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Personal information

 

Surname / First name

BÇRZIÒA Dina

Address(es)

19 Raina blvd., University of Latvia - ASI, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia

Telephone(s)

+371 67229727 (office)

+371 26598194 (Mobile)

 

Fax

+371 67229727

E-mail

dinab ET latnet.lv

Nationality

Latvian

Date of birth

24 November 1956

Gender

Female

 

 

Work experience

 

Dates

1976 – onwards

Occupation or position held

Researcher (at present)

Main activities and responsibilities

1. Research and Lecturing on Global Change and Environmental Management Systems; 2. Project proposing and implementation

Name and address of employer

University of Latvia - ASI, 19 Raiòa blvd., Riga, LV-1586, Latvia

Type of business or sector

Higher education

 

 

Dates

1999 – onwards (part time contractual agreement)

Occupation or position held

EC Framework Programme – ICT & Energy National Contact Point

Main activities and responsibilities

1. Explain the scope and the modalities of EC RTD programmes to Latvian researchers; Assist organisations in partner search; Advise on administrative procedures, contractual issues and setting up appropriate management structures; Organise training sessions for target groups; Give feedback to the Commission on problems and difficulties in implementing and participating in the FP.

2. Co-ordination & Management of NCP projects in Latvia

Name and address of employer

Administration of Studies and Research, Ministry of Education and Science (2009-onwards), Latvian Council of Science (2006-2009), International Society for Optical Engineering (1999-2006)

Type of business or sector

Consulting

 

 

Education and training

 

Dates

2003

Occupational skills covered

Seconded National Expert

Name and type of organisation providing training

European Commission, DG Research, Directorate G - Industrial technologies

 

 

Dates

2000

Title of qualification awarded

Certificate

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Business, Ecology, Global Change; Skills covered: principles of matching business needs with sustainable ecology

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Summer University

 

 

Dates

1999

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Environmental management systems

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Curriculum Resource Centre

 

 

Dates

1996, 1997, 1998

Occupational skills covered

Teachers’ Mobility

Occupational skills covered

Global Change, Environmental Education, Intelligent lightening technologies

Name and type of organisation providing training

University of Bath, School of Education

 

 

Dates

1993

Title of qualification awarded

Master of Science

Principal subjects covered

Experimental Physics, Spectroscopy, Data mathematical processing

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Level in national or international classification

ISCED level 5

 

 

Academic activity

 

Main Publications

A. Ûbelis, J. Âboliòð, D. Bçrziòa, J.Blahins, G.Bajârs (2010) – Graduate Studies of Global Change at the University of Latvia, In: “Universities and Climate Change”, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K, pp. 259-270

D. Bçrziòa (2009) – Fotonika, Vide un Enerìija IKT skatîjumâ [Photonics, Environment& Climate Change Adaptation, and Energy Efficiency by help of ICT], Report at the 67th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Section – Physics, Riga, 2009, In: UL Conference Programme, p 61

D. Bçrziòa (2009) – Daþâdu zinâtòu pçtnieku iespçjas 7.IP IKT prioritâtes konkursos multidisciplinâros projektu konsorcijos [ICT Calls – great opportunity for participation in Multidisciplinary Projects], Report at the 67th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Plenary session, Riga, 2009, In: UL Conference Programme, p 17

Dina Bçrziòa, Arnolds Ûbelis, Jânis Âboliòð, Jânis Blahins (2008) – Natural Sciences, Global Change and Sustainable Technologies, In: Proceedings of the International Workshop „Content and Knowledge”, Riga Technical university, Meþotne, June, pp.13-14

Latvia in EC 6th Framework Programme / Latvija EK 6.Ietvara programmâ (2008) – Ed-s: Dina Berzina, Andis Zîlâns. Research Paper-Survey on Latvian participation to the EC FP6, 120 pages

A. Ûbelis, J. Âboliòð, D. Bçrziòa (2008) – Fizikas mâcîðana un ilgstoða pastâvçðana (Teaching Physics and Sustainability), 66th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Section – Physics, Riga, 2008, In: UL Conference Programme, p 60.

