Building and maintenance of the first transcontinental railroad networks took hundreds of Latvians from Europe to China and the Far East. Today, a new generation of networks, and, most importantly, a new philosophy of interconnectivity, drives a flow of financial, digital and human capital across the continent and beyond. Via the New Silk Road programme, we at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs aim at conceptualizing the integration along Eurasian infrastructural and civilizational highways.  We welcome cooperation and synergy between academia, businesses, government bodies, NGOs and the general public, as we strive for a better understanding of global and regional interconnectivity. 

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova
Head of the New Silk Road Programme

About New Silk Road Programme

In the context of the development of the New Silk Road interconnectivity initiatives, the LIIA New Silk Road Programme aims at:


Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head of the New Silk Road programme, LIIA

Cell: + 371 29704193

Sintija Broka, Researcher, project manager, LIIA

Cell: +371 29231376