2nd Forum on Innovative Technologies and Management for Sustainability

Innovations does not appear out of nothing; new ideas and the latest inventions result from old and living truths, so the main engine of innovation - knowledge that must be constantly updated, newly interpreted, and sometimes non-traditionally applied in practice.

In order to apply knowledge in practice, scientists have to present their research to their peers and the society at large. In this way the society is introduced to the potential of science whereas conducted research by scientists will develop new technologies and methods to better suit business needs.

Promotion of scientific expertise would directly increase business knowledge, stimulate cooperation of participants in innovation activities and contribute to the high value-added products and services or new ideas.

The aim of this 2nd Forum on Innovative Technologies and Management for Sustainability is to provide a worldwide forum, where the international participants can share their research knowledge and ideas on the recent and latest research and map out the directions for future researchers and collaborations. Researchers and graduate students are welcomed to participate in the conference to exchange research findings in the frontier areas of Business, Management, Informatics, Computer science, etc.



About ITMS Forum

2nd Forum on Innovative Technologies and Management for Sustainability will take place in PanevėžysLithuania from 26th - 27th April 2018. Forum is organized by Kaunas University of Technology, Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business.

2nd Forum on Innovative Technologies and Management for Sustainability includes two international conferences:

  • 12th International Conference Intelligent Technologies in Logistics and Mechatronics Systems - ITELMS'2018;
  • 7th International Scientific Conference Changes in Social and Business Environment -  CISABE'2018.

The conferences are on the same days, at the same venue, and ONE REGISTRATION FEE will allow you to ATTEND BOTH CONFERENCES. You are cordially invited to a forum, which enhances the discussion and cooperation of scholars and professionals in the field of technology and business.  Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues. Besides discussing and sharing the scientific outcomes of research work the conference would also like to provide a platform for creating and building contact for further research. 

The Forum partners and sponsors:

  • Panevėžys City Municipality;
  • Conference Centre „Vasaris“.

Forum follows major principles:

  • to create a friendly academic forum setting where people can come to present and discuss ideas, network, and share knowledge in an atmosphere of mutual trust and consideration; 
  • to facilitate a multidisciplinary environment where discussions are generated across business-related fields and social disciplines by both scholars and practitioners;
  • to promote a true international experience where all cultures, ethnicities, viewpoints, values, and beliefs are welcome and respected.

The Forum has two goals:

  • the first goal is to provide an international environment for different academic/professional approaches and discussions on recent development in all business and technologies fields;
  • the second goal is to provide the opportunity for young scholars, practitioners and PhD students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community of colleagues from different international contexts. Conference language is English.

Forum Key Topics

The focus of the Forum will be on various aspects of contemporary economic, social and technological environment for international business practice(s) and their target market(s).

The Forum Key Topics will cover the following areas:

  1. 12th International Conference Intelligent Technologies in Logistics and Mechatronics Systems - ITELMS'2018:
    • Intelligent Logistics Systems;
    • Multi Criteria Decision Making;
    • Composites in Infrastructures;
    • Intelligent Mechatronics Systems;
    • Sensors and sensing phenomena;
    • Mechanisms of Transport;
    • Transport Systems;
    • Modern Building Technologies;
    • Military technologies;
    • Production Engineering.
  2. 7th International Scientific Conference Changes in social and business environment  -  CISABE'2018:
  • Business and Management Trends in Changing Environment;
  • Contemporary Marketing Dynamics Capabilities;
  • Challenges and opportunities of Finance and Economics from Regional and Global Context;
  • Sustainable Development: Social, Political, Economical/Business Setting;
  • Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning;
  • New approaches to Human Resource Management;
  • Innovations and New Technologies in Business and Management;
  • Identification and Interpretation of Social Phenomena;
  • Changing Models of Economical Development;
  • Modern Aspects of Socio-Linguistic Development.


Sustainability is one of the foremost challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Sustainability has risen to the top of CEO agendas around the world. Green business is emerging as a core strategy for organizations of all sizes. Shareholders and investors are looking for evidence that organizations are working to conserve and preserve resources while managing for profitability.

Meeting sustainable development goals will require action on a number of fronts, including harnessing and maximizing the potential of technological innovation. The sustainable technology innovation wave is only just building. We created the science and engineering technological revolution on which all our wellbeing is based. Scientific and engineering solutions have proven different ideas and methods for implementing sustainable technologies. Sustainable development must take account of the effects of technology on the environment and society. The Forum seeks to raise and give answers to the question of how new technologies can help increase ecological, economic and social sustainability.

However, not only technological innovation is booming and shifting towards sustainable solutions. For example, many of the World Economic Forum's top 10 most promising technologies have a clear environmental and social focus. All organizations, from businesses to governments and civic organizations, seek to generate value with finite resources. Economic sustainability can be achieved in the long term by realigning organizational strategies to become ecologically and socially sustainable. Sustainability agenda for the world is encouraging the development of industrial ecology and the circular economy (from cradle to cradle), which aims to close production and consumption cycles, thus placing the materials necessary for these processes within a closed loop, in order to minimize the extraction of natural nonrenewable resources. The Circular economy offers an opportunity to reinvent our economy, making it more sustainable and competitive.

Papers reflecting Forum topics and their relevance to diverse sustainability issues are welcome.

Why should you participate in both (ITELEMS'2018 and CISABE'2018) conferences? 

  • With one trip, you can attend both the most prestigious professional meeting in business and technologies.
  • Provides the best platform for knowledge and experience sharing in the field of business and technologies.
  • Gives opportunities for future co-operation.
  • Emphasizes the role of multidisciplinary approach in revealing and solving the business and technologies issues in local, regional and global scale.
  • Outlines research direction, identify, report, and disseminate issues and/or problems in respective fields (social and technological sciences applications).
  • Provides a forum for discussion of the latest findings and technologies in surveying business, technologies and management, in order to ensure the sustainable development.
  • Raise your profile through networking and engagement with researchers at all career stages.
  • Showcase your research and further develop research ideas through discussion and feedback from experienced colleagues.
  • All presented conference papers (the abstracts) will be published in the 2018 ITELMS or CISABE Conference Proceedings.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop strong mentoring, professional, and personal relationships.

