Samogitia and Aukštaitija – II LT Study Trip
The second Lithuanian (and the last) study trip took place in Lithuania’s Samogitia (Klaipėda county) and Aukštaitija (the city of Molėtai) regions between June 26th and July 3rd 2012. The study trip was focused on two main themes – Youth Policy of Lithuania and the Houses of Culture. These two themes revealed how the term cultural animation is understood in Lithuania. We visited Klaipėdas city youth organizations and art institutions who collaborate with youth and run projects with communities. In Kretinga and Molėtai we met representatives of cultural centers who introduced us to their methods of engaging with local communities. We also participated in Molėtai city festival with “Living library” project, which let us not only to be observers but participants as well.
The title of the last study trip was “The end of the beginning”, by which we meant that: even though this project is going to end, we will always keep the contact (and good memories) with all the participants whom we met in all previous study trips, and this is only the beginning of new projects, partnerships and collaborations. This is not the end but a new Beginning!