About project

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What does living freely mean for you? New project Living Freely! will help you answer this question. It is aimed at developing the public spirit of the young people of ethnic communities¸ promoting them to get to know the culture of their land and unique identity better and cherish it.

When implementing the project, creative workshops were set up in five municipalities of Eastern Lithuania (Vilnius District, Šalčininkai, Trakai, Švenčionys and Visaginas) and created 5 teams. Every team has chosen an idea how to present native region, it's originality, history and culture.

Young people together with historians, political scientists and journalists discuss and clarify what ethnic identity is about and how to preserve it, what are the strengths of a multinational state, what are the historical connections between different nations and other issues. Besides the discussions, young people take part in practical sessions and  create art works (3 films, performance and publication) to present their ideas.

The project will be crowned by the closing event, where the young people will present the works they have done and share the accumulated experiences.

The participants of the project are from Vilnius District, Šalčininkai, Trakai, Švenčionys and Visaginas.

Vilnius

Chairman of Alumni Society of Vilnius University Faculty of History and journalist V. Bruveris, Chairman of the Lithuanian Journalists Union D. Radzevičius, journalists R. Valatka, M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, R. Tapinienė, A. Tapinas, V. Savukynas, A. Perednis, E. Jakilaitis, G. Dabašinskas, E. Eigirdas, A. Arlauskienė, J. Komaras, a philosopher, the leader of Lithuanian rock group Antis and one of the Sąjūdis initiators A. Kaušpėdas, musicians M. Mikutavičius and A. Mamontovas, actress D. Michelevičiūtė, historians Prof. Dr. R. Petrauskas, Prof. Dr. A. Bumblauskas, Dr. A. Bubnys,  Prof. Dr. A. Kulakauskas, Dr. A. Dubonis, Dr. D. Baronas, Doc. Dr. J. Verbickienė, Dr. N. Černiauskas and doctoral student M. Nefas, Head of the Union of Lithuanian Tartar Communities and public figure Dr. A. Jakubauskas, musician and composer G. Liaudanskas-Svaras will visit the young people, discuss their ideas.

Chairman of Alumni Society of Vilnius University Faculty of History and journalist V. Bruveris, Chairman of the Lithuanian Journalists Union D. Radzevičius, journalists R. Valatka, M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, A. Tapinas, V. Savukynas, A. Perednis, E. Jakilaitis, G. Dabašinskas, E. Eigirdas, A. Arlauskienė, J. Komaras, a philosopher, social analyst and political commentator Prof. Dr. Donskis, the leader of Lithuanian rock group Antis and one of the Sąjūdis initiators A. Kaušpėdas, historians Prof. Dr. R. Petrauskas, Prof. Dr. A. Bumblauskas, Dr. A. Bubnys,  Prof. Dr. A. Kulakauskas, Dr. A. Dubonis, Dr. D. Baronas, Doc. Dr. J. Verbickienė, Dr. N. Černiauskas and doctoral student M. Nefas, Head of the Union of Lithuanian Tartar Communities and public figure Dr. A. Jakubauskas, musician and composer G. Liaudanskas-Svaras, professor of Vilnius University and Head of Labour Market Research Institute Prof. Dr. B. Gruževskis will visit the young people, discuss their ideas.

Lithuanian National Radio and Television, the news portal DELFI are information partners in the project.

The project was initiated and is implemented by Public Institution Centre for Citizenship, Democracy and Legal Programmes, Lithuanian Association of Art Creators, Lithuanian Journalists Union, Alumni Society of Vilnius University Faculty of History and Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences. Cooperation relationships are maintained with the Polish Discussion Club.

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