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On September 15, join Social Finance Lithuania Conference 2022, when we bring together social entrepreneurs, impact investors, policymakers, and innovators to explore opportunities to boost the Lithuanian financial market for social enterprises. As the project nears its end, we invite social enterprises, impact investors, and policymakers to share learnings from the social enterprise ecosystem mapping in an online conference format.

The event will be held online in Lithuanian and English with simultaneous translation into Lithuanian or English.


10:00 - 10:10


10:15 - 10:45

The State of the Lithuanian Social Enterprise Ecosystem

Lithuanian social enterprises face a number of external and internal barriers preventing them from attracting and receiving investment. This keynote will present the social finance-related challenges and needs looking from the perspective of Lithuanian social enterprises.

Speaker: Raimonda Mackevičiūtė, Consultant in the field of social economy

10:45 - 11:05

Navigating the Sea of Acronyms: Legal Guidelines for Social Entrepreneurs

This keynote will present the opportunities and obstacles for the development of social enterprises in Lithuania (considering all forms of legal entities), possible solutions for the improvement of the regulatory framework, as well as legal guidelines for social entrepreneurs.

Speaker: Justinas Jurkonis, Managing partner at LINDEN

11:05 - 12:00

The Recipe for a Thriving and Strong Social Finance Ecosystem

“Where do we want to be?” – helping us get a better idea of where the Lithuanian social finance ecosystem could be in the future requires inspiration. This panel discussion includes policymakers and practitioners from Portugal and the UK to share their experiences of what it takes to build a social finance ecosystem. 


Christian Stannard, Senior Relationship Manager and New Business Development, Social Investment Business

Carla Pedro, Founder and former board member of Portugal Inovação Social

Moderator: Phil Tulba, Partner at Katalista Ventures

12:00 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:20

Alternative Public Investments to Social Innovations

This session will cover alternative public investments that can support social innovation and social enterprises, as well as their practical implementation and challenges in Lithuania, using a real-life example of a social enterprise supported by public money.


Rugilė Bitautaitė, Senjoro Program Manager at National Institute for Social Integration

Dainius Čiurinskas, Expert at European Social Fund Agency

Agnė Mačiulienė, Senior Project Manager, INVEGA


Moderator: Monika Stankevičiūtė, CEO of the National Institute for Social Integration

13:20 - 14:10

The Role of Social Partners in the Implementation of Public Services

The implementation of public services together with social partners can strengthen civil society, create high-quality services accessible to people and promote social innovations. The aim of this session is to discuss state policy in order to achieve high-quality public services and to present a practical example of a successful municipality.


dr. Arūnas Burinskas, Senior political analyst, STRATA

Dorita Visalgienė, Senior political analyst, STRATA

Ligita Rimkuvienė, Rita Matemaitienė, Tauragė Municipality


Moderator: Arūnas Survila, CEO of NGO "Avilys"

14:10 - 14:20


14:20 - 15:10

Social Impact Bonds in Lithuania: Are We There Yet?

Social Impact Bonds (SIB) is an outcome-based contracting model where public, private, and non-governmental sectors partner to improve social outcomes for a specific target group, and it is still a relatively new mechanism in Lithuania. In this session, we will follow up on the recent developments of pilot SIB model implementation in Lithuania and discuss the challenges and opportunities encountered in the process.


Jonas Laniauskas, Director of the Agency of Youth Affairs

Neringa Morkvėnienė, Advisor in Financial Instruments Department at the Ministry of Finance


Moderator: Simona Uvarovaitė, Project Manager at Innovation Agency

15:10 - 15:50

Accelerating NGOs With a Startup Mindset

The first NGO accelerator in Lithuania is a unique 1.5-year program to support regional NGOs to gain skills in business development, human and financial resource management, communication, and entrepreneurship, in order to become financially sustainable. This panel explores the journey of Krakių Bendruomenės Svetainė, a participant NGO, and the context of capacity-building intermediaries in the social finance ecosystem.


Aistė Dubinkaitė-Stankevičienė, Member of Krakes Community Centre

Julija Šredersaitė, Manager of NVO Akseleratorius

Moderator: Greta Monstavičė, CEO & Co-founder of Katalista Ventures

15:50 - 16:00




Rugilė Bitautaitė

Program Manager, Senjoro

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dr. Arūnas Burinskas

Senior Political Analyst, STRATA

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Dainius Čiurinskas

Expert at European Social Fund Agency


Aistė Dubinkaitė-Stankevičienė

Member of Krakes Community Centre

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Justinas Jurkonis

Managing Partner at LINDEN

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Jonas Laniauskas

Director of the Agency of Youth Affairs


Raimonda Mackevičiūtė

Consultant in the field of social economy


Agnė Mačiulienė

Senior Project Manager, INVEGA

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Greta Monstavičė

CEO & Co-founder of Katalista Ventures


Carla Pedro

Founder and former board member of Portugal Inovação Social


Monika Stankevičiūtė

CEO of National Institute for Social Integration


Christian Stannard

Senior Relationship Manager and New Business Development, 

Social Investment Business

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Julija Šredersaitė

Manager of NVO Akseleratorius

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Phil Tulba

Partner, Katalista Ventures

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Simona Uvarovaitė

Project Manager at Innovation Agency

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Arūnas Survila

Director of NVO Avilys


Dorita Visalgienė

Senior Political Analyst, STRATA







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