Bring Together Lithuania 2022 - Opening Ceremony
The fifth generation of the "Bring Together Lithuania" program for the Lithuanian youth diaspora was officially opened at the Kazickas Family Residence in Vilnius.
Inspiring welcome words were given by the director of the Kazickas Family Foundation of New York Office Neila Baumilienė, the director of the Vilnius Office Agnė Vertelkaitė, and Program Director Kamilė Perminė.
The ceremony served as a starting point for a 6-week summer immersion experience for the Lithuanian diaspora youth to explore the modern country, local and global companies residing in Lithuania, governmental organizations, and the cultural dimension of the country.
The 16 participants from the US, Canada, Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Russia will intern at leading Lithuanian and global companies for at least 6 weeks and travel the country to familiarize themselves with modern Lithuania, its business scene, and cultural landscape.
Created as a program to draw Lithuanian youth diaspora to visit their ancestors' country, "Bring Together Lithuania" aims to provide Lithuanian diaspora youth with opportunities to acquire professional skills, meet global Lithuanians and explore the countryside. Since its establishment, the initiative has grown its' partners immensely and expanded its outreach to a broader network of the Lithuanian diaspora.
This program could not be possible without the support of the Kazickas Family Foundation, the Lithuanian Foundation, Inc., the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.