Ligita Austrupe possesses twenty- year experience in the administration of EU funds, including supervision and audit of the EU funded projects.
Her professional career in the field of the EU funded projects’ monitoring and management, Ligita started as an internal auditor with the Rural Support Service and improved her auditing skills as a trainee at the Internal Audit Unit of the Directorate General of Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.
In year 2002, Ligita joined the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA), which, since 1997 is responsible for the administration of the EU funded projects in Latvia. In her capacity of the Deputy Director of the CFCA, Ligita gained an extensive experience in the financial and strategical planning of both – EU funded projects and the institution itself.
Since 2013 Ligita has worked at the Ministry of Transport of Latvia on the planning and implementation of the transport sector investments in Latvia. As a Deputy State Secretary Ligita is responsible for the EU affairs, the financial and strategical planning and investment policy of the Latvian transport sector.
Since 2018 Ligita holds the position of the Head of the Responsible Authority of the administration of the EU funds in Latvia and till recent was holding the position of the Head of the Connecting Europe Facility’s Managing Authority in Latvia.
Various transport infrastructure development projects have been implemented in Latvia under the supervision of the Responsible Authority of the EU funds administration and Connecting Europe Facility Managing Authority, including large scale infrastructure projects in the various transport sectors – ports, airports, roads and railways. As the Head of the Connecting Europe Facility Managing Authority in Latvia, Ligita has ensured monitoring of the implementation of the Rail Baltica project in Latvia.