“Erasmus+” in Riga, Latvia

Team IBS
May 20, 2023

The “Erasmus+” program provided a unique opportunity for Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Desislava Aleksova to explore the history and culture of Riga, Latvia, during a teaching mobility at Turiba, the largest private university in the country. She also participated in an international scientific conference on the topic of “Science for Sustainable Life in Healthcare,” which took place there.


Respected scholars from around the world shared their innovative research, creative solutions, and best practices for integrating sustainability into the healthcare industry. The presented scientific studies traced the latest advancements in the fields of health, infrastructure, social development, and culture, with a focus on the key challenges that must be overcome in the present and future in the fight to preserve the environment. Various dimensions of sustainability were explored, along with the practical tools necessary to have a positive impact on the environment and methods for integrating sustainable solutions into people’s personal and professional lives. The conference provided a platform for inspiring discussions and gave attendees the opportunity to lay the foundations for sustainable initiatives and partnerships in their respective fields.


Dr. Alexova’s participation and her presentation on sustainable practices in tourism were highly appreciated, revealing the connection between science, culture, and nature and emphasizing the need to preserve the environment. Her scientific research will contribute to creating a greener future for society and inspire positive changes that would benefit both the environment and the well-being of people.

To highlight sustainable travel and showcase the beauty of Riga, which holds UNESCO World Heritage status, the hosts organized a city tour. The researchers enjoyed an unforgettable boat ride along the picturesque canals, highlighting the importance of ecological transportation and its use for commuting to work. They witnessed the harmony between nature and urban development, gaining an even deeper appreciation for the preservation of these delicate ecosystems.


Afterward, the tour continued on foot through the historic Old Town of Riga. Participants took a stroll back in time with a visit to the renowned Latvian War Museum, offering a poignant reminder of the importance of peace and the necessity of sustainable practices in all aspects of life. Among the other architectural gems they explored were Riga Castle and Riga Cathedral.