Events

13
Dec
International conference: “Cultural Routes and the tourism development”, Carnikava, Latvia

On December 13, 2018, Carnikava will host an international conference "Cultural Routes and the tourism development".

More information about the conference available here!

Konferences programmaConference program
20
Dec
Research discussion afternoon

On December 20, 2018, at 16:00 HESPI researcher Dr.phil. Beata Paškevica will present her research on “The life and activities of Magdalen Elizabeth von Hallart in Valmiera and Drēzdene”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

10
Jan
International Joint World Cultural Tourism Conference - World Tourism Development: Managerial Implications

On August 20, 2018 Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and World Cultural Tourism Association signed an International Cooperation Agreement.
ViA will participate as co-organizer of 23rd International Joint World Cultural Tourism Conference-World Tourism Development: Managerial Implications. Conference will be held from January 10 until January 12, 2018 at National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad, India.
We invite you to apply for participation in the conference by submitting (online) abstracts until October 1, 2018.
More information about the conference available here: http://www.worldculturaltourismassociation.org/con01.htm

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29
Nov
Research discussion afternoon

On November 29,  2018, at 16:00 HESPI research assistants Katrīne Kūkoja and Ligita Kūle will present their research on „The importance and trends of social investment policies in the Baltic States”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

 

22
Nov
Participation in 2nd international conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) "Baltic Sea Region: One Hundred Years On",University of Latvia, Riga.

On November 21-22, HESPI senior researcher Feliciana Rajevska and HESPI research assistant Katrīne Kūkoja participates in 2nd international conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) "Baltic Sea Region: One Hundred Years On" that is held in University of Latvia, with a reports on following topics:

- European Commission as actor of social policy making in Latvia (F.Rajevska un  O.Rajevska);

- The effect of pre-school education on children’s academic achievements in elementary schools – case study of Valmiera (K. Kūkoja).

Conference program is available here!

 

 

 

25
Oct
International Tourism Conference “BOOSTING EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER TOURISM EDUCATION. COOPERATION BETWEEN EDUCATORS AND INDUSTRY.”

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invites you to an international tourism conference on October 25, 2018. The conference is organized within the Interreg Central Baltic project Boosting tourism business growth through higher vocational education (BOOSTED).

Higher education in tourism, both in terms of content and form, is at the threshold of changes. In this situation, questions of how higher education offer meets the needs of the industry, and whether it is not too inert and theoretical, are topical. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for dialogue between educators and tourism professionals to improve the professionalism of future tourism industry employees, as quality in tourism education can only be achieved in close cooperation between involved parties. This event will highlight not only the co-operation of educators and industry, but also employment challenges in tourism, the knowledge and skills required by work in an increasingly technological era, as well as other topical issues.

The conference program consists of three parts.

In the opening plenary session, two keynote speakers will share their experience on topics about collaboration between the tourism sector and educators, and about the main technological impacts in the context of industry and education offer development. Kaija Lindroth represents one of the biggest universities in Finland, the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, well known by the high quality of its implemented study programs and numerous innovations in higher education. She will present a successful, long-term experience story about the development of studies hand in hand with the tourism industry. Experience based opinion how to find connection points of successful cooperation between industry and education providers will be presented by – Gerhard Erasmus - Hospitality & Hotel Management professional, Radisson Blu Hotel group General Manager. Maarja Pajusalu is Software Development Project Manager of the Estonian technology company Brightspark Ltd. and teacher at the University of Tartu Pärnu College. In turn, she will provide insight into the most important technological development trends and their impact on the skills needed in the tourism industry along with the identification of potential integration in study content and process development.

After the plenary session, there will be a panel discussion on challenges in human resource management in tourism.

Finally, participants will be invited to choose between three thematic sessions: Cross-sectional cooperation and networking among different stakeholders in tourism; The challenge of digital marketing in tourism in the context of the media landscape; and Innovative study approaches in tourism education and the involvement of the tourism industry. We will finalize conference with informal networking session “Right place, right time - get more out of now”.

You can find the conference program here.

The international tourism conference Boosting excellence in higher tourism education: Cooperation between educators and industry will take place on October 25, 2018 at Vidzeme University, Cēsu str. 4, Valmiera, Latvia.

Participation fee: 20.00 EUR

Application form available here.

Deadline for application: October 15, 2018

The conference is supported by Boosted, HESPI, and Valmiera city council

18
Oct
Research discussion afternoon

On October 18,  2018, at 16:00 Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Library director Evita Lantrāte and Valmiera Library director Daiga Rokpelne will talk about topic “Library and Research”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

 

12
Oct
Participation in conference “Social Science for Regional Development 2018″ in Daugavpils University, Latvia

On October 12-13, 2018 HESPI research assistants Katrīne Kūkoja and Ligita Kūle participates in  international conference “Social Science for Regional Development 2018″ that will be held in Daugavpils University, Latvia wih a report "Different approaches in providing early childhood education services for vulnerable groups in Latvia".

