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Projects
2024
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Strengthening the resistance to disinformation in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries, with a particular focus on independent media
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Allocated funds
88 607,69 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen resistance to disinformation and strategic communication capabilities, consolidating the dissemination of independent information in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries.

Implementing organization
UAB „Delfi“
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
2023
Belarusian Independent Cinema: Revival
Year
2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
39 506,50 EUR
Project goal

To promote, highlight, and support independent Belarusian cinema and the film industry locally and globally as a significant contribution to rethinking and preserving contemporary Belarusian national identity.

Implementing organization
Volia Films OÜ
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Lithuania - Belarus. A Dialogue about the Past
Year
2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2023
22 342,95 EUR
2022
22 311 EUR
2021
20 715,10 EUR
Allocated funds
65 369,05 EUR
Project goal

To join efforts of researchers from Belarus and Lithuania to evaluate the most prevalent historical narratives in society, which are disseminated through the media and social networks.

Project results
  • 10 articles for a collective monograph prepared;
  • 15 articles for the media, 3 scientific articles prepared;
  • 3 debates organised
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Lithuanian Institute of History
Strengthening the resistance to disinformation in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries, with a particular focus on independent media
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Allocated funds
88 607,69 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen resistance to disinformation and strategic communication capabilities, consolidating the dissemination of independent information in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries.

Implementing organization
UAB „Delfi“
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
2022
Belarus - Lithuania: Science, Culture and Civil Society
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2022
57 330 EUR
2021
17 376 EUR
Allocated funds
74 706 EUR
Project goal

To give the members of Belarus' intellectual and cultural elite the freedom to do research in the fields of humanities and social sciences, to promote global civic engagement through cultural exchange, and to establish informal networks.

Project results
  • 1-3 October 2021 The International Congress of Gudija Researchers was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 20/20/2020, with about 170 live and 212 virtual participants from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and other countries.
  • In September 2021, a call for Research Fellowships was launched (https://www.ldki.lt/2021-09-22-1/), for which 58 applications were submitted and 5 fellows were selected. The scientific publications prepared by the 2022 fellows are expected to be published in 2023 in the following journals: "Review of Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania", "Homo Historicus", "Political Sphere", "Belarus і Svet" etc.
  • In May 2022, 6 discussions were organised remotely.
  • 30 September - 2 October 2022 International Congress of Gudija Studies was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, with 311 scholars and experts participating, 102 of whom participated remotely. The International Congress of Gudija Researchers was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, with around 170 in-person and 212 virtual participants from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and other countries.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Belarusian Independent Cinema: Revival
Year
2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
39 506,50 EUR
Project goal

To promote, highlight, and support independent Belarusian cinema and the film industry locally and globally as a significant contribution to rethinking and preserving contemporary Belarusian national identity.

Implementing organization
Volia Films OÜ
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Ideas and Tools for the European Heritage of Belarus
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
2022
9 470,02 EUR
2021
15 708,86 EUR
Allocated funds
25 178,88 EUR
Project goal

To promote European Heritage Label Programme in Belarus, to identify potential sites that could complement the European list, and to develop new strategies for its interpretation. The project creates a basis for the deeper integration of Belarus into the European cultural space and actualizes the European aspect of cultural heritage.

Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ European Humanities University (EHU)
Lithuania - Belarus. A Dialogue about the Past
Year
2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2023
22 342,95 EUR
2022
22 311 EUR
2021
20 715,10 EUR
Allocated funds
65 369,05 EUR
Project goal

To join efforts of researchers from Belarus and Lithuania to evaluate the most prevalent historical narratives in society, which are disseminated through the media and social networks.

Project results
  • 10 articles for a collective monograph prepared;
  • 15 articles for the media, 3 scientific articles prepared;
  • 3 debates organised
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Lithuanian Institute of History
Promotion of Relations between Belarusian and Lithuanian Expert Communities
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2022
39 322,53 EUR
2021
3 277,05 EUR
Allocated funds
42 599,58 EUR
Project goal

To encourage the collaboration of Lithuanian and Belarusian researchers and experts in the fields of social and humanitarian sciences by raising the quality of analytical content produced.

Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Center for Eastern European Studies
Strengthening the resistance to disinformation in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries, with a particular focus on independent media
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Allocated funds
88 607,69 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen resistance to disinformation and strategic communication capabilities, consolidating the dissemination of independent information in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries.

Implementing organization
UAB „Delfi“
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
2021
Belarus - Lithuania: Science, Culture and Civil Society
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2022
57 330 EUR
2021
17 376 EUR
Allocated funds
74 706 EUR
Project goal

To give the members of Belarus' intellectual and cultural elite the freedom to do research in the fields of humanities and social sciences, to promote global civic engagement through cultural exchange, and to establish informal networks.

Project results
  • 1-3 October 2021 The International Congress of Gudija Researchers was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 20/20/2020, with about 170 live and 212 virtual participants from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and other countries.
  • In September 2021, a call for Research Fellowships was launched (https://www.ldki.lt/2021-09-22-1/), for which 58 applications were submitted and 5 fellows were selected. The scientific publications prepared by the 2022 fellows are expected to be published in 2023 in the following journals: "Review of Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania", "Homo Historicus", "Political Sphere", "Belarus і Svet" etc.
  • In May 2022, 6 discussions were organised remotely.
  • 30 September - 2 October 2022 International Congress of Gudija Studies was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, with 311 scholars and experts participating, 102 of whom participated remotely. The International Congress of Gudija Researchers was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, with around 170 in-person and 212 virtual participants from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and other countries.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Francysk Scaryna Cultural Rout (Part Polotsk-Vilnius)
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
28 083,61 EUR
Project goal

To contribute to the preservation and promotion of tangible and intagible heritage related to the personality of Francysk Scaryna, based on the model of the Council of Europe Cultural Rout Programme.

Project results
  • Francysk Scaryna's concept of the Cultural Route, developed and tested in the case of the historic Polotsk-Vilnius route.
    Increased capacity of key social and cultural partners in Lithuania and Belarus to preserve and promote heritage on the basis of the Cultural Route concept.
  • An action plan for the establishment of the Francysk Scaryna's European Route of Culture has been developed.
  • The Francysk Scaryna European Cultural Route project and concept were presented to the international scientific community at the International Congress (2 October 2021, Kaunas).
  • The project website http://skaryna.eu/en/ was created.
Implementing organization
European Humanities University
Ideas and Tools for the European Heritage of Belarus
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
2022
9 470,02 EUR
2021
15 708,86 EUR
Allocated funds
25 178,88 EUR
Project goal

To promote European Heritage Label Programme in Belarus, to identify potential sites that could complement the European list, and to develop new strategies for its interpretation. The project creates a basis for the deeper integration of Belarus into the European cultural space and actualizes the European aspect of cultural heritage.

Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ European Humanities University (EHU)
Lithuania - Belarus. A Dialogue about the Past
Year
2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2023
22 342,95 EUR
2022
22 311 EUR
2021
20 715,10 EUR
Allocated funds
65 369,05 EUR
Project goal

To join efforts of researchers from Belarus and Lithuania to evaluate the most prevalent historical narratives in society, which are disseminated through the media and social networks.

Project results
  • 10 articles for a collective monograph prepared;
  • 15 articles for the media, 3 scientific articles prepared;
  • 3 debates organised
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Lithuanian Institute of History
Promotion of Relations between Belarusian and Lithuanian Expert Communities
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2022
39 322,53 EUR
2021
3 277,05 EUR
Allocated funds
42 599,58 EUR
Project goal

To encourage the collaboration of Lithuanian and Belarusian researchers and experts in the fields of social and humanitarian sciences by raising the quality of analytical content produced.

Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Center for Eastern European Studies
The Dilemma of Belarusian Constitutional Identity
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
12 762,10 EUR
Project goal

To organize an international scientific discussion in Vilnius between academics, members of civil society, and authors of the Lithuanian and Belarusian constitutions in order to identify the key components of Belarus' constitutional identity, with an emphasis on the country's legal, historical, and cultural (linguistic) aspects.

