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The report has been produced by a team of research associates of the Institute for Social Research: Kublickienė L., Sviklas K., Šutinienė I., Žilinskaitė V. Lead researcher: L. Kublickienė, DSSc

This study determines the state of culture in Lithuania’s regions and examines the cultural situation at the level of municipalities. The highlight of the study is the fact that the state of culture in the regions is assessed on the basis of a survey of the municipal culture centres’ employees, who assume the role of experts in evaluating the cultural situation in the regions. This choice was not accidental, because the development of Lithuanian regional culture is very closely tied to the activity of the culture centres. It can be asserted that culture centres are the only cultural institutions that are capable of meeting the universal cultural needs of the people.

This profile was prepared and updated by Mr. Viktoras LIUTKUS (Vilnius). It is based on official and non-official sources addressing current cultural policy issues.

Lithuania has been developing its youth policy for more than a decade already. It has created the legislation and the institutional system for the development and implementation of youth policy. Policymakers have defined the principles and areas of youth policy, as well as the organisational and management schemes. Seeking to create the adequate conditions for young people to be actively involved in an open and democratic society, the state carries out programs that encourage the initiatives of young people and youth organisations.




Culture Animation: Looking Back and Forward

ed. Grzegorz Godlewski, Iwona Kurz, Andrzej Mencwel, Michał Wójtowski, Warsaw 2002,



Culture Animation NOW!

ed. Iwona Kurz, Warsaw 2008



United Kingdom


Arts Council England, Achieving Great Arts For Everyone 2010



Matarasso, Francois ( 1997 )

Use or Ornament? The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts, Comedia



Webster, Mark and Buglass, Glen, eds. (2005)

Finding voices, making choices, Educational Heretics Press

Introduction by Mark Webster and chapters 1-2 in PDF