European social policy

EZA international seminar, May 26-28, 2022

European Christian Academy hosted annual 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 […]

IXE-Group Statement on Human Dignity and Solidarity as Pillars for a New European Asylum System

“Semaines Sociales de France” (SSF) and the “Central Committee of German Catholics” (ZdK) think-tank “IXE-Group” (“Initiatives of Christians for Europe”) have published Statement “On Human Dignity and Solidarity as Pillars for a New European Asylum System”. The meeting between the Think-tank IXE-Group members (D, D, ES, CZ, LU, F, PL – also GB present) was held in Madrid, October 9-10, 2020 (partially online via ZOOM). ector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane attended the meeting. The discussion touched an integrated and comprehensive approach to the multidimensional migration policy in the EU member states. The Document is available here: 201012 IXE statement asylum en final

Initiative of Christians for Europe / IXE-Group online meeting

Next online meeting of the Initiative of Christians for Europe / IXE-Group scheduled forOctober 9-10, 2020. The Agenda of the meeting foresees discussion of the Covid-19 situation in Europe and sharing on the 5th anniversary of “Laudato si’ – On Care for Our Common Home” by Pope Francis on political and institutional levels.

Annual RENOVABIS Congress

Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane attended the annual RENOVABIS Congress in September 8-10, 2020 (online). Cooperation models between the Church and educational institutions were discussed. RENOVABIS is a solidarity initiative of the German Catholics with the people in Central and Eastern Europe; Latvian Christian academy is parnering with RENOVABIS since late 1990-ies.

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.

IXE-group has published Call for Action due to Europarliament elections

At the end of February, 2019. think-tank IXE-group of Semainers Sociales de France has published “Call for Acrion” before Europarliament elections in May this year. The Call was signed by various partners of the IXE-group, also by Latvian Christian academy. In the photo – meeting of IXE-group in Latvian Christian academy, October, 2017 (Chairman of […]

Priviledge to welcome Semaines Sociales de France think-tank IXE group in Latvia approved!

Meeting of the IXE think-tank group of the EC organization Semaines Sociales de France was held in March 24-26, 2017, in Versailles, France. The possible organization of the networking European Christian Convention was discussed for which the next meeting in scheduled in Berlin, May this year. Also the agenda fro the next SSF autumn session […]

EZA seminar “Social Dialogue as a Precondition for Social Work Professionalization in the Baltic States”.

In May 26-27, 2016, an annual international EZA Seminar “Social Dialogue as a Precondition for Social Work Professionalization in the Baltic States” was held at Latvian Christian academy (supported by EC). The goal of the Seminar – in times when the paradigm of social work undergoes changes it is necessary to sketch more precisely borders […]

EZA seminar in Milano, Italy, December 3-4, 2014

EZA (European Center for Worker’s Questions, EU) held its international seminar “Good professional education and tuition – future for young workers” in Milanio, Italy, December 3-4, 2014. Participants from worker’s organizations from Portugal, Spain, Romania, Poland, Germany and Italy discussed issues of professional education for young people in situation, when large numbers of unemployed in […]