More information available here!

11
Oct
Participation in conference "Latvia at a Crossroads: The Centenary of the Latvian State",Uppsala University

On October 11-12, 2018,  HESPI senior researcher Gatis Krūmiņš will participate in conference "Latvia at a Crossroads: The Centenary of the Latvian State" at Uppsala University with a report "Latvia at a Crossroads: The Centenary of the Latvian State".

27
Sep
Participation in the Gauja National Park 45th anniversary conference "Gauja National Park - Nature, Man, Reflections"

On September 27, 2018 HESPI researcher participates in Gauja National Park 45th anniversary conference "Gauja National Park - Nature, Man, Reflections" as panel discussion member.

26
Sep
Participation in the 27th Nordic Symposium „Tourism Implications and Dilemmas”, Alta, Norway

On September 24 - 26, 2018 HESPI guest researcher Iveta Druva-Druvaskalne participates in the 27th Nordic Symposium „Tourism Implications and Dilemmas” at Alta, Norway with a presentation " The introduction of experience-based educational methods in the content of tourism studies - an example of the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences". 

More information available here!

 

26
Sep
Project MAMBA partner meeting in Cēsis, Latvia

On September 25-26, 2018,  HESPI director Agita Līviņa, senior researcher Sarmīte Rozentāle and research assistant Jānis Bikše participated in 4th project MAMBA partner meeting in Cēsis, Latvia.

More information about the project is available here.

 

Meeting Agenda
25
Sep
Participation in project "Nordplus Adult Education in Biosphere Reserves"meeting at Litorina Folk High School, room Wollin, Karlskrona, Sweden

On September 24-26, 2018 Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences master study programme student and coordinator of tourism and leisure studies Anda Arkliņa participates in project "Nordplus Adult Education in Biosphere Reserves"meeting at Litorina Folk High School, room Wollin, Karlskrona,  Sweden.

Event program
20
Sep
Research discussion afternoon

On September 20,  2018, at 16:00 PhD student Oskars Java will present his research on " Sustainable use of natural resources or long-term negative effects of short-term economic gain”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

 

14
Sep
Baltic Coastal Hiking Route (Jūrtaka) testing in Estonia

On September 14 - 15, 2018 The 1st year students of the Master's study program "Tourism Strategic Management" will conduct testing of Baltic Coastal Hiking Route (Jūrtaka) in the surroundings of Pärnu (distance- 26 km) within the study course "Strategic Management of Tourism Companies".

The event is organized within the project" Hiking Route Along the Baltic Sea Coastline in Latvia – Estonia " (Project No. Est-Lat 22).

07
Sep
Opening of the book "Kokmuiža and its Brewery"

On September 7th, the opening of the book "Kokmuiža and its Brewery" by HESPI researcher Dr.art. Jānis Kalnačs was held. 

 

29
Jun
Participation in conference “Mobile Tartu 2018” , Estonia

 

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On June 27-29, 2018,  HESPI  Researcher Iluta Bērziņa participated in international conference "Mobile Tartu 2018" at University of Tartu, Estonia.

More information about the conference available here!

18
Jun
IV WORLD CONGRESS OF LATVIAN SCIENTISTS

On June 18-20 HESPI senior researchers Gatis Krūmiņš and Feliciana Rajevska, HESPI researchers Maira Leščevica and Agnese Dāvidsone, as well as  HESPI research assistants Katrīne Kūkoja and Ligita Kūle participates in IV WORLD CONGRESS OF LATVIAN SCIENTISTS.

More information about the congress available here!

Congress programme available here!

 

 

 

 

01
Jun
Participation in The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

On June 1 - 3, 2018 HESPI director Agita Līviņa, HESPI senior researchers Gatis Krūmiņš and Sarmīte Rozentāle, HESPI researchers Jānis Šiliņš, Jānis Buholcs and Agnese Dāvidsone, as well as HESPI research assistants Liene Ločmele and Ligita Kūle participates in The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence.

More information about the conference here!

 

28
May
Participation in 68th Annual ICA (International Communication Association) conference “Voices”

On May 24 - 28, 2018, HESPI research assistant Liene Ločmele participates in the 68th Annual ICA conference “Voices” to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, with a research presentation "The “impossible” life in Latvia: The ritual blaming as a communicative resource in the remigration discourse".

More information on the conference is available here.

