During the training course, participants had a chance to visit Lithuanian Parliament. The participants were greeted by a guide who showed them the Parliament’s top and most important places. Participants had the opportunity to see gifts from different countries given to the Lithuanian Parliament as a sign of gratitude and mutual friendship.
Youth workers had a chance to feel like politicians; standing at the Parliament wall, they answered questions from other participants and discussed current issues. Walking through the corridors of the Parliament, they saw photos taken from the events of January 13, and the guide told a short story about what happened that day 31 years ago. In the main meeting room of the Parliament, the participants learned the exact number of members of politicians, what the principal parties are and what values they represent. In the hall of the Lithuanian Council, the participants had a unique opportunity to meet with a Conservative Party member Paulius Saudargas. Together with the participants, Mr Saugardas discussed the importance of the European Union, the refugee situation in Lithuania and the war in Ukraine.
We ended our visit in a particular place – the hall where Lithuanian independence was restored on March 11, 1990. After the tour, the participants shared their impressions. For some, it was the first time they had visited the parliament. Others said that they were captivated by the architecture of the building and the history of Lithuania.