World Lithuanian News


The 17th World Lithuanian Community Congress (Seimas, or parliament, in Lithuanian), which convenes every three years, was held in Vilnius last week. In addition to Board and member-country reports, the program included discussions on dual citizenship, community development, Lithuanian language teaching, identity and other issues relevant to the diaspora.

Lithuanian community representatives from 37 countries elected a new Board, with Dalia Henke, representative from Germany, as president for a third term. In her statement, she noted that the newly-elected Board will continue to nurture cooperation with Lithuanian institutions.

The new Board consists of:

President – Dalia Henke
Public Relations Chair – Aurelija Orlova

Finance and Funding  Ernesta Kazlauskaitė-Tsakona
Economic Cooperation – Laurynas Gerikas

Sports – Laurynas Misevičius
Culture – Jūratė Caspersen
Outreach and Development – Aušra Andriuškaitė
Social and Special Projects – Irma Petraityte-Lukšienė
Lithuanian World Youth Association  – Rimvydas Rubavičius

Dalia Henke, President

The newly-elected Board of Directors of the World Lithuanian Community and highlights of the Congress: