State Research Programme “Covid-19 mitigation” project COVIDzīve No. VPP-COVID-2020/1-0013

“Life with COVID-19: Evaluation of overcoming the coronavirus crisis in Latvia and recommendations for societal resilience in the future


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About project:

This project aims to solve subtask 6.10. of the State Research Programme for “Covid-19 mitigation” – to research, develop and improve solutions for:

6.10.1. conducting research on Latvian society behavior patterns, value transformation, social processes and possible structural changes in crisis and post-crisis conditions, including changes in household income and its sources, work-life balance, employment changes and the role of employers in the development of remote forms of work; and ensuring a safe working environment, the effectiveness and coverage of state and local government social support measures and the impact of significant restrictions on social services (eg. health, education, social services) on the population, the short- and long-term psychological impact of the crisis on individuals and families; establishing and maintaining secondary and tertiary social contacts, mental and physical health of individuals, as well as distance learning and technology-enhanced learning approaches;

6.10.2. optimal approaches to the promotion of public media literacy and prevention of misinformation, promotion of public civic responsibility and participation in the evaluation of strategic communications for crises caused by a pandemic, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of information channels and information support measures;

6.10.3. digital transformation of the education sector in all levels of education, using artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies and developing innovative approaches to monitoring learning outcomes, teaching strategies and the acquisition of design skills in digital and virtual environments, including new methods and solutions for development of traditional, digital and transferable skills and social competences.

Project partners:

  • Riga Stradiņš University (Lead partner)
  • University of Latvia
  • Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
  • EDI (Institute of Electronics and Computer Science)
  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies

The aim of the project:

The project aims to evaluate the preparedness of the Latvian society to overcome crises and its capability to address it, and to prepare recommendations for future scenarios to help reinforce the society’s resilience.

Task of EDI in the project:

to examine existing technological solutions (including artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies) for digital transformation of all stages of higher education, including remote learning, learning design development of digital learning materials, theoretical and practical aspects of learning in online environment and development of evaluation criteria. The results will be used to develop guidelines for remote course design and evaluation in higher education together with partners as an output of Work Package WP6.


Participating scientists

    Mg. sc. ing Juris Ormanis


    +371 67558154
    Mg. sc. comp Krišjānis Nesenbergs


    +371 67558268, Mob. +371 29512306
    Ph.D. Valters Āboliņš


    +371 67558-136

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