In September 28–29, Margarita Gedvilaitė-Kordušienė participated in the Socio-gerontechnology Network’s 5th Annual Meeting at the Open University of the Netherlands in Utrecht. Entitled “Theorising Ageing in a Digital World”, the conference welcomed over 80 scholars from around the world. The meeting brought together critical scholarship on ageing and technology from various social sciences and humanities perspectives – including STS, age studies, social and critical gerontology, media studies, critical design studies, and many others.

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The International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee 19 (RC19) “Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy” annual conference this year was organized by the Institute of Sociology of the Lithuanian Center for Social Sciences. The conference took place in Vilnius on August 24-26, 2022. Scientists from Canada, the USA, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Japan, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Lithuania presented and discussed their latest research. The conference was organized in a hybrid format, which involved a mixture of in-person and remote attendees. Congratulations to the conference organizing committee for a very successful conference! The conference program can be found here. The conference was financed by the Research Council of Lithuania, financing agreement: S-MOR-22-20.

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On 21-23 September, 2022 14th Annual TURI conference, organised by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the Institute of Sociology (IS LCSS) of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences (LCSS) took place in Vilnius. The conference was attended and presentations were delivered by Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Philippe Pochet General Director of ETUI, Stan De Spiegelaere, Director Policy and Research at UNI Europa, Vytautas Šilinskas Vice Minister of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, Boguslavas Gruževskis, Director of the LCSS, Jūratė Jasiūnienė, representative of the Lithuanian Industry Trade Union Federation (LITUF) of the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation (LTUC) as well as ETUI experts and members of TURI network from Austria, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, other EU countries. Conference participants discussed issue of European minimum wage, collective bargaining, role of trade unions in climate change policies and other issues. Agenda . More information – IS LCSS senior researcher dr. Inga Blažienė.

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