24
May
Research discussion afternoon

On May 24, 2018, at 16:00 HESPI researcher Dr.hist. Jānis Šiliņš will present his research in the research discussion afternoon „Latvia's centenary: how to research a fast-changing era?"

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

11
May
Participation in conference "Varas Latvijā. No senlaikiem līdz valstij"

On May 11, 2018, HESPI senior researcher Gatis Krūmiņš and researcher Jānis Šiliņš participates in conference "Varas Latvijā. No senlaikiem līdz valstij" with research presentations.

More information is available here.

10
May
Participation in conference "Arts in the State - The State in Arts"

On May 10-11, 2018,  HESPI researcher Jānis Kalnačs  participates in conference "Arts in the State - The State in Arts" in Lithuania with a report - “Ownerless Property” in Latvia Reoccupied.

More information here!

26
Apr
Research discussion afternoon

 

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On April 26, 2018, at 16:00 HESPI researchers Dr.geogr. Andris Klepers and Dr.oec. Iluta Bērziņa will present their research projects on "Big data involvement in tourism destination management and business strategies”

More information about research projects:

1) Tourism Intelligence Latvia

Project Manager: HESPI Researcher Dr.geogr. Andris Klepers (andris.klepers(at)va.lv).

Project Number : 1.1.1.2/VIAA/1/16/100

2) Integrated Design of Techno-Social Systems: Next Generation of Tourism Monitoring in Latvia

Project Manager: HESPI Researcher Dr.oec. Iluta Berzina (iluta.berzina(at)va.lv).

Project Number : 1.1.1.2/VIAA/1/16/110

Both research projects are implemented with the post-doctoral research support (ERDF).

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

23
Apr
Information Programme for European Commission officials in Latvia

On April 23, 2018, HESPI senior researcher Gatis Krūmiņš participates in Information Programme for European Commission officials in Latvia (April 23-25) with a presentation "Historic overview of the Latvian economy". 

29
Mar
Research discussion afternoon

On March 29, 2018, at 16:00 HESPI research assistants Anna Broka and Ligita Kūle will present their research on „Social empowerment in rural areas”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

23
Mar
Project MAMBA partner meeting in Finland

On March 22-23, 2018,  HESPI director Agita Līviņa, senior researcher Sarmīte Rozentāle and research assistant Jānis Bikše participated in 2nd project MAMBA partner meeting in Joensu, Finland.

More information about the project is available here.

                    

Meeting Agenda, Presentation
28
Feb
Open lecture and research in the University of Eastern Finland

On February 5, 2018, at 12.00 - 14:00 HESPI researcher Andris Klepers will deliver an open lecture in the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Finland. The topic of the lecture: "Spatial analysis of tourism flow for strategic decision making".

The open lecture and the guest research visit at the University of Eastern Finland (01.02.2018. - 28.02.2018.) is implemented within the postdoctoral research project "Latvia Tourism Intelligence".

In the research "Latvia Tourism Intelligence" Andris Klepers is using advantages of ICT development to create GIS solutions-based tourism intelligence platform of market information, providing analyses and forecasts of pan-Baltic Big Data representing cross-sectoral industry performance in multi-destination levels to improve competitiveness of Latvia in export markets and facilitate regional development. Read more here.

22
Feb
Research discussion afternoon

On February 22, 2018, at 16:00 HESPI researcher Dr.phil. Beata Paškevica will present her research on "Creation of Moravian Church Manuscripts' Collection on the website of the National Library of Latvia”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

 

 

 

31
Jan
Circular economy discussion

Netherlands Embassy in Riga invited researchers from four universities (Dz.Atstāja, Dž.Dimante, T.Tambovceva and A.Līviņa) to discuss the current status of circular economy topics in Latvia and possible cooperation ideas with the Netherlands. From Embassy participated Business Developer in Baltics&Finland Margot Roose and Senior Economic Officer Indra Freiberga.

25
Jan
Research discussion afternoon

On January 25, at 15:00 the research discussion afternoon will gather several researchers to look back at the achievements of the State Research Programme EKOSOC-LV 2014 - 2017 (Project managers: Dr.oec. Maira Leščevica, Dr.oec. Sarmīte Rozentāle, Dr.pol. Feliciana Rajevska, Mģ. ģeogr. Iveta Druva-Druvaskalne, Dr.oec. Agita Līviņa).

The projects of the State Research Programme: http://hespi.lv/en/petijumi-izpildes-stadija

30
Nov
North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line”

Conference materials and presentations are available here

Conference video is available here

Video on the development of the Reserve is available here

The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invite you to:

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line” on November 30 – December 1, 2017, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Cēsu Street 4.

Why such conference?

