Central and Southern Europe Centre of Excellence

EC Studies

DG MOVE, TEN-T North Sea – Baltic Core Network Study covering Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Belgium. Phase 2 covering time period 2015 - 2017

The role in the project - project manager.

DG MOVE, TEN-T North Sea – Baltic Core Network Study covering Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Belgium. Phase 3 covering time period 2018 -2021

The role in the project – project manager, national experts for Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.

Erasmus+ project “Make: Learn: Share: Europe:” evaluation in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Latvia, Spain and Italy

The project includes a mid-term and ex-post evaluation of Erasmus+ project related to ICT skills development and transfer for high school students in 5 EU Member States. The project implemented in cooperation with University of Latvia.

Study on Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy, DG REGIO, 2016/S 121-214280

The study will will feed into DG Regio’s work on providing its contribution in regards to the post-2020 framework. The project is implemented under the guidance of main consortium partner.

Study on minority shareholders protection, DG JUST, 2016/S 121-214280

The goal of this Study is to analyse the minority shareholders rights protection in all EU Member States. The project is implemented under the guidance of main consortium partner.

Support to improve citizien-centric public service delivery, EuropeAid/138272/1H/SER/AL

The purpose of the contract is to support the public administration reforms and strengthening the capacities of the Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration, as well as providing institutional and administrative capacity building to the Agency for the Delivery of Integrated Services in Albania.

Multiple framework contract for studies in the field of the EU Budget, Committee of the Regions, CDR/TL2/130/2016

The framework contract objective is to enhance an understanding of the issues related to the budget preparation process in the EU and Member States.

Audit and controls related assignment

Audit and controls related assignment to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for ex post control of 2016 specific grant agreements under Horizon 2020 covering 10 Member States. The project implemented under guidance of main Consortium Partner.

Audit of expenditure incurred in Structural Reform Support Service

Audit and controls review of expenditure incurred with respect to Structural Reform Support Service in the UK, the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France and Cyprus.

Study for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

Goal of this Study is to support investment for the sustainable development of the Blue Economy - Service Request No EASME/EMFF/2017/038. The project implemented in cooperation with lead partner

Project for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

Member of EUROPEAN DEFENCE SKILLS PARTNERSHIP team, COSME funded project to complete evidence on skills and deliver a sectoral skills strategy, agreed and validated among stakeholders.

White Paper Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system, DG MOVE

White Paper evaluation, National Experts for Latvia and Lithuania

Project on Tax measures in support to green transition, DG TAXUD (DG Taxation and Customs Union)

Study on tax measures (taxes and tax incentives) targeting greenhouse gas emissions. National Expert for Latvia.

Study on prioritisation in Smart Specialisation Strategies in the EU. European Commission, DG Regio

Study on Smart Specialisation Strategy in EU. National Expert for Latvia.

EC – Internal Audit

External validation

Project included external validation of the quality self-assessment of internal capability of the European Medicines Agency.

External quality assessment to assess conformity of the Internal Audit Unit of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union with the IIA international auditing standards

Supply of technical assistance in the field of audits and controls. The role in the project – project manager.

European Chemical’s Agency Internal Audit Capability external quality assessment

Internal Audit Capability external assessment

EIB

Analysis of Operational Programmes and Project results for selected Member States (programming period 2007 - 2013)

The project includes an assessment of Operational Programme results for the previous programming period in cases when EIB financial support for project co-finnacing was provided to Member States. The project is implemented under the guidance of main consortium partner.

Assignment to analyse project schemes in Poland

Objective of this direct award consulting assignment was to collect and analyse public domain information on selected project schemes in Poland in order to facilitate the monitoring process.

FWC - Compliance and Due Diligence Services, European Investment Bank

Objective of the framework contract is to prepare an action plans and analysis of cases against relevant case-law.

Other International Institutions

Feasibility Study on public services delivery model in Albania

The project included an assessment of current situation and proposed changes to public services delivery model in Albania. The project was implemented in cooperation with Ernst & Young Baltic and the ultimate project beneficiary was World Bank.

Functional analysis of the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova

The project included a review of the State Chancellery functions, organisational structure and capabilities. The project was implemented in cooperation with Ernst & Young Baltic and the ultimate project beneficiary was the UNDP.

Evaluations

Ex-post evaluation

Ex-post evaluation of EU contribution via ERDF and Cohesion Fund to the transport sector development in Latvia during the programming period 2007 – 2013 and assessment of intervention impact.