Project results
  • On 11 October 2021, a hybrid international discussion between representatives of Lithuania, Belarus and Poland took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, where the main elements of Belarus' constitutional identity were discussed, focusing on legal aspects.
  • A report of the discussion with its conclusions was prepared and published on the Mykolas Romeris University website: BELARUS-REPORT-OUTLINE.pdf (mruni.eu)
Implementing organization
Mykolas Romeris University
Understand, Measure and Reduce CO2 Footprint in Belarus
Year
2021, 2020
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Belarus
2021
29 137 EUR
2020
18 547,46 EUR
Allocated funds
47 684,46 EUR
Project goal

To promote and strengthen the awareness of Belarusian youth about environmental protection and climate change, to encourage organizations to do their daily business in an environmentally responsible way.

Project results
  • The Climathon event for young people took place remotely from 9-11 June 2021. 7 teams (33 people) took part and developed innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their communities and citizens.
  • Recommendations were developed for three organisations («Жилкомиздат», «Экопартнерство», Secondary School No 12 in Grodno).
  • A handbook for assessing the environmental performance of organisations has been developed.
  • Three newsletters were sent to more than 80 followers, published on social accounts, flyers were produced and published.
    The results of the project were presented at a summer school in Minsk (25 participants) on 23 June, 2021.
Implementing organization
Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania
2020
Administrative Capacity Building and Introduction of International Standards at the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Year
2020, 2019
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
2020
6 731 EUR
2019
22 984 EUR
Allocated funds
30 000 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen institutional capacities of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus. To contribute to the optimization of customs and border control activities, improvement of international trade conditions and enhance cooperation between services, performing control at the border.

Project results
  • During the meetings and practical trainings, Belarusian customs officers had the opportunity to get acquainted with international standards and methods for facilitating international trade, and to share the best practices of Lithuanian customs.
  • A coordination mechanism between the customs and border services of both countries was set up to improve the permeability of the state border crossing points.
  • The quality of customs services was improved and business and trade conditions were facilitated.
  • Cooperation between Lithuanian and Belarusian customs specialists has been strengthened through the establishment of a contact network of training specialists and the promotion of the exchange of good practice between the Lithuanian Customs Training Centre and the Belarusian Customs Advanced Studies and Retraining Institute.
Implementing organization
Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
Development of community-based restoration concepts for former synagogues in Belarus
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
15 711 EUR
Project goal

Capacity building and experience sharing in community-based preservation and conversion of architectural heritage for the local needs.

Project results
  • At least 15 Belarusian heritage specialists and at least 5 members of the Synagogue Steering Group gained new experience in historic preservation;
  • Research work at the EHU has been strengthened; 2 articles related to the heritage of synagogues have been published in the EHU Centre for Jewish Studies' scientific journal "Tsaytshrif";
  • 30 Belarusian students gained experience in interdisciplinary cooperation in heritage and design studies;
  • 4 Belarusian students have been awarded scholarships to carry out research work in 2021-2022;
  • A plan for Belarusian-Lithuanian cooperation in the field of heritage conservation has been developed;
  • A film summarising the EHU projects in the field of preservation of the heritage of synagogues in Belarus in 2018-2020 has been created.
Implementing organization
European Humanities University
Increasing pandemic resilience in the regions of Belarus
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Social Protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
9 000 EUR
Project goal

To improve the social situation of children and youth in boarding schools, to strengthen children's resistance to the pandemic.

Embassy project

Project results
  • Children from boarding schools, orphanages and poor families were taught about the importance of personal hygiene and self-protection skills in the face of pandemic outbreaks.
  • Boarding schools, orphanages and families were given medical protective equipment and received training on how to use it effectively.
Implementing organization
Catholic Charity Organization „Caritas“
Provision of independent information at charter97.org to the readers to counter Russian propaganda in Belarus and the region under the conditions of partial blocking of the website on the territory of Belarus
Year
2020, 2019
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Belarus
2020
15 000 EUR
2019
15 000 EUR
Allocated funds
30 000 EUR
Project goal

Project is aimed at provision of independent alternative information at charter97.org to the readers to counter Russian propaganda in Belarus and the region under the conditions of partial blocking of the website on the territory of Belarus.

