Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre

The Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre (LCYC)

is an educational institution that provides help to children, youth, teachers and schools and is governed by the principles of non-formal education.

According to the scope of activities and the number of visitors it is the largest non-formal educational institution in Lithuania.



Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre
Konstitucijos ave. 25, Vilnius, Lithuania

Vision, Mission, Values

To develop a successful person who is able to create, grow and be an active citizen in society.

Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre is a cohesive, innovative and open organization that develops personality able to create the future society.


- Professionality
We seek to work qualitatively and professionally, we know our work, seek innovation and look for the best people.
We are constantly working to help develop the younger, improve ourselves and never stop learning.

- Openness
We are open to innovation, ideas and different opinions, we give everyone the opportunity to join us, act freely an realize their ideas.

- Sustainability
We are socially responsible, we care about the environment and sustainable development.


- Individualization of education - adaptation of programmes by purpose, needs and possibilities.

- Voluntary nature - the freedom and possibility to choose and implement your ideas.

- Openness to everyone - the opportunity to try different activities to discover yourself.

- To interest first - we strengthen motivation.

- Education through relationship - a friendly and open teacher‘s relationship with children.

- We do not rush the process, encourage individual progress.

- We teach to be active participants instead of passive recipients.

- The ability to work with others - to be a group / community member.

Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre inspires you to grow!


- EAICY - European Association of Institutions of Non-formal Education of Children and Youth (EAICY) (

- Lithuanian Non-formal Education Association “Youth Academy” (

- Global Education Network Europe (GENE)
- Association of Training Centres for Active Educational Methods (CEMEA)

What do we do?

  • Children and youth activities
  • National and international projects for children and youth
  • Implementation of the educators/development programmes
  • Formation of the non-formal policy
  • National and international partnership



Children, youth activities

Activities for children and young people: development of key competencies and life skills.

Within 1 year:

~ 200 different activities for kids and youth
~ 4500 kids and youth every week
~ 120 non-formal educators (180 staff)
– 4,870 sq. m area for activities
~ 20 000 + young people involved in different projects
– Social and personal development program „Kaleidoscope“ (Communication, Self-awareness, Curiosity, Creativity, Cooperation, Confidence , Responsibility)

Developing social and personal skills through:
- Visual arts & crafts: pottery, painting, graphics, design, photography;
- Performance arts: dance, theatre, music activities;
- Sports: swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis;
- Social learning activities: public speaking, youth leadership club, youth projects.

Projects for children and youth

National and international projects, educational events and conferences f or development of an active, socially responsible, globally minded personality.

Main Topics:

- Global education
- Development cooperation (bilateral project with Ukraine and Georgia)
- Active citizenship education
- IT competencies
- Anti - bullying campaigns
- Educational summer activties
- Development of children and youth life skills

Within 1 year:

~ 20 national or international events / projects drawing
~ 80,000 participants take place

Educators programmes

Preparation of methodic material for teachers
Qualification development programmes and seminars for the educational community. Organized in order to improve teachers' abilities to develop life skills of children and young people.

For: pre-school, primary and secondary school teachers, non-formal educators, class tutors, administration of educational institutions.

More than 120 events:
- Webinars
- Training courses, workshops
- Conferences
- Fairs of the innovative teaching/learning methods
- Study visits
- Preparation of methodic material for teachers

Main Topics:

- Social, personal, emotional competence development
- Encouragement of students' motivation to learn (improve)
- Experiential teaching (learning)
Intercultural (self-)training
- Leadership
- Personality development possibilities and methods
- Student communication and tolerance education
- Student motivation and encouragement methods
- Internal and external school communication
- Development and application of (self-)assessment systems
- Accredited programmes, Active, non-tradicional education and teaching methods, Practical and experiential tasks solidified by theoretical material and discussion.

