Lithuanian Policy

Marta 2016 10 26 12 00

Brussels, 26/10/2016 - The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled ‘This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. This means there is a ‘debt’ of €36.9billion in 2015 between what the EU has promised to developing countries and what it has delivered.

giedre 2015 03 10 12 00

This year is the year for development in the EU. How does Lithuania look in this context? What Lithuania has achieved during 10 years as EU member state and the donor? What were the goals of development cooperation and what has been achieved or not achieved? We share the article of Anastasija Panasevic which was published in the journal “Latvia’s interests in the European Union”.

giedre 2015 03 06 12 00

On March 12th, 2015 informal EU Foreign Affairs (Development) Council meeting will take place. NGDO Platform together with Lithuanian partner LITDEA and European NGDO Confederation CONCORD calls decision makers to take into account non-governmental organisation's stand point. Full text of the call and suggestions for Financing for Development negotiations can be found below.

Marta 2014 10 03 12 00

Policy paper on Global Education in Lithuania analyses global education trends in Lithuania, shares examples from formal and non-formal education settings, explores the opportunities for its further developments in Lithuania.

Marta 2014 06 16 12 00

Three Lithuanian NGOs – the Lithuanian NGDO Platform, the Baltic Environment Forum and the Sustainable Development Initiatives – joined the voices of the world civil society in support for a strong climate change reflection (including a separate goal) in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

Marta 2014 05 23 12 00

On May 19 in Brussels, the ministers of EU member states discussed the EU Development Council issues: Post-2015 Agenda, the role of the private sector role in development, the implementation of Agenda for Change. The Council adopted conclusions on EU development aid targets and rights based approach.

Marta 2014 04 21 12 00

National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisation's Platform (NGDO Platform) presents an overview of the global education in Lithuania summarized in a freely available publication in Lithuanian. There one could find realistic proposals on the introduction of the global education into the Lithuanian education programmes, current legal regulation. The publication was prepared based on the position of 12 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the field of education.

Mariana 2014 02 25 12 00

On the 19th of February, the NGDO Platform expressed its support for a position paper formulated by the Lithuanian Environmental NGO’s Coalition. The document discusses the goals to be reached by 2030 in the areas of climate change and energy. The position paper was officially presented on the 20th of February at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania while discussing the Lithuanian position on the new goals of the European Union (EU) in the areas of climate change mitigation and energy policies until 2030. The discussion was organised by two Lithuanian NGOs “Sustainable Development Initiatives – DVI” and “Baltic Environmental Forum” and the Ministry of Environment.

Marta 2013 12 16 12 00

On 12 December 2013, the EU Development Cooperation (DC) Council under the Presidency of Lithuania discussed issues of development cooperation policy prepared by working groups during the last semester: principles of post-2015 agenda and its financing, and the Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). Being mandatory for EU institutions and member states, the Council’s conclusions lay the foundation for the EU’s attitude towards funding the development cooperation after 2015. They prescript a solid part of responsibility to developing states themselves and emphasize a more significant role of private sector in funding development.

Marta 2013 11 13 12 00

On the 6th of November the Committee on Foreign Affairs (CFA) of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) examined the issues of development cooperation upon an initiative of Petras Auštrevičius, the Vice-Speaker of Seimas. Representatives of the Lithuanian National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform (NGDO Platform) presented NGDO Platform's position on the current EU development cooperation issues.

Marta 2013 10 07 12 00

On October 8, 2013, the NGDO Platform presented to the public the Lithuanian Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Position on Development Cooperation Policy Issues for the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

donatasj 2013 09 15 12 00

Lithuanian National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform (NGDO Platform) and the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation LAPAS shared with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania some key messages ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Special Event for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in New York City on September the 25th.

Marta 2012 12 13 12 00

According to the 5th of December 2012 Government decision the draft Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Law was submitted to the Parliament for consideration. Jointly was submitted the draft for amendment and supplement of the Article No. 17 of the State and Municipality Property Management, Use and Disposition Law.

2012 09 08 11 56

September 7, 2012. Lithuanian National NDGO Platform has organized National World Talks. The third World Talks discussion has been devote to the social entrepreneurship in development. Lector of Vilnius International School of Management dr. Justinas Pagirys explained the concept of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneur Mindaugas Danys explored possibilities to invest in social entrepreneurship in order to achieve affective and sustainable results while supporting various causes in developing countries. Lithuanian NDGOs has shared their best practice of SE projects implemented in Central Asia, Belarus and Africa. The National World Talks had been finished with round table discussion about possibilities to support social entrepreneurship projects through Lithuanian development bilateral aid. Short review is available here:

2011 12 09 12 16

The list of projects funded by the Lithuanian official development co-operation and democracy promoption programme in 2011.

2002 02 25 12 04

Development cooperation policy is an integral part of the foreign policy of developed states. Its objectives are the following: the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals approved by the United Nations, ensuring peace, global economic growth and social stability, reduction of the disparities between developed and developing countries, integration of developing countries into the global economy.