Lauma Sīka

Since 2011 working as a Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science, responsible for EU affairs, policy coordination, higher education and science. Since 2006 working as a Deputy State Secretary on the Structural Funds Issues and European Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and since 2002 – as a Director of European Affairs Department. Has been participating in negotiations with European Commission on programming documents for structural funds and ESF in particular for two programming periods: 2004 – 2006 and 2017-2013. Has been leading the structural funds programming process for education and science sectors for the period of 2004 – 2006 and 2017-2013. Has been participating in developing implementing and monitoring system for structural funds in Latvia and ESF in particular and leading the development of implementing and monitoring system for structural funds in the field of education and science. Head of the Intermediate body ensuring functions of the Responsible institution for the implementation and monitoring of structural funds assistance in the field of education and science.