On December 15, 1997, North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve was internationally recognized in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invite us to look back at the twenty years of activities in areas such as the management of the biosphere reserve, the monitoring, the implementation of the landscape ecological plan and the management of habitats, and to hear guest speakers on the opportunities for economic development in protected areas (P. Fredman, Sweden; T. Kokovkin, Estonia) and public involvement in nature conservation (R. Biassone, Iceland).

During the second half of the day, the conference participants will be invited to participate in 5 thematic workshops and during discussions to present their proposals for further development of the biosphere reserve.

On the second day of the conference, the participants will have an opportunity to visit one of the two offered routes in North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve: Seda marsh or introduction to the cultural heritage.

We welcome the participation of the representatives of state institutions, municipalities, planning regions, scientific and educational organizations, as well as non-governmental sector representatives and entrepreneurs who are active or interested in the biosphere reserve.

Conference languages – Latvian and English.

Conference participation fee 1st day of the conference: no fee, for the trip of the 2nd day: EUR 8.

Register here

Registration open until November 27, 2017.

Contacts, inquiries: hespi@va.lv

Conference programme, Trip description
25
Nov
Participation in 24th Nordic Intercultural Communication conference in Finland

On November 23 - 25, 2017, HESPI research assistant Liene Ločmele participates in 24th Nordic Intercultural Communication conference in Jyväskylä, Finland, with a research presentation "Blaming the state: Negotiating Latvian and Bulgarian economic emigrants’ identity in public broadcasting" (co-author Nadezhda Sotirova).

More information on the conference is available here.

23
Nov
HESPI researcher Iluta Bērziņa participates in Europan Big Data Value Forum

On November 21 - 23, 2017, HESPI researcher Dr.oec. Iluta Bērziņa participates in the event organized by Big Data Value Association - European Big Data Value Forum taking place in Versailles, France.

The contents of the event pay multifaceted attention to the statistical ecosystem, in particular the role of the Big Data in the national economy, politics and science, by developing a smart, innovative, efficient, rational and productive future for the European Union.

The topic of the Forum is relevant for the postdoctoral research project conducted by Iluta Bērziņa on "Integrated Design of Techno-Social Systems: Next Generation of Tourism Monitoring in Latvia" which will result in the development of a new technological solution for automation of measuring the socio-economic effects of tourism in specific regional territories.

The Forum programme is available here.

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23
Nov
Research discussion afternoon

On November 23, 2017, at 16:00 ViA docent Ieva Gintere will present her postdoctoral research project "Leveraging ICT product innovations by enhancing codes of modern art".

The scientific aim of the project "Leveraging ICT product innovations by enhancing codes of modern art" is a research in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and contemporary art in Latvia in order to find new ideas for the promotion of ICT, based on contemporary cultural traditions established more than 100 years ago, which includes the core of modern intelligence.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.
16
Nov
Project MAMBA partner meeting in Germany

November 14 - 16, 2017, project MAMBA (MAximised MoBility and Accessibility of Services in Regions Affected by Demographic Change) partner meeting is taking place in Neumunster, Germany, attended by HESPI research assistant Jānis Bikše, as well as ViA ZTC project manager Madara Narņicka.

13
Nov
Project "Practical Approach for Teaching Circular Economy" workshop in Kaunas, Lithuania

From November 13 - 15, 2017, HESPI director Agita Līviņa and researcher Maira Leščevica participated in the project "Practical approach for Teaching Circular Economy" workshop in Kaunas, Lithuania. The workshop topics included teaching and assessment methods, as well as a visit and case study in IKEA.

Seminar programme
07
Nov
Participation in International Conference “How to be an Attractive Culture Tourism Destination”

On November 7, 2017, ViA professor Jānis Janačs and ViA docent, HESPI researcher Andris Klepers participated in an international conference organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) in Riga "How to be an Attractive Culture Tourism Destination", organized jointly with presenting the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) awards. Andris Klepers also moderated the conference.

More about the conference: http://www.liaa.gov.lv/lv/aktualitates/liaa-aicina-uz-starptautisku-konferenci-ka-saistosam-kulturas-turisma-galamerkim

26
Oct
Research discussion afternoon

On October 26, 2017, at 16:00 ViA lecturer Liene Ločmele: The online cooperation of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and the University of Minnesota in Morris in the course "Mass Communication": the significance of culture and communication.

The results of the study destroy the stereotypes about "Latvian" and "American" communication, showing how systematic research in such a comparatively narrow and specific context makes it possible to choose the technological solution, topic of discussion and structure that provides a more equal and mutually beneficial experience for all participants.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.
 
