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Work and employment of persons with disabilities


You are cordially invited to the monthly EBN Breakfast event that will take place on Thursday, 28th of June at 08:30 at the Holiday Inn (Seimyniskiu 1, Vilnius).

Work and employment of persons with disabilities

Minister of Social Security and Labour Mr. Linas Kukuraitis

Kukuraitis.jpgFormerly Lecturer of Social Work at Vilnius University, Linas Kukuraitis has been appointed as the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania in December 2016.

Member of the Board of Lithuanian Social Work under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania (2 terms of office), member of the Board of Lithuanian Caritas, member of the Board of caritas-social issues of the Archdiocese of Vilnius, establisher of public entity the Blessed J. Matulaitis Social Center.

Linas Kukuraitis was actively engaged in the establishment of Lithuanian youth teaching methodologies and programmes, lead trainings in the field of youth social pedagogical activity, such as social work with young people, promotion of voluntary work, was leader of projects of fight against poverty, promotion of social innovations, integration of people after detention, represented Lithuania in the EU organisations in the context of analysis of social situation.

Prof. Jonas Ruškus


Professor at the Department of Social Work, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Expert Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations

Chairperson of the Lithuanian National Commision for UNESCO
Member of Kaunas L'Arche Community and Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights

Editor-in Chief of the academic journal "Social Work. Experience and Methods" 

Prof. Jonas Ruškus has worked as Chairman of Expert Council at the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education. He is member of the Lithuanian Education Council and an expert in various projects, as well as editor-in-chief of journal Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai and member of editorial boards of Lithuanian and foreign scientific journals.

Research by Prof. Jonas Ruškus is chiefly focused on social work and education. Some of the most important objects of Ruškus’ research are empowerment and social participation of vulnerable social groups (i.e. the disabled, former convicts, victims of human trafficking, etc.).
He has held lectures in universities in France, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden and the USA. He has authored 3 scientific monographs, and is also the author and co-author of over 60 articles in Lithuanian and foreign journals, as well as the author of numerous publicistic polemic articles.

Please confirm your attendance by Tuesday, 26th of June to edita@ebn.lt. This event is free for EBN members; non-members may attend by paying an entrance fee of €20.

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