LiJOT − the biggest non-governmental, non-profit umbrella structure for Lithuanian national youth organizations and regional unions of youth organizations.
LiJOT runs various international and national projects and already for more than 20 years LiJOT is a valuable partner for governmental institutions regarding formation and implementation of youth policy in Lithuania.MORE
LiJOT − thousands young people under one umbrella. Currently LiJOT has 70 members (non-governmental youth organizations), and represents more than 200 000 young people in Lithuania.MORE
The Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT) is the biggest non-governmental, non-profit umbrella structure for Lithuanian national youth organisations and regional unions of youth organisations and an Affiliated Organisation of ERYICA since 2012. It was founded on 19 September 1992. Hence this year, LiJOT is celebrating its 25-year anniversary.
An increase of interest in young people's problems, their situation in society and the opportunities for action, learning and mobility at the national and international levels can be clearly noted in Lithuania. Young people can act and influence the development of positive changes and innovative solutions of youth policy and youth work not only at local, but also international level. Lithuanian Youth Council, with its valuable and extensive experience in youth policy and youth work, cooperation and sharing of experience with youth organizations in the Eastern Neighborhood Countries maintains as one of its main priorities.
In November by the end of the month a visit of the Ukrainian youth policy experts took place in Strasbourg where a member of the Advisory Council on youth of the Council of Europe Karolis Žemaitis had a chance to present the work of LiJOT member organizations and other European youth organizations to the participants from Ukraine.
How far decisions from LiJOT General Assembly can actually go? Today we already know that even to UN OHCHR Universal Periodic Review.
November 16-19 LiJOT Vice-president Elena Sinkevičiūtė and LiJOT Coordinator of International Affairs Rita Jonušaitė were participating in European Youth Forum’s General Assembly (GA) in which members to the board were elected as well as members of other governing bodies, European Youth Forum work plan and other important documents were adopted. GA took place…
Representatives from nine National Youth Councils, LiJOT was represented by Rita Jonušaitė, LiJOT coordinator of international affairs, from the nine Baltic Sea countries gathered together between 07th and 09th of November in Stockholm to represent a youth perspective at the 07th Strategy Forum on the EUSBSR.
In his speech on the state of the European Union Jean-Claude Juncker expressed the European Commission’s commitment to a continued fight against youth unemployment. A key means of achieving this is by implementing the Youth Employment Initiative, which will be boosted with an additional € 1 Billion, as foreseen by the mid-term review of the EU budget. The Youth Intergroup…