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International day 2018

For the 5 th time Vilnius Business College organized the International Day for international students, during which students studying here as well as those from other higher education institutions came together for joint meeting and celebration. VVK director Jolanta Skirgailė expressed her joy that the community of international students grows larger and stronger every year, and this Day is a nice occasion for everybody to know one another and get acquainted with cultures of other countries. 

The celebration started with the event organized by NGOs Information and Support Centre in cooperation with the College. This year’s topic was “Studies in Lithuania: what’s next? Employment of international students in Lithuania”. During the workshop visiting speakers talked about the job market in Lithuania, procedure of issuing temporary work and study visas, the expanding sectors that might be of interest to international students. Ričardas Jaščemskas, a member of the council of Lithuanian Game Developers Association, spoke about the sector of computer games. A representative of one of the largest job seekers’ portals “CV online” Rita Karavaitienė noted that IT sector remains the leading one, wherein the demand for employees remains the highest. She provided students with practical advice on how to prepare for a job interview, which employees are currently in highest demand in the job market and which employers may be of interest for international students in Lithuania. 

After the event there was a celebration when students offered national dishes of their countries, presented their culture, danced, sang, communicated and rejoiced in their friendship. 




Vakaris Šaulys

Project manager of Lithuanian team




Project Sustainability Activities have started

The project has come to its end, but the project outputs and outcomes continue their life.

Professor Ineta Luka from Turiba University, Latvia, participated in the largest education conference in Europe organised by European Education Research Association (EERA) ECER 2018 "Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?" in Italy, Free University Bolzano, held from 3rd to 7th September 2018.

The conference was attended by more than 2500 participants who presented their research reports in 32 scientific networks.

Prof. Ineta Luka presented the paper „Developing Students’ Language and Intercultural Competence for Future Employability: a Comparative Analysis of Latvia and Lithuania” in Network 11 „Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance” featuring the course piloting results in both countries. The audience was introduced with the project aims and the main outputs as well as got a detailed insight in the course piloting results. The presentation aroused interest and positive evaluation from the session participants who were from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey etc. At the end of the presentation, the session participants received an information leaflet with the Internet address of the Learning platform and they expressed their readiness to use the platform to increase their own language skills and will motivate their students, friends and colleagues to do it as well.

Prof. Ineta Luka

Turiba University team manager



„Unity in Diversity” project features on the largest tourism portal in the Baltic countries


An article on the final stage of the Project – the Multiplier event held in Riga and introducing the project outputs has been published on the largest tourism and travel portal in the Baltic countries Travelnews.lv.

Tourism media group BalticTravelnews.combegan its activities in 2003 with launching tourism business website TurismaBizness.lv (Eiropa.lv). As of today they offer several tourism news websites for Internet users in Latvia (Travelnews.lv, TurismaBizness.lv), Lithuania (Travelnews.lt, TurizmoVerslas.lt), Estonia (Travelnews.ee) and Baltic tourism news website BalticTravelnews.com (in English, German and Russian languages). They also have a separate section “Tourism Business” for the industry specialists. Since 2003, more than 400 Latvian and foreign enterprises, organizations and societies have become BalticTravelnews.com partners. The portal can be accessed on: http://www.baltictravelnews.com/

The article providing information on the “Unity in Diversity” project is published on the public part of the portal to be available both for tourism specialists and other readers. You can read the article on: http://travelnews.lv/index.php?m_id=18550&i_id=5&pub_id=112377

Dr.paed. Ineta Luka

Latvian project manager




This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.