About us

What is the Eastern Europe Studies Centre?

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) is an independent think-tank that has been operating since 2006 and focuses on analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them. The EESC implements large-scale national and international projects, strengthening the tradition of analytical centres in the region.

Values and Principles

In its activities, the EESC aims to provide objective and consistent information, studies, recommendations, independent of specific ideologies or political parties. The aim of all EESC employees is to maintain the highest level of professionalism and ethics in their activities, as well as the principle of dialogue and respect for the diversity of opinions. We believe in the importance of Euro-Atlantic cooperation, and we adhere to the guideposts of multilateralism and responsible action in the international arena. This is important to further strengthen the principles of democracy and the rule of law in Lithuania, as well as to ensure the spread of these values. Civil society, non-governmental organisations and community initiatives play a key role in this process and the EESC seeks to contribute to them.

Value guidelines:

  • Rule of law
  • Freedom of thought and expression
  • Public sector cooperation with non-governmental organisations
  • Objective, independent and transparent media
  • Active civil society
  • International relations based on cooperation and dialogue
  • Economic cooperation and market opennes

Working principles:

  • High ethical and professional standards for employees and other persons directly involved in the activities of the EESC
  • Transperancy, opennes and tolerance
  • Objectivity and impartiality

Our activities


The EESC collaborates with state institutions and non-governmental organizations in Lithuania and abroad, presents proposals and presents examples of good practice, produces publications, analytical and academic texts. We strive to maximise the applied value of RESC research activities and translate them into practical solutions.


In cooperation with civil society, the public and private sectors, we seek dialogue and discussion on relevant events in our region and around the world. The EESC organizes dozens of public events every year on various topics that attract participants from Lithuania and abroad. We are convinced that the European Union’s motto “United in diversity” is no empty promise. It is namely through dialogue between various partners that we can achieve the best results.

Public domain

We are one of the longest functioning and internationally recognised Lithuanian analytical centres. Our centre’s team is regularly seen in local and foreign media, commenting on international policy processes, phenomena and events. You can find the views of our analysts in publications and interviews published by CNN, Die Welt, the BBC and elsewhere.