The Lithuanian multiple sclerosis Union comprised of eight societies, has been founded and structured using the vast experience and human and financial support of the European multiple sclerosis platform
The main activities consist in the development and testing of training approaches for the different regions, the implementation and evaluation of practical approaches, and the case based analysis of social life systems, while enhancing the partners’ intercultural competences and transnational collaboration.
Until Lithuania joined the European Union Lithuanian disabled people were mostly integrated into the projects through health care or social service themes. Their interests round was mostly directed to the narrow specialization, mostly to the solutions how to survive and self-help.
Changes after 2004 are creating a new society, and these changes are set to speed up from 2010 onwards: ever fewer young people and young adults, ever older workers, pensioners and very elderly people. Our societies will have to invent new ways of liberating the potential of young people, older citizens and disabled people. Dealing with these changes will require the contribution of all those involved: new forms of seeking knowledge in globally European questions.
In carrying out the project will be opened new ways between local community, emigration community, scientists and state body institutions in different directions and different countries of Europe.
The population challenges with respect to population decline and population ageing can, in principle, be addressed via three different demographic mechanisms: fertility, mortality, migration.
Dealing with these opportunities and challenges, this prepared project will require the new forms of solidarity between the generations, based on mutual support and the transfer of skills and experience.