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EESC has a new Acting Director

September 14, 2017, 16:20

From the end of August Dovilė Šukytė became the Acting Director of Eastern Europe Study Center. The change occurred due to EESC Director Linas Kojala winning the Fulbright scholarship and leaving to Harvard University, USA. 

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EESC presents monography on Russia's foreign policy January 06, 2017, 13:08
Eastern Europe Studies Centre presents a monography "Scenarios of Russia's Development: Implications for the Lithuanian and Regional Security", which is an outcome of a research funded by the Research Council of Lithuania.
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Baltic Security Situation: A Short Overview September 19, 2016, 11:54

Here we represent the text by EESC intern, which overviews the Baltic Security Situation though the perspective of relevant geopolitical events. The paper analyzes: which regional security threats are foreseen, which strategies to eliminate these threats are implemented and which questions are left behind the boundaries of discussions. The first part overviews two main factors of the threats to security: traditional military aggression of Russia and the company of hybrid war implemented by Kremlin. The second part shortly overviews the actions causing danger to security which are usualy ignored in the dominant discourse: it is economical, political and social climate of Baltic states as well as the lack of tri-pary cooperation.

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L. Kojala is the new Director of EESC July 04, 2016, 18:16

Linas Kojala has been named the new Director of Eastern Europe studies centre, starting from the July 1st, 2016. He replaces Acting Director dr. Laurynas Kasčiūnas, who will pursue a career in politics, though will stay in EESC as a Senior Analyst for the time being.

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International conference “Strengthening of the Social Resilience to Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic region” March 03, 2016, 12:44

The representatives of EESC have participated in the international conference “Strengthening of the Social Resilience to Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic region”, where the influence of rift between Russia and the West, and the threat to Baltic countries were discussed. The participants of the conference expressed concern and signed a call for strengthening cooperation between Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine, with the emphasis on determination of threats from Russia and development of deterrence instruments.

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Call for applications: Vilnius Model UN 2017: Solving the Conflict in Syria

September 20, 2017, 17:11
On October 24th, during the 72nd anniversary of United Nations, Eastern Europe Study Centre, together with Swedish Institute, Swedish Embassy in Lithuania and Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organizing UN simulation “Vilnius Model UN 2017”. Model UN has long-lasting traditions, being organized for the first time in 1949 and from the beginning raising the future leaders of countries and international organizations. Among them, there was Former Secretary General of UN, Ban Ki Moon, as well as US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, National Security Advisor in the Obama administration Thomas Donilon.
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Call for applications for the Vilnius Young Leaders Meeting (Registration is closed) August 01, 2017, 14:31

Young professionals from the Baltic states, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine - including scholars, journalists, civil activists, and others with knowledge of and practical involvement in developing analytical and quality media content, deconstructing propaganda, myths and disinformation, and educating society, are invited to apply for the 1st Vilnius Young Leaders Meeting (VYLM) to be held on September 25-29, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Конкурс заявок на участие в Вильнюсской встрече молодых лидеров August 01, 2017, 14:28
Приглашаем молодых профессионалов из стран Балтии, Беларуси, Грузии, Молдовы, России, Украины – в том числе ученых, журналистов, гражданских активистов и представителей других видов деятельности, владеющих знаниями в сфере разработки аналитического и качественного медиа-продукта (контента), деконструкции пропаганды, мифов и дезинформации, просвещения общества, а также практически вовлеченных в подобную работу – к подаче заявок на участие в I Вильнюсской встрече молодых лидеров (VYLM-1), которая состоится 25-29 сентября 2017 года в Вильнюсе, Литва.
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The 2nd Global Belarusian Meeting was held in Vilnius

July 09, 2017, 12:59

On July 4-5, the Second Global Belarusian Meeting took place in Vilnius. Aim of the meeting was to strengthen the cultural and historical ties between Lithuania and Belarus, discuss the urgent issues and possible solutions. Three discussions were held during which Lithuanian and Belarusian scientists, publicists discussed the common history of Lithuania and Belarus, sought to find out the consequences of the Soviet period for the states and find out their assessments, as well as the audience was introduced to the peculiarities of Belarusian culture in Lithuania and with the Belarusian Diaspora problems in Lithuania and the rest of the world.

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The 7th Belarus Reality Check was held in Vilnius 

June 22, 2017, 16:38

On June 21, the 7th Belarus Reality Check took place in Vilnius. The event gathered top Belarusian and international experts and practitioners to provide evidence-based analysis and a balanced policy advice on nowadays political, economic and security challenges in Belarus. 

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