, key indicators reports, other
specific research on social partnership, skills, quality assurance etc.
were conducted with ETF support, as in other EU candidate countries,
and with AIC contributions. Now AIC is directly involved in CEDEFOP and
programmes, like Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates and others, have included
only a few research projects onVET/HRD in Latvia. In 2004 Latvia received
ESF funding for labour market and human resources development research.
the main part of ESF and ERAF projects started in 2005, with work still