Bçrziòa D. (2007) – Latvia in the EC 6th Framework Programme, In: IST4Balt News Journal, Vol.3, September 2006 - August 2007, pp.11-12 (http://www.ednes.org/ist4balt/materials/nj/nj_v3.pdf)

Arnolds Ûbelis, Jânis Âboliòð, Dina Bçrziòa (2007) – Teaching Physics and Sustainability, Report at the 4th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), Durban, South Africa

Sustainable Development in the Baltic and Beyond (2006) – Ed-s: Walter Leal Filho, Arnolds Ubelis, Dina Berzina, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Integrative approaches Towards Sustainability, In: Series of “Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability”, Vol.23, Peter Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main, 611 pages (http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vID=55282&vLang=E)

Bçrziòa D. (2006) – Climate change mitigation Initiatives: Energy policy in compliance with UNFCC and Kyoto target", In "Sustainable Development in the Baltic and Beyond", Ed-s: Walter Leal Filho, Arnolds Ubelis, Dina Berzina, Vol.23, Peter Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main, pp.319-333

Bçrziòa D. (2005) – IST Activities in Latvia and strengthening the collaboration with other EU Member States, In: Proceedings "Participation in IST at the Edge of 6th and 7th Framework Programmes", Riga Technical university, Riga, pp.12-16

Bçrziòa I., Bçrziòa D. (2004) – Coastal Zone Management in Latvia, In: Proc. "Integrative approaches towards sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region", Vol.15. Umweltbildung, Umweltkommunikation und Nachhaltigkeit, Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt, pp.353-358

Bçrziòa D. (2003) – Natural Science programmes at the Universities of Latvia, In: Proc. of the 4th Symposium "Umwelt und Universitaten in Europa", University of Konstanz, Germany, pp.119-128

Bçrziòa D., Âboliòð J., Ûbelis A. (2001) - Science for Sustainable Technologies at the University of Latvia, In: Proc. of the 6th AuDes Conf. "Bridging Minds and Markets", Venice, Italy, pp.256-260

Baltic States' RTD Community in EU FP5 (2001) –. Ed-s: Bçrziòa D., Âboliòð J., Proceedings of the Workshop, Jurmala, 2001, 198 pages

Bçrziòa D. (2001) – From Project idea to Proposal & lessons learned from rejected Growth projects in Latvia, In: Proceedings of the Workshop “Baltic States' RTD Community in EU FP5”, Jurmala, pp.44-59

Bçrziòa D., Âboliòð J., Ûbelis A. (2000) - The Project of "Physics and Sustainable Technologies" at the University of Latvia, In: Proc. of the 2nd Pan-European Conf. "EURO Environment 2000", Aalborg, Denmark, 3 pages, CD: ISBN 87-988254-0-2

 

 

Participation with Presentations at International Conferences

High level conference on the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) – Madrid, Spain, 3-4 June 2010: participation in discussion of the Implementation Plans

BALTIC IT&T 2010 FORUM: eBaltics – Riga, Latvia 21-22 April 2010: presentation “Actions on national and European level for development of innovative technologies and solutions in Latvia”

From Economic Recovery to Sustainability”– Valencia, Spain, 13-14 April 2010: participation in discussions on “EeB - Way ahead and a look at the future”, “EGCI Technology for Green and Electric Vehicles

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – Brussels, Belgium, 22-26 March 2010: participation in discussion forums “ICT for a Sustainable Low Carbon Economy”, “Achieving a 100% renewables goal: A Challenge for Cities”, “Tightening the Green Belt - Crowded Cities as Environmental Role Models”

EU High level conference “ICT for Energy efficiency” (ICT4EE) - Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 February 2010: participation in discussion forums “ICT4EE Forum”, “Full Electric Vehicles”

European Technology Platform on Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ETP ZEP), 4th General Assembly – Brussels, Belgium 20 October 2009: discussion

