Lithuania: Light shoes
The project "Light Shoes" is bound together from real experiences of being around young people who are undergoing various difficulties. The main idea is to use the experience gained by open youth centres to develop new services for adolescents with delinquent behaviour and emotional disorders. The objectives of the project are: creating a safe, innovative learning space for teenagers; fundamentally strengthening the competencies of youth workers and specialists in order to provide innovative services and mobilise the available municipal resources for joint work; and providing new services to help create positive changes in their lives. The assistance mechanism helps young people not to become victims of crime, not to get involved in criminal activity, or to withdraw from it and avoid secondary victimisation. At the same time, the assistance mechanism fundamentally strengthens the competencies of specialists in order to easily and creatively help young people make positive changes in their lives.
The project started on 18 June 2021 and will end on 17 October 2023.