Global Lithuanian Leaders

Thank You in Advance!

Your tax deduction of 2 % shared with GLL last year helped us initiate a number of projects which connect Lithuanians around the world, keep them busy with all sorts of advisory and mentorship activities with Lithuanian government, companies and young people, and reverse the trends of migration of young talents. Your contribution this year will enable to scale them up and make change visible to all. Having been able to achieve great results with a tight budget, the enthusiastic team is sure a lot more can be done in the near future. Ways to support  

GLL News

Summer Meetings - Let Us Know of Centenary Summer Visit Dates

Last summer we counted amazing number of 55 individual coffee- and one-drink-meetings which made our days, inspired new ideas and turned into meaningful connections. With your advance notifications of planned summer visits, we are meant to double the number and feel inspired to organize networking occasions. Notify please.  

Talent for Lithuania - Record Beating Round

The 6th round of Talent for Lithuania program is stepping to the final stage - companies are interviewing candidates for their team. This spring, Talent for Lithuania has attracted 250 applicants from universities including Harvard University, University of Cambridge and London School of Economics. We are happy that more and more young Lithuanians from all around the world are determined to start their career in Lithuania bringing together international education and working experience! Follow the news.

Status of Human Resources of Lithuania

Director of GLL took part in the discussion, dedicated to policymakers and organised by MOSTA (Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre) on their latest research and analysis of Status of Human Resources of Lithuania. Not only current status of HR in the country was covered, but also that of integration of professionals as well as positions of those who emigrate or come back from emigration. Interesting fact that 82% of people coming back to Lithuania after emigration choose to live in the towns and cities where they lived before leaving. Read more here.

We Connect Lithuania - Program Update

GLL Youth program We Connect Lithuania has attracted more than 30 young Lithuanians from USA, Canada, and Australia! We designed the program to enable them to have professional and volunteering experience at the entities of their interest, meet local overachievers, visit innovative companies. Main study fields of the participants are medicine, finance and banking, economics, international business, ecology, digital marketing, gaming, mathematics and statistics, politics and policy-making, biotechnologies and computer engineering. Follow the news about the program  .

Lietuva³ Discussion on Dual Citizenship

On April 24, GLL together with Law Firm TRINITI continued the 4th season of Lietuva³ discussions with topic on dual citizenship. Panelists: dr. R. Baltaduonis, Head of the Lithuanian World Community and  Seimas Commission, M. Jackevičius,  journalist at, dr. U. Neniškytė, neuroscientist at VU Life Sciences Center, V. Oleinikovas, Chairman of the Board of the Lithuanian Youth World Union have thoroughly analyzed its duties,   privileges, and the lack of political will.  Here you can find the article, the recording and photos of the event.

Global Connectors on Lithuanian Post Stamps

On the occasion of the Centennial of Restored Lithuania, Lietuva 4.000.000 has initiated the release of stamps featuring those that have contributed to uniting Lithuanians all over the world. GLL had a chance to offer the candidates from the network of professional diaspora and is happy to see them among the selected. Sixteen names have already been chosen by the selection committee where GLL is represented by GLL director Kotryna. Here are the names of leading connectors.

After GLL Forum - Updates

On December 28, on the date of Global Lithuanian Awards, GLL gathered global Lithuanians for the forum on the most important topics for the boost in the areas of 1) science (50 Global Professors of Lithuania), 2) innovative business (Lithuania as Unicorn Valley) and 3) regional development (Talent Attraction to Regions). Here are some updates on the progress of these areas in Lithuania. 

1) Within the program of Ministry of Science and Education in the amount of 20 million euros of EU Funds allocated for the attraction of international scientists, the Researcher Council of Lithuania has announced the invitation to researchers working globally to initiate the projects in Lithuanian research facilities - all the information in Lithuanian and in English.  

2) At the last online meeting of Lithuanian Professional Clubs Abroad, it was decided to engage diaspora professionals in Lithuanian startup investment and mentorship using LITBAN platform as it already has compiled the local market research data, listed potential startups and has established pitching, syndicating and investment processes. You are invited to Join!

3) On April 26, Lithuanian Association of Municipalities organized a specialized seminar on Regions Investors Choice, meant for 40 mayors and municipal administration staff. The seminar concentrated on the economic situation in Lithuanian regions, expert estimations and practical recommendations on business development, techniques of investment attraction paying attention to the specific features of the single region and specific actions of municipalities for the improvement of the situation. GLL Director Kotryna Stankutė gave the insights of global Lithuanians returning or planning to return to their home regions, bringing new business concepts and social change.

GLL Members

Tomas Laurinavicius, a lifestyle entrepreneur and blogger originally from Lithuania and based all over the world, believes that life can be designed and we are all personally responsible to make the best out of it. At the same time, he believes in importance of looking beyond yourself and the boarders of a country – world is shrinking, therefore, it is essential to cooperate globally. Prospective cooperation starts with sincere greeting and tentative listening. Read more of his insghts.

GLL Events

Lietuva³ Discussion on Justice | May 9 | Martynas Mažvydas National Library

GLL in cooperation with Law Firm TRINITI, National Martynas Mažvydas Library and invite to mark May 9 on your calendar and join for the discussion on justice in Lithuania. During the discussion moderated by Linas Sabaliauskas, we will try to find out why there is a feeling of mutual injustice in Lithuania. We will be looking at ways to change it together with President of the Supreme Court of Lithuania Rimvydas Norkus, Chairman of the Council of the Lithuanian Bar Association Ignas Vėgėlė and other panelists.  Follow GLL Facebook page or page for details.

GLL Networking Back in Vilnius | May 9 | Salionas Bar

Drop by to slow down and hide from chasing routine, meet like-minded wandering souls, share a laugh and a drink or two. With summer on the run, and vacation plans at their construction, Salionas will be the place to get new inspiration for exploring new horizons. More details.

7th Annual Lithuanian Conference on Economic Research and Baltic Economic Conference || June 11-12 || Martynas Mažvydas National Library

Annual event of global Lithuanian researchers in Economics and Finance this year grew to cover all three Baltic states. Read more.   

Let's Meet At World Lithuanian Youth Summit 2018 | July 6-8 | Harmony Park

GLL will be there! Over the course of the three-day Summit, young Lithuanians from all around the world gather to share their experiences, discuss pressing issues, exchange contacts, and engage directly with key representatives from four different spheres - politics, education, business and culture.

We are bringing together the best of the best as inspiration to those Lithuanians across the planet currently working to develop both their own and their country’s futures. In 2018 Lithuania celebrates the 100-year Anniversary of the Restored State – the Summit will be even larger! Read more.

Join Startup Fair 2018 in Vilnius | May 16-17

Startup Fair is back - set your calendars to Out of Office on 16-17 May this year and prepare to spend those days in inspiring Vilnius Tech Park, the biggest technical hub located in the actual park. Startup Fair aims to be the main startup event in Lithuania and the neighboring regions, gathering investors and startups striving for innovations. You want to be there!

Conference - keynotes, presentations, discussion panels, 1:1 interviews and other content sessions about the trendiest startup topics! Some of the most appreciated local and international speakers will discuss why Lithuania is becoming the European fintech center or is pushing the bar with ICO among other exciting topics.

Pitch Battle - the best specially-selected startups will pitch their ideas and compete on stage in front of the jury, the investors and the audience. Best pitched startups at Startup Fair will be offered mentorship, a share of investment of 100 000 EUR from LitBAN and legal services from Triniti. Read more.

Registration to Life Sciences Baltics Now Open | Vilnius

The day we've all been waiting finally arrived - the registration to Life Sciences Baltics is open. Life Sciences Baltics promise to be the largest life sciences event in the Baltics. 

B2B Partnering event gives you the opportunity to screen personal business profiles of participants registered for Life Sciences Baltics B2B Partnering via the online tool powered by EBD Group’s online system partneringONE®. All you have to do is register for Life Sciences Baltics event, create your profile, search through other attendees’ profiles, request for meetings and set your agenda. 

Organized for the fourth time Life Sciences Baltics will bring together over 1,500 participants from 30 countries, around 70 exhibitors, 30 investors-ready startups from three Baltic countries. Learn more about the event and available registration packages at 

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