The IIPS was one of the co-founders of the Lithuanian association for security and co-operation in Europe (LASCE) in 2009. Mission of the LASCE is to raise awareness of the OSCE, to develop cooperation and mutual understanding of OSCE values and efforts for security community creation from V to V without dividing lines. During Lithuanian OSCE Chairmanship in 2011 and Presidency in the Council of the European Union in 2013 the IIPS together with the LASCE organized informative and educational events.
The IIPS acts at the international non-government level through its departments, which are headed by the scientists from different OSCE states.
Lithuania is interesting as a present member of the European Union which was a part of the former Soviet Union sharing the common border and wide cultural and economic ties with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus (where the main foreign partners of the IIPS are based). Together with its Russian colleagues, the IIPS organizes the conferences and round tables in the context of the 2005 EU-Russia Road Maps for the Four Common Spaces, takes part in issue of the science journal “The problems of connections between regions”, which publication is funded by the Government of the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation.
International Institute of Political Sciences
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92236 Klaipeda, Lithuania