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Pursuant to Order No. ISAK-2463 “On the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Holding a Selection of the Director of the State Research Institute by Way of an Open Competition Procedure” of the Minister of Education and Science of 1 December 2009 and Order No. P1-141 of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Approval of Qualification Requirements for the Position of the Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre” of 17 May 2019, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania has announced a competition for the position of the Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre.

Qualification requirements for the position of the Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre include:
1. have an impeccable reputation;
2. have a doctoral science;
3. at least 3 years of managerial experience (leading a team of at least 10 researchers or a division of an institution, or a separate institution, or a large-scale international research project (in the European Union Framework Programme for Research);
4. at least 3 years of experience in participation of international-level fundamental and applied research and experimental development (hereinafter - R&D) projects;
5. in-depth knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, laws of the Republic of Lithuania, resolutions of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, legal acts of the European Union and other legal acts related to the activities of the Centre;
6. have good knowledge of the policy and strategy of Lithuanian research and higher education;
7. have knowledge of the activities of the Centre and of the Centre’s management principles;
8. have knowledge of modern management principles and be able to apply them;
9. in-depth knowledge of the specifics and prospects of the implementation of the key research directions of the Centre;
10. be able to collaborate efficiently with organizations and institutions of public, private and non-governmental sectors on implementation and development of the objectives of the Centre;
11. being familiar with the institutional system of administration of the European Union structural assistance in Lithuania;
12. have good knowledge of approved as well as drafted strategic documents of the European Union related to R&D;
13. fluency in Lithuanian (the language proficiency level must correspond to the requirements of the state language proficiency categories approved by Resolution No. 1688 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 24 December 2003 “On the Approval and Implementation of the State Language Proficiency Categories”), having knowledge of document preparation, administration and accounting rules;
14. B2 level English language skills (according to the six-level language proficiency system established and described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Knowledge of other foreign languages would be an advantage.

Candidates for the position of the Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre must submit the following documents:
1. an application to take part in the competition (in a free form), containing his/ her contact details (telephone number, e-mail address, residence address);
2. an identity document and / or its copy;
3. a document certifying a degree of education and / or its copy;
4. a description of life and research activities;
5. a list of key research works of the past 10 years;
6. a draft 5 years strategic action plan of the Centre and draft work priorities;
7. information on participation in international R&D projects;
8. a list of activities that reveal managerial experience;
9. other documents that allow objectively assessing the applicant’s qualification and eligibility (at the candidate’s discretion).

Candidates must deliver documents directly to the Human Resource Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania (A. Volano g. 2, Vilnius, Room 108 or 107) not later than by 17 June 2019, inclusive, on Mondays to Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. either by e-mail (signing by an electronic signature) or by a registered letter addressed to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, A. Volano g. 2, 01516 Vilnius.

If documents were sent by e-mail or by registered mail, the original documents shall be checked against their submitted copies when the candidate arrives for the competition.

For more information, please call: (8 5) 219 1108, (8 5) 219 1170.

Date of publication: 17 05 2019.

On 18th April 2019 Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE) representatives paid a visit to Lithuanian Social Research Centre. During the meeting there were presented activities of Lithuanian social research centre and discussed collaboration perspectives.

Moment of visit:

Open lecture of Dr. Andrzej Klimczuk "Social Innovations in Ageing"

On 17th April 2019 Dr. Andrzej Klimczuk (independent scholar; recently: Warsaw School of Economics, Poland) doing research in the field of social policy visited Lithuanian Social Research Centre and presented the paper "Social Innovations in Ageing: Challenges to Mainstreaming and Scaling Impact in the New Member States of the European Union" related to his upcoming edited book "Perspectives and Theories of Social Innovation for Ageing Population" (Frontiers Media, Lausanne, Switzerland). He also shared his experience in the dissemination of research results.

Moments of visit:

On 10 April 2019 Ani Muradyan, a Professional Associate – Economic of the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, visited the Lithuanian Social Research Centre. During the meeting, the researchers of the LSRC Labour Market Research Institute – Dr. Boguslavas Gruževskis and Dr. Rasa Miežienė presented the main demographic and labour market trends in Lithuania and discussed issues relevant to foreign investors looking for opportunities to establish or develop their business in Lithuania. Opportunities for further cooperation between the LSRC and the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania were discussed during the meeting.

