Comparative Seminar – Societal Trends and Transitions in Changing Geopolitical Environment

December 2, 2016 to December 2, 2016 10:00 - 14:00

The comperative seminar was organised on 2 December 2016 at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, Room 322 (Aspazijas blvd.5, Riga).

The Riga Eastern Partnership (EaP) discussion that took place more than one year ago reconfirmed the importance of the EaP as an initiative for closer engagement between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine and for supporting reforms in the partner countries. Where are we now? How are reforms currently progressing in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine? What are the next practical steps for all sides?

The comparative seminar was devoted to “Innovation with focus on Youth Involvement In
Modernisation of a Client Approach in Public Administration in Latvia: Lessons for Eastern
Partnership Countries”.

The First Phase was devoted to the results of the Riga Summit and preparation in the form of
discussion about the details of this event was organised on 27 September 2016.

In the phase of preparation LECSA on September 27, 2016 the LECSA Council Members discussed the importance of the event in the light of societal changes in the country and the use of its experience for the EaP countries.


10:00-10:15 Opening by Prof. Dr. Juris Krūmiņš, LECSA, Chair of Council;
10:15-10:45 Innovation in Public Administration with focus on Youth Involvement in Modernisation of a Client Approach in Public Administration in Latvia by Dr. Romāns Putāns, LECSA Young Researcher;
10:45-11:45 Discussion: Challenges of the Modern Societies and Research by Young Scholars

Involvement of Youth in Public Administrations by Prof. Dr. Tatjana Volkova, BA School of Business and Finance;

The Importance of Society Trends and Involvement of Youth in Public Administration in the Context of Changes Broad by Geopolitical Environment by Prof. Dr. Kestutis Kriscunas, Visiting Professor, University of Latvia;

11:45-12:00  Coffee break
12:00-13:00 Roundtable Discussion between all participants moderated by the members of the LECSA – Prof. Dr. Inna Dovladbekova;
13:00-13:15 Summary and Conclusions of the Meeting Presented by Prof. Dr. Tatjana Muravska, LECSA president
13:15-14:00  Small reception and networking



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