About us 

 

The public institution European Integration Studies Centre established in 1995 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (withdrew as a founder in 2008) and Vilnius University, carries out scientific researches, develops European identity and historical self-consciousness, prepares the European Union specialists of politics, economics, law, and history, and contributes to the European integration of Lithuania. It acts on the basis of laws of the Republic of Lithuania, Government Orders, and its own regulations, and exercises all rights granted to a non-profit organization.
The major objective of the institution is to contribute to the closer EU integration and growth. The funds of the institution are used for carrying out scientific researches, preparation of the EU specialists of politics, economics, and law as well as for advertisement and book publishing.
Taking into consideration the strategic objectives and problems of the country, established in such documents as Government Program, Seimas Resolution on Trends of Foreign Policy of the Republic of Lithuania, State Long-Term Development Strategy, and so on, the institution, while carrying out scientific studies and preparing editions dealing with the EU, contributes to further Lithuania’s integration, increase of the economical and social harmony and influence of the European Union, formation and implementation of the European Union policy, and, above all, it provides Lithuania’s society with the information on the current events and processes taking place in the European Union.
In 2004, after Lithuania’s accession to the EU, EISC started its activity in the direction of the East.  In 2007 after successful establishment of EISC branch offices in Lviv and Donetsk as well as the branch office in Chisinau, EISC started its active work in Ukraine and Moldova.
With EISC geography expanding new challenges appear before the centre. The strategic EISC activity trends for the period of 2008-2010 are as follows:
Establishing and development of social networks between NGOs, state institutions, academic community, and youth of Ukraine, Moldova, and Lithuania;
Scientific research activity in Ukraine and Moldova combining the research competence of these countries with the one of Lithuania;
Active EISC involvement with the public life in Ukraine and Moldova in order to share the experience of Lithuania’s European integration with the societies of these countries;
Active and close cooperation with Ukrainian and Moldovan press on purpose of strengthening its competence and autonomy.