European Christian Academy hosts international EZA (European Center for Workers’ Questions) seminar “The Future of Work in the Baltic States and Other EU Countries: Automation, Workforce Transition and Quality of Employment” in May 26-28, 2022. Experts from European Academy of Sciences, Latvian Trade Unions Confederation, Bank of Latvia, Ministry of Economics, as well as from Lithuania (Klaipeda University) and Estonia (NGO “Golden League”) will take part. The seminar will be organized in hybrid format. For Program (with ZOOM links) please click here.
Now when Russian aggression causes immense suffering of people in Ukraine where blood is spilled, Latvian Christian Academy has started charity campaign to help refugees from Ukraine. Also Latvian Christian Academy invites people to pray for vicory of justice in places where people are killed and humiliated.
Two new books were published for the interuniversities strategic partnerships project in Social work education “Social Professions for Supporting Youth in European Solidarity Context” – Handbook and and Reader for Social work students and treachers who work with youth. Among others there are prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane, assist. prof. Guntis Dišlers and lect. Valters Dolacis. The […]
Work”. The article presents interdisciplinary approach to social work theory and practice stemming from the Biblical Judeo-Christian anthropology. It is practically useful view on the unique potentials of social work in modern risk society. Academic editor of the Proceedings is
An introductory article about st. Macarius the Great (4th cent.) and his “Spiritual Homilies” as important monument of ancient ascteticism was published in prestigious Latvian philosophers www page TELOS. Here is the link (text in Latvian). Basic conceps of asceticism are described within the Christian theology context.
Partners of the international NORDPLUS project “Teens Without Screens” held annual meeting in Lahti and Helsinki (FInland). Partners are from Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. Latvian Christian Academy is coordinating institution of the project. Latvian Christian Academy was represented by the Chairman of the LChrA Senate Mr. Ervīns Butkēvičs.
Latvian Christian Academy was chosen among the best Universities on global scale! Thease are GREAT news for our students, teachers and International Supporting Comittee. “U-Multirank” is a multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions. It compares the performances of higher education institutions – in short: universities – in the five dimensions of university activity: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement. The “U-Multirank” web tool enables comparisons at the level of the university as a whole and at the level of specific study programmes.
Annual international seminar “Young qualified workers: empowerment and participation strategies in the Baltic States and EU” will be held in May 27-29, 2021. The seminar will deal with the importance of qualification for young workers for themselves and their integration and further development in the labour market, but also for social development. A key question is what steps are necessary to integrate young people successfully and sustainably into the new world of work – also taking into account the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The employability of young people is seen as a cornerstone of social development. Particular attention is paid to the digital economy and new business models resulting from it which require special knowledge and skills. The seminar will host experts from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Link to EZA webpage.
Journal for Social work development “Sociālais darbs Latvijā” [“Social work in Latvia’] (Nr. 1, 2021) has published an article by Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane “Transforming attitude towards client: An experience of the Antioch anthropological and theolocial school”. The publication presents the concept of the Academy as rooted in the Christian Church heritrage. Link to the publication here (in Latvian, annotated in English, PDF).
Latvian Christian academy has received the updated ERASMUS Charter for higher education, 2021-2027. The Charter offers vast opportunities for students’ and teachers’ mobility around the world. The Charter text available here.
“Semaines Sociales de France” – IXE-group held another online meeting in March 12-13, 2021. The topic for the meeting and discussions was “Glasgow as a new landmark of sustainability: Realizing the green transition through global efort”. At the end of gthe meeting the joint Statement was accepted stating that “neither in pandemic nor in climate crisis can anybody be saved alone. We recognize that efforts at the individual and community level are indispensable and instead of falling back to our previous habits, we are called to convert to a positive approach to living sustainably during and after the pandemic […] climate change, global poverty and inequality are impeding the foundation of the common home.” Latvian Christian academy was represented by its Rector prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane. The Initiative of Christians for Europe (IXE) is an association of lay organizations and committed Christians from different European countries. Latvian Chriostian academy is cooperating with IXE since 2004.
Latvian Christian Academy in AUGUST 16-22, 2021, organizes SUMMER SCHOOL IN ICON PAINTING to go through all phases of Icon painting starting from preparation of the Icon board until the final varnish of the ready painting. Summer School provides theoretical and practical basis for canonical Icon painting.
Date and venue: August 16-22, in Jūrmala (Latvia), Bulduri (address: Vienības prospekts 23), in Latvian Christian Academy.
Training fee: 250 EUR + materials.
Latvian Christian Academy in AUGUST 10-16, 2020, organizes SUMMER SCHOOL IN ICON PAINTING to go through all phases of Icon painting starting from preparation of the Icon board until the final varnish of the ready painting. Summer School provides theoretical and practical basis for canonical Icon painting.
Date and venue: August 10-16, in Jūrmala (Latvia), Bulduri (address: Vienības prospekts 23), in the premises of Latvian Christian Academy.
Training fee: 250 EUR + materials.
Latvian Christian Academy in AUGUST 19-25, 2019, organizes SUMMER SCHOOL IN ICON PAINTING, in which there is possibility to go through all phases of Icon painting – starting with the preparation of Icon board until the final varnish of ready painting. Summer School provides theoretical and practical basis of canonical Icon painting.
Date and venue: August 19-25, in Jūrmala (Latvia), Bulduri (address: Vienības prospekts 23), in the premises of Latvian Christian Academy.
Training fee: 250 EUR + materials.
In December 8, 2017, Latvian Christian academy was awarded for successful implementation of the ERASMUS+ mobility studies program. As we all know, ERASMUS is celebrating 30 years in 2018, whereas in Latvia we have it for 18 years.ERASMUS+ has given an opportunity to ensure both students’ and teachers’ mobility across Europe, as well promoted involvement […]