Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia, on behalf of the Nordic embassies in Riga, is managing a new project that aims at strengthening the Nordic presence in Latgale region and promoting Nordic contacts with the region. This supports the goals of the Nordic Vision 2030 to make the Nordic region the most sustainable and integrated region in the world, by making it green, competitive and socially sustainable. Within the framework of the project, from May 1, 2021, the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia will have a Nordic pop-up office in Daugavpils, at Saules iela 15, in the premises of the “Latgale Region Development Agency” where Nordic interests will be represented by the project officer Vadims Murasovs.
Vadims has studied both in Latvia and in the Nordic countries, and his previous career has integrated both academia and public administration. Vadims has a doctoral degree in social psychology and master’s degree in political science. His academic interests include issues of identity, regionalism, migration processes and political narrative, while his competencies in public administration include science and innovation policy, international relations and regional development. Vadims has rich experience in working with interdisciplinary projects.