The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition “Science beyond Fiction” (FET’09) – Prague, Czech Republic, 21-23 April 2009: presentation “Ideal-ist – Your ICT Support Network”

BALTIC IT&T 2009 FORUM: eBaltics – Riga, Latvia 1-3 April 2009: presentation “Success factors and barriers for joining EC FP project activities”

EU High level conference “ICT for Energy efficiency” (ICT4EE) - Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 March 2009: participation in discussion forums “Energy Efficient Photonics”, “ICT for Energy Efficiency – a global challenge”

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 February 2009: participation in discussion forums “Towards a New Energy Efficiency Policy for Europe”, “The Covenant of Mayors Ceremony”, “Intelligent Energy Europe – Info Day”, “Information and Communication Technologies for Energy Efficiency”

67th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia – Riga, February 2009: reports on Plenary session “ICT Calls - great opportunity for participation in Multidisciplinary Projects” (5 February) and Section of Physics “Photonics, Environment& Climate Change Adaptation, and Energy Efficiency by help of ICT” (6 February)

European Technology Platform on Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ETP ZEP), 3rd General Assembly – Brussels, Belgium 10 December 2008: discussion

"I"s to the Future – ICT 2008, Lyon, France, 25-27 November 2008: report “ICT in Latvia” at the “INCO – IDEALIST Networking Session”

6th International Conference “Advanced Optical Materials and Devices” – Riga, Latvia, 24-27 August 2008: Local Organising Committee

International Conference “Content and Knowledge: Accessibility, Interactivity, Usability” – Meþotne, Latvia, 11-12 June 2008: report “Natural Sciences, Global Change and Sustainable Technologies

EU Green Week – Brussels, Belgium, 3-6 June 2008: participation in discussion forums “Climate change opportunities: Moving towards a sustainable, low carbon energy system”, “Climate change opportunities: Promoting rational energy use”, “Making cities sustainable”, “Phasing out ozone-depleting substances: Promoting more sustainable consumption and production”, “Reducing the climate impact of transport - who is responsible?”

66th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia – Riga, February 2008: reports on Plenary session “European Technology Platforms and Joint Technology initiatives” (7 February) and Section of Physics “Teaching Physics and Sustainability” (8 February);

European Union EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – Brussels, Belgium, 28 January – 1 February, 2008: participation in discussion forums “Driving energy efficiency in the lighting market”, “Sustainable Transport and Mobility - Challenges and Approaches”, “Intelligent Energy - Europe: European Info Day 2008”, “Information and Communication Technologies for Energy Efficiency”

High-level conference on Nanotechnologies – Braga, Portugal, 20-21 November 2007: discussion on section “Increasing the flow of skilled human resources into ICT R&D - Improving the attractiveness of ICT to students”;

European Technology Platform on Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ETP ZEP), 2nd General Assembly, Paris, France, 3 October, 2007: discussion;

High-level Event on ICT R&D and Globalisation – Berlin, Germany, 23 April 2007: discussion on section “National research and innovation strategies in an international context”;

Information Technologies and Telecommunications in the Baltic Sea and CEE Region - Building Effective Partnership Networks, Riga, Latvia, 18-20 April 2007: report on networking session “Towards an Information Society in the Baltic States" ;

Strategies for Leadership – IST 2006, Helsinki, Finland, 21-23 November 2006: Idealist booth and INCO networking session;

European Technology Platform on Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ETP ZEP), General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, 12-13 September, 2006: round table discussion;

ICT for an Inclusive Society - The European Commission, the Latvian Government and the Austrian Presidency of the EU jointly organised Ministerial Conference on eInclusion, Riga, Latvia, 11-13 June 2006: booth at exhibition;

Investing in ICT Research and Innovation – Shaping Europe of Tomorrow, Vienna, Austria, 22-23 March 2006: discussion;

Academic Internet Television Network Showcases - the best of Good Practice Activities (ATVN-EU-BP), Puùtusk, Poland, 1-3 December, 2005: Conference organising Committee, round table discussion;