20
Oct
Participation in Scientific-practical Conference "First 20 years of Ķemeri National Park"

On October 20, 2017 HESPI director, senior researcher Agita Līviņa and ViA lecturer Iveta Druva - Druvaskalne participate in Scientific-practical Conference "First 20 years of Ķemeri National Park", taking place in Jūrmala, Jaunķemeri.

During the conference a poster and an information leaflet will introduce the participants with the projects implemented in HESPI in the framework of State Research Programme EKOSOC-LV: 5.2.8. Cultural environment development, preservation of the nature diversity and urbanisation processes within the context of the balanced development of Latvia; 5.2.9. Impact of social awareness changes on sustainable provision of ecosystem services.

Conference programme
13
Oct
HESPI director Agita Līviņa participates in Estonian Presidency Research Policy Conference

On October 11 - 13, 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia, HESPI director Dr.oec. Agita Līviņa has received accreditation and participates in Estonian Presidency Research Policy Conference and its side-events:

October 11:  "European Research Council Conference: Strengthening Europe's Science Base";

October 12: Research Policy Conference: "European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society";

October 13: Dandelion workshop: "European integration, inequalities and citizens’ participation: How social sciences create value for policy and society”.

Programme 1, Programme 2, Programme 3
28
Sep
Research discussion afternoon

On September 28, 2017, at 16:00 ViA HESPI researcher Agnese Dāvidsone: Pedagogy and ICT: what we can learn from applying technology in teaching.

During the discussion the researcher Agnese Dāvidsone will present the ideas from her doctoral dissertation on the integration of technologies in teaching.

Full text of the dissertation available here.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.
 
27
Sep
International seminar on the topical issues and challenges of circular economy

On September 27 – 28, 2017, an international seminar was organized for the participants of the Nordplus project "Practical Approach for Teaching Circular Economy" on the topical issues and challenges of circular economy in order to prepare an intensive study course on the circular economy.

The seminar programme is available here.

23
Aug
Participation in the 23rd of August Memorial Day Conference in Lithuania

On August 23, 2017, HESPI researcher Gatis Krūmiņš participates in the 23rd of August Memorial Day Conference in Lithuania with a report "History interpretations: the example of Latvia and Lithuania".

More information: here

07
Jul
Doctoral Thesis Defence of HESPI Researcher Agnese Karaseva

On 7 July 2017 at 16.00 HESPI researcher Agnese Karaseva will defend her doctoral thesis ”Teacher Professional Agency in Relation to Digital Technology Integration in Teaching in Estonian and Latvian Schools ” in the Council of the Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu, UT Senate hall, Tartu, Estonia.

More information

30
Jun
3rd International Conference on Public Policy

On June 28 - 30, 2017, in the 3rd International Conference on Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, HESPI researcher Feliciana Rajevska participates with a presentation "International and supranational institutions as social policy actors: the case of Latvia." (Panel: Experimentalist Welfare Governance in the European Union).

22
Jun
Project MAMBA Kick-off Meeting

On June 21 - 22, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden, the kick-off meeting of the project MAMBA (MAximised MoBility and Accessibility of Services in Regions Affected by Demographic Change) will take place, attended by HESPI director Agita Līviņa, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Engineering lecturer Jānis Bikše and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Knowledge and Technology Centre project manager Madara Narņicka. Vidzeme Planning Region is also participating in the project represented in the meeting by Laila Gercāne.

21
Jun
12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe "The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future"

On June 19 - 21, 2017, in the 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe "The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future", taking place in the University of Latvia, Riga, the following HESPI researchers participate with reports:

Jānis Buholcs "Social networking site use and interpersonal ties of Latvian emigrants";

Feliciana Rajevska (co-author Olga Rajevska) "Involvement of the state in pension systems of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania".

20
Jun
Opening of the Publication “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Events. Guide for Event Organizers"

On June 20, 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 in the 4th floor hall at the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (Mazā Pils iela 1, Rīga) the opening of the publication "Intangible Cultural Heritage in Events. Guide for Event Organizers" will take place.

The video of the event: http://www.lps.lv/lv/tiesraides-videoarhivs/videoarhivs/3672-nemateriala-kulturas-mantojuma-lietojumam-veltitas-gramatas-atversana

17
Jun
11th International Scientific Practical Conference "Environment. Technology. Resources"

On June 15 - 17, 2017, in the 11th International Scientific Practical Conference "Environment. Technology. Resources" organied by Rēzekne Academy of Technologies, Latvia,the following HESPI researchers participate with reports:

In the plenary session Aigars Andersons and Sarmīte Rozentāle "Dynamic Simulation Model for Sustainable Municipality Development in Vidzeme Region, Latvia";

In the section "Environmental protection, Environmental Economics and Management": Sarmīte Rozentāle, Aigars Andersons "Indicators Affecting Vidzeme Region Smart Development";

Agita Līviņa (co-author Mahender Reddy) "Nature Park as a Resource for Nature Based Tourism";

Jānis Buholcs "Environmental Communication in Latvian Municipal Newsletters".

