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Lithuanian members

Full members

Address :
Gostauto 9
Vilnius
Contact :
Dr. Inga Blaziene, Senior Researcher of the Labour Market Research Institute of the LSRC
+370 614 93722
Inga.Blaziene@dsti.lt
http://www.lstc.lt/index_en.php

Short Description

LAST UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018

Lithuanian Social Research Centre (LSRC) is a public research institute that carries out fundamental and applied social research significant to the society. The main stakeholder of the LSRC is the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. With a history of more than 50 years, the LSRC is striving to become a centre of excellence for high-quality national and international research and an important venue for the training of doctoral students in Sociology and Economics. Today Lithuanian Social Research Centre is the home of five research institutes:

that implement Long-term Research and Development Programmes of the LSRC funded by the state budget, as well as national and international research projects funded by the Research Council of Lithuania, the European Union, other national and international bodies and organizations, including industry and business entities.

The Mission of the Centre is to analyse the socio-economic, political and demographic processes in order to help our partners in governments and public or private sector make better, research-based decisions. In close cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, academic, national and international research institutions, public and private entities and social partners, the Lithuanian Social Research Centre aims to assist decision-makers across the full range of social issues and to contribute to the strengthening of education and research community.

Lithuanian Social Research Centre was established on the 31 December 2009 by the Resolution No 1796 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 23 December 2009 On the Reorganisation of the Institute for Social Research and the Institute of Labour and Social Research. From 1 January 2010 the Centre accepts all rights and duties of the reorganised Institute for Social Research and the Institute of Labour and Social Research.

The main Institute engaged in social dialogue and trade union related research is the Labour Market Research Institute of the LSRC. The Labour Market Research Institute was founded in 1991; it conducts scientific research on the issues of labour and industrial relations, remuneration, labour market, employment and unemployment, development of human resources, labour market policies and vocational training, safety and health at work and other social issues, develops recommendations on these issues for social policy formation and implementation. The Institute belongs to the Network of European Correspondents of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).

Areas of expertise and competencies

LSRC is working in the five main areas divided among five institutes:

The IES monitors and examines situation of ethnic minorities, migrants and other vulnerable groups; collects and analyses data on racist violence and crimes and develops specialised studies on the issues of discrimination of various social groups. Contact person: Andrius Marcinkevicius, e-mail: andrius@ces.lt

The main area of research of the IHGD is geographical and demographical processes. The IHGD analyses the main trends and specific characteristics of regional development and demographic processes in Lithuania and neighbouring countries. Contact person: Donatas Burneika, e-mail: donatas.geo@gmail.com

The main areas of the Institute of Sociology are political sociology, urban and rural sociology, gender sociology, social stratification and occupational sociology, tourism sociology, social policy, industrial sociology, social transformations and theoretical sociology. Contact person: Inga Gaizauskaite, e-mail: inga.gaizauskaite@lstc.lt

The Labour Market Research Institute conducts research on the issues of labour and industrial relations, remuneration, labour market, employment and unemployment, development of human resources, labour market policies and vocational training, safety and health at work and other social issues, develops recommendations on these issues for social policy formation and implementation. Contact persons: Boguslavas Gruzevskis, e-mail: Boguslavas.Gruzevskis@dsti.lt, Inga Blaziene, e-mail: Inga.Blaziene@dsti.lt

Scientific activities of Social Welfare Institute are focused on social welfare research. The Institute carries out research in the areas of living conditions, income inequality, social services, the spread of poverty and social exclusion, the factors influencing it and the consequences thereof, as well as the social and economic policies applied to influence the social welfare of the country. Contact person: Laimute Zalimiene, e-mail: laimazali@gmail.com

Work programme, strategic plan, projects

Research areas of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre are as follows:

  1. Human social development
  2. Social welfare research
  3. Socio-demographic research
  4. Employment and labour market research
  5. Ethno-social research

Currently (2017-2021) the LSRC carries out three Long-term institutional research and development (social, cultural) programmes:

  1. The inclusion of social and ethnic groups and the factors of their welfare increasing: family, housing, income, social services. Leaders: Dr. Laimutė Žalimienė and Dr. Andrius Marcinkevičius.
  2. The research of the impact of socioeconomic factors on the labour market and on the employment of different population groups. Leader: Dr. Boguslavas Gruževskis.
  3. The social differentiation of Lithuanian society and preconditions for integration. Leaders: Dr. Donatas Burneika and Dr. Sarmitė Mikulionienė.

Recent projects carried out by the LSRC are presented here.

Publications, language, newsletter

Publications of the LSRC are presented here.

Other networks the institute is participating in

The LSRC is a member of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). The purpose of ECSR is to promote theoretically-driven empirical research in sociology in Europe, in particular by encouraging cooperation between research centres. Currently more than 70 leading European research institutes and university departments are members of the Consortium.

The Institute belongs to the Network of European Correspondents of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).