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2020 11 20
Lithuania follow-up meeting on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

On 17 November, the Department for National Minorities of Lithuania organised a follow-up meeting to discuss the implementation of the Advisory Committee’s 4th cycle recommendations with a broad range of stakeholders. More than 35 representatives of national and local authorities, national minorities, civil society and ...

2020 07 08
We Announce the 2019-2020 Thesis Prize for Best Work on National (Ethnic) Minorities

Department for National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania launches competition for the best thesis or scientific work (article) on national (ethnic) minorities. The competition is open to the graduates of all levels of study in Lithuania or abroad who have defended their Bachelor theses or published their doctoral ...

2020 07 02
Roma on Media Target: Commerce vs Ethics

Anthropologist, Roma culture researcher Aušra Simoniukštytė expressed her reaction to Andrius Tapinas’s, a journalist, TV talk show host (at Laisvės TV), writer and lecturer, report under title „Vilniaus taboras ir medžioklė lankais“ (eng. Vilnius Kirtimai Settlement and Bowhunting).

2020 06 12
Working Group Continues Its Work on National Minorities Draft Law

11 June 2020 the working group for production of the draft law on national minorities gathered in the Department for National Minorities to continue its work. The working group is made up of representatives from state institutions of the Republic of Lithuania, nongovernmental organisations, national minorities’ groups, and lawyers. The 23 November 1989 Law on ...

2020 03 30
Play and Learn. What do You Know About National Minorities of Lithuania?

Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania invites to take a virtual trip and learn better about the ethnic and national minorities of Lithuania.

2020 03 04
List of the Beneficiaries of the State Budget Funds 2020 Awarded by the Department of National Minorities 

Department of National Minorities having assessed the administrative compliance of project proposals, announce the list of the beneficiaries of funds 2020 and final assessment list of the project proposals.

2020 03 02
Culture and Integration Centres of National Minorities Got Access to Funds

Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania keeps on implementing the program of National Minorities’ Integration into the Lithuanian Society and the Preservation of National Identity. At the end of 2019, the Department launched a call for Culture and Integration Centres of National Minorities to fund the centres’ ...

2020 02 13
National Communities in Klaipėda Celebrated Independence Day

The director of the Department for National Minorities, Ms. Vida Montvydaitė, together with the department specialists visited Klaipėda city on 12-13 of February 2020.

2020 02 06
2021 year of Lithuanian Tatar History and Culture

The representatives of Tatar nongovernmental organizations gathered 4 February 2020 in the Department of National Minorities to discuss an action plan for year 2021 – the year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania. 

2020 01 22
Council for National Minorities 2020-2024 Approved. Daumantas Levas Todesas, the President of the Council

On 21st of January 2020 newly elected members of the Council for National Minorities (CNM) gathered for their first meeting in the Department for National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania to elect a president with vice-presidents and draft the CNM annual activity plan.

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