Evaluation services for State Education Development Agency of Latvia

Mid-term evaluation of EU programme “Horizon 2020”

Ex-post evaluation

Ex-post evaluation of EU financed culture sector activities (2007-2013) and mid -term evaluation (2014-2020) of EU financed culture activities

Evaluation of Effectiveness and Impact of European Social Fund Investments in Development of Public Administration and Professional Development of Employees

Evaluation within the framework of the implementation of the European Social Fund Technical Assistance Project “Ensuring the Evaluation of Cohesion Policy Funds for Evidence-Based and Effective EU Funding Planning and Making in the Latvian Economy”

Project evaluation services for State Education Development Agency of Latvia in 2020

Evaluation of mobility accreditation applications.

Evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the EU funds’ investments in the cultural education sector

Evaluation of the EU funds’ financed projects in the cultural education sector – secondary and higher education

Evaluation of the implementation of the Public Administration Reform Plan 2020

Evaluation of PARP 2020, information on practices applied by other countries and recommendations for the next plan

Financial instruments

Analysis of financial instruments availability for renewable energy sector (RES)

Project included identification of 15 good practice examples for RES project financing in municipalities, preparation of self-assessment report and action plan. 

Scenario development for EIB financial instruments implementation in Latvia

Study included Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) and Nature Capital Financing Facility (NCFF). 

Ex-ante evaluation of market failures in the form of financial instruments in support of the European Union Structural and Cohesion Funds for the programming period 2021-2027

Evaluation Within the framework of the implementation of the European Social Fund Technical Assistance Project “Ensuring the Evaluation of Cohesion Policy Funds for Evidence-Based and Effective EU Funding Planning and Making in the Latvian Economy”

Consulting services to Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Support the development of an action plan and the identification of best practices within the framework of the project Financial Instruments for the Promotion of Renewable Energy (FIRESPOL).

Consulting services on LIFE Program Financial Mechanisms

Investigation of the LIFE Program Financial Mechanisms - Private Energy Financing Facility for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) and the Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF), with proposals for wider use of financial mechanisms in Latvia.

Consulting services to Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Development of different financing models for municipalities for EU funds programming period 2021-2027 financial instruments

Advisory services

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA), Improvement of quality management system in JVLMA

Improvement of the quality management, preparation of JVLMA process descriptions.

Recommendation for the establishment of an innovation procurement support instrument and proposal for the improvement of regulatory framework for innovation procurement development in Latvia

Legal framework review, identification of best practices, recommendations for system improvement

Data analysis for broadband further development in Latvia

Analytical material for the development of the electronic communications sector development plan 2021-2027

Research for the fulfillment of investment preconditions for the EU funds programming period 2021-2027

Analysis of the current situation, demand analysis, mapping of technical capacities with demand, future scenario development

Functional audits

Audit of the Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme.

Audit of projects within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007 – 2013 where there is a suspicion of ineligible expenditures. The project executed in cooperation with Civitta Latvija.

Audit services for Ministry of Education and Science

Audit services for ministry systems "Delegation of public administration tasks", "Employment policy for general education teachers", "Youth policy" and "Sport policy".

Audit services for Ministry of Education and Science

Performance audit of Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Audit of projects within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007 – 2013 where there is a suspicion of ineligible expenditures

Audit of the Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme

External Evaluation of Internal Audit

External Evaluation of Internal Audit of Rural Support Service in accordance with International Standards for Professional Practice in Internal Auditing.

Audit services for Art Academy of Latvia

Audit and improvement of the function, management process, internal funding model of the Art Academy of Latvia.

Audit services for Latvian Academy of Culture and Latvian Culture College

External audit of the functions and management processes of the structural units and positions of the Latvian Academy of Culture and the Latvian Culture College of the Latvian Academy of Culture.

Examination of applications submitted by culture sector companies

Examination of applications submitted for the target program of the State Cultural Capital Fund “Sustainability of cultural institutions affected by COVID-19” in accordance with the competition regulations of the target program

IT audits and advisory services

Functional review of e-health system in Latvia

Functionality review included an assessment of planned e-health functionality against the actual implementation in live and test environments. The project contracted by Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia.

Project financing advisory services to Amazon Web Services, Luxembourg.

Development of Guide on ESF funding on ICT and e-skills development for 2014 – 2020 and analysis of other financing possibilities

Conformity assessment of Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Conformity assessment of LVRTC as a qualified trust services provider according to the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014. Project implemented in cooperation with Datenschutz Cert GmbH, Germany.