Regional project

Project results
  • The Correspondents' Network has produced 116 publications for charter97.org in 2020: articles, commentaries, interviews, opinions from Lithuanian politicians, experts and activists.
  • A total of 708 articles were produced.
  • Readers were given the opportunity to exchange views and discuss the publications.
  • A meeting with Lithuanian and Belarusian correspondents improved cooperation between the editorial team and the correspondents, improved the quality of the articles, and another planned meeting was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Implementing organization
Charter'97 Foundation
Twinning project: Strengthening cooperation between the EU and the Republic of Belarus in the customs sector
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 300 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

The overall objectives of the project is the establishment of a working model for cooperation in the customs area between the EU and the Republic of Belarus to facilitate the legitimate trade and minimize the supply chain risks in the international commerce.

Project duration: 24 months + 3 months

Project results
  • Support to SCC for the preparation project Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Belarus in the Customs Sector;
  • Identification of the legislation gaps between the Eurasian and European Customs Code as baseline for information exchange;
  • Improvement of the customs business processes and internal organization capacity;
  • Identification of the sources (IT Systems) and methods to facilitate the information exchange;
  • Improvements in the vocational training and re-training capabilities;
  • Capacity improvement through better utilization of the customs infrastructure at the BCP’s to facilitate the trade and minimize the security risks;
  • Elaboration of the “best practise” to establish institutional channels for dialogue with the business partners (freight forwarders, customs brokers, agents, import and export companies, logistics service providers, etc.).
Implementing organization
Germany - leader, Poland, Lithuania (Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania) - junior partner
Twinning project: Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the National Statistics System of the Republic of Belarus
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 300 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

Strengthening the capacity of the national statistical system of the Republic of Belarus in terms of production and dissemination of high-quality and internationally comparable statistical data to increase the efficiency of policy decision-making.

Project duration: 21 months + 3 months

Project results
  • Creation of an information resource in the form of a database of administrative data and the development of quality assessment tools for such data based on EU statistical standards and best European practices;
  • Improvemnt of the quality of the national environmental-economic accounting system;
  • Faciliation of the process of introduction of the SDMX standard for data and metadata dissemination and exchange;
  • Improvement of the standard microdata dissemination procedure.
Implementing organization
Denmark - leader, Finland, Lithuania (Statistics Lithuania) - junior partners
Understand, Measure and Reduce CO2 Footprint in Belarus
Year
2021, 2020
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Belarus
2021
29 137 EUR
2020
18 547,46 EUR
Allocated funds
47 684,46 EUR
Project goal

To promote and strengthen the awareness of Belarusian youth about environmental protection and climate change, to encourage organizations to do their daily business in an environmentally responsible way.

Project results
  • The Climathon event for young people took place remotely from 9-11 June 2021. 7 teams (33 people) took part and developed innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their communities and citizens.
  • Recommendations were developed for three organisations («Жилкомиздат», «Экопартнерство», Secondary School No 12 in Grodno).
  • A handbook for assessing the environmental performance of organisations has been developed.
  • Three newsletters were sent to more than 80 followers, published on social accounts, flyers were produced and published.
    The results of the project were presented at a summer school in Minsk (25 participants) on 23 June, 2021.
Implementing organization
Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania
2019
Administrative Capacity Building and Introduction of International Standards at the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Year
2020, 2019
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
2020
6 731 EUR
2019
22 984 EUR
Allocated funds
30 000 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen institutional capacities of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus. To contribute to the optimization of customs and border control activities, improvement of international trade conditions and enhance cooperation between services, performing control at the border.

Project results
  • During the meetings and practical trainings, Belarusian customs officers had the opportunity to get acquainted with international standards and methods for facilitating international trade, and to share the best practices of Lithuanian customs.
  • A coordination mechanism between the customs and border services of both countries was set up to improve the permeability of the state border crossing points.
  • The quality of customs services was improved and business and trade conditions were facilitated.
  • Cooperation between Lithuanian and Belarusian customs specialists has been strengthened through the establishment of a contact network of training specialists and the promotion of the exchange of good practice between the Lithuanian Customs Training Centre and the Belarusian Customs Advanced Studies and Retraining Institute.
Implementing organization
Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
Cooperation between Lithuanian and Belarusian Women's Organizations in the Area of Consolidation of Gender Democracy
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
5 000 EUR
Project goal

Gender equality, support to Belarusian civil society, women empowerment.