08
Jun
Conference "New Horizons in the Etnography of Communication"

On June 6 - 8, 2017, lecturer of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Society and Science Liene Ločmele is participating in the conference "New Horizons in the Etnography of Communication", New York, USA, with the following presentations:

""Latvian-ness" and "Bulgarian-ness": Identity Negotiations in Public Discourses on TV and Radio" (co-author Nadezhda Sotirova, University of Minnesota Morris);

"Cultural Discourse of Technology-Mediated International Learning Partnership between Communication Undergraduates from Latvia and the United States".

 

Conference programme
26
May
11th International Scientific Conference "Society. Integration. Education."

On May 26 - 27, 2017, in the conference "Society. Integration. Education." organized by Rēzekne Academy of Technologies, the following HESPI researchers, scientific assistants and teaching staff from the Faculty of Society and Science are participating with reports:

Workshop "Special Education": Ligita Kūle, Feliciana Rajevska "The Inclusion of Special Education into Preschool and Elementary General Education Institutions in Latvia".

Workshop "Information Technologies in Education": Agnese Karaseva "Manifestations of Teacher Professional Agency in Relation to Integration of ICT in Teaching";

Liene Ločmele (co-author Barbara Ruth Burke) "The Contribution of Technology to an Undergraduate International Learning Partnership: the Ritual Perspective".

Workshop "Psychology": Vineta Silkāne  (co-author Ivars Austers) "Exploring 35 - 44 Year Old Men's Health Behaviour: a Qualitative Perspective".

Workshop "Economics and Public Administration": Feliciana Rajevska, Katrīne Reima "Investing in Preschool Age Children - a Case Study of Vidzeme Region".

 

25
May
RESEARCH DISCUSSION AFTERNOON
On May 25, 2017 at 16:00 ViA HESPI researcher Maira Leščevica and scientific assistant Anna Zamuele. "Diaspora and their involvement in Latvian life, economy and business".
 
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Cesu Street 4, Valmiera - room 114. Welcome!
 
25
May
Partner Meeting of Research Project “New Forms of European Citizenship in Migration Era"

From May 21 - 25, 2017, the partner meeting of the project "New Forms of European Citizenship in Migration Era" is taking place in Palermo, Italy, attended by HESPI researcher Agnese Karaseva. The meeting programme features also a number of meetings with institutions that deal with migrant issues and supprot and, taking into account the specifics of Sicily, keeping them away from getting involved in organized crime.

19
May
ANNUAL 23rd INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF LATVIA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE

On May 17 - 19, 2017, in the Annual 23rd International Scientific Conference of Latvia University of Agriculture (Jelgava) HESPI researcher Maira Leščevica participates with a report in Economics workshop "Latvia's Diaspora's, State Institutions, Business and Society Cooperation Concept and Framework". The participation is supported in the framework of VPP EKOSOC-LV 5.2. project.

16
May
The 9th international scientific conference “New Challenges of Economic and Business Development – 2017: Digital Economy”

Regional development and cohesion session:

Visvaldis Valtenbergs  (co-authors Sandra Brigsa un  Agita Līviņa) "Scenarios of Local Government Intervention in Case of Market Failure. The Case of Latvia"

Vija Melbārde and Maira Ore  "Smart People: Region Process Analysis" supported by VPP EKOSOC-LV.

15
May
Reports in conferences in April-May

In April-May 2017 HESPI researchers, scientific assistants are participating with research reports in several international scientific conferences.

WSEAS international scientific  conference STACH`17& WHH`17 Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Tourism, Venice Italy 26- 28 April, 2017.  A.Līviņa participated with report (co-authors L.Veliverronena, Ž.Krūzmētra, I.Grīnfelde) Engagement of Local Communities in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Depopulated Rural Areas in Latvia.

WSEAS international scientific  conference EET`17 Education and Educational Technologies,Venice Italy 26- 28 April, 2017.  S.Rozentāle and A.Līviņa  "Qualitative Assesment in Higher Education."

