International cooperation

EZA seminar in Gdansk

EZA seminar “Breaking new ground – efficient organisation and design of educational measures to create added value in the social dialogue” was held in Gdansk, December 5-7, 20919. The venue was chosen with purpose – the building next to the Gdansk shipyard witnessed historical events of 1970 and 1981 when Polish trade-union “Solidarnošč” was founded and social dialog as we understand it today started. Historical Agreement between the Communist government and “Solidarnošč” opened doors for independent trade unions in the then Communist country. Latvian Christian academy was represented by ass.prof. Guntis Dišlers.

EC EZA General assembly and Kick-off seminar in Aachen

General assembly of the EC organization EZA (“European Center for Workers’ Questions”) was held in November 28-29, 2019, Aachen Germany. It was dedicated to social changes related to Climate Changes worldwide (link to various EC documents here; link to EZA page here here. The Assembly and Seminar was attended by Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane and assist.prof. Guntis Dišlers.

Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane lecturing in Klaipeda University and addressing Conference of Lithuanian Social policy makers

Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane visited Klaipeda University (Lithuania) as guest professor presenting “Innovation of Caritative social work” to both Bachelor, Master and Doctoral students in November 18-22, 2019. In a plenary session of the conference for Lithuanian social policy makers Rector presented “Innovation of Caritative social work” (November 21). The course was organized by Klaipeda University. In photo: prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane together with KU colleagues; first from the right – prof. Elvīra Aciene, Head of the Social work Chair.

Master-class in Icon painting by Georgy Mironov

Master-class in Icon painting by splendid professional artist Georgy Mironov (Moscow) was held at the Academy for the Bible Art students, October 14-23, 2019. His icons are on display in many Orthodox Churches in Riga, Daugavpils and Jelgava, and his style has essentially influenced many Latvian young artists and Icon painters with his exquisite sense of color, nuanced line drawing and gorgeous gold shine. Latvian Christian academy was privileged to welcome G.Mironov for several sessions since 2008.

On ERASMUS+ at the Senate of LChrA

Participants of ERASMUS+ attended Senate meeting of Latvian Christian Academy in September 25, 2019, to share and discuss their experience and insight in the teaching and personnel improvement and practice mobilities (study year 2018/19). Also head of the ERASMUS+ inter-universities cooperation department Mr Valters Dolacis presented new inter-universities agreements and new ERASMUS+ topicalities.

Glocalisation congress in Cologne: Focus on Social Work Education

International Congress “Social Glocalisation” was held in September 19-21, 2019, in Cologne (Germany). The term “glocalization” describes mutual interaction between global and local initiatives in Social work research and education on a worldwide scale. The Congress gathered wide spectrum of specialists from Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, USA, India, Japan, Ukraine, Iran, African countries. The congress was addressed by Cardinal Tucson, well-known experts in Human rights, education professionals. Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane presented “Initiative of Caritative Social work in Latvia”, causing great interest and willing to share and exchange contacts. More information about the congress here.

ERASMUS+ in Bethlehem University

Teacher at Biblical Arts study programme assist.prof. Beata Soloveja worked in Bethlehem University (Palestine) within the ERASMUS+ personnel teaching mobility, September 16-19, 2019. She hosted Art therapy master-class for both students and teachers of the Social work programme. Added value: inter-universities agreement between Latvian Christian academy and Bethlehem Icon center.

ERASMUS+ in Bethlehem University

In September 16-20, 2019, assist.prof. Alexander Shabelnik from the Biblical Art study programme at Latvian Christian academy worked in Bethlehem University (Palestine), hosting master-class “The use of the Church art in education of social workers”.

Dr.habil, ass.prof. Bogdan-Mihai Iovu from Romania lecturing at LCA

Dr.habil., ass.prof. Bogdan-Mihai Iovu from Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoka, Romania) was lecturing on “Children rights and Society” against vast European legislation background, September 16-20, 2019. Lectures were adressed to all students of Social work and Caritative social work. See him in picture on the right!

Lecturer from Bethlehem University

Lecturer from Bethlehem University (Palestine) Mrs. Naila Muslekh visited Latvian Christian Academy in September 16-20, 2019, lecturing on “The Hierarchy Model in Community work with families in Palestine: Hierarchy and Social Time”. The lecture was addressed to the teaching staff and the final stage of students.