Turība University actively participates in various educational and scientific cooperation projects co-financed by the European Union and other international cooperation programs. As a lead partner, we have successfully implemented international level projects Erasmus+, JUSTICE, NORDPLUS and projects supported by other foundations.
NORDPLUS Higher education Intensive Course „Security and Active citizenship” 2019
Dates of the Course: 16.07.2019.-27.07.2019.
In summer 2019 Turiba University hosted the NORDPLUS intensive course about Security and Active citizenship. Turiba University (Latvia) implemented this course in a cooperation with Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Lithuania), Turku School of Economics (Finland) and Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia).
In recent years security issues has become important issue to Baltic and Nordic countries. World is coping such challenges as migration, conflicts based on different cultural backgrounds, cyber-attacks and other new challenges. This leads to fact that there is need for high quality training for young security specialists.
Course took place in Turiba already third summer. Students in frame of this course gained knowledge of assessment of security tactics for guarded sites, basics of tactical planning and implementation methods for threat prevention and their legal regulation, comprehensive knowledge of facts, theory and correlations necessary for carrying out work related tasks. There were topics of Stress Management in Crisis Situations, Globalization and Intercultural communication, Team-building as well as Cyber-security included in the course. This year students also discussed and explored the topic how to become active citizen, how to take part in important democratic processes of the country and how to encourage the society for active citizenship in order to ensure safety in the region!
Participants of this course were bachelor and master level students from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. Lessons and practical seminars were led by professors from 4 partner Universities as well as invited professionals. Students received 3 ECTS for the participation in the Course.
You can find schedule of the course HERE.
Presentations from the course:
- “Basic of Security”, Uģis Začs, Turiba University, Latvia
- “Technical means in Security”, Uģis Začs, Turiba University, Latvia
- “Security Systems”, Uģis Začs, Turiba University, Latvia
- “Active citizenship”, Andis Geidāns, Turiba University, Latvia
- “Security in Europe”, Vlad Alex Vernygora, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
“I didn’t expect to learn so much in such a short period of time. We had various incredible lecturers who had an amazing passion to their area of expertise. Anyone could get inspired from their enthusiasm. For me, it gave extra boost to continue my own studies and some new perspectives. I also learned a lot about teamworking and leadership and got some confidence to use English in real life.
Another thing that really surprised me was the other students participating to the course. It was interesting meeting individuals from different cultures and backgrounds and study about what kind of security risks they have in their countries. I got so many amazing friends during this course that it was kind of shame that it only lasted for two weeks. I could have spent another two weeks with them”.
Student of Turku University of applied sciences, Finland
Academic leader of the Course:
Vice-dean of the Law faculty
Ms. Ivita Kīsnica
The project is implemented by the support of NORDPLUS Higher education Programme. Project Number: NPHE-2019/10177.