The Centre of Bohemistics and Polonistics was established in 2002 with the support of the Czech Embassy in Latvia and the Polish Embassy in Latvia. The centre is formed according to the need for international cooperation between the regions of the Baltic sea and Central Europe and the topicality of bohemistics and polonistics in Latvia and in the University of Latvia.

The aim of the centre is to promote the research, mastering and popularization of the Polish and bohemian heritage, to contribute to the scientific, educational and cultural activities in this field, to strengthen the exchange of culture and education between the West Slavic countries and Latvia.

The centre carries out researches, participates in the implementation of study programmes that correspond the field of polonistics and bohemistics, and fosters and promotes mastering of Polish and Czech cultural heritage.

The centre hosts a library (Czech and Polish fiction, textbooks, dictionaries, scientific literature, guidebooks), films in Czech and Polish, CDs, maps and other materials.

The centre is where Czech and Polish language lessons for Russian philology students take place as well as consultations and events.

Partners and supporters:

  • Embassy of the Czech Republic in Latvia
  • Association "Latvija–Čehija"
  • Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Latvia
  • Association of Poles in Latvia
  • Foundation "Pomoc Polakom na Wschodzie"
  • Polonia Teachers' Centre in Lublin

All interested are welcome!

Members of the Council of the Centre:

  • act. lecturer K. Barkovska
  • doc. R. Kurpniece
  • Dr. J. Gabranova

Members of the Centre:

  • Mg. philol., doctoral student Aleksandra Žmuda
  • Dr. philol. Tatjana Stoikova (VUC)