International Conference “Participation in IST at the Edge of 6th and 7th Framework Programmes”, Vilnius, Lithuania, 24-25 October 2005: report “IST priority in Latvia during FP6 - on gateway from FP5 to FP7”;

2nd International Conference “Computational Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare” (CIMED), Costa da Caparica, Portugal, 29 June - 1 July, 2005: round table discussion;

2nd International Conference “Integrative approaches towards sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region”, Jûrmala, Latvia, 11-14 May, 2005: report “Climate change mitigation Initiatives: Energy policy in compliance with UNFCC and Kyoto targets”;

European CO2 Capture and Storage Conference “Towards Zero Emission Power Plants”, Brussels, Belgium, 13-15 April, 2005: round table discussion;

BALTIC IT&T 2009 FORUM: IST Sixth Framework programme - great opportunity for cooperation and collaboration, Riga, Latvia, 6-7 April 2005: report “IST Activities in Latvia and strengthening the collaboration with other EU Member States”;

Participate in your Future – IST 2004, The Hague, Netherlands, 15-17 November 2004: networking sessions;

eChallenges e-2004, Vienna, Austria, 27-29 October, 2004: discussion on networking Workshops “eLearning: Education Issues”, „eEurope: Towards European Standards for eSkills & Qualifications”, „Exploitation of Research Project Results”;

International Conference “Multi Actors and Multi Measures Programmes – Good Practices in the Management of Research and Technology Programmes”, Vienna, Austria, 29-30 March, 2004: invited expert for round table discussion;

The Opportunities Ahead – IST 2003:, Milan, Italy, 2-4 October 2003: discussion on networking sessions “Special Measures of the IST program me for Associated Candidate Countries” and “Forum on the Future of ISTs in the Enlarged Europe”;

1st International Conference “Integrative approaches towards sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region”, Jûrmala, Latvia, 26-29 March, 2005: report “Legislation on Coastal Zone Management in Latvia”;

4th Symposium “Umwelt und Universitaten in Europa“, Prague, Czech Republic, 6-7 March, 2003: report “Natural Science programmes at the Universities of Latvia”;

4th Copernicus Conference “Higher Education for Sustainability - Towards the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10)”, Lüneburg, Germany, 8-10 October 2001: report “Sustainability in higher education. Case: CEE countries”;

Warsaw Conference launching the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union – Warsaw, Poland, 25-26 November 2002: round table discussion on networking session “Information Society Technologies”; Conference Organising Committee for the International Idealist Conference on 26 November;

6th AuDes Conference “Bridging Minds and Markets", Venezia, Italy, 4-6 April 2001: report “Science for Sustainable Technologies at the University of Latvia”;

2nd Pan-European Conference "EURO Environment 2000", Aalborg, Denmark, 18-20 October, 2000: report “The Project of "Physics and Sustainable Technologies" at the University of Latvia”

 

 

Participation in Projects

2010 - onwards – A Pro-Active Network of National Contact Points in the Seventh Framework Programme under the Energy Theme, EC project (241325), project manager in Latvia;

2009 - onwards – Spectrometric techniques for detection of heavy metal contaminants, ESF project (2009/0210/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/09/APIA/VIAA/100) administrative coordinator;

2009 - 2010 – Connecting Energy NCPs, EC project (226548), project manager in Latvia;

2008 - onwards – Trans-national cooperation among ICT NCP, EC project (231367), Task leader, project manager in Latvia;

2007 - 2008 – Tender of Survey “Latvia in FP6” – Ministry of Education and Science, LR, project leader;

2006 - 2008 – Innovations in MSc studies in Physics – “Global Change and sustainable technologies”, ESF project (2006/0253/VPD/ESF/PIAA/06/APK/3.2.3.2./0089/0063), project leader’s assistant;

2006 - 2008 – Support for participants in ICT Priority by network for IST under the transition to the 7th Framework Programme, EC project (045059), Task leader, project manager in Latvia

2005 - 2007 – Pro Active Actions for New Member States, EC project (IST 016015), project manager in Latvia;

