Freedom to participate

There is no state without citizens – people who live in the political community of the state, create and change it with their contributions every day. Every active citizen is a creator of his/her state. The exposition helps to understand how the concept of citizenship has been changing and what it takes to be a citizen today. 

Wishing to be an active participant in the life of the state, the citizen must know his/her rights and never forget his/her obligations. We are born as members of the community and acquire citizenship which translates into certain rights. We do matter in how they are fostered and exercised.

You will find possible forms of active citizenship described and several exemplifying cases from the recent past of Lithuania in the exposition. We must never tire of active engagement and seek for change if we want to improve the life of our fellow citizens. It was due to such citizens in Lithuanian history that we can enjoy freedom now.