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28th of March, 2019

On the 28th of March Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to take the part (personally or virtually) in the plenary session of the 8th international interdisciplinary scientific conference "The Region: History, Culture, Language", organized by Šiauliai University Research Institute Humanities Research Centre. 

The plenary session has included four presentations

The Role of Latvian Catholic Church Textiles in Perfecting People’s Aesthetic Values

A Head of the Ethnographic Department at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia, Senior researcher at the Latvia University Institute of Latvian History dr. Aija Jansone (Latvia).

Ethnological, Teleological and Axiological Components of the Traditional

Upbringing in the Early 20th Century in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb dr. Draženko Tomić (Croatia), Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb dr. Vladimir Legac (Croatia), Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb dr. Krunoslav Mikulan (Croatia).

Alternative Medicine Research in Lithuania in the Context of Humanities: Revising Existing Definitions at the Theoretical and Empirical Levels

Researcher at the Šiauliai University, Institute of Regional Development dr. Reda Šatūnienė (Lithuania).

The American Approach to the Function of Music in Motion Film: Collaboration

of Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

PhD candidate at the Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Domantas Milius (Lithuania).






9th of April, 2019

RENET has invited to two public lctures of visiting professors.


Virtual lecture "The Innovation Potential in Bulgarian Economy in the European Context"Presenter - Chief Assist. Prof. Dr Daniela Ventsislavova Georgieva (International School of Business - Botevgrad, Bulgaria). Moderators - Assoc. Prof. Dr Solveiga Skunčikienė (Šiauliai University, Lithuania), Assoc. Prof. Dr Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).

Virtual lecture "Post-Exit in European Union"Presenter - Jean Monnet Chair, Prof. Dr Uroš Pinterič (Faculty of Organizational Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia). Moderator - Dr Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).

Photos by Tomas Andrijauskas



16th of May, 2019

On the 16th of May The Institute of Regional Development of Šiauliai University, NGO Public Administration Academical Centre (VAAC)  and Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to take the part (personally or virtually) in the public lecture "The Use of Theoretical Frameworks in the Study of Public Administration". The keyspeaker and presenter - professor Dr Robert Blair (School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, U.S.A.), visiting in Šiauliai University (Lithuania). Moderator - lect. PhD student Vilma Tubutienė (Šiauliai University, VAAC, RENET, Lithuania)

The use of theoretical frameworks in the study of public administration was discussed with the special focus on policy tools and policy communities. Prof. R. Blair has reviewed theoretical frameworks employed in his research. His lecture generally focused on professional local government, community and economic development, and the policy development process. His approach to teaching involved significant levels of discussion of concepts and themes. Firstly, prof. R. Blair gave a lecture on the topic and then engaged the audience in the exchange of ideas and perceptions. In particular the audience explored the concepts from a Lithuanian context.

The lecture was the part of the international interdisciplinary scientific conference of young researchers “YOUNG RESEARCHERS FOR SMART SOCIETY”, held in Šiauliai University.

Photos by Zenonas Ripinskis

19th of September, 2019


On the 19th of September The Institute of Regional Development and Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to take the part in the international scientific discussion "E-leadership in local government organizations: cases of Baltic States and Germany". Presenters: prof. Dr Irma Rybnikova (Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Dr Inese Abolina (University of Latvia, Latvia), prof. Dr Iveta Renholde (University of Latvia, Latvia), prof. Dr Maaja Vadi (University of Tartu, Estonia), PhD student Janika Sillamäe (University of Tartu, Estonia), Dr Rita Toleikienė (Šiauliai University, Lithuania), assoc. prof. Dr Vita Juknevičienė (Šiauliai University, Lithuania).

Digitalisation as a part of e-government initiatives in public organizations in the Baltic countries represents a huge project in the last few decades that has been boosted with a considerable financial support by the countries and the EU. Within a short period of time, the IT-based communication has become an integral part of the working life in local government organizations. The discussion was focused on questions: how digitalisation frames leadership processes and what kind of challenges emerge from it in local government organizations in Germany and Baltic States. It was leaded my the discussion with practitioners and academic community.

* The event was the part of the project “E-leadership in local government organizations“. This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany. Agreement No. 2019/14 on financing the project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office Nr.SU-27- (8.2).








Photos by Zenonas Ripinskis





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