Since 2006 was working as a Deputy State Secretary on the Structural Funds Issues at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and fulfilling functions of the Head of the Intermediate body for EU Structural Funds in Education and Research.
L.Sika had been responsible also for vocational education and training (starting from 1999) European Affairs and policy coordination (starting from 2002) and higher education and science (from 2011).
As a Head of the Intermediate body ensuring functions of the Responsible institution for the implementation and monitoring of structural funds assistance in the field of education and science, L.Sika had been participated in negotiations with European Commission on programming documents for structural funds and ESF in particular for three programming periods: 2004 – 2006, 2017 – 2013 and 2013 – 2020 and was leading and coordinating the programming process for education and research sectors for these periods.
L.Sika also had been involved in development of implementing and monitoring system for structural funds in Latvia and had been member of EU Funds Monitoring Committee in Latvia since 2004.
Currently Lauma Sika is working at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union as a Counsellor and Attaché for Research and Space questions.