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Vilnius Women's Home
Creating sustainable food rescue system in Belarus
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
5 000 EUR
Project goal

Transfer of good practices and designing of food rescue systems in Belarus.

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Charity and Support Fund "Food Bank"
Creative Rehabilitation for Children with Disabilities "Let's Create Together"
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
750 EUR
Project goal

To reduce social exclusion and draw public attention to the situation and rights of disabled people in Belarus.

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Private individual
Development of community-based restoration concepts for former synagogues in Belarus
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
16 584,66 EUR
Project goal

To bring to Belarus the experience of Lithuania in community-based preservation and conversion of architectural heritage for the needs of locals and city promotion.

Implementing organization
European Humanities University
Innovative social, public and economic engagement for empowered youth in Belarus
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Social Protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
12 490,29 EUR
Project goal

Informed and engaged young Belarusians participate in new types of business, public and social activities that will benefit the Belarusian society.

Implementing organization
European Radio for Belarus (Euroradio)
Promotion of Deaf Entrepreneurship
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Social Protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
29 584,70 EUR
Project goal

Give knowledge for deaf and hearing impaired youth from Belarus about entrepreneurship opportunities, business development, promote social activity and apply skills in future.

Implementing organization
The PAGAVA community of Lithuanian families raising deaf and hard hearing children
Provision of independent information at charter97.org to the readers to counter Russian propaganda in Belarus and the region under the conditions of partial blocking of the website on the territory of Belarus
Year
2020, 2019
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Belarus
2020
15 000 EUR
2019
15 000 EUR
Allocated funds
30 000 EUR
Project goal

Project is aimed at provision of independent alternative information at charter97.org to the readers to counter Russian propaganda in Belarus and the region under the conditions of partial blocking of the website on the territory of Belarus.

Regional project

Project results
  • The Correspondents' Network has produced 116 publications for charter97.org in 2020: articles, commentaries, interviews, opinions from Lithuanian politicians, experts and activists.
  • A total of 708 articles were produced.
  • Readers were given the opportunity to exchange views and discuss the publications.
  • A meeting with Lithuanian and Belarusian correspondents improved cooperation between the editorial team and the correspondents, improved the quality of the articles, and another planned meeting was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Implementing organization
Charter'97 Foundation
Stanisław Moniuszko – 200 years anniversary
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 000 EUR
Project goal

Transfer of experience of Lithuanian historians and musicologists, joint research of historical past.

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Lithuanian Musicians' Union
Twinning project: Support for the State Border Committee of Belarus in the implementation of the national Integrated Border Management (IBM) strategy and action plan
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 300 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To strengthen the capacities of the State Border Committee of Belarus to implement a modern, effective and efficient integrated border management (IBM) system in alignment with the EU acquis and EU standards and best practices developed based on lessons learned.

