Conferences, projects and other activities

List of the best presentations delivered at conferences abroad

Kazėnas, Gediminas
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Poland
Warsaw East European Conference. Tenth anniversary session. Warsaw university, 2013 m. liepos 15 - 18 d.
Topic of presentation (original)
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL).
Type of report POSTER
Warsaw East European Conference. Tenth anniversary session. Warsaw university, July 15 - 18, 2013.
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Janužytė, Audronė
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Finland
Topic of presentation (original)
Discussions on the Question of Vilnius in the Early Years of the 20th Century
Type of report POSTER
International conference EAUH 2016. Reinterpreting cities: 13th international conference on Urban history, Helsinki. 24-27
August, 2016 
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Bielskis, Andrius
Name and time of the conference (original) Country United Kingdom
Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity: Debating MacIntyre and His Rivals, 29th of June 2017
Topic of presentation (original)
MacIntyre’s Philosophical Project and the Claims of ‘Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity
Type of report POSTER
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Bielskis, Andrius
Name and time of the conference (original) Country United Kingdom
CASEP Seminar Series ‘Aristotle and Radical Political Philosophy’ 28 February 2013
Topic of presentation (original)
Flourishing and the Meaning of zoon politikon in the First Book of Aristotle’s Politics
Type of report POSTER
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Bielskis, Andrius
Name and time of the conference (original) Country USA
9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry on “Traditions of Ideology Critique”, 25 July 2015
Topic of presentation (original)
Existence, Meaning, Excellence: Alasdair MacIntyre vs. John Searle
Type of report POSTER
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Urbanovič, Jolanta; Balevičienė, Sandra
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Italy
5th World Conference on Educational Sciences, 5-8 February, 2013.
Topic of presentation (original)
Theoretical and Practical Aspects of concept ‘Good School’
Type of report ORAL
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Mikulskienė, Birutė; Pitrėnaitė, Birutė
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Switzerland
9th Conference Applications of Social Network Analysis, September 4-7, 2013.
Topic of presentation (original)
Management of Participation Practice: Reconstruction of Lithuania's Formal pPlicy Networks by Means of Social Network
Analysis
Type of report ORAL
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Jankauskienė, Danguolė
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Thailand
2nd international conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted by the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation
Southeast Asia, Bangkok University, 6-7 February 2014.
Topic of presentation (original)
Integrated Transformations of e-Health Development - the Perspective of Stakeholder Networks
Type of report ORAL
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Valickas, Andrius; Pilkauskaitė-Valickienė, Rasa
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Spain
10th International Conference Technology, Education and Development, 7-9 March, 2016.
Topic of presentation (original)
Lean Higher Education: Opportunities and Limitations
Type of report ORAL
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Mikulskienė, Birutė; Vedlūga, Tomas
Name and time of the conference (original) Country Hungary
21st Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, 19-21 April 2017.
Topic of presentation (original)
Stakeholders Different Approach to E-health
Type of report Oral
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List of the most importantnational and international awards received for R&D activities

Saulius Spurga
Title of award - Gabrielė Petkevičaitė - Bite  Medal Let's Serve Lithuania.
For socially relevant journalism, 2015.

Andrius Bielskis
Title of award - Best Political Science work 2015.
Lithuanian Political Science Association's recognised best Political Science Collegium Monograph in 2015.

Arvydas Guogis
Title of award - Gabrielė Petkevičiatė - Bitė Medal Let's Serve Lithuania for fostering the ideas of parliamentarism, 2013.
Title of award - Gabrielė Petkevičiatė - Bitė Medal Let's Serve Lithuania for fostering the ideas of parliamentarism.
The medal award was set up to promote the Lithuanian society and the Lithuanian foreign community to work gratis for the good of the state and its welfare, to express and implement positive ideas that promote civil society, national self-awareness and cultural awareness. The medal is devoted to social activities for individuals and legal entities: Lithuanian and foreign countries citizens, communities, associations and other persons who meet the criteria for awarding the medal.