Included in the list of external experts for European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Area of expertise relates to Electronic Identification & Trust Services.

Advisory services to Amazon Web Services, Luxembourg.

Development of background and application documents to apply for ESF and ERDF 2014-2020 programming period funds to support ICT and e-skills development in Germany at federal and regional level.

CSE COE Ltd. and Dr. Alvils Švēde included in the list of experts of Latvian Supervisory Body of Digital Security.

Area of expertise - Trust service providers under EU eIDAS regulation. Relevant services: electronic identification and authetication, electronic signatures and seals, electronic timestamps, electronic registered delivery services.

Audit services for Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Audit of a provider of electronic identification services for natural persons and of national electronic identification scheme in accordance with the eIDAS Regulation.

Consulting services for Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Preparation of notification documents for European Commission of Latvian Electronic identification scheme referred in Regulation (EU) No.910/2014.

Consulting services for Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Evaluation of the Documentation Process and of the Selection Criteria for Optical Network Access Points for the LVRTC Project “Improving Access to Electronic Communication Infrastructure in Rural Areas”

Audit services for Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Conformity audit of the LVRTC and its trust services pursuant to eIDAS regulation and expert services. Project included assessment of introduction of new eID cards. Implemented in cooperation with Datenschutz Cert GmbH, Germany

Audit services for Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Assessment of information systems, equipment and procedures for the provision of qualified electronic identification service in accordance with the requirements of the Law on Electronic Identification of Natural Persons

IT consulting services for The National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia

Preparation of eHealth project application according to CEF TELECOM eHealth call requirements.

IT consulting services for The National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia

Development of technical specifications for the procurement of the further development of national eHealth Information System. Project implemented in cooperation with SIA BRI.

IT consulting services for Procurement Monitoring Bureau of Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia

Evaluation of Procurement Publishing Information System and analysis of its further development. System prepares information about public procurements for national use and for publication in Official Journal of the European Union.

IT consulting services for Rīga Stradiņš University

Development of technical specifications for the procurement of the Study Program Mapping Information System. Project implemented in cooperation with Agile&Co.

Consulting services to Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Evaluation of the documentation process of the EU-funded Project “Improving Access to Electronic Communications Infrastructure in Rural Areas” and selection criteria of Optical Network Access Points.

Audit services for Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Assessment of eParaksts QES service according to eIDAS Requirements.

IT consulting services for The Riga City Council

Development of technical specifications for the procurement of the IT audit services.

Companies - advisory services

Preparation of CEF blending call application for Latvian State Roads

The preparation of all project application parts including overall project description, business case, financial model.

Consulting services to Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC)

Analysis of financing models for terrestrial TV broadcasting services

 

 

Application development for the EU Defense Fund for a private company

Preparation of application for EU funding

Risk management evaluation for a higher education institution

Development of risk management framework and initial identification of risks

Companies - functional audits
Internal audit for SIA SOLLO LV, Latvia

Internal audit of the licensed payment institution by taking into account requirements set by Financial and Capital Market Commission, Latvia.  The project executed in cooperation with Latimira un Partneri.

External independent evaluation of Rīga Health Center

External independent evaluation in Ltd “Rīgas veselības centrs”: Independent Business Testing, financial analysis and evaluation of corporate governance and internal control and evaluation of Riga Municipality participation.

External independent evaluation of Rīga Maternity Hospital

External independent evaluation in Ltd “Riga Maternity Hospital”: Independent Business Testing, financial analysis and evaluation of corporate governance and internal control and evaluation of Riga Municipality participation.

External independent evaluation of Rīga 1st hospital

External independent evaluation in Ltd “Riga 1st hospital”: Independent Business Testing, financial analysis and evaluation of corporate governance and internal control and evaluation of Riga Municipality participation.

External independent evaluation of Rīga 2nd hospital

External independent evaluation in Ltd “Riga 2nd hospital”: Independent Business Testing, financial analysis and evaluation of corporate governance and internal control and evaluation of Riga Municipality participation.

External independent evaluation of municipal agency “Rīgas gaisma”

Evaluation of the efficiency of the use of public resources for ensuring the implementation of tasks arising from municipal functions and the efficiency of the use of public resources for the provision of quality services for implementation of various projects (including international) and programs.

Internal audit services for Ltd. “Rīgas Ūdens”

Internal audits for years 2020 and 2021 in accordance with the strategic and annual audit plans approved.

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