The programme is designed for the young generation of various ages: from babies to students.

The aim of the youth programme “Emerging Kaunas” is to help the young generation to create a city in which they want to live. The programme consists of the following strands:

Dance activities for the toddlers (8 to 14-months), their parents and grandparents, where they become acquainted with various objects and movements. Dancers teach the participants of dance movements, improve their coordination, balance and body motorics. About dance activities.

Educational programme for dance professionals “Perception and expression of dance in babies and children under 3”. Programme designed for dance professionals (dancers, choreographers, dance teachers) who want to gain knowledge about dance perception and expression in children at the early stage of their development. The purpose is to enable dance professionals to gain knowledge and abilities to assess dance perception and expression of children under 3 and organise the educational process of the early dance. Lecturer: Birutė Banevičiūtė, choreographer, dance educator with PhD in Social Sciences.

In 2019, dance labs for our little dancers and their parents will be continued, also seminars and lessons for dances professionals will be launched as well.

This programme is designed to include youth into joint creation of changes in Kaunas and its district. A group of participants for “Kaunas Challenge” is selected each September. More about the educational programme:

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There they have an opportunity to learn from the existing experience and experiment implementing their own ideas. The long-term vision of the alumni club is to enable young people to create and implement one of the major events of 2022. The following objects have already been developed by our youth.

  • Journal for the youth MASS
  • Project uniting teachers and students eNDė
  • Other ideas by youth: MindFAQ evenings, podcast about travels, Youth Kaunas blog
  • Members of the alumni club are active participants of the activities of Kaunas 2022; they volunteer, contribute as interns and gain increasingly greater responsibilities.

The main goal of the international youth summer camps is to inspire new, appealing and creative initiatives that would help to include the youth of the communities of Kaunas and Kaunas district into the activities of Kaunas 2022, as well as young people from abroad. Youth summer camps taking place every two years, aim to establish and international youth network that would help to employ the principles of cooperation and co-creation to generate ideas and develop projects for the programme of youth festival that will take place in 2022. The first camp took place in 2018 and you can explore its results here. The second international youth camp is planned for 2020, during which young local and foreign creators will arrive to Kaunas and Kaunas district again.

The youth programme carries out its activities in the TEMPO space in the Old Town of Kaunas, M. Daukšos g. 34. Stop by to become acquainted and share your ideas for the city.

Programme curator

Vaida Venckutė-Nagė


Coordinator of Kaunas Challenge

Aurelija Prašmuntaitė


Manager of Kaunas Challenge

Sandra Karnilavičiūtė