European Christian Academy won the competition organized by Jelgava city Social Services Center for social workers “Social work with different client groups. Work with adolescents and thjeir parents”. The topic has been analyzed in interuniversities consortium that partners European Christian Academy, Malmo University (SE), Byalostok University and Warsaw University (PL) and Klaipeda University (LT). For […]

Lectures on Babylonian Talmud by prof. Haim Weiss (Ben Gurion University, Israel)

In February 13-16, 2023, Christian Academy in cooperation with Israel Embassy in Latvia, Ambassador Mrs. Sharon Rappoport-Palgi, organized lectures on Anthropologcial questions in Babylonian Talmud, the most important text of Judaism by world-famous judaist prof. Haim Weiss (Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Israel) at Aula Minor of University of Latvia.
Lectures attracted professionals from helping professions – social workers, social pedagogues, religious scientists historians of culture, policy makers.
One week intensive course opened up possibility to discuss modern issue of human identity crisis. The discussions were held in a very welcoming atmosphere, clarified many questions of modern philosophy and history of reveleation given to Jews.
European Christian Academy has cooperation agreement with Ben-Gurion University in the Negev and Centre of Jewish Studies.
By this we sincerely thank Israel Embassy in Latvia for making this event possible!

Internationally quotable publication by Guntis Dišlers

Internationally peer-reviewed and quotable proceddings TILTAI / BRIDGES of Klaipeda University (Lithuania) has published article “The Family, Land and God – Triangle in the Old Testament. The Offer of a Social REeading of the Old Testament” by of ECA Guntis Dišlers. The article is adressed to audience beyond specialists in the Old Testament […]

EC-EZA General Assembly

EZA General Assemby of EC organization EZA (European Center for Workers’ Questions) conviened in Vilnius (LT), December 2022. The key topic was development of the European Social dialogue. European Christian Academy is one of the key partners with EC organiztions since 2004. Rector of EZA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane took part in discussions and group work.

Cooperation with Klaipeda University

In December 13, 2022, rector of ECA prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane met Dr., prof. Sonata Mačiulskyte, Vice-rector for academic affairs at KU, to discuss cooperation in the social work research and consortium for Doctoral studies in social work.

Masterclass in Calligraphy by George v. Durtanossky

At the end of September, 2022, DrHC George v. Durtanossky (Macedonia, Germany) held his annual masterclass in calligraphy and scriptology at European Christian Academy. Students studied ancient calligraphy styles and techniques, tried their hands in writing, visited Rarities at the National library.

New master study program “Social entrepreneurship and social work”

The new joint master study program “Social entrpreneurship and social work” is developed in cooperation between partners of the international consortium – VID Specialized University (NO), Klaipeda University (LT) and European Christian Academy as coordinating institution. The first meeting of the interuniversities’ team was moderated by prof. Sonata Sonata Mačiulskytė (KU) and prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane (ECA). Development of the program envisages several steps. The networking platform “WE-THINK” was created for an experimental piloting course for the project. The piloting course will be carried out in 2023 and the new study course is scheduled for implementation in the study curriculum in the

NORDPLUS project conference

An international conference related to completion of the NORDPLUS HORIZONTAL project “Teens Without Screens: Developing Tools for School Interaction Through Arts” was held in June 7 – 8, 2022. The project run was 2 years and it was coordinated by European Christian Academy partnering with network of Finnish Universities of Applied scinces, Lahti College students’ […]

EC-EZA international seminar, May 26-28, 2022

European Christian Academy hosted annual international EC-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 […]

Senate meeting together with employers

Senate of Latvian Christian Academy held meeting together with invited representatives of employers of the social work students, April 14, 2022. Results of the pre-diploma and qualification fieldworks of students of the study program “Bachelor in Caritative social work” were analyzed and discussed in cooperative way. Secretary General of Latvian Free Trade Unions Ass. Mr. Egils Baldzēns, director of the social care center “Kurzeme” and president of Social care and rehabilitation institutions ass. Mr. Visvaldis Gūtmanis, head of the center for multifunctional social services for children and adults “Dzīvības aka” Mrs. Aija Akmane, head of the Jūrmala city Day care center for children with functional disabilities Mrs. Aija Tuņa participated in the meeting as employers; from Academy – assist. prof. Dace Dolace, Lāsma Līcīte-Ķurbe, assit. prof. Ervīns Butkēvičs.