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The 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference PLACES

PLACES = Politics, Psychology, Law, Anthropology, Communication, Economics and Business, Sociology

Transforming the social fabric: visions and futures at times of SARS-CoV-2 and other global challenges

30 years after the “end of history”, history is still taking place, so the need to retrieve the future persists, too. PLACES 2021 will explore a variety of topical issues – from global anxieties shaped by experience of the pandemic in almost all spheres of public life and contemporary uncertainties stirred by rising inequality, to a lack of vision regarding the future of social fabric and populism and fragility of democracy globally and in Central and Eastern Europe, in particular.

Representatives of various academic fields will look at the challenges to a global future and search for answers to vital questions:

  • How are social sciences capable of grasping unexpected pandemic phenomena?
  • How is the current global crisis reshaping social welfare, political institutions and various communication processes?
  • How is democracy functioning in times of a “plague” and climate change? Is it diminishing, or are we witnessing a new form of limited democracy? Who and how are democratic institutions transforming?
  • What new forms of participation, networks of meaning and collective identities have come into existence? In what ways do societies manage the balance between freedom and security?

These and many other questions will be addressed and debated in several interdisciplinary academic sessions. Using different research methodologies and presenting new studies, PLACES 2021 will check on the potential of social sciences to shape future challenges and offer academically-based solutions in times of growing collective irrationality, boosted by populism.

Plenary, 25 March
Room: Senate
Moderators: Prof. Andris Sprūds, Lect. PhD Karina Palkova
9:00–9:10 Transforming the social fabric: visions and futures at times of SARS-CoV-2 and other global challengesProf. Deniss Hanovs
9:10–9:30 Challenged Societies during COVID-19 and beyond: from Democraticless Democracies to Cancel CultureDr Valdis Zatlers
9:30–9:35 Q & A 
9:35–9:55 Human rights during Pandemic timeJuris Jansons
9:55–10:00 Q & A 
10:00–10:20 Making sense of media literacy and related research: Outlining the geocultural specifics based on Baltic-Nordic collaborationMaarit Jaakkola
10:20–10:25 Q & A 
Keynote speakers

International Relations and Political Science

Insight into the Section

Domestic and international politics during times of permanent instability

This section welcomes abstracts conceptualising and devising novel methodological, theoretical and empirical issues regarding international relations and political science.

Room: Kappa
Session I (Each presentation up to 10 minutes, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session)
Moderator: Prof. Andrey Makarychev
15:00–15:15#172Ideology Matters: Framing Effects and Support for Humanitarian Intervention in Dynamic Message EnvironmentsJuris Pupčenoks, Qihao Ji
15:15–15:30#245Framing the Baltic States in the US Security Policy Discourse during Donald Jr. Trump AdministrationMārtiņš Vargulis
15:30–15:45#87Latvia’s defence and security institutional thinking in the framework of European Union Common Security and Defence PolicyValērijs Bodnieks
15:45–16:00#346Bureaucratic policy and defense cooperation among the Baltic StatesOlevs Nikers
16:00–16:15#337Approaches and factors of small power candidacy for United Nations security council: Baltic exampleEduards Gailišs
16:15–16:30#280Communicative Narratives as Soft Power: case study of the "17+1 cooperation platform" using CODA methodMārtiņš Daugulis
16:30–16:45 Discussion 
Session II (Each presentation up to 10 minutes, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session)
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Alexander Dukalskis
17:00–17:15#963Securing public trust and democratic accountability in local governance: perceptions of regional reforms in the case of LatviaArmands Astukevičs
17:15–17:30#510Educational Diplomacy: Universities in the Context of Latvia’s International AspirationsZane Šime
17:30–17:45#697Higher Education Policy in Latvia (2010-2020): Analysis of Party PlatformsElīna Graudiņa
17:45–18:00#911Being a digital citizen: attitudes towards control of activitiesIeva Strode
18:00–18:15#301The End of Conditionality? An Analysis of Conditionality and Governance Safeguards in IMF Lending During the COVID-19 PandemicMāra Rūse
18:15–18:30#1024Cooperation of the Baltic States in the implementation of the Rail Baltica projectKristiāns Andžāns
18:30–18:45#879Recognizing the Inevitable: Latvian Media Narratives About Climate ChangeVineta Kleinberga, Aleksandra Palkova
18:45–19:00 Discussion 