Moment of meeting:

Workshop organized by the Lithuanian Social Research Centre

"Challenges to the Welfare State Systems in Baltic and Nordic countries"

to be held on 19-20th of September 2019.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss challenges faced by welfare regimes in contemporary Baltic and Nordic societies, with a focus on the pension insurance and family support systems. Special attention will be paid to the latest developments from 2007 up to now. The economic and financial crisis was experienced in the Baltic and Nordic region in different years, and to different degrees, and policy measures implemented to overcome the crisis varied across countries. This period is also characterized by new demographic challenges, which can have long-term consequences for the future of the welfare state systems.

Contributions (in English) as original papers are invited regarding the following topics:
- Family policy and gender equality in the Baltic and Nordic countries;
- Pension protection in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

In addition to comparative papers, case studies will be also considered for presentation. The best papers presented at the workshop will be invited to be included in the edited volume "Challenges to the Welfare State Systems in Baltic and Nordic countries."

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Prof. Barbara Hobson, Stockholm University.

Time and place

When: 19/09/2019–20/09/2019.

Where: Lithuanian Social Research Centre, A. Gostauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius (venue will be confirmed yet).

Workshop organizer and contact person: Jolanta Aidukaite (

Researchers interested in presenting full papers are invited to submit a title and abstract via email to:

The deadline for abstract submission: 18 of February 2019.

Notification of the decision: 4 of March.
Full papers due in: 1 of August 2019.

The number of participants will be limited. There is no registration fee, but participants are expected to cover their own accommodations and travel expenses. Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided free of charge to all participants whose papers will be accepted for presentation.

This workshop is financed by the Research Council of Lithuania (project No. S-MIP -17-130).

11 of December 2018, Chief Research Fellow Dr. Jolanta Aidukaitė has participated in the discussion on the housing issues in Lithuania at the at the Lithuanian National Radio and Television, radio show "10-12" (broadcaster Giedrė Čiužaitė).
The discussion can be found here.

On Friday, 9th of November, 2018, at 1 p. m. in the Meeting Hall of Lithuanian Social Research Centre (A. Goštauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania) Virgilijus RUTKAUSKAS will have his doctoral dissertation defence. The title of the dissertation "Tax morale and its impact on public sector revenue".

Doctoral dissertation was prepared in 2013–2018 at Lithuanian Social Research Centre.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Romas LAZUTKA (Vilnius University, Economics – 04S).

The Dissertation Defence Board of Scientific Field of Economics of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University:
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Jelena STANKEVIČIENĖ (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Economics – 04S).
Prof. Dr. Boguslavas GRUŽEVSKIS (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Daiva JUREVIČIENĖ (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Natalja LACE (Riga Technical University, Latvia, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Vytas NAVICKAS (Vytautas Magnus University, Economics – 04S).

A copy of the doctoral dissertation is available for review at the Internet website, at the Library of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Saulėtekio al. 14, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania), at the Library of Lithuanian Social Research Centre (A. Goštauto st. 9., LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania) and at the Institute of Lithuanian Agrarian Economics (V. Kudirkos st. 18-2, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania).

The Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre (LSRC) Dr. S. Mikulioniene and the Head of the Labor Market Research Institute of the LSRC Dr. B. Gruzevskis took part in the Lithuanian Demography Forum organized by the Office of the Government of Lithuania on June 21, 2018. LSRC researchers discussed the impact of demographic changes (in particular implications of depopulation and ageing of the population) on the socioeconomic development of the country. They highlighted the need for a highly responsible implementation of tax reform and the improvement of labor market policy mechanisms, given that the number of labor market leavers starting from 2020 (up to 2040, and probably even longer) will exceed the number of new entrants to labor market. S. Mikulioniene and B. Gruzevskis participated in the thematic discussions and made proposals for improvement of social and employment policy.

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A.Goštauto g. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius. Biudžetinė įstaiga, kodas 302470037
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Tel.: (8 5) 211 3774, mob. tel.: (8 652) 10 882, faks.: (8 5) 275 4896
State scientific research institute Lithuanian Social Research Centre
A. Gostauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 211 3774, mob. phone: +370 652 10 882, fax: +370 5 275 4896