Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers

 

Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers


Republic of Latvia

10 Key Areas

Measures taken by Member States (2021)
Were translations made?
no
What improvements could be made?
N/A
Was it transmitted to competent authorities?
yes
What improvements could be made?
N/A
Were consultations held?
no
Please state which were made and which could still be made
N/A
Were new measures taken for compliance?
no
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
In the time period of this assessment many measures were taken in-line with the recommendation, but not due to the recommendation per se.
Data on Conditions of Scientific Researchers
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Non-Discrimination and Diversity in Employment of Researchers
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Target 9.5 of Agenda 2030
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Capacities for Research Informing Public Policy and Decision-making
Were new measures taken for compliance?
yes
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
no
Science Diplomacy
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Brain Drain
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
1. The responsibility of science towards the United Nations’ ideals of human dignity, progress, justice, peace, welfare of humankind and respect for the environment.
Helps achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Helps achieve Gender Equality
Were new measures taken for compliance?
yes
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
no
2. The need for science to meaningfully interact with society and vice versa.
Knowledge Society
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Peaceful Applications of S&T
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Scientific Culture
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
3. The role of science in national policy and decision making, international cooperation and development.
Uses S&T Knowledge for Decision-Making and Policy
Were new measures taken for compliance?
N/A
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
no
Scientists Advise Government
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
4. Promoting science as a common good.
Openness
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
5. Inclusive and non-discriminatory work conditions and access to education and employment in science.
Non-Discrimination and Diversity
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
6. Any scientific conduct is subject to universal human rights standards.
Human Right to Science
Were new measures taken for compliance?
N/A
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
no
Human Right to Health
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Other Human Rights
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
7. Balancing the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities of researchers.
Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
8. Scientific integrity and ethical codes of conduct for science and research and their technical applications.
Regulations Impacting on Research
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Ethics Infrastructure
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
9. The vital importance of human capital for a sound and responsible science system.
Careers, Mobility
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Learning
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
N/A
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
N/A
International Travel
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
Social Security
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
Appraisal
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
10. The role of Member States in creating an enabling environment for science and research.
Infrastructure and S&T Services
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
Public Funding
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
Work Conditions
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
Publication
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
no
Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs
In the period 2017-2020 were measures in place to encourage that STI is geared to help achieve SDGs?
yes
If yes, please describe
The Latvian Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) aligns well with the areas in STI contributing towards the SDGs, especially in areas of Health and Bioeconomy. In the 2017-2020 period this strategy was active, thus contributing to SDGs.
Are there any obstacles to achieving SDGs observed in your country that relate to the STI system?
yes
If yes, please describe
Inadequate funding for STI remains an impairment to sufficient STI contribution to SDGs. The institution coordinating the implementation of SDGs has little interaction with the ministries responsible for STI (Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Economics) in the area of STI for SDGs.
Does your country have an overall integrated plan for designing and developing STI policies and practices geared towards achieving the SDGs, such as an STI roadmap for SDGs (this practice is encouraged by the UN)?
no
If yes, please describe and attach
N/A
Is your national STI system designed and managed to support the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals?
no
If yes, please describe
N/A
What economic, finance and policy tools are available to advance STI geared towards sustainable development and effectively meeting the SDGs?
The Latvian Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) and the Guidelines for Science, Technology Development, and Innovation 2014-2020 are aligned with the SDGs. Specific instruments are not directly linked to SDGs.
How do international development cooperation policies address the role of STI for global development?
N/A
How is international science and research collaboration policy shaped and managed in order to contribute to achieving the SDGs
For Latvia significant international scientific collaboration policy is shaped via the European Research Area.