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The Centre is Closed on 22nd-23rd of September

We are sorry to inform you that The Centre for Civil Education will be closed on Saturday, 22nd of September, as well as Sunday, 23rd of September, due to the visit of Pope Francis. 

We kindly invite you to visit us on our usual working hours: from Tuesday to Friday (9.00 to 16.00, registration in advance via e-mail registracija.vpc@prezidentas.lt is required) from Saturday to Sunday (11.00 to 18.00, no pre-registration is required, last entry is at 17.00).

Join the team of volunteers!

Are you a student and you want to deepen the knowledge of political science, history, sociology and gain valuable work experience? Join the team of the Centre for Civil Education!

We are looking for volunteers who can spend 3-4 hours at weekends (a flexible schedule) at the Centre for Civil Education and help employees to communicate with the visitors, answer their questions and introduce the content of the exhibition. Volunteers are also invited to contribute to the development of the exposition, help with the communication tasks or event management, therefore we are looking for students who are able to work with visual and audio materials and conduct excursions in foreign languages. The minimum knowledge of Lithuanian language is obligatory. The volunteers will get all necessary information about the exhibition and will be specially thanked. The duration of the volunteering is unlimited!

We invite you to visit the exposition and hear more about the future experiences from our volunteers on September 11th (Tuesday) at 16.00! During the meeting, we will share the most interesting stories about the creation of the Centre for Civil Education, the exposition, future works and answer all questions about volunteering. Sign up today by filling out this form.

Do you want to join us earlier? We are waiting your CV or questions regarding volunteering (e-mail us: mantas.kuizinas@prezidentas.lt).

The Centre is Closed on 14th of September

Due to a working visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel, we are sorry to inform you that The Centre for Civil Education will be closed on Friday, 14th of September, 2018.

We kindly invite you to visit us on our usual working hours: from Tuesday to Friday (9.00 to 16.00, registration in advance via e-mail registracija.vpc@prezidentas.lt is required) from Saturday to Sunday (11.00 to 18.00, no pre-registration is required, last entry is at 17.00).

The Centre moves to festival "Laisvės piknikas"

On August 25th the Centre moves to a civic initiatives festival Laisvės Piknikas, that will take place in Kaunas, Nemunas island for one day. Here you will be able to get acquainted with the part of exposition of the Centre for Civil Education in a non-traditional space.

During the festival, we will invite visitors to participate in engaging activities. The youngest ones will be invited to play various games and carry out tasks, which will require their creativity and sometimes even logical thinking. They will get an opportunity to find out more about symbols of Lithuanian cities coats of arms, heads of state and their duties as well as collect the puzzle of Lithuanian anthem or national flag. Everyone who visits the space of the Centre for Civil Education will be able to get the most interesting information of the exhibition and become one of its creators!

Due to this occasion, the Centre for Civil Education will be closed on August 25th (Saturday). The Centre will welcome visitors the next day – we will be waiting for you from 11.00 to 18.00 on Sunday (last admission at 17.00).

The Centre is closed on 15th of August

Stemming from the early period of Lithuanian history, the Assumption Day (Žolinė) marks the junction of summer and autumn as well as invites to say goodbye for all the herbs and flowers. On this special occasion, we offer to spend a day in a nature: the Centre for Civil Education will be closed on August 15th (Wednesday).

After opening on Thursday, we look forward to you on our normal working hours: from Tuesday to Friday (9.00 to 16.00, registration in advance via e-mail registracija.vpc@prezidentas.lt is required) from Saturday to Sunday (11.00 to 18.00, no pre-registration is required, last entry is at 17.00).

Unforgettable Futures: Visions for Lithuania's Centenary

Celebrating Lithuania‘s Centenary, the Centre for Civil Education presents a unique exhibition „Unforgettable Futures: Visions for Lithuania‘s Centenary“. While using the most innovative technologies, each visitor can dive into an unforgetable journey, where 100 years of Lithuanian history are presnted in 45 minutes. 

History that you will not find in textbooks

During the creation process, historians found out many futuristic and courageous ideas of visionaires. Some of them were even too innovative for a certain period, while some would definately put a smile on ones face. According to the exhibition curator Rosita Garškaitė, “One of the most interesting ideas was the search for Lithuanian Edisson. This process encouraged the spread of new invention copywriting, that revealed the dreams, fantasies and desires of the people who lived in the interwar period”. Even though not all the visions were implemented, they can be sen as an inspiring example for future generations. “One of the best known as well as still important example – a Lithuanian emergency plan, created by Kazys Pakštas, who offered to move Lithuania to Angola”, the exhibition coordinator says.

Unique and inspiring presentation

Tablets, that have already become a marking sign of the Centre for Civil Education, are just a part of all the new and innovative technologies used for this exhibition. Large visualisations and special soundtracks will allow visitors to experience the expectations from an interwar period, feel the viciousness of the Second World War, boredom of Soviet regime and high spirits from the Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis times.

All these innovations were brought by a team of architects and designers. “We not only wanted to make this exhibition innovative, but inspire people to create their own visons as well. That‘s why we created a very cosy and relaxing space – light effects, mirrors, graphic animations are just a few of all the pleasant things that one can find here”, Processoffice architect Rokas Kilčiauskas says. After the session of the exhibition is over, visitors may join a workshop and create their own vision.

Exhibition is free of charge but booking is required

Atypical exhibition format draws a few rules: visitors are recommended to book a place in advance (via writing an e-mail registracija.vpc@prezidentas.lt); one session allows up to 30 people. As always, visiting the Centre for Civil Education is free of charge as well. The exhibition is also available in English for foreign visitors and there‘s a special educational programme under its way for our youngest visitors. The shows are also hearing impaired friendly. Take a look to the exhibition before the visit here!

Exhibition “Unforgettable Futures: Visions for Lithuania‘s Centenary” was brought to you by a team of professional historians, political scientists, architects, designers, writers, directors and actors. Main curator – Rosita Garškaitė. Historians – dr. Norbertas Černiauskas and dr. Tomas Vaiseta. Main architect – dr. Rokas Kilčiauskas (Processoffice). Texts are written by Mindaugas Nastaravičius.

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