Scientific projects

Human to Human: more support for human rights and each other in the fight for equality

PROJECT LEADER: Dr. Liutauras Labanauskas

Source of funding: Active Citizens Fund financed by the EEA Financial mechanism source

Project number K1-O3-IP-D-150, 2020-2023

Older people living alone: (re)living in a coronavirus epidemic and quarantine

PROJECT LEADERS: Inga Gaižauskaitė, dr. Sarmitė Mikulionienė

Source and means of funding: the LMT-supported action line “Applied research projects to develop solutions to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic”


The aim of the study is to reveal the experiences of older people living in single-person households in meeting their needs (independently and with the help of volunteers from the Lithuanian Red Cross Society) and living in the conditions of the COVID-19 epidemic and quarantine.


Implications of COVID-19 for the human security: challenges and new opportunities

PROJECT DURATION: 2020 07 01 – 2020 12 31
PROJECT LEADER: Dr. Diana Janušauskienė

Source of funding and instrument: the LMT-supported action line “Applied research projects to develop solutions to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic


PROJECT TEAM: dr. Sarmitė Mikulionienė, Inga Gaižauskaitė


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is related not only to a threat to human life and national economies, but also to drastic changes in people’s lives. The aim is to capture unprecedented changes in people’s behaviour and thinking related to public and human security. The focus is on the quality of democracy and human security, including the issue of combining human freedoms and social well-being, changes in employment and occupation, and unemployment. Upon analysing the collected stories about changes in the daily lives of regular people and two representative surveys of the population, possible scenarios for changes will be modelled and the efforts will be put in looking for ways that would help to mitigate the negative consequences of the pandemic and seize the opportunities that arise.

Quality of democracy and equal opportunities: attitudes, and social practice of Lithuanians

DURATION: 2017-2018
PROJECT LEADER: Dr. Alina Žvinklienė


The project examines one of the indicators of the quality of democracy – the mechanism for ensuring equal opportunities. The project analyses social attitudes towards discrimination, social activism of the Lithuanian population in order to restore violated equal opportunity rights, and the factors determining the behaviour of the population in the face of direct discrimination based on gender, age, nationality, health status and other circumstances.

Subjective security in a changing geopolitical context: characteristics, shaping factors and individual strategies

DURATION: 2015-2017
PROJECT LEADER: Dr. Diana Janušauskienė

Public opinion polls during Lithuania’s historical turning point

DURATION: 2014-2015
PROJECT LEADER: Dr. Vladas Gaidys