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Published: 18/07/2011 | Modified: 17/12/2014, 10:31 am

Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO

 

Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry

Address: Dzerbenes str. 27, Riga LV1006
Phone: +371-67553591, Mob: +371-29473753
Mail: info@euraxess.lv
URL web site: www.euraxess.lv/en/lapa/114/
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URL national EURAXESS portal: www.euraxess.lv

Bridgehead Organisation

The BHO is hosted by the Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, a public research institute under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Science.

EURAXESS Services Centre

There is one ESC in Latvia.

Local Contact Points

There are no LoCPs in Latvia.

Structure of the national network

The BHO and the ESC are both hosted by the Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry. The same persons act both as BHO and ESC staff.

Full-time equivalent staff:   Number of persons:
BHO: 0,25 BHO: 1
ESC: 0,25 ESC: 1

Declaration of Commitment (DoC)

The host institution for the BHO and ESC has signed the DoC.

National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network

EURAXESS activities are funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation

  • authorities
  • administrative staff of employers

Target groups of the EURAXESS Services Centre

  • researchers
  • administrative staff

Relationship and communication between the BHO, the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility for Researchers (SG HRM), the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Programme Committee

The BHO and ESC are in contact with the Higher Education, Science and Innovations Department of the Ministry of Education and Science and NCP, especially with the person responsible for the FP7 People Programme activities. No regular communications are scheduled. The BHO representative is also the country delegate in the SG HRM.

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1. General information

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 5:10 pm

State compulsory health insurance. The medical assistance guaranteed by the state shall be provided to citizens of Latvia, non-citizens, persons with permanent residence permits, EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland Health care system persons who are employed or self-employed in Latvia and their family members

2. Foreign employee

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 5:11 pm

Employees enjoy mandatory State Social Insurance provides social insurance services, incl.state pension, unemployment; accidents at work and occupational diseases; invalidity insurance; maternity and sickness insurance.

3. Foreign researcher without contract

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 5:12 pm

The foreign students and scholarship fellows and their family members, are not embraced by the state compulsory health insurance

4. Foreign student

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 5:12 pm

All Ph.D. candidates are students and do not enjoy social security rights

5. Comments on benefits

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 5:13 pm

  • Sickness Benefit – yes, incl child sickness benefit. Persons entitled to receive: employee, a self-employed person, a voluntarily joined person.
  • Maternity Benefit – 100% from the average contribution wage, that is calculated from the six month period income (for the self-employed – 12 months). Persons entitled to receive: employee, a self-employed person, a voluntarily joined person.
  • Unemployment Benefit – length of time the person has been insured, and the average insurance contribution wage. Persons entitled to receive: who has unemployment insurance, a total social insurance payments have been made for no less than 1 year and who has gained the status of an unemployed person.
  • Accident at Work or Occupational Disease include: sickness benefit; compensation for the loss of capacity for work; lump sum benefit; compensation for additional expenses, that are connected with medical treatment and rehabilitation, care, purchasing and repair of technical aids, travel costs for visiting the physician. Persons entitled to receive: socially insured, who due to a job injury or occupational disease who has a temporary incapacity for work, loss of ability to work or death.
  • Pension- yes
  • Other kinds of social security benefits, allowances and compensations in Latvia: Child Birth Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Paternity Benefit, Parents Benefit, Family State Benefit, Social Security State Benefit, Disability Pension and others

6. Eager to learn more?

Published: 19/12/2014 | Modified: 09/01/2015, 1:55 pm

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