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Factsheet for measure LV-2022-9/3253 – measures in Latvia
|Country||Latvia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 24 February 2022 – 31 December 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
|Author||Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||29 June 2023 (updated 06 July 2023)|
In accordance with the Law on Support of Civilians of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers has established the procedure for granting scholarships to civilians of Ukraine for study courses and scholarships for scientific or academic work, as well as the amount of the scholarship and the period for which the scholarship is granted. The procedure is laid down in the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 68 Procedures for Granting Scholarships to Foreigners. The Regulations for the first time specifically singled out Ukrainian civilians on 7 April 2022, providing for support until 30 June 2022, with support later extended until 31 December 2023.
The conditions for receiving a study grant for a Ukrainian civilian shall be that the student has been matriculated in a Latvian higher education institution or college for full-time studies during the period from 1 March 2022 to 30 June 2022 or from 1 September 2022 to 30 June 2023 or from 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2023 or the educational institution has approved the study courses chosen by the Ukrainian civilian individually within short-term studies (not less than 20 academic hours per week.
The conditions for a research grant for a Ukrainian civilian shall be that during the period from 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022 or from 1 September 2022 to 31 December 2023 the person is engaged in scientific or academic activities as a researcher or as an academic staff member with a doctorate degree or its equivalent, a master's degree or a status equivalent to a candidate for a scientific degree, and is not remunerated for such activities in Ukraine within the framework of the traineeship, in an educational institution or a scientific institution registered in the Register of Scientific Institutions. The amount of the study grant is €140 per month and the amount of the research grant is €900 per month.
According to the National Education Information System, 312 Ukrainian civilians have been admitted to higher education institutions since 24 February 2022. Between 1 September 2022 and 31 December 2022, 94 Ukrainian civilians received study grants of €140 per month. It is expected that up to 260 students will need support in 2023.
The Ministry of Education and Science expects that up to 30 researchers will need support.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No specific views to report.
Eurofound (2023), Scholarships and grants for research or academic work, measure LV-2022-9/3253 (measures in Latvia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LV-2022-9_3253.html
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