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2019 10 28
Exhibition in Strasbourg: Persecution of Romani in Lithuania during Nazi Occupation (1941–1944)

Seminar Roma Youth Participation: What Now? took place in Strasbourg, 2019 September 25–27. The seminar reviewed the Results of the Roma Youth Action Plan (2016–2019) in relation to Roma youth participation and combating antigypsyism. Gražina Sluško, Chief Specialist on Roma Issues, participated in the seminar. The opening ...

2019 08 26
Kaunas Marks 75th Anniversary Of Ghetto Liquidation

On 14 July 2019 Vida Montvydaitė, the director of the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania together with Sigitas Šliažas, a chief specialist in Relations with National Communities, took part in events to mark the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto. Kaunas Jewish Community, Kaunas Municipality and Lithuanian Jews ...

2019 08 23
Baltic Way – A Symbol Of Unity Of Three Baltic Nations

Today we mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, which happened on the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribentroff pact (otherwise known as the Nazi-Soviet pact) that made the Baltic states part of the Soviet Union in 1939. 30 years ago, two million people from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania joined hands and made a 600-kilometre human chain that spread across the three ...

2019 06 28
National Minorities Related Issues on DELFI TV

RU.DELFI.LT has started “National Communities at the Roundtable” project supported by the Department of National Minorities. The aim of the project is to tell the stories and highlight particularly sensitive questions related to the national minorities in Lithuania and to form some type of a platform for intercultural dialogue.

2019 06 14
RU.DELFI.LT Launched “National Communities: Citizenship Stories” Project

Website RU.DELFI.LT starts publishing a series of articles about young people representing Lithuanian national communities. The main actors of these articles shall be young people who are involved in civic and public life and create their personal lives and career in Lithuania. 

2019 06 13
Students and assistant professors are welcome to register for best theses and scientific articles competition

The Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter Department) launched competition Best Thesis 2019. Lithuanian and foreign students, who defended their Bachelor, Master or PhD theses in 2018-2019 academic year and assistant professors who published their ...

2019 05 08
Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination examined the reports of Lithuania during its 98th session

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) examined 9th and 10th reports of Lithuania of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination during its 98th session in Geneva, 1 May – 30 April 2019.

2019 05 02
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination considers Lithuania's periodic reports

On 30 April – 1 May 2019 the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination considered the ninth and tenth periodic reports submitted by Lithuania in accordance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

2019 02 18
Department of National Minorities Requests to Include the International Roma Genocide Day into the List of Remembrance Days

The Department requested the Committee of Human Rights of the Seimas to include the International Roma Genocide Day into the list of remembrance days. Europe commemorates Roma Genocide Remembrance Day on the 2nd of August.

2019 02 06
Traditional Bread Festival

The 13th Bread Festival event took place in the House of National Minorities on the 1st of February 2019. The national minorities in Lithuania - Armenians, Byelorussians, Greeks, Karaites, Kazakhs, Latvians, Moldavians/Romanians, Russians, Ukrainians, Hungarians, Germans and Lithuanians – presented their national bread to the audience in a creative way.

2019 02 01
Two and a Half Hundred Thousand Euros for Promotion of Cultural Activity

The Department of National Minorities allocated partial funding for National Minorities’ Culture and Integration Centres following the recommendations of a Project Evaluation Commission. Overall amount from the State budget was 259 thousand Euros. The funding is to ensure successful project-related activity of the Centres in 2019.

2019 02 01
Department Director Met with the Government Representatives from Finland

On 29th of January 2019, Vida Montvydaitė, Director of the Department of National Minorities met with H.E. Pekka Metso, Ambassador at Large for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue Processes of Finland with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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