Conference in Kaunas (LT) September 2012

Monday – 17th September 2012

Arrival of the participants (travel information below).

18:00 – Welcome coctail in Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel (address: Miško g. 11, Kaunas)

Free evening programme.


Tuesday – 18th September 2012 – 1st seminar day

9:00 – Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel conference area – presentation about the demographic situation in Kaunas Region – Mrs. Danguolė Palionienė, Kaunas division of Lithuanian statistic department

  • Discussion

10:00 – Departure to Kaunas disabled youth day centre

10:30 – Visiting Kaunas disabled youth day centre

  • Presentation: Social service and participation of Kaunas disabled youth day centre in the international project – Director Algirdas Šimoliūnas
  • Discussion


11:30 – Departure to Elderly care home of Pimonovų foundation

12:00 – Visiting Elderly care home of Pimonovų foundation

12:30 – Seniors´ volunteering as prerequisities for successful ageing: the experience of participation in international projects in Kaunas city – Mrs. Rasa Naujanienė, Associate professor of Vytautas Magnus University

13:00 – Lunch

14:30 – Departure to Rumšiškės old village from Kaunas see by boat

  • Workshop and discussion of participants 1 hour in the boat

15:30 – Visiting Rumšiškės old village

16:45 – Social services in Kaunas region – Mrs. Marija Vyšniauskienė, Head of Social service department of Kaunas city Municipality

17:00 – Social international partnerships in the care for the elderly and socially excluded – Mr. Bart Magielse (Netherlands), Mr. Edmundas Jonynas-Koževnikovas (Lithuania)


  • Workshop and discussion about volunteering connected with people suffering from dementia and also deepening and creating guidelines of barrier free living and environmental sustainable working methods

18:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Departure to the hotel


Wednesday – 19th September 2012 – 2nd seminar day

9:00 – Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel conference area – Does Lithuania have a sufficient advantage of opportunities to volunteer in the field towards helping elderly and socially excluded people?

Mr. Donatas Jankauskas – Minister of Social Security and Labour of Lithuania

– Discussion


9:45 – Departure to Elderly care home for Alzheimer and dementia “Amžiaus žiedas”

10:00 – Visiting Elderly care home for Alzheimer and dementia “Amžiaus žiedas”

11:00 – Departure to Prienai Elderly nursing home

11:30 – Visiting Prienai Elderly nursing home

  • Presentation: Social service in Prienai Elderly nursing home – Director Mrs. Angelė Bajorienė

13:00 – Lunch in Birštonas Royal residence

14:30 – Presentation of the Domomedicine program: an innovative program for the promotion and the development of patient autonomy

  • Vincent Steinmetz – Director of the regional innovation agency in Champagne-Ardenne (France)

15:30 – Visiting Elderly people department in Birštonas Royal residence

16:00 – Departure to Kaunas

16:30 – Guided tour through the old part of the Kaunas city

18:00 – Dinner

20:00 – Departure to the hotel.


Thursday – 20th September 2012 – 3rd seminar day

9:00 – Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel conference area – Dementia problems in Europe – 21st century
– lecture, discussion about care service problems in Lithuania, similarities and differences, conclusion

  • Marko Mälly (Finland), Bart Magielse (Netherlands), Barbora Kubáčková (Czech Republic), Edmundas Jonynas-Koževnikovas (Lithuania)

12:00 – Lunch, departure of the participants


You can download original programme here: Programme Kaunas conference