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National Institute for Social Integration

Our mission is integration of socially vulnerable groups within the manifold society.

We implement the mission by:

* Support for both stakeholders – socially vulnerable groups and the society at large – in order to get to know each other, to destroy myths and superstitions, to develop mutual understanding.
* Promotion of the active participation, inclusion of socially vulnerable groups within active economic and social activities.
* Protection of Human Rights and raising understanding about them among the youth.

These aims are ensured by the four continuous programmes, which are implemented by carrying out the projects.

Programmes carried out by the Institute:

1. Programme: Living Library ([www.gyvojibiblioteka.lt/en](http://www.gyvojibiblioteka.lt/)).

The aim of this programme is to destroy the myths about socially vulnerable groups, to create conditions for these groups in order to represent themselves.

2. Programme: Journalists Education (www.youthjournalist.eu)

The aim of this programme is to represent socially vulnerable groups within the media objectively and ethically, to contribute in the educational process for objective, ethical media.

3. Programme: All Different – All Equal (www.visiskirtingivisilygus.lt)

The aim of this programme is to enable young people to participate actively within the creation of peaceful communities, which are based on diversity, social inclusion, mutual understanding.

4. Programme: I Love Graffiti (www.myliugraffiti.lt)

Programme is composed from the social advertisement creation through the graffiti, annual event “Between the Baltic Way and the Berlin Wall”, tidy and colourful city (prevention of the illegal graffiti in the city).

Which other Creative Sectors has the SME worked with?

Which other Growth Sectors has the SME worked with?
Education, Transport & Logistics

Were any relationships rewarding?

**Social taxi**

Especially beneficial to the public, and thereby contributes to the movement of people with disabilities in mobility. The social taxi contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities – access is one of the period 2010-2020 European Union Disability Strategy, which aims – to build Europe without restriction pillars. This campaign also shows society, that society is made up of different people and promote tolerance.

Social taxi not only transport people with disabilities but it is and help leaving the house to the car, things leeway, boarding and escort. Anything that provides a disabled person’s anatomy and independence from other people, relatives. Great attention is given to the project Quality of Service: Car drivers (staff, volunteers) trained in the emergency, communication, and other important skills.

How does the SME think it could benefit from other sectors' input?

Movement impaired person can more easily participate in other sectors of activities. The project will also contribute to the city for development of innovations. Consumer Services is providing new opportunities for discovering new activities.

What can the SME offer other sectors?

We can share our practise about how to start new social projects and how to develop them.

To what extent would the SME be prepared to share information?

We can give personal consultation to serious and determined organizations.

How would the SME describe its potential for cross innovation?

Social taxi was born from the merge of education, social services, and the media , so we believe that crossing of innovation could have synergy.

Out of the 11 Cross Innovation Partner Cities, are there any particular cities with which the SME would like to form a new relationship?

Are there any particular organisations outside the SMEs home country, with which it would like to connect?

We are open to suggestions.

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