Within 1 year:

>120 different seminars on topics for development of key competencies and life skills
~ 3,000 teachers, education professionals

Formation of non-formal policy

- Non-formal education conception
- Non-formal education funding system

- Monitoring and evaluation of non-formal education programmes
- Implementation of cumulative assessment system in schools
- Creation of the drowning of school aged children prevention programme

- National research on teachers’ general and didactic competencies
- National research "Influence of non-formal education in development successful personality"
- National / international conferences

Main projects:


EUKI /Together for Sustainable School

The project focuses on both target groups of education processes: teachers and students and consists of two main according to parts. Firstly, the project aims to raise teacher’s competencies by developing a methodology (Practical Guide) on how to implement sustainability topics into the everyday school curriculum. Secondly, the project focuses on young people and their involvement. During an international Sustainable Development Ambassadors camp young people from Lithuania, Cyprus, and Germany will together discuss sustainability issues and plan how they can contribute to its solving.

EUKI / Together for Sustainable School

As the 2021 summer season is coming to the end, a team of EUKI project “Together for sustainable school” could proudly say that the season was quite busy and some main milestones of the project were reached.
One of the main goals of the project was to gather a team of international youngsters who could become ambassadors for sustainable development and by performing their own initiatives add up to prosperity and advocate sustainability in their local community. This goal came with a great number of challenges, traveling restrictions and necessary safety measures. In spite of all the challenges, our international camp took place in Cyprus in the first week of August and brought 25 young, motivated people together to get to know each other to learn and explore together.
Even before the start of the camp the team of youngsters including a team from Germany as well as colleagues from RCE Oldenburger Münsterland - Competence Center for Education for Sustainable Development e.V. have participated in an online introduction event where participants got to know a little bit more about the participating countries, learn about the ambassadors programme and 17 sustainable development goals.
During four days of international camp young people were involved in a great amount of activities, trips, workshops and team building activities together with camp leaders from CARDET (Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology) and LCYC (Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre). Together the team has visited Troodos Geopark, Cape Greko Environmental Centre and Larnaca’s Salt Lake. At each location discussions took place on the topic of human intervention effect on nature and what negative effects could be visible in near future. At each location a group of youngsters had discussions together, participated in additional tasks and workshops in order to get a better understanding on the topic.
As well as some trips participants were involved in a four-day design thinking workshop. During this workshop four teams of participants have worked on their sustainable ideas in areas of Food, Consumption, Mobility and Education for Sustainable Development. Each team approached their topic using the design thinking method and slowly understanding an issue, making needed research of the field, brainstorming, creating a prototype and finally presenting their idea! On the last day of the camp a presentation evening was organized for each team to present their idea and tell the created story. Each team came up with clever and fun solutions within their topic and carried the presentation in a creative manner.
Overall the workshop allowed participants to work in a mixed international teams and prepared them for future initiatives at their local communities. This simulation equipped them with needed brainstorming, teamwork and problem solving tools needed for them to successfully proceed with the ambassadors programme and further planned activities of the project.

Aquatic life

The project focused on strengthening the Nordic-Baltic cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of swimming teaching and water safety education for children in order to develop the quality of water competency education and contribute to better drowning prevention in both Baltic and Nordic countries.

Learning to Be

Development of Practices and Methodologies for Assessing Social, Emotional and Health Skills within Education Systems...

Jump into Sustainable Lifestyle

This project‘s aim is to intensively disseminate and adapt innovative practices of education for sustainable development in partnering countries...

Sustainable School

Since year 2014 Lithuanian Children and Youth Center is implementing a programme “Sustainable School”, which is designed for all types’ of educational institutions, from kindergarten to gymnasium for grown-ups...

I can / can I ?!

The project “I CAN/CAN I ?!” aims to raise political awareness of youth and encourage them to be politically active, to show interest in what happens in Lithuania and the World. ..

On the way of changes

The Bilateral Lithuanian-Ukrainian development cooperation project
Support for Education in the post-conflict areas in eastern Ukraine:

IT competencies for non-programmers

During the project (November 2016 – April 2018) best practices of universities and research institute will be gathered together to educate IT competences, to prepare and implement the most suitable 4 months long program for schoolchildren.

Contact information:

Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre

Konstitucijos ave. 25, Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 272 2355


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