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. sc. pol. Andris Sprūds, Dean, Faculty of European Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Māris Andžāns, Head of Study Programme, Political Science; Head of Study Programme, International Governance and Diplomacy, Department of Political Science, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. sc. pol. Kārlis Bukovskis, Department of Political Science, RSU, Latvia
  • Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor,  Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Michael Kaeding, Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Assoc. Prof. Alexander Dukalskis, Ph.D., School of Politics & International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Assoc. Prof. Gatis Krūmiņš, Rector and Senior Researcher, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Dr. sc. pol. Andris Sprūds, Dean, Faculty of European Studies, RSU
  • Asst. Prof. Māris Andžāns, Head of Study Programme, Political Science; Head of Study Programme, International Governance and Diplomacy, Department of Political Science, RSU


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Psychological help: a cross-disciplinary perspective

The current challenges that our country, our neighbourhoods, and we ourselves are facing are in many ways highlighting problems that affect our socio-emotional and psychological health. Answers and solutions can only be found following an interdisciplinary and integrative approach and by cultivating interactions between different areas of knowledge of the human being and society: by strengthening cooperation between health sciences and technology, on the one hand, and social sciences, humanities, and art, on the other. An interdisciplinary approach can yield fruitful outcomes in many respects. Since socio-emotional and psychological issues penetrate all areas of social life, including health care, communication, business, public administration and non-governmental initiatives - on an individual, local, and a national level - the circumstances are ripe for promoting self-help, solidarity, trust, cooperation, and participation.

Room: Kappa
Session I
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Sandra Mihailova, Asst. Prof. Ingūna Griškeviča
10:45–11:00#1145The identity of Psychology: Research projectSílvia Marina Amado Cordeiro. Miguel Bernardo Ricou da Costa Macedo, Portugal
11:00–11:15#944Intelligence Structure Test adaptation in Latvian sample: descriptive statistics and demographic correlatesInese Jokste, Jeļena Ļubenko, Ingrīda Trups-Kalne, Jeļena Koļesņikova, Sintija Lielšvāgere-Endele
11:15–11:30#498Relationship between personality traits and attitudes towards aging in older adultsZane Ulmane
11:30–11:45#139Healing at a distance: phenomenological perspective on patient experience of teleconsultationMāra Grīnfelde
11:45–12:00#1066Relationship between Employees’ Perceived Attribution of Corporate Social Responsibility and Turnover IntentionLoreta Bukšnytė-Marmienė, Dovilė Valytė-Žeimienė
12:00–12:15#199Assessment Tool for the Requirements of Disabled Students in Higher EducationIngūna Griškeviča, Dina Betherer, Dace Stieģele
12:15–12:30#508The sense of belonging of public and private sector employees, during the COVID-19 crisisSanita Šuriņa, Kristīne Mārtinsone
12:30-12:45 Discussion 

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Psych. Kristīne Mārtinsone, Head, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Psych. Anita Pipere, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst.Prof. Dr. Psych. Jeļena Koļesņikova, Director, Health Psychology Programme, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Med. Toms Pulmanis, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Dr.Psych. Jeļena Ļubenko, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Psych. Viktorija Perepjolkina, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Vita Savicka, Lect. Mg.pol. Mg.communication, Director, Health Communication Programme,  Faculty of Communication, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. PhD Vilmantė Aleksienė, Head, Arts Therapy Master Program of Vilnius University Medical Faculty and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuania
  • Agita Lūse, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Psych. Sandra Mihailova, Director, Psychology Study Direction and Programme, Faculty of Communication, RSU, Latvia
  • Kristīne Šneidere, Asst. Mg.Psych., doctoral student, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU
  • Sanita Šuriņa, Assist. Mg. Sc. Sal., doctoral student, Department of Health Psychology and Paedogogy, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU


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Integration of Academic Knowledge and Legal Practice

The topics this section will cover are: Contemporary Legal Problems and Medical and Sports Law. The conference will bring together prominent lawyers from both academia and the professional sector. Current challenges to national, international and European law will be discussed. Special attention will also be paid to impact of the COVID-19 to the legal system.

Agenda: Contemporary Legal Problems
Sessions I–III
Room: Omicron
Session I
Moderator: Dr. iur. Jānis Grasis
10:45–11:00#727An effective Search and Rescue at Sea: existing problems and possible solutionsJānis Grasis, George Chakhvadze
11:00–11:15#1139Illegal mining of mineral resourses in Ukraine: state, determinants, preventionIhor Zdorovylo
11:15–11:30#1054Pandemic and self-isolation: social and legal issuesAlina Kaļiņina
11:30–11:45#752Ukrainian citizens' attitude to comply with the requirements of anti-epidemic legislation during the COVID-19 pandemicVladyslava Batyrgareieva
11:45–12:00#720Digital sovereignty. Fiction or reality?Uldis Ķinis
12:00–12:15#706The impact of the information space on public heath (on the example of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine)Sabriie Shramko
12:15-12:30 Discussion 
Session II
Moderator: Dr. iur. Jānis Grasis
12:45–13:00#1115The legal status of a chairman of the municipal councilJuris Radzevičs
13:00–13:15#1106Processing of personal data of an employee, collected by employer using digital technologiesAgnese Reine
13:15–13:30#1100Anonymisation of personal data: An opportunity for entrepreneurship and innovationsŽaklīna Vagoliņa
13:30–13:45#926Compliance of euthanasia with the Constitution of the Republic of LatviaUna Pujāte
13:45–14:00#822The importance of the CISG Advisory Council and its opinions in uniform application of the CISGSindija Damberga
14:00–14:15#536Detection of the fact of psychological terror in a natural place ("mobbing") in the event of termination of the employment relationshipDace Tarasova
14:15–14:30#228The legal aspects of a dismissal of the municipal councilJuris Radzevics
14:30-14:45 Discussion 
Session III
Moderator: Dr. iur. Sandra Kaija
15:00–15:15#932The role and possibilities of accounting forensic examination in resolving economic disputesInāra Repša, Jānis Ievītis, Jūlija Liodorova
15:15–15:30#855A potentia and actum: application of pretrial detention in criminal proceedingsJānis Ievītis
15:30–15:45#580Electronic evidence in criminal proceedingsIlona Kurca
15:45–16:00#525Possibilities for the court to assess evidence obtained in operational activitiesGerda Klāviņa, Ansis Zanders
16:00–16:15 Discussion 
Parallel sessions I–III
Room: Rho
Session I
Moderator: Dr. iur. Vitolds Zahars
10:45–11:00#305Application of the urgent procedures in the context of the provision of the right to complete criminal proceedings in a reasonable termDainis Vēbers
11:00-11:15#163Rights to use own moneyTatjana Jukna
11:15–11:30#268Problems of the legal framework for controlling the spread of Covid-19 infectionAndrejs Vilks
11:30–11:45#227Meaning and the possible classifications of the payment instruments under PSD2Anete Bože
11:45–12:00#214The Beginnings of Competition Law in Roman Law InstitutionsAllars Apsītis, Dace Tarasova, Jolanta Dinsberga
12:00–12:15 Discussion 
Session II
Moderator: Dr. iur. Vitolds Zahars
12:45–13:00#152Opportunities of the modernization of the procedure of the securing a claimAndrejs Gvozdevičs
13:00–13:15#121Fiduciary duties of Member of the BoardAndrejs Ņikiforovs