Chairs and Commitees

General Chair
  • Prof. Berrin C. ATAMAN (Ankara University, TURKEY)
  • Prof. Laszlo KOCZY (Széchenyi István University and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, HUNGARY)
  • Assoc. Prof. Harn Wei KUA (National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE)
  • Prof. Daiva ŽOSTAUTIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
International Organizing Committee 
  • Assoc. Prof. Jonas BALTRUŠAITIS (Lehigh University, USA)
  • Prof. Žilvinas BAZARAS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Prof. Jan FURCH (Brno University of Defence, CZECH REPUBLIC)
  • Assoc. Prof. Anda GHEORGHIU (National University of Political and Administrative Studies & Hyperion University, ROMANIA)
  • Dr. Ausuma GOLUBEVA (University of Latvia, LATVIA)
  • Dr. Simona GRAMA (Groupe ESC Troyes, FRANCE)
  • Prof. Askin KESER (Uludag University, TURKEY)
  • Dr. Hilal Yildirir KESER (Uludag University, TURKEY)
  • Dr. Rimantas KODZIUS  (PI Envirola, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA)
  • Assoc. Prof. Diana LIPINSKIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Assoc. Prof. Brigita STANIKŪNIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Olga STRIKULIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Arūnas TAUTKUS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Prof. Darius VIRŽONIS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Violetta WEREDA (Military University of Technology, WARSAW)
  • Dr. Marzena WOJCEK-AUGUSTYNIAK (University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, POLAND)
  • Assoc. Prof. Renata ŽVIRELIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
International Scientific Committee 
  • Assoc. Prof.  Lütfi ATAY (Çanakale Onsekiz Mart University, TURKEY)
  • Prof. Paulo Tavares de CASTRO (Porto University, PORTUGAL)
  • Prof. Krishna DHIR (University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA)
  • Prof. Jan FURCH (Brno University of Defence, CZECH REPUBLIC)
  • Assoc. Prof. Anda GHEORGHIU (National University of  Political and Administrative Studies & Hyperion  University, ROMANIA)
  • Dr. Ausma GOLUBEVA (University of Latvia, LATVIA)
  • Dr. Simona GRAMA (Groupe ESC Troyes, FRANCE)
  • Dr. Volodymyr HUTSAYLYUK (Military University of Technology, POLAND)
  • Assoc. Prof. Marios KASINOPOULOS (University of Central Lancashire, CYPRUS)
  • Prof. Askin KESER (Uludag University, TURKEY)
  • Dr. Hilal Yildirir KESER (Uludag University, TURKEY)
  • Prof. Laszlo KOCZY (Chair, Széchenyi István University and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, HUNGARY)
  • Assoc. Prof.  Demetris Koursaros (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus) 
  • Prof. Piotr KULCZYCKI (AGH University of Science and Technology, POLAND)
  • Assoc.Prof. Nida KVEDARAITĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Prof. Anatoly LEVCHENKOV (Technical University, LATVIA)
  • Prof. Dr. Liudvika LEISYTĖ (Co-chair, Technical University of Dortmund, GERMANY)
  • Assoc. Prof. Diana LIPINSKIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Prof. Zygmunt MIERCZYK (Military University of Technology, POLAND)
  • Prof. Vytautas OSTAŠEVIČIUS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Prof. Juan Jesus PEREZ (Technical University of Catalonia, SPAIN) 
  • Prof. Claudiu POZNA (Transilvania University of Brasov, ROMANIA)
  • Assoc. Prof. Aušra REPEČKIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Prof. Leonīds RIBICKIS (Riga Technical University, LATVIA)
  • Prof. Marek SITARZ (Silesian Technical University, TRANSMEC, POLAND)
  • Prof. Aleksandr SLADKOWSKY (Silesian Technical University, POLAND)
  • Prof. Lucjan SNIEZEK (Military University of Technology, POLAND)
  • Assoc. Prof. Brigita STANIKŪNIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dalia SUSNIENĖ (Co-chair, Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Arūnas TAUTKUS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Dainius VAIČIULIS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Dmitri VINNIKOV (Tallinn University of Technology, ESTONIA)
  • Prof. Darius VIRŽONIS (Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)
  • Dr. Katarzyna WASOWSKA (Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, POLAND) 
  • Dr. Violetta WEREDA (Military University of Technology, WARSAW)
  • Dr. Marzena WOJCEK-AUGUSTYNIAK (University of Natural Sciences and  Humanities, POLAND)
  • Prof. Daiva ŽOSTAUTIENĖ (Co-chair, Kaunas University of Technology, LITHUANIA)


Registration and deadlines


2nd Forum on Innovative Technologies and Management for Sustainability Organizing Committee,

Panevėžys Faculty of Technology and Business,
Kaunas University of Technology,
Nemuno St. 33-220 r.,
LT-37164 Panevėžys,

Email: itms@ktu.lt 


Please send the abstract of your paper by e-mail itms@ktu.lt

After you got notification of acceptance, please fill the registration form and send it together with a full paper and with a copy of payment by filling out registration form in the web of the ITMS'2018 or by e-mail itms@ktu.lt

Please note that submission must be directed to the selected stream or to the Key Topics.

If there are problems with registering the form MSWord via Internet, please send your register by email: itms@ktu.lt



Full Papers 

February 25, 2018


March 18, 2018

Final Papers

April 8, 2018

Conference Fees

Early registration fee (ends 25 February 2018)

250 EUR

Standard registration fee (ends 18 March 2018)

300 EUR

The fee for a second paper presented by the same authors

100 EUR

Conferences Fees must be paid no later than April 1, 2018.