Project duration: 24 months

Implementing organization
Latvia - leader, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania (State Border Guard Service) - junior partners
2018
Conduct of the second national youth team competition "What do I know about Europe" in the final game
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 600 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Creative Rehabilitation for Children with Disabilities "Let's Paint Together"
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Democracy - the dissemination of independent information and the consolidation of human rights
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
13 677,11 EUR
Implementing organization
Association of Lithuanian Gay League
Development of Community-based restoration concept for the former Ashmiany Synagogue
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
9 482 EUR
Implementing organization
European Humanities University
Dissemination of Independent Information and Transfer of Lithuania's Experience to Belarus and the Region by Charter97.org
Year
2018, 2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2018
15 000 EUR
2017
15 000 EUR
Allocated funds
30 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Charter’97 Foundation, Continuing project since 2017
Earth under white wings
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
2 700 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Encouraging Entrepreneurship of the Deaf
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Social Protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
23 324 EUR
Implementing organization
The PAGAVA community of Lithuanian families raising deaf and hard hearing children
Francis Malevsky - the guardian of the memory of the three nations
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 500 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Lithuanian and Belarusian regional media cooperation
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Promoting the use of the Belarusian language as one of the elements of national identity
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 700 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Social educational photography project „PHOTOSTART
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Strengthening the institutional capacities of the Customs of the Republic of Belarus in the field of customs assessment and customs management
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
5 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Customs department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (Diplomatic Mission Project)
Support to Belarusian non-governmental youth organizations in building a sustainable urban community
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
5 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
The commemoration of Lithuanian historical memory in the Curopathos
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Towards Ethical Media: Opportunities for Overcoming Gender Stereotypes
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Web site (www.ucpg.org) support of the Belarusian opposition United Citizens Party
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 500 EUR
Implementing organization
Diplomatic Mission Project
Youth Social and Economic Project "Invent Yourself"
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Social Protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
12 421,68 EUR
Implementing organization
Youth association "StudAlliance"
2017
"Intermarium". TV debate show about the region
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Historical and cultural heritage protection, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Belarus, Ukraine
Allocated funds
11 840.27
Implementing organization
Jerzy Giedroyc dialogue and cooperation forum.
Dissemination of Independent Information and Transfer of Lithuania's Experience to Belarus and the Region by Charter97.org
Year
2018, 2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
2018
15 000 EUR
2017
15 000 EUR
Allocated funds
30 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Charter’97 Foundation, Continuing project since 2017
Francis Malevsky - the guardian of the memory of the three nations
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 500 EUR
Implementing organization
Embassy project
Increasing the cooperation between business support organizations and local authorities in Belarus: towards a sustainable dialogue
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Development
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
5 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Lithuanian Business Confederation
Legacy of the Radziwiłł family, noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Cooperation in developing the capacities of research and preservation of cultural heritage
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
7 352.89 EUR
Implementing organization
Cultural Heritage Department under the Ministry of Culture
Organizing expeditions for International students, investigating Litvak synagogues in Belarus
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
11 992.62 EUR
Implementing organization
Public Enterprise Jewish Culture and Information Center
Promotion of Entrepreneurship of the Deaf
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Education, Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Development
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
15 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Lithuanian Association of Families with Deaf and Bad Hearing Children PAGAVA
Promotion of the use of the Belarusian language as one of the elements of national identity
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 700 EUR
Implementing organization
Embassy project
Strenghtening Civil Society Organizations for an Effective Representation of Mental Health Service Users
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
4 300 EUR
Implementing organization
Public Enterprise “Mental health perspective”
The 8th International Painters' Plenary in Grodno / Training Workshop and Workshop on "Contemporary trends and tendencies in the development of world art
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
3 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Project of Consulate General of Lithuania in Grodno, State Enterprise "Grodno Exhibition Hall" at the Grodno Executive Committee
The EHU Times
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
24 945.87 EUR
Implementing organization
European Humanities University
The final game of the second national youth team competition "What I Know About Europe"
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1600 EUR
Implementing organization
Embassy project
The old political experiences of the public and heritage in the modern civil society in the region of ULB (the Dukes Slutski /Olelkovichi)
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
27 000 EUR
Implementing organization
Public Enterprise Academy of Historical Memory
Twinning project: Strengthening the National Bank of Belarus
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
1 150 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

The EU Twinning Project oriented to help study the legal and institutional environment to secure financial stability in Belarus and develop recommendations on its improvement in the light of the best international practices (responsibility, division of powers, regulatory activity). The project also envisages improvements to the report on financial stability, including the regulation of its preparatory process, the development of a reference guide for internal use on financial stability monitoring, strengthening of the personnel potential through trainings on the use of the improved macroprudential supervision system.

Project duration: 18 months + 3 months.

 

