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National Communities Board

National Communities Board represents national minorities and acts as a consultative body. It deals with the policy coordination issues related to Lithuanian national minorities. The board invites the representatives of the national minorities into decision making process. It follows the principles of the international laws, the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the laws of the Republic of Lithuania, other legal acts, and the Regulations of the National Communities Board.

The members of the Board are selected from the national communities’ representatives. The number of the Board members from each national community depends upon the communities’ population as presented in the Population and Housing Census 2011. If the national community’s population is above 100 thousand, then 3 Board members from the community shall be selected into the Board; if the national community’s population is from 10 thousand to 100 thousand – 2 representatives; small up to 10 thousand population national communities have one Board member.

The current members of the 2020-2024 Council for National Minorities are:

1. Daumantas Levas Todesas (president) – a board and a council member of the Jewish Community of Lithuania; 
2. Gunta Rone (vice-president) – the chair of Vilnius Latvian Community;
3. Vladislav Voinič (vice-president) – the director of NGO “Pasaulio vilniukų suvažiavimas”; 
4. Ruslan Arutiunian – a member of Armenians Union in Lithuania;
5. Lučija Bartkienė – the chair of Romanian Culture Community “Dačija” in Lithuania;
6. Jelena Berežok – the chair of NGO “Slavų estetinio lavinimo centras”;
7. Motiejus Jakubauskas – Vytautas Magnus Monument Fund; 
8. Ela Kanaitė – the chair of association The Teachers of Russian Schools in Lithuania;
9. Dzmitry Karachun – the president of “Kryvija” association;
10. Išvanas Kvikas – the chair of Lithuanian Roma Community; 
11. Nikolaj Logvin– the chair of Lithuanian Belarus NGO Union;
12. Rana Mamadova – a member of Klaipėda Azerbaijani Society “Azeris” (a member of the Council for National Minorities in Klaipėda under Klaipėda City Municipality);
13. Marytė Maslauskaitė – the chair of Kaunas German Community;
14. Tatjana Michniova – the chair of Russian Culture Fund in Lithuania;
15. Galina Miškinienė – the chair of Tatar Community in Vilnius County; 
16. Rasa Miuller – a member of Klaipėda German Community (the chair of the Council for National Minorities in Klaipėda under Klaipėda City Municipality);
17. Evelina Paulavičienė – the chair of Greek Society “Patrida” in Lithuania;
18. Jurgis Rubaževičius –  a member of Stephen Báthory Hungarian Culture Society in Lithuania;
19. Eminat Saijeva – the chair of the Baltic Chechens Community;
20. Gžegož Sakson – the chair of Poles Lawyers Union in Lithuania;
21. Levanas Sepazhvili – the chair of Georgian Culture Association “Kachetija”;
22. Natalija Šertvytienė – the chair of Vilnius Ukrainian Community;
23. Romualdas Špakovskis – a member of Karaites Culture Community in Lithuania;
24. Lidia Trigub – the chair of Ukrainians Culture and Education Centre “Rodyna”;
25. Leila Urmanova-Vnukova – the chair of Uzbek Culture Centre;
26. Liia Urman – the chair of Estonian Community in Lithuania;
27. Valenty Voinilo – the chair of Poles Information Centre in Vilnius “Info Rum”;
28. Bachram Zeinalov – the chair of Šiauliai County Azerbaijani Society.

Last updated: 28-05-2021