BICEPS future

On June 26, Alf Vanags passed away. Alf founded BICEPS in 2002 and has served as its Director since then. Until the very end, he was actively working on projects, taking part in the public debate, and giving policy advice. There are many former students and colleagues whose lives and careers Alf influenced – with his lectures, with advice, with support and sometimes by simply being a wise friend who could encourage, help to identify the most important things and to go forward. He created a truly unique atmosphere around himself – many people who used to work with BICEPS and are not formally affiliated with BICEPS anymore, kept the ties and often come to our office. “Once you are in, you can never get out” – this is Alf’s favorite saying about people affiliated with BICEPS. Read more