Vidzemes plānošanas reģions (VPR) is a public regional development and coordination institution located in cities in the North East of Latvia – Cēsis, and Valmiera. The main functions of VPR are to ensure regional strategic and spatial planning and coordination, as well as cooperation between municipalities and governmental institutions. The mission of the VPR is to coordinate and promote long-term and well-balanced development of the Vidzeme region. VPR is responsible for the development and implementation of the long-term sustainable development strategy (2030) and medium-term 7 years development program of the region. The territory of the Vidzeme planning region includes 11 municipalities. As a regional level institution, VPR has broad expertise in many cross-border Projects (in many different areas – tourism, innovation, business development, geospatial planning, ICT, energy efficiency, social services). It is also one of the founders and members of the Latvian Food Bioeconomy Cluster – one of the most developed and internationally active bioeconomy clusters in the Baltic countries.