13:15-13:30#307The legal framework and the application of the temporary trusteeship in urgent casesInga Kudeikina, Marina Loseviča
13:30-13:45#63Insolvency proceedings policy - COVID-19 affected?Valdis Savickis
13:45–14:00#246Problems of trade mark and consumer protection regulationDita Mežavilka, Jolanta Dinsberga
14:00–14:15 Discussion 
Session III
Moderator: Dr. iur. Jānis Grasis
15:00–15:15#437Analytical overview of compensation understandingDana Segale
15:15–15:30#457General education student’s administrative responsibility for hooliganism on internet in the distance learning processRihards Erdmanis
15:30–15:45#463Children freedoms during the Covid-19 pandemic in LatviaIlze Ziemane
15:45–16:00#501Historical scope of the registration, updating and deletion of the servitude of right of wayJolanta Dinsberga
16:00–16:15#316Legal scope of the notions “Servitude of right of way” and “Servitude road”Jolanta Dinsberga
16:15–16:30#1149The challenge of the lawyer's profession in an era of prevention of money laundering, terrorism and proliferationSandra Joksta
16:30–16:45 Discussion 
Agenda: Medical & Sports
Room: Senate
Session I
Moderator: Dr. iur. Karina Palkova
10:45–11:00#192Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Application of Prediction Algorithms in HealthcareLīva Rudzīte, Estonia
11:00–11:15#872Patient safety incident reporting-learning system availability for patient reportingAndreta Slavinska, Reinis Upenieks, Karina Palkova
11:15–11:30#1078Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies as innovative medical devicesArtūrs Žukovs
11:30–11:45 Discussion: Digital healthcare technologies (AI/robotics) vs patients and doctors ethical and legal safety
11:45–12:00#436Patient's right to cross-border healthcare when effective hospital treatment is available in the patient’s Member State but the method of treatment used is against the patient’s religious beliefsLaura Šāberte
12:00–12:15#235Quality of healthcare during forensic mental health examination: clinical case report of a submitted complaintJānis Bušs, Anita Slokenberga, Ņikita Bezborodovs
12:15–12:30 Discussion: Challenges in protection of patients' rights: national and international dimension
Session II
Moderator: Dr. iur. Karina Palkova, Dr. iur. Karina Zalcmane
12:45–13:00#60Current legal issues in Medical Law practice: problems and challengesKarina Palkova
13:00–13:15#258The educational program “Professional Competence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Specialist”: assessment of legal capacityLigita Landzmane
13:15–13:30 Discussion: Medical education. Challenges and development perspectives from the legal point of view
13:30–13:45#860Flaws of Anti-doping regulation in the Republic of LatviaEdgars Gūte
13:45–14:00#715Criminalisation of doping in sportsKarina Zalcmane
14:00–14:15#832Substances of abuse – the changes and challenges associated with it in anti-doping systemRoberts Lauris
14:15–14:30 Discussion: Benefits and Limitations of Sports Industry Self-Regulation 
Session III
Moderator: Dr. iur. Karina Palkova, Dr. iur. Karina Zalcmane
15:00–15:15#707Sports Law and Access to Justice in Anti-Doping CasesInga Kačevska
15:15–15:30#726Appealing Against Decisions in Anti-Doping CaseAgnese Hartpenga
15:30–15:45 Discussions: The Court of Arbitration for Sport: Where Do Human Rights Stand?
15:45–16:00#849Sport and Politics: sports role in formulating and consolidation of power relationsMarina Kameņecka-Usova
16:00–16:15#812Trademarks in sportsStella Kaprāne
16:15–16:30#1027Legal liability of sports event organiser in LatviaĀris Kakstāns
16:30–16:45 Discussion: Legal and Social Responsibility issues at Mega Sporting Events