Fee covers:

  • A Conference bag and associated materials;
  • An electronic copy of the Conference proceedings;
  • Certificate of participation at the Conference;
  • Entrance to all sessions of the Conference;
  • Gala evening;
  • Social event.

* Accommodation and travelling costs are not included in the conference fee.

The fees are transferred to the account, given in the notification email, sent to the participant by the organizational committee after notification on the paper acceptance. All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Please inform your bank about this when ordering the transfer.

You are kindly requested to inform about the need of the invoice, for which you will need to indicate the name of institution, address, company code and the VAT number.



AB SEB Vilniaus Bankas

Name and Address of Beneficiary:

Kauno technologijos universitetas, K. Donelaičio st. 73, LT-44249 Kaunas

Beneficiary’s Account:

Kauno LT38 7044 0600 0310 4481
Please indicate your name and surname on the account, identity No, with the note „Conference fee (KO047)" pay to the bank account.





Information for Authors

Information for Authors

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. All articles will be evaluated by at least two members of the Scientific Committee with respect to topicality, originality and general quality of the paper. After a double-blind revision process all accepted full length papers will be published in an ISSN/ISBN Conference Proceedings and submitted for indexation in the scientific databases - Thomson WoS, EBSCO.

Papers should be authentic and original contributions and should have never been published before.

Paper‘s length – no more than 10 pages. The text of papers should be prepared in English by the Microsoft Windows text editor. One person can produce no more than two papers.

All authors must sign the author‘s guarantee form concerning work presented for publication before the paper can be published. Author‘s guarantee form.

The article and the Author‘s Guarantee Form concerning work presented for publication has to be sent by e-mail as an attached file or by post as the printout with a copy on CD by April 15, 2018.



Kaunas University of Technology
Panevėžys Faculty of Technology and Business
Nemuno str. 33, LT-37164 Panevėžys

E-mail: itms@ktu.lt

The structure of abstract should contain clearly emphasized parts:

  • Title of the paper  (Times New Roman 14, bold);
  • Correspondent Author’s name, surname institution, country, e-mail address (Times New Roman 12, bold);
  • Co-authors, institution, country, e-mail address (Times New Roman 12, bold);
  • Paper’s Purpose;
  • Design/methodology/ theoretical approach;
  • Findings;
  • Practical implications;
  • Originality/Value;
  • Keywords or key phrases (up to 5 keywords or key phrases);
  • Research type (research paper, viewpoint, conceptual paper, case study);
  • JEL classification: http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php.

Paper structure


Please obtain the MS Word Template from the conference organizer.

Do not make any changes to the structure of the template as this can lead to production errors.

Papers should be prepared in the following order:

Introduction: to explain the background work, the practical applications and the nature and purpose of the paper.

Body: to contain the primary message, with clear lines of thought and validation of the techniques described.


Acknowledgements (when appropriate)


Appendices (when appropriate)

Section headings: should be left justified, with the first letter capitalised and numbered consecutively, starting with the Introduction. Sub-section headings should be in capital and lower-case italic letters, numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, and left justified, with second and subsequent lines indented.

Formatting your document

Papers should be prepared in single column format (192 mm × 262 mm). Do not number pages on the front, as page numbers will be added separately for the preprints and the Proceedings. Leave a line clear between paragraphs. All the required style templates are provided in the file “MS Word Template” with the appropriate name supplied.

1. Title page

The first page should include:

(a) Conference Title

Click on the existing text and enter the name of the congress.

(b) Title

Click on the existing text and enter the title of the paper using sentence case.

(c) Each author's name and affiliation, including present address

• Authors' names: Remember to include the correct superscript linking to the appropriate affiliation details.

• Affiliations: Remember to include the correct superscript linking to the appropriate author details.

(d) Abstract (50–100 words)

Insert an abstract of 50–100 words, giving a brief account of the most relevant aspects of the paper.

(e) Keywords (5–10)

Insert 5–10 keywords.

