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Workshop organized by the Lithuanian Social Research Centre

"Challenges to the Welfare State Systems in Baltic and Nordic countries"

to be held on 19-20th of September 2019.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss challenges faced by welfare regimes in contemporary Baltic and Nordic societies, with a focus on the pension insurance and family support systems. Special attention will be paid to the latest developments from 2007 up to now. The economic and financial crisis was experienced in the Baltic and Nordic region in different years, and to different degrees, and policy measures implemented to overcome the crisis varied across countries. This period is also characterized by new demographic challenges, which can have long-term consequences for the future of the welfare state systems.

Contributions (in English) as original papers are invited regarding the following topics:
- Family policy and gender equality in the Baltic and Nordic countries;
- Pension protection in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

In addition to comparative papers, case studies will be also considered for presentation. The best papers presented at the workshop will be invited to be included in the edited volume "Challenges to the Welfare State Systems in Baltic and Nordic countries."

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Prof. Barbara Hobson, Stockholm University.

Time and place

When: 19/09/2019–20/09/2019.

Where: Lithuanian Social Research Centre, A. Gostauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius (venue will be confirmed yet).

Workshop organizer and contact person: Jolanta Aidukaite (

Researchers interested in presenting full papers are invited to submit a title and abstract via email to:

The deadline for abstract submission: 18 of February 2019.

Notification of the decision: 4 of March.
Full papers due in: 1 of August 2019.

The number of participants will be limited. There is no registration fee, but participants are expected to cover their own accommodations and travel expenses. Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided free of charge to all participants whose papers will be accepted for presentation.

This workshop is financed by the Research Council of Lithuania (project No. S-MIP -17-130).

11 of December 2018, Chief Research Fellow Dr. Jolanta Aidukaitė has participated in the discussion on the housing issues in Lithuania at the at the Lithuanian National Radio and Television, radio show "10-12" (broadcaster Giedrė Čiužaitė).
The discussion can be found here.

On Friday, 9th of November, 2018, at 1 p. m. in the Meeting Hall of Lithuanian Social Research Centre (A. Goštauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania) Virgilijus RUTKAUSKAS will have his doctoral dissertation defence. The title of the dissertation "Tax morale and its impact on public sector revenue".

Doctoral dissertation was prepared in 2013–2018 at Lithuanian Social Research Centre.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Romas LAZUTKA (Vilnius University, Economics – 04S).

The Dissertation Defence Board of Scientific Field of Economics of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University:
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Jelena STANKEVIČIENĖ (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Economics – 04S).
Prof. Dr. Boguslavas GRUŽEVSKIS (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Daiva JUREVIČIENĖ (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Natalja LACE (Riga Technical University, Latvia, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Vytas NAVICKAS (Vytautas Magnus University, Economics – 04S).

A copy of the doctoral dissertation is available for review at the Internet website, at the Library of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Saulėtekio al. 14, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania), at the Library of Lithuanian Social Research Centre (A. Goštauto st. 9., LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania) and at the Institute of Lithuanian Agrarian Economics (V. Kudirkos st. 18-2, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania).

The Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre (LSRC) Dr. S. Mikulioniene and the Head of the Labor Market Research Institute of the LSRC Dr. B. Gruzevskis took part in the Lithuanian Demography Forum organized by the Office of the Government of Lithuania on June 21, 2018. LSRC researchers discussed the impact of demographic changes (in particular implications of depopulation and ageing of the population) on the socioeconomic development of the country. They highlighted the need for a highly responsible implementation of tax reform and the improvement of labor market policy mechanisms, given that the number of labor market leavers starting from 2020 (up to 2040, and probably even longer) will exceed the number of new entrants to labor market. S. Mikulioniene and B. Gruzevskis participated in the thematic discussions and made proposals for improvement of social and employment policy.

On 19 April 2018 the First Secretary Tachelle Kirkpatrick of the Embassy of Canada visited Lithuanian Social Research Centre. She met with the researchers dr. Andrius Marcinkevičius, dr. Giedrė Blažytė and dr. Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė of the Institute for Ethnic Studies. The researchers presented the latest data collected from the sociological researches performed in the Institute on integration of ethnic minorities, public attitudes polls towards different ethnic, religious and social groups and the results of media discourse on ethnic issues analysis.

Moment of visit:

The Research Council of Lithuania launches Brain Gain and Reintegration (SMART) call for proposals

The Research Council of Lithuania launches call for proposals to attract foreign and Lithuanian leading researchers to carry out high-budget research projects in the smart specialisation areas in Lithuania next week. Maximum budget of one project – EUR 1 million.

Brain Gain and Reintegration (SMART) call for proposal leaflets in Lithuanian (PDF) and English (PDF).

For more information: dr. Inga Blaziene, phone: (+370 5) 275 35 68, E-mail:

The meeting of LSRC and Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast

On 27 February 2018 Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast representatives paid a visit to Lithuanian Social Research Centre. During the meeting there were presented activities of each institution and discussed collaboration perspectives.

Few moments:

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