Since April 1, 2017, the research project "European identity as an essential factor of the construction of open society in Lithuania: philosophical analysis and juridical interpretation" is realized in Values laboratory. The project is founded by the program of Research Council of Lithuania "Modernity in Lithuania" (MOD-17029). The research leader is assoc. prof. dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius (Mykolas Romeris University), the other members of the researcher group are prof. dr. Vytautas Šlapkauskas (Mykolas Romeris University) and dr. Camille Riquier (Catholic University of Paris).

On April 27, 2017, the member of Values laboratory Rusnė Kregždaitė has obtained the doctoral degree in social sciences (economy). The title of her dissertation work is "The cultural and creative industries evaluation modelling in European Union countries". The director of dissertation is prof. dr. Eugenija Martinaitytė.

On the 10th of May, 2017 assoc. prof. dr. Ivana Tocak from J. J. Strossmayer University (Osijek, Croatia) delivered a lecture "Informed consent: legal and ethical aspects". After the presentation the meeting of the Lithuanian section of the International Association for the Philosophie of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) was held. The section is headed by assoc. prof. dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė.

On May 4, 2017, a seminar of semiotics research has been realized, guided by prof. dr. Arūnas Sverdiolas (Vilnius University), prof. dr. Dainius Vaitiekūnas (Lithuanian University of Educational Science), Miglė Anušauskaitė (The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore), Ksenija Kazarina (Klaipeda University). The event was organized by prof. dr. Rūta Brūzgienė.

On June 20, 2017, the lecture of the Institute of Political Sciences Benas Brunalas delivered a lecture "Does the homus economicus feel emotions? The perspectives of analysis of the emotions in the international politics".