Home News The participants of the “Students – to Government” project are interested in which environmental fields Lithuania is leading abroad
The participants of the project “Students – to Government” Martyna Buklytė from Kėdainiai “Atžalyn” gymnasium and Neringa Janukonytė from Klaipėda “Vėtrungė” gymnasium at the Ministry of Environment are interested in how and in which areas Lithuania shows leadership in the international space.
This project organized by the Government, which is being held for the fifteenth time this year, is intended to encourage motivated and talented high school students to take an interest in the activities of state institutions, the work of politicians, and become more active citizens. After the selection competition, the thirty most active students were given the opportunity to do a week’s internship in the ministry of their choice.
The theme of this year’s project “Students – for Lithuania in the world” invites you to take a closer look at Lithuania’s priorities, and students find out in which areas and how ministries contribute to the dissemination of Lithuania abroad.
At the Ministry, the graduates already had time to familiarize themselves with the deposit system, which is famous for Lithuania abroad, as well as to visit institutions subordinate to the Ministry: the Construction Sector Development Agency (SSVA) and the State Forestry Office.
SSVA specialists presented to the schoolgirls the actions of the agency in providing technical assistance in the reconstruction of the destroyed cities of Ukraine and introduced them to the latest technologies used in urban planning, such as 3D urban planning.
On Tuesday, the schoolgirls spent the day with Mindaugas, a forest protection specialist from the State Forestry Agency, who not only introduced her to the work of a forester up close, but also shared his experience of the path that forest management specialists had to take in order to obtain the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) forest management standard certificate. told about forest protection and recreation.
On Wednesday, the graduates will visit the Environmental Project Management Agency, where their colleagues will tell about Lithuania’s support and experience in developing countries, and they will summarize all the experience in a meeting with the Minister of the Environment, Simon Gentvilas.
Joint events are planned for the participants of the “Students – to the Government” project on Thursday, and on Friday, during the final event, they will have to present a creative task based on the information received from the ministries.