Since October 15, 2018 the member of editorial board of “SocioEconomic Challenges (SEC)”, Tetyana Pimonenko began the Internship (at Doctoral level) within the framework of the Latvian State Scholarships Program. Her scientific internship was devoted to green economy issues and sustainable development. She took part in the 59th International Scientific Conference SCEE 2018. In the conference the scientists from more than 10 countries (Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Georgia, the Philippines, Thailand, etc.) took part. They exchanged experiences, perspectives and barriers to innovation in their countries. As a result, perspectives and problems of innovation development, and ways of their solution were summarized.