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COSOPON1 Eastern European Model: Lithuanian System of Work and Social Security 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give students opportunity to gain insight into theoretical, ideological and practical framework of welfare in Lithuania, focusing on the opportunity to understand the Lithuanian model of work and social security, critically reflect and analyse the contemporary development concerning different field of the policy of work and social security in Lithuania.
Students will be equipped with skills necessary for advanced research and understanding relation between different fields of the social policy on the national level and to analyse applied social policies:
- to identify the national welfare model;
- to identify the general structure of Lithuanian social policy;
- to understand and critically analyze the implementation of social protection and social inclusion policy;
- to understand the design and supply of social services in Lithuania, critically analyze priority goals, tasks and measures in different sectors of national social policy.

General description

The Lithuanian model is in transition. For this reason, the introduction focuses on ideology and theory of the main welfare state regimes. The students will develop a common understanding of the concept of welfare modelling, the system of welfare institutions.
Lithuanian work and social security system is discussed regarding contemporary changes on the national and regional level. Students will be introduced to the different sectors of national work, social security and social services system, the roles and responsibilities of key players.
Students will evaluate the design and supply of social security and services in Lithuania. For this reason, various fields of applied social policy will be analysed and discussed – standards, costs, coverage and control.


Dainius Bernotas, Teacher responsible


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Introductory lectures during the intensive programme in Vilnius in September (17.- 28.9.2018), afterwards the course continues on-line in Moodle learning environment.

Only for students in the COSOPO programme.