2005 - 2006 – Academic Internet Television Network Showcases the best of Good Practice Activities, EC project (IST 016020), project manager in Latvia;

2005 - 2006 – IST Financial Training and Web Portal for NMS, EC project (IST 015481), project manager in Latvia;

2004 - 2006 – 2nd International Conference on Integrative approaches towards sustainability, EC project with Latvian co-ordinator (Global 009244): Member of Organising Committee, Head of Conference Secretariat;

2004 - 2006 – Partner search support for participants in IST priority, EC project (IST 511355), project manager in Latvia;

2004 - 2005– Mentoring of IST Multipliers in ACCs, EC project (IST 507704), project manager in Latvia;

2003 - 2006 – Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy - Centre of Excellence for Basic Research in Nanoscale Physics and Applications, EC project with Latvian co-ordinator (G1MA-CT-2002-04063): project secretary;

2002 - 2004 – 1st International Conference on Integrative approaches towards sustainability, EC project with Latvian co-ordinator (HPCF-CT-2002-00102): Member of Organising Committee, Head of Conference Secretariat;

2002 - 2004 – Information Dissemination and European Awareness Launch for the IST Programme under the 5th Framework Programme, EC project (IST-1999-14184), project participant;

2002 - 2003 – Networking in Central and Eastern Europe, EC project (IST-2001-38738), project manager in Latvia;

2001 – Baltic States' RTD Community in EU FP5, EC project with Latvian co-ordinator (ICA1-CT-2000-50009), project manager;

2000 - 2002 – Coastal Air Pollution Meteorology and Air-Sea Nutrient Exchange, EUREKA Environmental project, project participant;

2000 - 2001 – Baltic training network on FP5, EC project (ICA1-CT-1999-50003), Latvian event organiser;

1997 - 2000 – Supervisor of the Centre for Consultancy “Physics and Sustainable Technologies

 

 

Personal skills and competences

 

Mother tongue(s)

Latvian

Other language(s)

 

Self-assessment

 

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

European level

 

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

 

C2

Proficient user

C2

Proficient user

C1

Proficient user

C1

Proficient user

C2

Proficient user

Russian

 

C2

Proficient user

C1

Proficient user

C1

Proficient user

C1

Proficient user

C2

Proficient user

German

 

A1

Basic user

A2

Basic user

A1

Basic user

A1

Basic user

A1

Basic user

 

 

Social skills and competences

Teamwork – team spirit and ability to adapt to multicultural environments gained though my training experience abroad and participation on National swimming team

Mediating skills – acquired though my experience acting as International School Quality Monitor for international school testing programmes

Intercultural skills – experienced at working in a European dimension, e.g. SNE in EC DG Research

 

 

Organisational skills and competences

Communication skills – experience in project and team management gained through organisation of conferences, workshops and training seminars; data gathering for surveys

Tuition and evaluation skills – acquired as an educator and project reviewer/expert

 

 

Computer skills and competences

Good command of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Outlook); basic knowledge of MS Project and www WS_FTP

 

 

Other skills and competences

Artistic skills and competences of knitting gained through leisure activities

 

 

Driving licence

Category B for Latvian (EU) driving licence

 

 

Additional information

Married, 3 children

Latvian National Delegate to the EC FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Committee; Latvian Expert to the EC FP7 Energy Committee & International Cooperation Committee; Latvian National Delegate to the ARTEMIS JU Public Authorities board;

Expert-Evaluator (CT-EX2002B002737-101) for FP7 SME Call  in 2009/2010; Expert-Evaluator (EX2008000087) for CIP IEE Call in 2008; Expert-Evaluator (AL00009135) for FP7 Infrastructures Call in 2007; Reviewer (C510725) of the EC eTen programme project in 2005;

School Quality Monitor for the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER, since 1999) and International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA, since 2003);

Co-founder in 2001 and Board Member (since 2004) of NGO "ZERI- Balticum Foundation" (Zero Emissions Research Initiative);

Organiser and head of Secretariat for two international conferences on sustainability “Integrative approaches towards sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region”