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. iur. Andrejs Vilks, Dean, Faculty of Law, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Sandra Kaija, Head of Study Programme, Law, Faculty of Law, RSU, Latvia
  • Dr. iur. Jānis Grasis, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, RSU, Latvia
  • Dr. iur. Karina Palkova, Faculty of Law, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Tanel Kerikmäe, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Business and Governance, Estonia
  • Assoc. prof. Dovile Gailiūte-Janušone, Vice-Dean for International Relations and Studies, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
  • Walter Kego, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Sweden
  • Prof. Natalya Gutorova, Poltava Law Institute of Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University, Ukraine
  • Prof. Jacek Zieliński, Siedlce University of Natural Science and Humanities, Poland
  • Prof. Vitolds Zahars, Daugavpils University, Latvia

Organising Committee

  • Dr. iur. Jānis Grasis, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, RSU
  • Dr. iur. Karina Palkova, Faculty of Law, RSU

Social Anthropology

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Flying Ideas, Flying Circuses and Flying Cars: Anthropological Approaches to Techniques and Technologies in the Current World

Many surprising things are flying around today (including the novel COVID-19 virus) - some other things that used to fly don't any more (like airplanes), while things and ideas that we expected to fly soon never really took off the ground (for instance flying cars, Graeber 2012). In a world resembling Monty Python's Flying Circus, we invite participants to consider various aspects, techniques (ways of doing) and technologies (application of knowledge for practical purposes) that might afford us a glimpse of the world to come: from the human body to societies and states, everything can be considered both a technology and a technique.

For instance, "corona times" urge us to pay attention to the know-how that is supposed to save lives and protect against the invisible, flying danger, but often become threats of surveillance and control. The various techniques of either running the state apparatus or avoiding and resisting it (e.g., Scott 1998) came into stark relief during various contemporary protest movements (e.g., Black Lives Matter), which often aim both to resist a certain face of the state while demanding another one (Navaro-Yashin 2002). Even the same technology, like face coverings, can become a technique of protest, as well as a symbol of obedience to an authority.

There are, however, other related flying fields to explore:

  • reproductive and identity politics (e.g., DNA testing, genealogies and genograms);
  • food (e.g., roof gardening, school lunches or wine tasting);
  • combating emergencies (e.g., climate change, health hazards);
  • finance (e.g., money and monies);
  • bureaucracy (e.g., papers, laws and auditing);
  • design of social encounters (e.g., surveillance or movement of people);
  • research and knowledge production (e.g., peer-review);
  • etc.

With this in mind, we welcome contributions that explore anthropologically and ethnographically often contradictory aims and unintended effects of how technologies are applied and linked to techniques in larger social wholes.

Room: Theta
Session I
Moderator: Asoc. prof. Klāvs Sedlenieks
10:45–11:00#669Cooperatives as interfaces and boundary objects in supply chain infrastructures – Moroccan argan oilBertram Turner
11:00–11:15#941Becoming In-visible: Small Family Farms in Rural Latvia in the Framework of the Nation and EU Agriculture PolicyKristīne Rolle, André Thiemann
11:15–11:30 Discussion: Legal Infrastructures of Agriculture and rural relations
11:30–11:45#883Making infrastructural work visible in Latvian research institutionsIeva Puzo
11:45–12:00#753What the Flying Spaghetti Monster Can Teach Us About Religion in the 21st CenturyMichael Strmiska
12:00–12:15 Discussion: Databased techniques and technologies of knowledge and religion
Session II
Moderator: Leading Researcher André Thiemann
12:45–13:00#853State as a technology of kinshipKlāvs Sedlenieks
13:00–13:15#269State and kinship: exploring assisted reproductive technologies in LatviaDiāna Kiščenko
13:15–13:30 Discussion: Techniques and technologies of making the state through kinship and vice versa

