Presenting our colleagues: Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT)

Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT) – the biggest non-governmental, non-profit umbrella structure for Lithuanian national youth organizations and regional unions of youth organizations. LiJOT was founded on the 19th of September, 1992. At present LiJOT has 62 members (non-governmental youth organisations), that means more than 200 000 young people in all Lithuania.

LiJOT is a full member of the European Youth Forum, one of the biggest non-governmental organizations in Europe; a full member and a founder of the Baltic Youth Forum and Agency of International Youth Co-operation, which coordinates European Union program, “Youth in Action”.

LiJOT is coordinator of EURODESK Lithuania – a network of the European information services, which works in 31 Europe countries and gives exclusive European information which is up for young people and youth workers.

MISSION of the Lithuanian Youth Council

The mission of LiJOT is to accurately represent the interests of numerous Lithuanian youth organizations. By serving as a platform for dialogue and initiatives we continuously observe and adjust to the political changes of young people.

VISION of the Lithuanian Youth Council

Self-confident, active citizen and happy young people at open and successful Lithuania based on democratic and civic values.

VALUES of the Lithuanian Youth Council

  • Voluntary service
  • Citizenship
  • Openness
  • Responsibility
  • Cooperation
  • Democracy
  • Initiative

AIMS of the Lithuanian Youth Council

  • Promote youth initiative
  • Promote youth mutual understanding and co-operation
  • Promote activities useful and constructive for the state and society
  • Youth policy formation
  • Youth leaders preparing
  • Youth conveyance
  • International contacts

POLICIES of the Lithuanian Youth Council

  • Awareness of the needs and difficulties of young people and youth organizations and representation of their interests.
  • Strengthening potential of youth organizations
  • Empowerment of young people
  • Reducing social exclusion among young people

Structure

LiJOT Assembly is the supreme governing authority of LiJOT. All organizations interested in LiJOT activities can take part in LiJOT Assembly. Only members of LiJOT have the right to vote. LiJOT President and LiJOT Board are elected during the Assembly and lead everyday work of organization. The Board under the President’s proposal constructs the executive body – LiJOT Bureau.

More information about LiJOT >>>here

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