Text from Laura Burauskienė, SI alumna and employed by the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius:
With around 100 atendees, the first SI Alumni Lithuania event proved to be a success!
Our event took place during the World Lithuanian Youth Summit. The Summit attracts some 3,500 participants from around the world.
The SI Alumni Lithuania event was open to the public, so a great deal of people have learned about the SI and its possibilities for the fist time.
Our guest speaker H.E. Eitvydas Bajarunas, Ambassador of Lithuania to Sweden, shared his insights on topic “Communication is a power“. Everyone had an opportunity to ask questions and get to know what Lithuania could learn from its Northern neighbour. The Q&A session took us from business culture to education, from trade to establishing networks. It was an inspiring, lively and useful discussion. Thank you, Ambassador!
A great many people stayed for networking with a traditional fika. Countless useful contacts were established.
For us, the SI Alumni in Lithuania, the event was a great kick-start for our developmet. It allowed not only to get know each other, but to create future plans and inspire even more members to get actively engaged in local network of the SI and Sweden alumnae.
Thanks to the Swedish Institute and both the Embassy of Lithuania in Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania for supporting us and our activities.
We are already planning events in September, so keep on following us. Let‘s meet again soon!