Implementing organization
Germany - leader, Poland, Lithuania (Bank of Lithuania) - junior partners
World Belarusian Meeting of Culture, Science and Youth in Vilnius
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
16 629.66 EUR
Implementing organization
Eastern Europe Studies Centre
Youth social and economic project "Invent Yourself”
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Development
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
12 365.89 EUR
Implementing organization
Youth association "StudAlliance"
2016
Bologna Process for Belarussian Youth
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
7.834 EUR
Implementing organization
Young Christian Democrats of Lithuania
Studies of the Radziwiłł family, noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Mausoleum in the basements of Nesvizh church and a concept for adaptation thereof for visitors
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
6.879 EUR
Implementing organization
Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture
The EHU Times
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
19.595 EUR
Implementing organization
European Humanities University
World Belarussian meeting of Culture, Science and Youth in Vilnius
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
26.288 EUR
Implementing organization
Legal entity
Youth project “Center of civil initiative”
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
8.073 EUR
Implementing organization
Legal entity
2015
Cultural history links on the way of Lithuania and Belarus
Year
2015
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
The Oginski Cultural History Museum of Rietavas
Empowering Belarussian civil society to defend legal rights of domestic violence victims
Year
2015
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Human Rights Monitoring Institute
International Congress of Belarusian Studies
Year
2015
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Grand Duchy of Lithuania Institute
2014
Cultural history links on the way of Lithuania and Belarus
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
The Oginski Cultural History Museum of Rietavas
Identity Theft Prevention: strengthening the civil society in Belarus through exchange of Lithuanian best practices
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Lithuanian Consumer Institute
International Congress of Belarusian Studies
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Grand Dutchy of Lithuania Institute
Lithuania and Belarus trough Photo objective
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Lithuanian Association of Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children PAGAVA
United Students of Belarus Rally “USB 2014”: Promoting the Intercultural Dialogue
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Belarus
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Legal entity
Development Cooperation with Belarus

Lithuania strongly supports and provides financial assistance to the people of Belarus who are fighting for democratic change. 

The strategic objectives of Lithuania's development cooperation policy have been determined based on the needs of Belarus, the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and the priorities of the EU Eastern Partnership Policy.

Aid for Belarus

Belarus is the second largest recipient of Lithuania‘s development cooperation aid.

Lithuania has been implementing development cooperation projects with Belarus since 2002.

In 2002‒2020, 351 projects were implemented with the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme for more than 4.47 million euros. The aid focused on creating an open civil society, focusing mainly on youth, independent media, education, and gender equality issues. Support was also provided for the preservation and promotion of historical and cultural heritage.

In 2021, eight projects were financed with the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme, for which 112 000 euros were allocated. Projects were implemented in the areas of support for civil society, increasing its political activity and solidarity, strengthening the European identity of Belarusians, as well as environmental protection and preservation of historical and cultural heritage.

In 2022, four projects were financed with the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme, for which 128 000 euros were allocated. Projects were implemented in the areas of support for civil society, increasing its political activity and solidarity, strengthening the European identity of Belarusians, as well as preservation of cultural heritage.

European Humanities University

The European Humanities University (EHU) was founded in 1992 and was the only private university in Minsk, operating for more than a decade. In the summer of 2004, due to the obstacles caused by the Belarusian authorities, EHU was forced to stop its activities in Minsk. With the support of the Government of Lithuania, the European Commission, various European countries, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the USA, as well as private foundations and other sponsors, the university resumed its activities in 2006. It was issued with a permit for study activities in Vilnius. In 2019, the university was granted a new operating permit and nine study programs were accredited.

On the 31st of October, 2017, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania handed over the restored building of the former Augustinian monastery of Vilnius in Savičius st. 17. The purpose of the building meets the requirements for the university's activities.

The EHU is the only university of Belarusian origin operating in exile that provides its students, teachers, and staff with academic freedom and enables the use of the Belarusian language in academic and everyday life. The university organizes and conducts studies, provides higher education qualifications, conducts scientific research, and develops creative activities and culture. It consists of the Department of Humanities and the Department of Social Sciences. There are also eight research centers.

Currently, 1,180 students are studying at the EHU. In 2022, 120 students graduated from the university. Moreover, since the establishment of the EHU in 1992, a total of 3,883 students graduated from the EHU.

Three main donors finance the EHU: the European Commission, Sweden, and Lithuania. Due to the initiative of the European Commission, the EHU Trust Fund was established in 2022. The purpose of the fund is to consolidate donor support received by the EHU and to ensure efficient and centralized management of financial resources. The Trust Fund is administered by the public enterprise “Central Project Management Agency”.

Lithuania has fully supported the EHU since the transfer of its activities to Vilnius, giving financial support, issuing free visas to students and teachers, and providing premises.

Humanitarian aid

Humanitarian Aid (Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme)

Year

Litas

Euro

Total:

50 000

Republic of Belarus, humanitarian aid to combat COVID-19 (the Government Reserve Fund, Government of the Republic of Lithuania)

2020

-

50 000

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