Academic Discussion: "25 Years of Trust Building in the Face of Global Challenges"
The aim of this event is to highlight the diplomatic relationship between Lithuania and the Nordic countries that developed after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991.
For Lithuania, the support of the Nordic countries has been of vital importance for re-building the nation-state and integrating into the institutional structures of the West. A vigorous development of the diplomatic ties has leaded into creation of the Nordic-Baltic area based on the basic values of democracy, human rights, and rule of law.
The 25th anniversary of this special bond gives a unique opportunity to reflect current challenges for democracy in our societies and beyond them. In the wake of democratic discontent accompanied by strengthening of centrifugal and isolationist forces in Europe and globally, one is in acute need to reconsider what should be done to sustain citizens’ trust both in democratic institutions and international structures that embody their core values