Expedition “Baltoscandia 2016” is the first stage of the trek across the world “Mission Lithuania 100”. The expedition was launched on the 30th of July 2016 and aims to visit the countries of the Baltic region and introduce professor Kazys Pakštas’ ideas of Baltoscandia, as well as the project “Mission Lithuania 100”.

MISSION – to promote the 100th anniversary of Lithuania and its role as modern Northern Europe country in the Baltic and Scandinavian states.

GOAL – to travel across the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, bringing together Lithuanians of the world.

The expedition has the following objectives:

1) to commemorate 25th anniversary of Lithuania’s and the Baltic States’ independence diplomatic recognition and to thank the Nordic Countries for their leading role in this process;

2) to recall prof. Kazys Pakštas ideas of Baltoscandia and re-introduce them to the academic societies and general public in Scandinavia and the Baltic States through meetings and conferences in universities in Gdansk, Liubek, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Turku, Tartu, Riga;

3) to introduce the Baltic States and Scandinavian societies and the Lithuanian diaspora to Lithuania’s regional aspirations and promote the traveler’s Matas Šalčius idea “To Lithuania about the world, and to the world about Lithuania”;

4) to meet Lithuanian communities in the Baltic and Scandinavian States and discuss questions of education and integration.

A less formal but no less important objective is to test the technological foundations of the future trek across the world – vehicles and especially communication technologies.

Organisers:
The route
Country (Lithuanian) Country (English) From Till
Lietuva Lithuania 2016-07-30 2016-07-30
Lenkija Poland 2016-07-31 2016-08-01
Vokietija Germany 2016-08-02 2016-08-02
Danija Denmark 2016-08-03 2016-08-05
Švedija Sweden 2016-08-06 2016-08-09
Norvegija Norway 2016-08-10 2016-08-21
Suomija Finland 2016-08-22 2016-08-26
Estija Estonia 2016-08-27 2016-08-28
Latvija Latvia 2016-08-29 2016-08-30
Lietuva Lithuania 2016-08-31 2016-08-31
Expedition participants
Trek across the world
“Mission Lithuania 100” team

Gintautas Babravičius
Fiodoras Čerednykas
Vytenis Labanauskas
Evelina Razmutė
Linas Samaška
Aistė Simėnaitė
Vladas Ščiavinskas
Ignas Veršinskas
Ieva Kieraitė-Aleksandrova
Vilius Aleksandrovas
Egidijus Jakubauskas
Algirdas Kaušpėdas
Vilija Kaušpėdienė
Mindaugas Šventoraitis
Algirdas Apulskis

Lithuanian Geographical Society

Arūnas Bliūdžius
Genovaitė Kynė
Eglė Melnikė
Virginijus Gerulaitis
Aušra Rakauskienė
Vytenis Rasutis
Rimantas Kynas
Jonas Laurynas Kynas
Virginija Miškinienė
Albertas Miškinis

LJU Travel and Recreation Club

Vladas Davydov
Jūratė Litvinaitė
Gerimantas Statinis
Miglė Greičiuvienė