18th Annual international scientific conference "Economic science for rural development"  27-28 April 2017, Jelgava Latvia. Our researchers presented six reports :

Liene Golča, Feliciana Rajevska "WORK BASED LEARNING PROGRAMMES IN LATVIA"

Juris Smaļinskis, Anita Auziņa "PRECONDITIONS FOR ESTABLISHMENT AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT STAGES OF LATVIAN RURAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION “COUNTRY HOLIDAYS”"

Maira Ore, Vija Melbārde "RESOURCES OF ENVIRONMENT: ASPECTS OF SMART RURAL DEVELOPMENT"

Anna Broka, Hanna Mihailova, Dace Demme-Vimba "MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES IN LATVIA"

Kristine Legzdiņa, Feliciana Rajevska "STEP TOWARDS ALTERNATIVE CHILD CARE: ANALYSIS OF CHILD CARE DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION COMPONENTS (BASED ON THE RESEARCH IN VIDZEME REGION, LATVIA)"

Maira Leščevica, Iveta Puķīte  "MODERN SOLUTIONS TO DECISION MAKING PROCESS FOR RESIDENTIAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT IN HIGH MIGRATION CONDITIONS"

 

 

27
Apr
RESEARCH DISCUSSION AFTERNOON
On April 27, 2017 at 16:00 ViA HESPI researcher Jānis Kalnačs.
"Family portrait in the interior" (Photographic evidence of the city dwellers before the Second World War belonged artwork).
 
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Cesu Street 4, Valmiera - room 114. Welcome!
19
Apr
4th International Conference in Lithuania, Vilnius, 20-21 April, 2017.

In conference "Visuality 2017: Tourism vs Urban Heritage in a Creative City" our researchers Ilze Grīnfelde and Linda Vaeliverronen are giving presentation on Conducting an orchestra of emotions in the darkness.

More detail about the conference here http://visuality.vgtu.lt/index.php/visuality/2017

 

Presentation
12
Apr
Seminar on 21st April in Valmiera

Pētījuma "NEW FORMS OF EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP IN MIGRATION ERA" aptaujas rezultātu apspriešanas seminārs.

Plānotā semināra darba programma.

30
Mar
RESEARCH DISCUSSION AFTERNOON
On March 30, 2017 at 16:00 ViA HESPI will perform​ Nagarajan Ramamoorthy.

"Attributions, performance rating, and reward allocation patterns: a comparative study of China, India, Tanzania, and the United States" (English).

 
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Cesu Street 4, Valmiera - room 114. Welcome!
27
Mar
DISCUSSION SEMINAR
On 27th March at 11:00, 2017 in Riga, Latvian Academy of Sciences (in Latvian).
State Research Programme EKOSOC-LV project 5.2.8.

 

PLĀNOTĀ DARBA KĀRTĪBA

11:00-11:15 Pētījuma darba organizācija, atziņas no dalības konferencēs (Agita Līviņa)

PĒTĪJUMA REZULTĀTI, NOVĒROJUMI, PROBLEMĀTIKA, IETEIKTĀS RĪCĪBAS

11:15-12:00 Iedzīvotāju aptaujas anketēšanas rezultāti par kultūras un dabas resursu, mantojuma izmantošanu, ierobežojumiem un potenciālu vietu attīstībā. Pašvaldību komunikācija ar iedzīvotajiem. Aptaujas pamatmērķteritorijas: Kandavas, Mazsalacas un Krāslavas novadi, Sabiles pilsēta. (Ženija Krūzmētra, Linda Veliverronena, Juris Smaļinskis, Ilze Grīnfelde, Jānis Buholcs)
12:00-12:15 Diskusija
12:15-12:35 Sagatavotais izdevums “Nemateriālais kultūras mantojums pasākumos. Padomnieks pasākumu rīkotājiem”. Mērķi, satura ieskats, izplatīšana. (Linda Veliverronena)
12:35-12:45 Pētījuma 2017.gada rīcības. Padziļinātās izpētes pašvaldību projektu 2010-2013 analīze par kultūras un dabas jautājumiem, Rīgas-Gaujas Eiropas Gastronomiskā reģiona sociāli ekonomiskais novērtējums, tūrisma attīstība Ziemeļvidzemes biosfēras rezervātā. Vidusskolēnu iesaiste vietas attīstībā. Pētījuma rezultātu kopsavilkums viedai attīstībai.
12:45- 12:55 Rīcībpolitikas ziņojums, pētniecības projekta materiālu pieejamība. (Agita Līviņa)
12:55-13:10 Noslēguma diskusija

Uz tikšanos seminārā! Ar tēju, kafiju un kādu našķi pacienāsim.
Mūsu pētnieku komanda: A.Līviņa, L.Veliverronena, Ž.Krūzmētra, J.Smaļinskis, I.Grīnfelde, I.Smukā, J.Buholcs, J.Kalnačs, B.Paškevica, L.Priedāja-Klepere, M.Markote
Tālr. informācijai: 29456089 un e-pasts: agita.livina@va.lv

23
Feb
RESEARCH DISCUSSION AFTERNOON
On February 23, 2017 at 16:00 ViA HESPI visiting researcher Vafali Ansarov of Azerbaijan (in English). Russian television broadcasting Towards Latvia and Baltic Countries.
 
