On January 24, 2020, the second seminar on supporting the smart specialization approach in the silver economy to increase regional innovation capacity and sustainable growth took place at Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia. The goal of this project phase was to develop the mapping of Silver Knowledge Management Process on a national scale. Continuing the first session, a detailed and structured cognitive map was created, the map includes all factors, responsible bodies, decision-makers, organizations and processes that affect the development of the silver economy in Latvia.
On February 25, 2020, 14 experts from all over Latvia gathered in the co-creation session of experts in Kuldiga, Latvia. The importance of the project in both - the national and European contexts was emphasised in the session. During the session, the experts were introduced to the successful example of "Kuldiga Senior School", whose operation serves as one of the leads in the development of the "Smart Silver Lab" concept.
On December 10, 2019, in Latvia at Riga Technical University, starting the work on the project "OSIRIS", an expert panel session "Knowledge Mapping" took place. In the introductory session, meeting with 16 experts and project coordinators, the aim was to identify and deepen the set of activities needed to promote the development of the silver economy in Latvia. The participants discussed the method of developing and analyzing strategic opportunities in the context of the SODA OSIRIS BSR project, developed a detailed and in-depth mapping of ideas, as well as the strategy "Smart Silver Laboratory", which discusses the implementation of the silver economy in an intergenerational context.
On 13 September 2019 and 15 September 2019 expert focus groups meetings were held in Latvia in Daugavpils and Riga, respectively, to focus on the importance of silver economies for the future of global economic development. During these meetings, both local and global issues were outlined. For example, during the session at Daugavpils, special attention was drawn to the Latgale region and its particular challenges at hand. During the second seminar, specialists looked at support for the development of the silver economy at Riga. The most important overarching question: does the implementation of Latvia's National Development Priorities take into account the growing importance of the silver economy? A particular focus was placed on the fields of biomedicine, medical and technologies as well as information technologies. Osiris project aims to answer these questions and will focus on development on the silver economy as a common value in the 21st century!
The second part of Peer Review seminars will take place in St. Petersburg on the 13th of November. OSIRIS project partners will go thru the Silver Economy situation in Latvia and Russia. The business possibilities, user needs and strategical directions of development. During the workshop part of the event, project partners will continue handling the three questions as in Vilnius with the the approach of main presenters, Russia and Latvia:
OSIRIS project partners held their kick-off meeting on 30 January 2019 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. All 13 partner organizations from the six Baltic region states gathered to meet each other and the representative of the Interreg BSR office, and to agree the common goals of the project. The two-day program included lectures about the Interreg financing mechanism, best practices in reporting and an overview of the project and also included workshops on the first stages.