International Scientific Committee

  • Ieva Puzo, PhD, Director of the MSc Program in Social Anthropology, Senior Researcher, Dept. of Communication Studies, Latvia
  • André Thiemann, PhD, Leading Researcher, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Michael Strmiska, PhD, Dept. of Global Studies, Orange County Community College (SUNY-Orange), United States
  • Klāvs Sedlenieks, PhD, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Agita Lūse, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Diāna Kiščenko, Researcher and Tutor, Dept. of Communication Studies, Latvia

Organising Committee

  • Klāvs Sedlenieks, PhD, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU
  • Agita Lūse, PhD, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU
  • André Thiemann, PhD, Leading Researcher, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU

Communication Studies

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"Fake it till…  you make it!"

Mediated communication and its prospect
Sharing is not always caring: disinformation, audiences and trust

Sessions I & II
Room: Upsilon
Session I: Media literacy
Moderator: Prof. Anda Rožukalne
10:45–11:00#359Does media literacy predict civic participation? It's complicatedJānis Buholcs, Vineta Silkāne, Agnese Dāvidsone
11:00–11:15#418Media literacy and news literacy: what is the connection?Agnese Dāvidsone, Vineta Silkāne, Jānis Buholcs
11:15–11:30#602National Network to Combat Disinformation as a tool of media literacy: contributions to health and democracyChristiane Versuti, Maximiliano Martin Vicente, Brazil
11:30–11:45#456Education Goes Digital: (A Prospect of) Communities of Life and KnowledgeYevgeny Brazul-Bruszkowski, Russian Federation
11:45–12:00#873A Latvian Dictionary of Media and Communications Terms: Pain of Giving BirthAinārs Dimants
12:00–12:15 Discussion 
Session II: COVID-19 Driven Topics in the Communication Research
Moderator: Dr Ainārs Dimants
13:00–13:15#487Communication during the Covid-19 pandemicSergei Kruk, Diāna Kalniņa
13:15–13:30#696Is COVID-19 an ‘ordinary flu’ that benefits politicians? Perception of pandemic disinformation in LatviaAnda Rožukalne, Alise Tīfentāle, Sandra Murinska
13:30–13:45#694From fatigue to news avoidance: analysis of the society attitude towards news on Covid-19 in LatviaAnda Rožukalne, Sandra Murinska, Ieva Strode
13:45–14:00#970We Have Been Left Alone – How the Journalistic Profession Was Affected by the COVID-19 Epidemic in RomaniaIoana Avadani, Romania
14:00–14:15#831Health behaviour model as a tool for strategic communication planning to promote COVID-19-related preventive health behaviourVita Savicka, Gunta Freimane, Kristīne Vigule
14:15–14:30 Discussion: Covid-19 and the media
Sessions III & IV
Room: Phi
Session III: Facing Covid: Media, society and art
Moderator: Prof. Deniss Hanovs
10:45–11:00#1069Balancing between the freedom of speech and the need to regulate in the murky world of fakesJulija Kalpokienė, Lithuania
11:00–11:15#56The integration of COVID-19 topics to Kremlin-backed propaganda (Lithuanian case)Viktor Denisenko, Lithuania
11:15–11:30#664Political Communication Mobbing: Facebook Case Study Of 13th Saeima Election CampaignBarbara Roskoša, Ilga Kreituse, Mārtiņš Daugulis
11:30–11:45#1143“Airbags” of residents of LatviaDiāna Kalniņa
11:45–12:00#53Is there any-body out there? Mediatisation of life under COVID-19 and Virtual InfluencersIgnas Kalpokas, Lithuania
12:00-12:15#739Do we all live in the same democracy? Understanding the perspective of Latvian youth, emigrants and ethnic minoritiesLiene Ločmele, Baiba Šķērīte, Marita Mūze
12:15–12:30 Discussion: Facing COVID-19: Media, society and politics
Session IV: Communication, culture and art
Moderator: Dr Ilva Skulte
13:00–13:15#291Power of opulence: Baroque culture as communication structureDeniss Hanovs
13:15–13:30#756The activities of the Soviet Latvian amateur film association (1962–1972)Rosario Napolitano
13:30–13:45#296Graphic Design in Social Media: Kafa Magazine, Tuhaf Magazine, Kafkaokur Magazine Instagram PagesBahar Soğukkuyu, Turkey
13:45–14:00#603The Cultural and historical heritage as an element in formation of the city identity. Case of Hanzas PeronsLolita Ozoliņa, Žanete Eglīte
14:15–14:30 Discussion: Communication, Culture and Art

