Strategy

European Christian Academy has received full State and European accreditation without duration.

The Academy offers internationally assessed quality of studies in the study directions: “Visual Art”, “Theology”, “Social Welfare”. All study directions have been assessed by the State and European accreditation experts in June 2013 and were awarded with the maximum duration 6 years (till 2019). Following Regulations of the Law of Higher Education, pp. 48-49 (2018) and Regulations of Cabinet of Ministers the Accreditation was prolonged till June 30, 2023.

In June 3, 2018, European Christian Academy was awarded with EC Diploma Supplement Recognition Label (DS). The Label is given to those institution of higher education which have excellent results in implementation of the ECTS and DS system. ECTS is an instrument promoting the implementation and transparency of study programmes, works for international recognition of the study results and qualification across Europe. DS is a document attached to the Diploma and it secures standardized description of the achieved result. It provides encompassing, easy-to-understand and mutually comparable information.

European Christian Academy seeks to offer excellence in education and research in its leading study programs – Social welfare, Theology and Arts.

ECA works innovatively. Innovations grow from ancient anthropological traditions: Judeo-Christian and subsequent Orthodox Christian knowledge in anthrop;ology and theology with the goal to offer meaningful answers to global and European challenges in social life where transformations and shifts in tectonic plates of social policy happen.

Our mission is to acknolwedge our responsibility, to devout ourselves and share interdisciplinary knowledge for the benefit of European society.

Our vision – as private, civic and socially responsible university we offer knowledge that responds to majorchallenges of the European society.

 

We:

  1. Offer interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competence about the world around us in order to build up students’ critical thinking bymulti-faceted knowledge fit for adaptation to the ever-chaning world,
  2. Cooperate with other universities, EC research centers, civic institutions to promote good knowledge and develop new approaches fit for professional applications,
  3. Work innovatively, searching answers to the ever gowing problems in the modern world,
  4. Benefitting from international educational and research networks and platforms we work for involvement of both students and teachers in innovative knowldge which grow from ancient anthropological traditions.

Our values:

  1. To rediscover and promote meaningfulness and importance of the European anthropological and theological knowledge,
  2. Connectedness and involvement: we are aware of the importance of mutuality and solidarity when it comes to search for answers to glbal challenges. We are members of a widespread international cooperation,
  3. Honesty and decency is  is manifested in our goals and afferts to achieve them. We act openly and independently with respect to others’ achievements and natural environment around us,
  4. Responsibility and initiative: we care for responsibility against students and society,
  5. Innovative thinking at ECA means precise understanding of the European concept of man – “innovation from antiquity”, which helps to find solutions for current social and proifessional tasks,
  6. Critical and open-minded view – essential for high qiuality academic environment at ECA. We use ancient ideas when fresh approach to the professional development and research are required.heological heritage of the Eastern Church Fathers, with emphasis on its anthropological approach. The heritage is recognized by all Christian Churches, whereas the East has methodologically highlighted criteria for recgonition of Truth, namely, the unity of the Word taught and practice, unity of life and spiritual experience.

Building on this foundation several study programmes are provided: Biblical art, Supervision, Social entrpreneurship. The Academy develops in several directions which are provided as certified courses and seminars upon request.

The Academy offers the following European level accredited study programmes:

  • Academic bachelor study programme “Bible Art” (Iconography, Scriptology,  Graphics, Drawing).
  • Academic master study programme “Bible Art”,
  • Academic bachelor study programme “Theology”,
  • Academic master study programme “Theology”,
  • Professional bachelor study programme “Caritative Social Work”,
  • Professional master study programme “Caritative Social Work”,
  • 2nd level professional higher education study programme “Social Work”,
  • Professional Master study programme “Supervision in Social Work”,
  • Professional Master study programme “Social Business Administration”.

 

European Christian Academy is member of ERASMUS Charter  of European Universities. The Academy has signed Agreement for ERASMUS+ studies partnerships with 20 Universities across Europe.

Partners of European Christian Academy:

  • CONSORTIUM FOR EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS IN THE BALTIC STATES
  • Israel Antiquities Authority (Israel)
  • Rockefeller Museum (Israel)
  • Bethlehem University (PA),
  • Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (GR),
  • Orthodox Academy of Crete (GR)
  • ECAC (European Continetal Art Centre) (NL),
  • EPSIN (European Platform for Social Integration),
  • EUROCS (European Organization for Civic Responsibility (BE),
  • European Association of Schools of Social Work,
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA),
  • EZA (European Center for Workers’ Questions and Social Dialogue, DE),
  • IASSW (International Association of Schools of Social Work),
  • IDC (International Diaconate Center (DE),
  • St. Ignatius Loyola College (LT),
  • IXE GROUP (Christian Initiatives for Europe (F),
  • Jerusalem University (IL),
  • KatHO (Catholic University of Applied Sciences (DE),
  • Klaipeda University (LT),
  • Kolpingo University of Applied Sciences (LT),
  • Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (LT),
  • Lapland University (FI),
  • Malmo University (SE),
  • The National Association for Practice of Anthropology (NAPA),
  • University of Bialystok (PL),
  • University of Cologne (DE),
  • University of Warsaw (PL),
  • Semaines Sociales de France (F).Strength of the Academy lays in the following:
  • Well-functioning quality culture and quality assessment system,
  • Highly qualified academic staff,
  • Interdisciplinary and research-based and student-oriented teaching,
  • Innovation and uniqueness of the integrative theology method in research,
  • Supportive, international and no-nonsense study environment,
  • Studies available in Latvian, English and Russian languages,
  • European Integration Study Module for students who do not come automatically with studies in European Social Agenda.