Andrius Stasiukynas
Title of award - The Chairman of Lithuania Parliament (Seimas) acknowledgment.
The Chairman of Lithuania Seimas Loreta Graužinienė acknowledgment to Andrius Stasiukynas for his significant  contribution to the development of youth policy and the creation of a unique and significant publication 2005-2014.  An Overview of Youth and Youth Policy. 18 November, 2015

Tadas Sudnickas
Title of award - Awarded with the Memorial Medal.
For the Contribution to Sports Development during the Lithuanian Presidency to EU Council awarded by the director General of the Department of Physical Culture and Sport under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

Arvydas Survila
Appreciation for cooperation and significant impact in preparing the Amendment to the National Security Strategy was awarded to assoc. prof. dr. Arvydas Survila by Vytautas Bakas, the Chair of the Lithuanian Republic Seimas National Security and Defense Committee on January 17, 2017.
Arvydas Survila submitted remarks and proposals for the committee of State Management and Municipalities regarding amendment of National security strategy approval. The Lithuanian Republic Seimas committee on State Management and Municipalities discussed the remarks and proposals of doc. dr. Arvydas Survila on December 14, 2016, approved them and the Lithuanian Republic Seimas Office Information and Communication department’s Public relations branch informed about that Mykolas Romeris University Faculty of Politics and Management on December 21, 2016. Appreciation for cooperation and significant impact preparing this legal act was received from Vytautas Bakas, the chairman of the Lithuanian Republic Seimas National Security and Defense Committee on January 17, 2017.

Mantas Bileišis
The Chairman of Lithuania Parliament (Seimas) acknowledgment.
The Chairman of Lithuania Seimas Loreta Graužinienė acknowledgment to Mantas Bileišis for his significant contribution to the creation of a unique and significant publication 2005-2014. An Overview of Youth and Youth Policy. 18 November, 2015.

Data on participation in competitive R&D projects

Period 2012-2014
Research Council of Lithuania, 2010-2014 national research programme State and Nation: Heritage and Identity
Title of project(original)
Study of the Identity of the Polish National Minority in Lithuania
The Institute of Political Science of the Mykolas Romeris University implemented a 2-year project funded by the
Lithuanian Council of Science An Investigation of the Identity of the Polish National Minority in Lithuania. The
study consisted of qualitative and quantitative research, which identified the elements of the Polish identity of Poland
and their statistical distribution and geographical distribution. The authors of the study also carried out an analysis of
the Polish press in Lithuania, which sought to determine which narrative is being formed. An overview of the global
issues of national minorities is also under review. The aim of this study is to investigate more closely the national and
political identity of the Poles in Poland and to form theoretical (scientific) preconditions for the improvement of Lithuanian-Polish relations.Research resultswere published in an edited book which is available in Lituanian and Polish.


Period 2012-2015
EU Structural Funds, 2007-2013 Operational Program for the Development of Human Resources, VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K
Support for Research Activities of Researchers and Other Researchers (Global Grant)
Title of project(original)
Structures of Meaning
Academic philosophy today has become another narrow discipline, which either solves deeply specialized problems
through the use of rigorous analytic language, or propagates as a commentary by major philosophers.
One of the assumptions of this research is based on the conviction that the tendency of contemporary academic
philosophy - the deepening philosophy of specialization and its becoming unavailable to an educated, unprofessional
philosopher - is the consequence of a deeper historical process of European culture and science. One of the aims of
the research project was to describe this historical process by revealing the tendencies of nihilism, which is deepening
in the European culture and philosophical tradition (understanding nihilism in the sense of meaning of entropy), and
at the same time revealing the most important cultural causes of this process. The central premise of the project is
close to that of Albert Camus Sizifomit (1942), that the most important philosophical question is the question of
"meaning of life".
The research carried out a comprehensive phenomenological analysis of three
meaningful structures: philosophy, art and business. The study was based not only on hermeneutical analysis of texts,
but also on profound interviews on philosophy and art. Research results were published in a monograph.

