Cultural Projects Have Received the Financial Support of the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

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2018 02 08

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At the end of 2017, the Department Of National Minorities Under The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania launched a call for projects 2018 with a view to co-financing national minorities’ cultural projects within the frame of the Integration of the national minorities in the society while preserving their identity program. 

This year the Department is funding the Projects in three categories: the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture, the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture and Cultural Cooperation in the South East Lithuania, and the Promotion of Intercultural Dialogue and the Dissemination of the National Minorities’ Culture in the Mass Media.

The Department has also launched a call for the projects 2018 of National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres. The national minorities’ centres, which are established following the laws of the Republic of Lithuania and which performance corresponds to the operation recommendations of the National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres approved by the director of the Department, were invited to submit the requests of the Projects.  

The Recommendations of the National Minorities’ Centres

A set up panel of experts representing different institutions and nongovernmental organizations started evaluating the applications in January 2018. 
The projects in three categories of – the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture and Cooperation in the South East Lithuania, the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture in the Mass Media, and the National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres have received funding.

The List of Funded Projects:
The Projects of the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture and Cooperation in the South East Lithuania
The Projects of the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture in the Mass Media
The Projects of the National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres

The total State budget allocated to co-financing of the projects is EUR 236 000. Another EUR 150 000 shall be allocated later. 

There were 43 applications submitted in the category of the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture and Cooperation in the South East Lithuania. The total estimated amount of the applications is EUR 304 000. The amount requested from the Department is EUR 221 000 of the total amount.
Fourteen applications totalling over EUR 170 000 were submitted for the category of the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture in the Mass Media. The amount requested from the Department exceeded EUR 111 000 of the total amount.
The National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres submitted 17 applications totalling over EUR 830 000. The amount requested from the Department exceeded EUR 583 000.

Telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact persons: 
The Projects of the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture and Cooperation in the South East Lithuania Aušra Šokaitienė, (+370 5) 219 48 58, ausra.sokaitiene@tmde.lt
The Projects of the Dissemination of National Minorities’ Culture in the Mass Media Sergej Dobriakov, (+370 5) 219 48 29, sergej.dobriakov@tmde.lt
The Projects of the National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres Sigitas Šliažas, (+370 5) 219 48 26, sigitas.sliazas@tmde.lt.