Representatives of the Non-profit Association of University Network of the European Capitals of Culture visited Turiba University (12)
On 7th of February at 9.00 – 15.00 representatives of the board of the non-profit association network of University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNEECC) visited Turiba University. During the meeting issues related to the evaluation of the previous activity of the association, international conference planned in the autumn in Swedish town Umea and other topical issues of UNEECC were discussed.
The meeting began with acquaintance among representatives of the universities. The president of the organization Flora Carrijn, vice-president Laszlo Komlosi, vice-president William Chambers, members of the board Britta Lundgren, Francois Carbon, Livia Ilie, general secretary Daniela Preda and assistant of the general assistant Cristina Potropopu.
From Turiba University guests of the organization were welcomed by the rector of Turiba professor Jānis Načisčionis, pro-rector of the studies development and international cooperation Imants Bergs, dean of the Faculty of International Tourism Agita Doniņa and vice-dean Daina Vinklere, head of the language department, Dr.paed. Ineta Lūka and other representatives of Turiba.
The visit of UNEECC representatives lasted in total four days, from 5th till 8th February. The meeting with representatives of Riga 2014 Foundation visiting and meeting of the association board in Turiba University were included in the program, as well as introducing with the capital of Latvia and visiting various cultural events.
When organizing the reception of the representatives of the association in Latvia, Turiba University was enabled to participate in the organization and implementation of the program of European Capital of Culture Riga 2014.
Conferences in the European Capitals of Culture is one the most important events of the year. Turiba University has been participated in UNEECC organized conferences since 2011. The topic of the conference basically is related to culture, education and cultural environment and gathers representatives from 44 universities from almost all the towns that have gained the title of European Capital of Culture.
UNEECC – the non-profit organization of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture that was established in December, 2006 in Hungary, Pécs. The association was established to universities of the European Capitals of Culture to use this prestige European institution for a new kind of academic and educational cooperation. The organization hosts two broader meetings a year – board meeting in winter and annual international conference in autumn.