About Lithuanian National Union of...
What is Lithuanian National Union of Students (LSS)?
LSS is independent and non-governmental organization that was founded in 1992. This organization was created by country’s most active students’ representatives. LSS represents the rights of Lithuanian students and unites higher education institutions’ student unions from all over the country.
What are main LSS responsibilities?
LSS represents and defends Lithuanian students on the highest level. In order to fulfill this mission LSS organizes various events and actions both on national and international levels. These actions are taken in order to draw society’s attention to current problems, create and perfect the education system, promote an intercultural partnership between students and whole academic community and improve society’s views on students. LSS broadens and strengthens the contacts with governmental institutions, national and international youth and student organizations as well as other organizations and education institutions.
Who manage LSS?
LSS members are student representative organizations. These organizations are managed by representatives chosen by students. LSS Council which is responsible for outlying the main LSS activities is formed from these representatives. Student representative organizations also delegate representatives to the highest LSS management structure – Conference. The Conference elects LSS president every two years and also evaluates president and his/her bureau work annually.
Where LSS participates in?
Lithuanian National Union of Students is an active member of the European Students Union (ESU), the Nordic Union of Students (NOM), the Knowledge Economy Forum (KEF) and founder of the Student Union of the Baltic States. LSS also cooperates with the Youth Affairs Department of Social Security and Labor ministry, governmental institutions responsible for education politics and other national organizations.
The main goal of Lithuanian National Union of Students is to prove that education is a right and not a privilege.