Please follow the template style for all the above features.

2. Tables

All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Headings should be placed above tables, left justified. Leave one line space between the heading and the table. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.

3. Illustrations

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2, …). All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures.

Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.

Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed at the top or bottom of a page wherever possible, as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper.

The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration in 9pt and left justified.

Artwork has no text along the side of it in the main body of the text. However, if two images fit next to each other, these may be placed next to each other to save space.

4. Equations

Equations and formulae should be typed in Mathtype, and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right hand side of the page (if referred to explicitly in the text). They should also be separated from the surrounding text by one space.

5. References

In the text the number of the reference should be given in square brackets. For references with more than two authors, text citations should be shortened to the first name followed by et al., e.g. Jones [1] discovered that...; Recent results from Brown and Carter [2] and Green et al. [3] indicate that (…).

Only essential references, which are directly referred to in the text, should be included in the reference list.

References must be listed in numerical order at the end of the paper. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is absolutely necessary. They should be prepared according to the sequential numeric system making sure that all material mentioned is generally available to the reader.

Journal references should include: author's surname and initials; initials and surnames of remaining authors; article title (where provided); abbreviated journal title (in italics), year of publication, volume number and page numbers.

References to books should include: author's surname and initials; surnames and initials of remaining authors; the book title (in italics); the place of publication and the name of the publisher; and year of publication. References to multi-author works should include author.s surname(s) and initials, the chapter title (where provided); "In:" followed by book title (in italics); initials and name(s) of editors(s) in brackets; volume number and pages; the place of publication and name of the publisher, followed by the year of publication.

Here is an example of some references listed according to the sequential numeric system:

[1] Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun 2000;163:51–9.

[2] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan; 1979.

[3] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 1999, p. 281–304.

6. Footnotes

Footnotes should be avoided if possible. Necessary footnotes should be denoted in the text by consecutive superscript letters. The footnotes should be typed single spaced, and in smaller type size (8pt), at the foot of the page in which they are mentioned, and separated from the main text by a short line extending at the foot of the column. The .Els-footnote. style is available in the “MS Word Template” for the text of the footnote.

Please do not change the margins of the template as this can result in the footnote falling outside printing range.

7. General guidelines for the preparation of your text

Avoid hyphenation at the end of a line. Symbols denoting vectors and matrices should be indicated in bold type. Scalar variable names should normally be expressed using italics. Weights and measures should be expressed in SI units. All non-standard abbreviations or symbols must be defined when first mentioned, or a glossary provided.

8. File naming

Please title your files in this order .conferenceacrynom_authorslastname.pdf.

Conference Proceedings 2016


6th International Conference on Changes
In Social And Business Environment:

11th International Conference Intelligent Technologies
in Logistics and Mechatronics Systems
: http://www.edlearning.it/proceedings/moreinfo/20160428.htm



Information for Presenters

Presentation time and form

20 minutes, including discussion. We recommend that your slide presentation takes about 10 - 15 minutes, leaving about 10 minutes for questions from the audience. The auditorium will have the opportunity to ask questions concerning the research after the presentation. Do not read directly from the slide during your presentation.

Some of the lecture presentations will be given in large lecture halls. We recommend that you prepare your slides according to the following guidelines to ensure that the entire audience will be able to see your presentation:  a minimum font (type) size of 24 points should be used, it is more important that lecture presentation be easily readable by the audience.


The official language of the Conferences is English.


1) PC (Microsoft Windows and MS Office 2007).

2) Projector.

You may bring your presentation on a USB stick or on CD/DVD media and use our PC.


Practical Information

About Panevėžys

Panevėžys Faculty of Technology and Business  is a campus of Kaunas University of Technology and is situated in Panevėžys city.

Panevėžys, the capital of Aukštaitija (Highland) Ethnographic Region, has been the fifth largest city in Lithuania. Panevėžys lies on the banks of the river Nevėžis, the sixth longest river in Lithuania. The river gave its name to the city itself. Senvagė (the Old River Bed), it is considered the symbol of Panevėžys and is a famous place for leisure time and festivals.

