Gauja National park and Valmiera is present at tourism exhibitions in Finland and Spain

23.01.2018. 15:55

This week Gauja National park, including Valmiera, gains popularity in tourism exhibitions in Finland and Spain. These are just two tourism exhibitions, where Gauja National park, the municipalities that are in the park and the brand “Enter Gauja” will be presented this year.

Valmiera event guide 2018

09.01.2018. 16:24

In the year 2018, we invite you to visit a variety of concerts, celebrations, sports events and events related to Latvia's 100th anniversary in Valmiera city, Koceni region, Burtnieki region and Beverina region. This year is significant not only for Latvia but also for Valmiera because on July Valmiera is celebrating its 735th anniversary with a wide range of interesting events.

First time at Halle Christmas market

29.12.2017. 15:04

For the first time in annual Christmas market in Halle (Westf.), Germany, a delegation and a stand from Valmiera were present. Patterned gloves and socks from Valmiera were the most popular things but also different kinds of foods and drinks were admired amongst the market visitors. And in the spare time between trading with the goods, there were a lot of sincere and warm welcoming from locals who had some kind of relation to Latvia.

Guests from Croatia are introduced to Valmiera capital companies

28.12.2017. 11:07

On 7th of December a delegation from state administration of Croatia visited Valmiera municipality within the Twining project "Further development of internal control systems and working methodologies" in order to get acquainted with Valmiera practice in managing shared capital companies and its control systems.

Gaining experience to strategically create innovation environment

22.12.2017. 13:48

Vidzeme planning region (VPR) together with eight other countries is actively working in European level partnerships, where within Interreg Europe program 2014. – 2020. INNO INFRA SHARE (Strategies for using European Research and Innovation Infrastructure) project is realized. This project helps to improve entrepreneur access to European Research and Innovation Infrastructure.

Meeting with entrepreneurs

20.12.2017. 17:37

First time in Valmiera a special “Afternoon with the mayor” was held on November 24th during which entrepreneurs were invited to meet with Valmiera city, Koceni, Burtnieki and Beverina regional mayors to discuss current issues. The aim of the meeting was to promote entrepreneur involvement and awareness of actualities in municipalities as well as encouraging discussions between entrepreneurs. Municipal level activities and decisions have an important role also in the business processes, therefore,  mayors introduced entrepreneurs to upcoming investment projects, events, and purchases as well as invited them to involve in these activities.

Delegation from Valmiera gains experience in Nordic countries

24.11.2017. 16:02

From November 6th to November 16th the head of Valmiera education board Iveta Paze, deputy chairwomen of Valmiera education board Velga Malkanle, educational specialist Inga Rokpelne, headmaster of Valmiera State gymnasium Arturs Skrastins, headmaster of Valmiera Viesturs Secondary school Uldis Jansons, head of Valmiera development agency Ilze Eglaja visited Hoje – Taastrup in Denmark and Kuopio in Finland. The visit took place within Nordic-Baltic mobility program as a project “Exchange of experiences about local educational administration: Good examples in education field during the times of change”.

Russian Ambassador visits Latvia

24.11.2017. 11:36

On 23rd of November Evgeny Lukyanov the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Latvia had an official visit in Valmiera to discuss the co-operation between municipalities of Valmiera and the Russian Federation in the fields of culture, education, business and other fields as well as potential solutions for reorganizing  Valmiera memorial to the soldiers who died in World War II.

VUAS international week brings together foreign guest lecturers

29.11.2017. 10:52

From 27th of November till 1st of December guest lecturers from Finland, Moldova, Belarus, Sweden, Albania and Kirgizstan where welcomed to an international teaching week which took place at Vidzeme University of Applied sciences (VUAS).

Valmiera to be awarded for regional entrepreneurship promotion

28.11.2017. 17:53

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in cooperation with planning regions of Latvia launched a competition for municipalities in order to identify the most successful Latvian regions who within their budget have implemented various support measures for promoting entrepreneurship. At the end of the competition regions were awarded with prices. Analysing the competition results in Vidzeme region awards were given to Valmiera city municipality, Pargauja region municipality, Smiltene region municipality.

Ltd. “VALPRO” awarded as “Best Employer of Vidzeme”

14.11.2017. 17:20

At 10th of November 2017 a special ceremony took place at the house of Riga Latvian Society where Latvian Employers Confederation Annual Awards 2017 were presented. The awards were sorted in 11 different categories one of which was Best Employer of the year. This year Ltd. “VALPRO” got the award as the best Employer 2017 at the region of Vidzeme.

Valmiera introduces the principles of smart city

31.10.2017. 17:27

The rapid development of technologies and lifestyle have changed the perception about classical cities, their importance and advantages in individual lives. This is the main reason why the idea of smart cities is gaining more and more interest. Smart cities like Valmiera, Jelgava and Sigulda and their municipalities are following international tendencies and providing more efficient, safer and modern everyday life.

ZAOO receives new ISO standard certificate

27.10.2017. 17:04

SIA ZAAO (ZAAO) has received new ISO standard certificate, which certify that the implemented and maintained management system by ZAAO complies with the international standards LVS EN ISO 9001: 2015 and LVS EN ISO 14001: 2015, and indicates a quality and environmentally friendly company.

Taste connoisseurs visit Valmiera

14.11.2017. 10:56

During the autumn harvest, from October 9 to 14, several Hanseatic cities in Latvia and Visby in Sweden were visited by three tourism experts from Germany and the Netherlands to enjoy the culinary offers of Hanseatic cities and learn about the local heritage. Guests enjoyed the hospitality of Valmiera during October 10 and 11.

Valmiera hosts a discussion on rental apartment market

01.11.2017. 10:38

On November 1, 2017 Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments organised a discussion in the Valmiera Culture Centre. The discussion “Is it needed to develop rental apartment market in Latvia?” gathered over 90 participants from Latvian cities and municipalities.

The Ambassador of Estonia visits Valmiera

16.11.2017. 10:54

On October 27 Valmiera was visited by the Ambassador of Estonia to Latvia Tõnis Nirk and the Deputy Head of the Mission Merje Stanciene. The aim of the visit was to get introduced to different factors of business environment in Valmiera and to discuss future cooperation opportunities between Valmiera and Estonia.

VUAS invests in STEM programs and research

26.09.2017. 09:59

In order to adequately react on global and national changes in the labor market, as well as to increase the capacity of research and innovation institutions, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (VUAS) implements two European Regional Development Fund projects with a total value of more than one million EUR.

Enjoy Valmiera with audio guide

28.09.2017. 09:57

Did you know how the St.Simon’s church got its name and what was in the current local government’s building before that? Could you imagine how the 10m tall Livonian Order Castle looked like? Now only the ruins are left. Did you know that in 1920th the first music school in Latvia outside Riga was opened in Valmiera? You’ll find these and a lot more interesting facts on Valmiera when you’ll use the audio guide.

Valmiera Glass Group's fabric used in construction of highest building in Seoul

14.09.2017. 11:06

In order to maintain the safety from fire and smoke, the Valmiera Glass Group's glass fiber fabric is used in the construction of the highest building in Seoul (South Korea) and fifth highest in world - Lotte World Tower. Fabric is used as a fireproof curtain or barrier that effectively defends in various types of emergencies.

24 international students start their studies in VUAS

12.09.2017. 10:38

This study year 24 students from 12 states, including France, Spain, Turkey, Netherlands, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Molova, Kirgizstan and Albania are studying in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (VUAS).