The European Movement in Lithuania, unlike other organizations promoting European integration, focuses on groups of people with different interests and views, pays special attention to the needs of each citizen, focuses on the whole society regardless of age, field of activity or social status: students, farmers, civil servants, entrepreneurs , public organizations, political parties, trade unions.
The aim of the European Movement in Lithuania is to give all individuals the opportunity to decide on their future in Europe by disseminating objective information.
The Association “European Movement in Lithuania” was established in 1997. in July 1998. became a member of the international European Movement. However, the beginning of the European Movement in Lithuania and its international activities can be linked to the 1948 Lithuanian Committee of the European Movement established in the diaspora. Adolfas Venskus, Secretary General of the Lithuanian Committee of the European Movement for many years, 1974 was elected to the Executive Committee of the International European Movement, representing the enslaved nations seeking liberation. Since 1948. The Lithuanian Committee of the European Movement, composed of various political currents, constantly raised Lithuania’s right to independence during the years of occupation in Western European countries. This is a significant contribution to the liberation of Lithuania.
The European Movement in Lithuania unites people who are close to the idea of a united Europe and who see the future of Lithuania in the family of free and stable European states. The European Movement, based in Lithuania, in its turn seeks the final consolidation of Lithuania’s independence in the family of European nations. The values of the European Movement are freedom, human rights, democracy, unity and peace. A deeper understanding of human dignity shows the maturity of civilization, and therefore human and moral values must accompany the processes of European integration. Focusing on core common values will help build a closer political union and promote deeper social and economic integration.
The very name of the European movement reveals the purpose of the association – not to stop on the spot and to raise the whole society for the creation of a common future.