Panevėžys is situated in the middle of Lithuania; it is halfway between two Baltic capitals - Vilnius and Riga. The city lies in a good geographical position which plays a major role in communication with other Lithuanian cities and the city of Kaliningrad. The Via Baltica highway runs through the city and connects it to many Scandinavian and West European countries.

History of the city

Panevėžys was first mentioned on the 7th of September, 1503, in documents signed by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Alexander I by which he donated the land between the rivers of Nevėžis and Lėvuo to the pastor of Ramygala. The Grand Duke granted the rights to build a church and other structures. The wooden church was just a beginning. As the years passed, the old church was replaced by the one made of stone – the Church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul, which today is the city’s jewel.

The old town was established on the right bank of the river, while the new town where the city center is located nowadays – on the left bank. Over five hundred years the city has transformed into a fairly big industrial and cultural centre (population 112,000).

Three times over its history the city was seriously damaged: in 1812 when Napoleon’s army passed through the country and during the uprisings of 1831 and 1863. However, each time the city recovered quickly.

Between the World Wars Panevėžys was famous for its windmills and the factories of sugar, soap, linen and decorative glass. After the World War II the city started to grow rapidly, residential neighbourhoods increased significantly and various industrial factories were built.

After Lithuania had regained its independence, Panevėžys became a regional centre of business, industry, education and culture.

Places to visit

The best way of getting to know Panevėžys is to visit it. You are most welcome to a green, compact, cozy Lithuanian city.


Between the period of the I and the II World Wars Panevėžys was famous for the mills.


A granite monument of Alexander, the Great Duke of Lithuania and the King of Poland overlooks in the settings of panorama of the Old River. On its palm, it gently swings St. Peter and Paul’s Church – the descendant of the oldest Christian shrine of the city.


The most favorite place for rest and various festivals is the Old River Bed - it is like a visiting card of the city, which could prove the fact that for many years Panevėžys has been a cozy and green city. Various sculptures make the Old River Bed livelier.


The building of J. Miltinis Drama Theatre is just several steps ahead from the Old River Bed. Juozas Miltinis, the legendary stage director and his students - the actors has provided Panevėžys with the special aura and brought honor that is felt even nowadays.


The seeds of the theatre, which were put in Panevėžys several decades ago, have brought the plants of different arts. A unique Puppet Wagon Theatre visiting the remotest Lithuanian towns and villages in summer is established in the city. The Director Antanas Markuckis has been awarded a prestigious prize of a well-known Danish fairy teller H. Ch. Andersen. This prize is also known as the little Nobel prize. The visitor of the city will be curious to see the unique theatre where fantastic puppets live, the café is functioning in a small wagon of narrow gauge railway and the collection of handprints of noble guests is exhibited.


At hand, there is the Art Gallery, which has accumulated treasures of ceramic works. Some of the works are presented in the exhibition. Panevėžys is often called the Mecca of ceramic artists. 129 artists from 30 countries have created in 15 symposia.


If one is tired of arts, it is worthwhile to sit in one of the coziest cafes in Laisves square, the heart of the city. Fountains, passers-by can be watched. You can sit and listen to music in the so-called singing square for 24 hours. If you are lucky, you can listen to live music as Brass Orchestra Garsas rather frequently organizes various projects in the open air.

Forum Venue


CONFERENCE CENTRE „VASARIS“, Aukstaiciu st. 88, LT-36115, Panevezys, Lithuania (about 2 hours by bus from Vilnius to Panevezys).

How to reach the Forum place

1. From Panevėžys Bus Station:

  • On foot –  about 10 min.
  • By taxi.

2. From Vilnius International Airport http://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/

3. From Kaunas Airport http://www.kaunasair.lt/index.php?lang=en

Useful links and information

Social Programme



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Visa information

For citizens of countries that need Visa for coming to Lithuania here is some useful information.