CIRCLE brings together five experienced partners from four Baltic-Nordic countries with complementary strengths.
Baltic Studies Centre (BSC) is a private non-profit research organisation in the field of social sciences. The main areas of BSC expertise include: food system and food supply chain analysis; agricultural knowledge and innovation systems; agricultural and rural development processes and policies; social, economic and political solutions for sustainable development.
Project leader: Tālis Tisenkopfs
Email: talis.tisenkopfs AT bscresearch.lv
Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics (AREI) provides broad scientific expertise, new knowledge, technologies, and integrated solutions for the bioeconomy that are related to the sustainable management of agro-resources and the development of agricultural industry and business.
Contact person: Alberts Auziņš
Email: alberts.auzins AT arei.lv
Institute for Rural and Regional Research (RURALIS)that carries out mostly applied social research. The institute contributes knowledge and information to the political and administrative processes mainly in Norway and has a special national mission as the Norwegian node in an international university network of rural sociology.
Contact person: Pia Piroschka Otte
Email: pia.otte AT ruralis.no
At Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU), the main field of activity is research concerning sustainable use of natural resources. Its mission is to promote the environmental way of thinking and the smart and balanced management of rural life through research-based education.
Contact person: Mait Kriipsalu
Email: mait.kriipsalu AT emu.ee
Vilnius University (VU) is the leading research institution in Lithuania, and has a broad range of expertise and extensive experience of working in international and interdisciplinary projects.
Contact person: Diana Mincyte
Email: dianamincyte AT gmail.com