International cooperation

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”.

“Baltic Info Days-2023” in Vilnius

ERASMUS+ coordinators gathered for “Baltic Info Days-2023” in Vilnius, Lithuania, in November 21-22, dealing with international dimension of the higher education. Development and implementation of innovative ideas through centralized actions in the higher education was preseneted by the Mr. German Bernal Rios (EC). Centralized actions aree carried out also by European Christian Academy. ECA was […]

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 […]

International seminar dedicated to Caritative social work

A 3-days international seminar dealing with problems of Caritative social work was held in October 31 – November 2, 2023. Following topics were discussed: 1) inter-cultural communication and role of values in the development of Caritative social work in the 21 century; 2) practice of the Caritative social work education in different countries; 3) research […]

Positive evaluation of ther NORDPLUS HE project

The Academy has received positive evaluation of the NORDPLUS HE 2023 project “WE-THINK: Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainability”. The project is executed by the inter-universities consortium platform “WE-THINK” consisting of ECA (head of the consortium). VID University (Norway) and Klaipeda University (Lithuania). The goal of the consortium is to create master study program due to […]

Rector of ECA Skaidrīte Gūtmane – professor at Klaipeda University

Senate and Council of social sciences at Klaipeda University (Lithuania) voted for awarding rector of European Christian Academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane as partnering professor in social sciences at Klaipeda University, June 21, 2023. Cooperation with KU lasts already 10 years – prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane has taken active part in international conferences, presented various lecture courses, she is also vice-editor in chief of the Academic Proceedings of KU “Tiltai / Bridges”. The awarding event at the Rector’s office was attended by Prorector of sciences and studies prof. Sonata Mačiulskyte, Rector’s advisor Rita Vaičekauskaite, Dr. habil., visiting professor at ECA Elvyra Aciene. The Diploma was awarded by the Rector Prof. Artūras Razdabauskas.

New NORDPLUS HIGHER EDUCATION project

Latvian Christian Academy was approved as coordinating institution of the consortial NORDPLUS HIGHER EDUCATION project “WE-THINK: ACCELERATING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY” (NPHE-2023/10257) (2023-2025). Consortial network and intensive course embraces Latvian Christian Academy, Kalipeda University (LT) and VID Specialized UNiversity (NO).

Two days seminar with participants from diverse Universities on Christian social work development.

European Christian Academy was considered by Christian Social Work Association as innovative for social work development in Europe. Among social work specialists and educators from Norway, Wheaton College (USA), EHB (Germany), CHE (The Netherlands), CHAT (Poland), Partium (Romania) will give reports on Christian work innovations and foresights. European Christian Academy will report on importance of sytemic knowledge in anthropology which comes from Judeo-Christian revelation and Church fathers in Patristics. Innovation which streams from “antique” sources has become in society of risk we live in of great importance for professional client-oriented social work development in the 21st century. Reports will be given by prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane, assist. prof. Guntis Dišlers, assist. prof. Dace Dolace. Mentioned teachers will take part in three workshops held in May 10-11, 2023, in The Netherlands. The conference is organized by University of Applied Sciences of Socoial Work (CHE) (The Netherlands). Two days together to exchange ideas, to network and to explore options for joint study programs.