New books on Iconography

By the initiative of the Publish house “Neputns” two books have come out on Iconography, its history and meaning: “History of the Icon painting: 6th – 20th centuries)” and “Icon: from the Ancciet Rus to Latvia”. These are really unique publications, the first in Latvian language in academic setting. The world of icons is like vast universe attracting special; attention by those who know the art and researchers as being spiritually profound and rich in history. Staff of the Academy also took part in preparation of the publication: Juris Jefuni, Evija Rudzīte and Guntis Dišlers.

Discussion about Sustainable Development Goals between specialists from different universities

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) deal with questions related to to the need to integrate topics of community social work practice in Social work education. In the context of the Social Work Month several analytical articles are being created and discussed together with academic from the VID Specialized University (Norway) and Klaipeda University (Lithuania). In the focus of attention – already achieved and current values in Social entrepreneurship in the European Union and their special role for specification of the social work tasks in implementing of the European Social Policy. Valuable discussions, valuable sharing and very fruitful cooperation between universities!

World Social Work Day was at European Christian Academy

In March 13, 2024, the World Social Work Day was celebrated at European Christian Academy. The theme year is “Buen Vivir: Shared Future for Transformative Change”, which is rooted in the Global Agenda and emphasises the need for social workers to adopt innovative, community-led approaches that are grounded in indigenous wisdom and harmonious coexistence with nature. The approach resonates with social work values. Today social work needs new approaches, action platforms, and social workers must be informed about the meaning of the indigenuous wisdom. New ways are necessary to lift the micro level social work on the level of the mezzo and macro social work and bridges between micro and macro practice should be built and envisaged in structural changes. The principle Buen Vivir is important today when we must jointly build an eco-social world. It means harmonious, balanced life concept rooted in anthropology and ethical values: mutuality and solidarity with the world, with everything that is above, under and next to us – participation; understanding how elements of reality match each other harmoniously; supplementing with care for diverse opinions.

This is exactly what the Academy does by offering social workers ancient knowledge about clients – created by God in the first place who are in need for mutuality, respect. Thank you all participants! Thank you for your presentations, discussions and joy to be together!


Happy news – evaluation and international accreditation of the study branch “Social welfare” and all its Bachelor and Master study programs at European Christian Academy is accomplished with positive results! Glory to God!

New Year greetings from Ambassador of Israel Mrs. Sharon Rappaport-Palgi

We have received sincere greetings and wishes of happiness, peace and propsperity in the New Year. The almost gone 2023 has been rich in events of mutual support and cooperation we would like to continute!

First Christmas greetings – from Latvian Parliament

With joy we have received Christmas greetings from Deputy speaker of the 14th Saeima (Latvian Parliament) Dr. Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica. Especially we are pleased that Dr. Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica has graduated from European Christian Academy.

Appreciation of the work done at the Academy and by prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane

Rector of European Christian Academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane has received Letter of the Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, in December 8, 2023. The Letter is an exclusive sign of appreciation after 30 years of both research and educational work carried out at the Academy since 1993, especially in the […]

Meeting of the NORDPLUS networking organization “WE-THINK” in Klaipeda University

Participants of the NORDPLUS netweorking organization “WE-THINK” gathered for meeting in Klaipeda University, November 27-29, 2023. Representatives from European Christian Academy (LV), Klaipeda University (LV) and VID-Specialized University (NO) joined to work out the Intensive course program for master degree students in social work and social entrepreneurship “Accelerating social entrpreneurship for social sustainability”.

EZA seminar “Ready for AI? – The world of work in the upcoming revolution”

An international seminar “Ready for AI? – The world of work in the upcoming revolution” was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 23-24, 2023. Experts from various EU countries discussed topical issues related to AI and challenges for humanity in the fast changing situation across the globe. The seminar was introduced by President of EZA Luc […]

Inter-universities’ meeting to discuss joint master study programs

Meeting with faculty from European Christian Academy (LV), St.Ignatius Loyola University of Applied Sciences (LT), VID-specialized University (NO) was held in November 14. 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss piloting project for two joint master study programs: “Audit of social services” and “Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship”. Faculty members evaluated quality of the piloting […]