Activities 2006 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Activities 2006 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

ACTIVITIES 2006

On October 31, 2006 the Autumn Plenary Session of the Latvian Academy of

Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts organized by

Prof. Janis Stradins and Prof. Maija Kule, entitled “Society Between Past and Future:

Ageing and Succession of Generations” was held in Riga. The following scientific

reports were delivered during the session: Pïteris Zvidri¿‰ presented his paper

“Population ageing in the Baltic States: dynamics and differences”, which was followed

by Vilnis Zari¿‰’ who spoke on “Problems of ageing and succession of generations in

contemporary society”.

Scientific reports “Molecular basis of ageing” by Vija Klu‰a and “Medical aspects of

population ageing” by Iveta Ozolanta concluded the first part of the session. After a break,

the ceremony of awarding the European Prize (Felix Prize) was held. Corresponding

member of the LAS Dr.phil. V. Zari¿‰ has been awarded with the European Prize and,

according by the decision previously made by the Experts commission, the supporting

prizes went to Dr. hist. R. Blumberga and Dr. sc. pol. A. Sprappleds.

On August 15th the prize of tolerance has been handed over to Hans-Dietrich Genscher,

Honorary Senator of the Academy and Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany.

Hans Dietrich Genscher, Roland Dumas, Felix Unger. Day of Tolerance, August 15, 2006.

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