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Lithuanian Swedish Academy is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote sustainable development, growth, improvements and innovation in areas such as Transport and safe traffic, Education, Health, Culture, Tourism, Information and Communication Technology through common Lithuanian and Swedish knowledge and best practices.
Lithuanian - Swedish Academy was established in the beginning of 2017. The origin of the establishment of the organization was the official Swedish state visit to Lithuania in the late 2015 on the subject “The Baltic sea unites us”, where various areas of possible co-operation between Lithuania and Sweden were explored.
• To promote sustainable development of Lithuania in various areas through shared knowledge, best practices and international relations.
• To serve as a connecting link between related institutions and companies of interest in Lithuania and Sweden.
• To implement Lithuanian and Swedish knowledge and best practices in the related institutions.
• To develop a network among groups of interest on the highest level in Lithuania and Sweden.
The activities are carried out in various forms depending on the task: conferences and seminars, projects, consulting, research and study visits.
The Lithuanian - Swedish Academy at the moment is working on the road safety project “Vision Zero in Lithuania” which is based on the Swedish approach to road safety thinking and has proven highly successful. It can be summarized in one sentence. No loss of life in traffic is acceptable. It is based on the simple fact that we are human and make mistakes. The road system needs to keep us moving, but it must also be designed to protect us at every turn.
Primary focus areas are speed, protection systems, alcohol and drugs in traffic, new technology, pedestrians and cyclists in traffic, education and information.
Road safety project “Vision Zero in Lithuania” will be performed through a number of activities. Conference “Vision Zero in Lithuania” will be followed by a number of projects related to the road safety.