Kicking off 2018!

We official kicked off the year at LGL, with our first community event – Volunteers Welcome Party + Queer Agenda 2018! With a good turnout, a nice age range and people from different countries, the event started by having everyone present themselves and getting to know each other. Our EVS volunteers followed, with a more

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Board games event

On 9th November 2017 it took place another Board Games Event in the LGBT* Community center, attended by many people, local and international, came together to meet new friends and have a relaxing evening playing funny games. The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL is often organize this type of events, with the intent for the

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2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month comes to Vilnius

On October 25th 2017, the 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month took place in Vilnius, with participants from numerous countries including Great Britain, Sweden, Portugal, U.S.A, Italy and Lithuania. There were three main speakers, Tony Fenwick from Schools OUT UK, Giordano Campanelli, an EVS volunteer at LGL and Bill Schiller from Tulipak (Network of Nordic Rainbow

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Surrealism Workshop

I’m Giordano, a volunteer in LGL and a graduate from the University of Fine Arts, and I decided to create an interesting workshop for our community center involving my favorite art movement Surrealism. I have always been influenced by Surrealism for its beautiful images and particular meanings. Its ability to intertwine the subconscious, dreams and

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EVS Volunteer Tatiana Participated in the Mid-Term Training in Trakai

Last September week I commenced my second half of the EVS with perfectly organized mid-term training. The training took place in the beautiful city of Trakai just 22 km away from Vilnius, surrounded by wonderful lakes and greenery. This experience was elevating and uplifting in so many ways. My mid-term training was filled with numerous

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Israeli Embassy Organizes Vilnius Bike Ride 2017 To Kick Off Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and in Vilnius it was celebrated yet again by a collective bike ride. On 27th August, 2017 hundreds of participants shared a sunny Sunday together conquering 10 kilometres around various neighbourhoods of Vilnius. Embassy of Israel in Vilnius brought together a large number of participants who were joined

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Reflection group in Socialinis Veiksmas organization

On 17th August, 2017 I have been invited to attend and participate in a reflection group about volunteering in Lithuania, organized by the local organization “Socialinis Veiksmas”. We were a group of different people and nationalities, foreign volunteers and interns and some local volunteers too. At the beginning, each one of us introduced themselves to

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LGBT* Community Centre Full of Opportunities in the European Union

On 10th August, 2017 LGBT* Community Centre of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL hosted an event “Come and Choose Your Future”. Ieva Galkytė, the Spacialist of the European Information Centre, joined us with a workshop-presentation about the European Union opportunities for young people. This community event brought people together not only from Lithuania but

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LGL’s Volunteers Tatiana and Giordano Shared Their EVS Experience

On 31st July, 2017 European Volunteering Service (EVS) volunteers Tatiana and Giordano prepared another community event on the premises of LGL’s LGBT* Center. This time they presented various European projects and initiatives, as well as their own experience with the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL as volunteers. Moreover, Tatiana and Giordano were joined by Maciek

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LGL EVS volunteer: My Mid Term

Already five months have passed since I arrived in Lithuania, time just flies by. So the time for my mid term has come. This time instead of 19 people and 4 days of training, we were just eight volunteers so we did a shorter training in 3 days, but it was still amazing. We were

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LGL EVS Volunteer: Baltic Pride 2017, Tallinn

The Baltic Pride 2017 this year took place in the beautiful Estonian capital of Tallinn. I was waiting to attend this event, and I decided to reach Tallinn by hitchhiking with a friend of mine from Vilnius, and be hosted by local people through Couchsurfing, because we thought it was the better way to fully

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Board Games Evening Held at the LGBT* Centre

On 8th June, 2017 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL held a fun and relaxing board games evening in the LGBT* community center. It was attended by more than a dozen of local and international young people currently living in Vilnius. LGL’s EVS volunteers Tatiana and Giordano made sure that the guests would enjoy a