Period 2012-2015
EU Structural Funds, 2007-2013 Operational Program for the Development of Human Resources, VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K
Support for Research Activities of Researchers and Other Researchers (Global Grant).
Title of the project(original)
Integrated Transformation of E-Health Development: the Perspective of the Stakeholders Network
e-health development and trends from the network perspective of stakeholders as the most important success factor
in the e-health deployment.
The model of the e-Health Platform for Stakeholder Cooperation (PSC) is based on the lifecycle of ideas, in which
the main object under management is a primary idea, which survives all knowledge management cycles from
accumulation to gestation of ideas. Despite the rather complex theoretical model, the platform available in the
electronic space is very simple and user-friendly (http://ehealth.lt). The e-Health Platform for Cooperation ensures
the following benefits for the e-health system: learning, knowledge sharing thorough participation, trust-based
development of networks, promotion and design of the knowledge process, and generation and accumulation of
ideas. Testing of the e-Health Platform for Stakeholder Cooperation revealed an apparent need for the Platform.
During the pilot, stakeholders not only demonstrated being in possession of knowledge and information regarding
the development of the e-health system and related issues but also unveiled the need to update information. The pilot
showed satisfaction of participants that resulted from the facilitation of engagement and discussions. Voting for
alternative proposals also reflected the need for engagement and greater participation, which can be interpreted as
motivation to development the e-health system.
Applying the designed model in the continuous process through health management innovations and possibilities
offered by social technologies, and effecting the interplay of management theories, problems generated in the e-
Health Platform for Stakeholder Cooperation and suggested solutions produce a dynamic set of political,
organisational and managerial measures that are constant and self-updating in current time, which is valuable for
decision-making in e-health development. Consequently, the designed Platform automatically provides and updates
political, organisational and managerial measures in real time.
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Period 2014-2016
Research Council of Lithuania, Project by Researchers' Groups
Title of project (original)
Leadership in an Autonomous School
In 2014-2016 a group of researchers of Mykolas Romeris University after receiving the funding from the Research
Council of Lithuania, Projects by Researchers' Groups (grant agreement No. MIP-14109), successfully implemented a
research project Leadership in an Autonomous School. Research leader - prof. dr Jolanta Urbanovič. The results of
the survey are summarized and published in the monograph Leadership in an Autonomous School. The results and
insights obtained are shared by the researchers at seminars and other events organized by municipal education
centers.

Period 2014-2016

Research Council of Lithuania, Projects by Researchers' Groups
Title of the project(original)
Inclusion: Involvement of Associated Groups and Their Ability to Involve in Public Management Processes. Grant
agreement No. MIP-096/2014.
The goal of the research was to identify factors for better cooperation with associations that would help practitioners
(state institutions) to ensure equality of all interests groups representation while public interest is negotiated.
The studies were conducted in three sectors of public administration: education, health and economics. A set of key
principles for the open and transparent management of associations has been formed. Those principals are
recommended to apply creating better inclusion infrastructure. A governance model for incorporating associations
into the policy-making process was also developed. Project results where published in a monograph:
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Period 2013
7th Framework Programme
Title of project(original)
Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities, Lithuanian EU Presidency`s Conference, Grant Agreement No. 341380.
During the Lithuanian EU Council Presidency’s international conference, Horizons for Social Sciences and
Humanities was held in Vilnius at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) on 23-24 September, 2013. The event aimed
to foster discourse on the relations of social sciences and humanities (SSH) with other fields of science and research
policy, in particular with the future EU research and innovation finansing programme, Horizon 2020. Prior to the
conference, in order to determine the status quo of SSH in Europe and needs and objectives, consultation with
various European countries’ researchers, academic institutions, and agencies financing research was carried out. The
Conference was under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė. The
conference was organized by the European Commission, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Research
Council of Lithuania and Mykolas Romeris University. Europe’s Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn attended the conference along with the Director-General of the European Commission’s
DG for Research and European Innovation Robert-Jan Smits, and European Research Council (ERC) President
Prof. dr. Helga Nowotny. Over 400 European researchers and representatives from universities, research policy
institutions, agencies financing research, associations, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and the media
participated at the conference.
Based on consultations and conference results Vilnius Declaration was prepared that was disseminated to European
SSH communities, politicians, and decision makers. Due to the project SSH was included as horizontal measure in all
Horizon 2020 funding schemes.

Period 2017-2020
Horizon 2020
Title of project(original)
Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and Decision mAking - ESMERALDA, Grant agreement No 642007.
Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services (ES) are core to the EU Biodiversity (BD) Strategy. They
are essential if we are to make informed decisions. Action 5 sets the requirement for an EU-wide knowledge base
designed to be: a primary data source for developing Europe’s green infrastructure; resource to identify areas for
ecosystem restoration; and, a baseline against which the goal of ‘no net loss of BD and ES’ can be evaluated.
In response to these requirements, ESMERALDA (Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and
Decision mAking) aims to deliver a flexible methodology to provide the building blocks for pan-European and
regional assessments. The work will ensure the timely delivery to EU member states in relation to Action 5 of the BD
Strategy, supporting the needs of assessments in relation to the requirements for planning, agriculture, climate, water
and nature policy. This methodology will build on existing ES projects and databases (e.g. MAES, OpenNESS,
OPERAs, national studies), the Millennium Assessment (MA) and TEEB. ESMERALDA will identify relevant
stakeholders and take stock of their requirements at EU, national and regional levels.

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