The aim of the PSF Specific Support to Latvia is to provide external advice and recommendations on reforms and actions to address the development of Latvia’s human capital for research and innovation (R&I), focusing on:
Policies for attracting and retaining talents in scientific and technological careers in Latvia and developing their skills and productivity – e.g. raising the attractiveness of scientific and technological (S&T) careers, attracting young talents in doctoral studies as well as internationally mobile talents (e.g ERC or Marie Sklodowska-Curie grantees), improving researchers’ careers' structure, working conditions, skills and productivity, and limiting brain drain.
Policies to develop S&T human resources and employment in businesses – e.g. growing the pool of S&T human resources and raising their long-term employment in knowledge-intensive business activities, through developing managerial and entrepreneurial skills, boosting science-business linkages or tax benefits.