Expert meeting on May 21, 2020, at Riga Technical University

Due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, the meeting on May 21 in Riga, Latvia took place both - in person, observing the rules of assembly, and remotely - on the Zoom platform. The following questions were discussed with the participation of 20 participants:
  • Is the Knowledge management Model (KMM) project outline based on the Knowledge Map;
  • Are all barriers to the flow of information within the KMM removed?
  • How do the members of the Expert Panel understand the KMM in order to promote the wellbeing of the Silver Economy participants?

Second seminar on supporting the smart specialization on January 24, 2020 at RTU

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.

Expert co-creation session in Kuldiga on february 25, 2020

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.

Expert panel session “Knowledge Mapping” on On December 10, 2019

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.

PXL Workshop “Opportunities and problems of senior economics” on 19 September at RTU

On 19 September “Opportunities and problems of senior economics. Experience exchange and mutual learning workshop PXL” (Peer Exchange and Learning workshop) took place at Riga Technical University.
During several sessions led by leading experts following conclusions were drawn:
  • by reducing general poverty in the country, it is possible to increase the activity of seniors and the desire to enter the labour market, as well as to increase of employment opportunities;
  • tax policy and legislation developed by the state must have a positive effect on the employer-employee relationship;
  • it is necessary to fully ensure the elimination of discrimination against seniors both in terms of job offers and in terms of financial security;
  • it is necessary to expand understanding about the importance of knowledge transfer from seniors to the following generations;
  • both at the state level and employers need to provide seniors with additional benefits (transport, etc.) and job security
  • it is necessary to promote the competitiveness of seniors in the labour market by providing further educational opportunities for seniors.
These conclusions drawn in the process will be used in the following activities of the Osiris project and in the creation of Smart Silver Framework to drive innovations in the silver economy.

Focus group meetings in Riga and Daugavpils on 13 and 15 September

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!

2nd Peer review seminar in St. Petersburg 13.11.2019

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:

  • Models and platforms for joint knowledge management and knowledge transfer in the innovation process - how data and knowledge are managed by the government at the level of country/region
  • Pilot programs for supporting innovation and smart specialization projects - new technologies, approached and methodologies
  • Funding schemes and Financing mechanism for supporting innovation and smart specialization projects - possible funding scenarios for effective S3 implementation and schemes to combine funding and financing support for research and innovation


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.