In January 2009 five Lithuanian NGOs working in development education have formed a new non-formal network called LIDEA (Lithuanian development education and awareness raising network). The reason to establish the network was the wish to work transparently and cooperatively within LIDEA, with other civil society organisations and institutions in Lithuania interested in development education and awareness raising.
The network seeks to enlarge competences of NGOs working in development education and to make them stronger. The broader aim is to promote development education among citizens of Lithuania in order to raise their awareness about development cooperation.
LIDEA member organisations have several years of experience in development education and awareness raising work; one of them is also a part of an international organisation working in the development cooperation field. "One of the reasons to establish the non-formal network", says Lina Kalibataite, co-founder of LIDEA, "was not to be in competition with each other but to share problems and difficulties, to see where we are strong and where we are weak and how we can help each other."
For further information on the network please contact Lina Kalibataite at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Lina Kalibataite, Lithuanian Kolping Society