Co-creating impactful solutions, tackling global challenges, supporting freedom and democracy in our part of the world and beyond.
Together with our allies and partners, we continue to provide assistance to Ukraine in its fight against the brutal Russian invasion. Lithuania ranks third globally in aid committed in terms of the share of GDP, with 79% of Lithuanians backing military assistance to Ukraine. Various crowdfunding initiatives have affirmed this widespread support, including a campaign raising €14M for air defence radars for Ukraine. We have also been at the forefront of taking economic action against Russia, from galvanising support for international sanctions to being the first EU country to fully eliminate dependence on Russian gas.
Resilient and resourceful, Lithuania is also a place where great ideas come to life. It’s a stage where a cooperative spirit meets skilful improvisation to create globally recognised innovations in business, science, culture, and governance. In the realms of business and science, we edit genes, disrupt the payment infrastructure, and build laser technology that helps move progress forward. In culture, we have helped revolutionise filmmaking and make huge Hollywood projects happen. Meanwhile, we are building bridges between the public sector and startups that yield great and unexpected results. When it comes to international relations, we are proud of the part we play in the Eastern Partnership initiative and NATO’s deterrence strategy. And the thread that runs through all of this? A desire to co-create – to share, inspire and empower.
In Lithuania, a spirit for invention, blended with smart governance and an open-minded culture, creates the right conditions for co-creating impactful solutions that cross borders and reach into the lives of people all around the world.
“We open our land, our dominions, and our kingdom to every person of goodwill.” These words of Lithuania’s Grand Duke Gediminas are as true today as they were when they were written in 1323. Intended as an invitation to knights, merchants, and artisans, this spirit of welcomeness is what lies at the heart of Lithuania’s capacity for co-creation. And this is nowhere more obvious than in the diverse group of institutions that now call Lithuania home: there’s a Belarusian university in exile, a host of post-Brexit Fintechs, 850 startups (and counting), and, of course, a wide range of international players – from German automotive giants to US life sciences pioneers.
65 300 km²
2.8 million people live in Lithuania
Vilnius is home to 600 000 people
Forests cover 1/3 of the country
The country was first inhabited in 12 000-14 000 B.C.
Lithuania’s name found its first mention in the Annals of Quedlinburg in the year 1009.
In 1990, Lithuanian independence was restored.
In 2004, the country joined the EU and NATO.
In Lithuania, we don’t just talk about the future, we make it happen today.
Facing new things with openness and courage creates huge opportunities.
The country’s greatest resource is its insistence on constantly improving and moving forward.
Wherever you are in Lithuania, pristine nature is only a few steps away.
Just 24 hours to open a business with an electronic signature.
Lithuania is ranked 12th globally for Economic Freedom (Frazer Institute, 2022).
Lithuania’s startup ecosystem ranks 17th globally (StartupBlink 2023).
85% of professionals speak English.