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Project title: “Development of regional EU information-capabilities in Lithuania”

Country: Lithuania

Recipient authority: European Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Public Information Unit) in Vilnius.

The recipient institutions are the newly established regional EU-information centres in Panevezys, Klaipeda, Taurage, Telsiai, Utena, Kaunas, Siauliai, Alytus, Marijampole and Visaginas.

Project description:

The overall aim of the project is to enable the 10 regional EU-information centres to fulfil their role in the National Information and Awareness Strategy for EU-accession adopted by the Lithuanian Government. Thus contributing to the development of a sound public debate on Lithuanian EU-accession based on updated and unbiased information.

Seminars and workshops in Lithuania and study tours to Denmark were implemented from February 2001 to June 2002 – aiming at the staff from the regional centres

The seminars covered basic education in areas such as:

  • EU-law;

  • Single Market;

  • Common Agricultural Policy;

  • regional policy;

  • environmental policy;

  • competition policy;

  • pre-accession structural funding;

  • the Lithuanian EU-accession process;

  • project management;

  • searching and finding EU.information.

Workshops covered topics such as:

  • fund-raising for information-projects and events;

  • ethics in information and PR-work;

  • planning and executing PR (public relation) activities;

  • establishing and managing media-contacts

  • establishing a regional activity-plan for each of the centres.

Study tours to Denmark for staff of the Lithuanian regional centres. The study tours included visits to Danish domestic and EU institutions providing EU information to public and private sector. In total 4 tours were implemented, each lasting 10 days in Denmark.