From 2012 until 2014 RTU took part in a European Territorial Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC project “MICROPOL – Smart Work Centers in Non-Metropolitan Areas”. Project supervision was provided by professor Maija Šenfelde. Acting researchers Iveta Baltiņa and Alise Vītola were responsible for project coordination. This 3-year project was implemented by the Department of Territorial Development Management and Urban Economics of the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics in cooperation with experts, regions and municipalities in Latvia and abroad. Project partnerships included such European countries as Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Estonia.