International Scientific Committee

  • Kristina Juraitė, Professor, Department of Public Communication, Vitautas Magnas University, Lithuania
  • Asst. Prof. Ragne Kõuts, Sociology of Journalism, Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Asst. Prof. Michał Kuś, Department of Communication and Journalism, Institute of Political Science, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Prof. Anda Rožukalne, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Sergejs Kruks, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Ilva Skulte, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Alnis Stakle, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU, Latvia

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Deniss Hanovs, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU
  • Agita Lūse, Docent, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU

Economics and Business

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World Economics and Business: Necessities and Innovations in Dynamic Pandemic Adjustments and Beyond

Room: Psi
Session I
Moderator: Prof. Dr. oec. Tatjana Muravska, Dr. sc. admin. Romāns Putāns
10:45–11:00#281Filling the knowledge gap caused by occupational mobility on IT: gender-specific strategiesOksana Žabko
11:00–11:15#310EU’s assessment of business environment in Central AsiaLīga Andersone
11:15–11:30#564Legal challenges of teleworking in LatviaMarta Urbāne, Inna Dovladbekova, Anželika Berķe-Berga
11:30–11:45#761Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Enterprise Health in LatviaAnželika Berķe-Berga, Inna Dovladbekova, Marta Urbāne
11:45–12:00#774Sustainable brand as consumer behaviour influencing factor in LatviaKristīne Blumfelde-Rutka
12:00–12:15#786Development of a marketing strategy to assess the importance of sustainability for consumers in the digital age in the French marketKristīne Blumfelde-Rutka, Elīna Sedleniece
12:15–12:30#814The effect of the Latvian Business Environment on Society’s Motivation to Engage in Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Context with EstoniaNiks Ķuzulis, Inna Dovladbekova
Session II
Moderators: Prof. Dr.oec. Inna Dovladbekova, Dr.oec. Anželika Berķe-Berga
13:00–13:15#821Guidelines for Research, Technology Development, and Innovation for 2021–2027: towards excellence paradigm for LatviaUldis Berķis, Jānis Paiders, Dmitrijs Stepanovs
13:15–13:30#947A State of Art Review: Negotiation management from the corporate perspective. Negotiation modelsLīga Briķena
13:30–13:45#1147Economic and Legal Aspects of Higher Education Quality and Accordance Assurance: Comparative analysis of Latvia within European Higher Education AreaRomāns Putāns, Karina Palkova
13:45-14:00#1146Disease economics - economic aspects of anti-bacterial and anti-microbial resistance: comaprative analysis of Europe and other world rgionsRomāns Putāns, Lauma Springe

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. oec. Inna Dovladbekova, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. oec. Tatjana Muravska, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Christiane Trüe, Bremen City University, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. oec. Biruta Sloka, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Prof. Antje Leukens, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Kutaisi University, Georgia

Organising Committee

  • Assist. prof. Romāns Putāns, Dr. sc. admin., Department of International Business and Economics, RSU
  • Prof., Dr. oec. Inna Dovladbekova, RSU
  • Lect. Kristīne Blumfelde-Rutka,, RSU
  • Assist. prof. Marta Urbāne, Dr.iur. , RSU
  • Lect. Ieva Kalve, Dr.oec., RSU
  • Lect. Kristaps Zaļais,, RSY