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Cesu street 4, Valmiera - room 114. Welcome!
26
Jan
RESEARCH DISCUSSION AFTERNOON
On January 26, 2017 at 16:00 ViA lecturer Vija Melbārde.
"Human capital development issues in the region".
 
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Cesu street 4, Valmiera - room 114. Welcome!
22
Apr
Baltic University Programme Students Conference (04.22.2016)

 

 

Our ITEM students took care of organising Baltic University Programme Students Conference session on 22 April, 2016 in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Latvia. It was a third conference day and the only day in Valmiera. Our researcher Maira Leščevica moderated the first part of the session which included speeches by Iveta Putniņa, chairperson of Eco-Council of our Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, our Business administration master students Pāvels Ribakovs who participated in the BUP sail in 2015 and guest professor from India Brahm Sharma. Professor B.Sharma was positively surprised of our ITEM student Ilze Dzirkale ice breaking games  in the session and practical organisation of the workshop “Engagement of stakeholders of music festival in open-air LABA DABA” by Lauris Madžuls. Professor B.Sharma mentioned that now he knows that it is possible to do things totally different from his experience till this conference!

The second part of morning session included active brain working of all students in the seven stakeholder groups: event organizers, owners of the place, local community, local municipality, audience (visitors), sponsors and public catering. Each group took consultations with other stakeholder groups about agreements between each other. Finally, all groups presented their outcomes of the session.

The session was supported by State Research program EKOSOC-LV.

Then all participants moved to Science World in our premises in Terbatas street. The working day of the conference ended in Valmiermuiža brewery.

It was my happy day. After the session and  lunch together with my ITEM students, my colleague asked me: why I am today so smiling and satisfied? At home my husband asked the same why I am so happy. I really felt too happy with performance of my students! These feelings are the best which I can get from my job.

On 23 April all work held in premises of University of Latvia in Ratnieki, Līgatne. I, Agita Līviņa, lead workshop of nature trail development and my colleague Maira Leščevica work with Sustainable catering issue. Students presented very well their ideas in Ratnieki for Ligatne development Agency. Sarmite Usāne  director deputy of the Agency was satisfied with results.

Programma

08
Mar
Associate Professor at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Feliciana Rajevska co-author of the book “Challenges to European Welfare Systems”

 

 

The Associate Professor at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) and researcher of Institute of Social, Economic and Humanitarian Research (HESPI) is a co-author of the book “Challenges to European Welfare Systems”, published in February 2016 by Sringer. The book provides a wide (863 pages) and structured insight into the experience of countries near and far, small and big, in carrying out the social policy.

Latvian authors Feliciana Rajevska and Laura Romanovska have given quite a polemic title to their section: (Latvia: Both Sides of the Economic Recovery Success Story. They analyse the main challenges of our state social policy: depopulation, workforce flow, stable high level of inequality and high share of the so called “working poor”, the lowest financing for healthcare and inadequate volume of social help and social security benefits. Social crisis, as opposed to economic and financial crisis, is more fundamental. A specific feature of a continuous crisis is that its effect stays for a long time after the cause of it has been eliminated. This is a condition politicians should keep in mind not only during the pre-election time.

The book ‘’Challenges to European Welfare Systems” is the result of activity of the big collective of authors (59 experts) headed by Professor Klaus Schubert from Minster University Institute of Political Science. It is the first all-inclusive analysis of challenges in the sphere of social policy met in the countries of European Union from 2008. The major of them being 1) financial crisis; 2) demographic changes; 3) how to find a balance between the risks caused by the crisis and the challenges opened by the crisis in the sphere of social policy. It must be noted that the migrant crisis was not topical during the creation of the book (2013-2014). The authors represent all the countries of EU and the candidate countries. Summing up, the main conclusion – the challenges are similar and common for all the countries. However, that is where the similarity ends. The challenges in each country are perceived differently, the response reaction differs significantly as well, convergence trend does not work. Difference of state social security systems still remains as the key factor which will determine their development also in the future – the authors conclude.

Feliciana Rajevska herself indicates: “I have cooperated with the Minter University Institute of Political Science since 2006, when they were preparing The Handbook of European Welfare Systems and invited me as an expert of social politics in Latvia. My article on the social policy in Latvia since renovation of independence was included in the book published in German in 2008, and also was redone and in 2008 included in the book The Handbook of European Welfare Systems published by Routledge.

Feliciana Rajevska, thinking of the audience of the book, says: “The possible audience of the book might be university libraries, researchers of social policies and policy makers.”

The book is accessible: http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319076799#aboutBook